We are in the early years of a learning revolution that has the potential to profoundly improve the reach and quality of American schooling. However, getting digital learning right is more about the planning than the purchase order.
iPad mobility means that students can move about taking photographs, recording audio, and shooting video, in any number of places. They can make multimedia stories, demonstrate how to solve math problems, create and simulate virtual experiences of virtually anything, and on and on. The skill of learning to edit media to enhance a project will be essential for the future. Active creativity and personalized learning are some of the main assets of any tablet.
A few months ago PBS Learning released the findings of a national survey polling pre-K-12 US teachers on their technology practices in classrooms. The survey focused particularly on the following areas : How teachers are utilizing technology in America’s classrooms, and the types of technology teachers have access to and their attitudes toward technology. Here is a snapshot of these findings :
Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age Wired Our public educational system as we all know it is one of the most broken institutions which is entirely counterintuitive to its intended purpose.
Learning to focus on one task while tuning out the many distractions vying for attention is a crucial life skill that some students are missing. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more!
BYOD continues to change the learning ecosystem, which includes administrators, teachers, faculty, students and school IT. The post 3 Keys To Making BYOD Work For Your Classroom appeared first on Edudemic.
I just come across this resource in my Twitter feeds and found it extremely useful. The Technology Integration Matrix created by Arizona K-12 centre is designed to help teachers make informed decisions about their technology practices in their teaching. TIM is viewed like a roadmap ,or better, a guide to teachers when deciding upon and using technology in their instruction.
Classrooms have had computers for decades, but in the past few years the buzz about “education technology” (or edtech) has become persistent, especially in America. This is because of new generations of learning software, free online tutorials and better connectivity.
Students are also getting ever more gadgets, as iPads and other tablets are handed out in schools. Adaptive learning software is starting to show great promise. These tools offer personalised education for every child, so that they can learn at their own pace.
Free online courses such as the KhanAcademy’s mathematics classes are allowing schools to take a more selective approach in acquiring learning resources. (Why buy a digital maths textbook when you can use an online course free?)
Have you ever wondered where the term "digital native" came from? And more importantly, whether it's an accurate depiction of the current generation of students? No one is born with knowledge.... [[ This is a content summary only.
ZDNet Dell introduces Chromebook 11 laptop for education market ZDNet The company says it's targeting its Chromebook 11 at the education market, a logical decision given its budget price and reliance on cloud-based computing services.
A new study shows that students grasp the unimaginable emptiness of space more effectively when they use iPads to explore 3-D simulations of the universe, compared to traditional classroom instruction.
Are you thinking of buying a tablet and not sure yet which one to pick out ? The flowchart below will probably help you out. Last year, I published here an article entitled " the best 10 tablets for...
It would seem Robert J. Moreau, a computer animation teacher who struggled for grants to set up a lab, would be among the first to applaud the $1-billion iPad program in the Los Angeles Unified School District. But he's not.
SAMR was developed by Dr. Ruben Puentadura as a model for technology integration into the classroom. It is presumed to help teachers make a better leverage of technology in their teaching. I outlined below a basic definition of what each stage represents. I have also compiled a list of some good videos to help you learn more about SAMR.