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What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"?

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Recently, I've been noticing that a lot of instructors are under the impression that they are successfully integrating technology, when in fact they are simply using technology. Although this might...

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An important point to remember when we are considering using technology in the classroom. The integration of technology can be a help in the classroom while simply using technology can become a hinderance. So where do we make that distinction? 

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Darren Smith's curator insight, April 7, 2013 8:41 PM

An important distinction when considering 1:1.

Monica Lamelas's curator insight, April 8, 2013 7:47 PM

Something to reflect on as we aim to integrate more technology into our course offerings.

James Buchanan's curator insight, June 5, 2013 8:47 PM

This article is about digital technology and how it is used and integrated. Are we truly USING technology when it is not integrated? When we ask for assessment that is presented with powerpoint, for example, we could just as easily ask them to write it in a book or make a poster. Digital technology should be used to facilitate collaboration and build high level thinking skills, that is how learning occurs.

 

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Is technology enhancing our students learning? Or hindering it? This curation of information will investigate ways in which technology can be both a blessing and a hinderance in the classroom.
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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Schools – Considerations

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Schools – Considerations | Technology. Enhancing or hindering our learning in the Australian Classroom? | Scoop.it
28 things you need to consider when implementing BYOD in schools Many schools are looking to implement Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) to give students and staff access to personal devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones in classrooms.

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Would this be a help or hinderance? Is it fair to place the financial pressure or having to purchase a new device for their kids on the parents? 

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Carolyn Wiberg's curator insight, May 13, 2013 4:51 AM

Putting the right team and right plan in place will be key in successful implementation of BYOD.  I'm still waiting to see how we will be able to solve the security issues in this environment.

Samuel Tan's curator insight, May 14, 2013 4:50 AM

BYOD for Schools... gaining momentum as the route to Technology in Education

Designing for Learning's curator insight, May 21, 2013 4:20 PM

Highlights the importance of responsive design / content to deliver to many devices

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What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"?

What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"? | Technology. Enhancing or hindering our learning in the Australian Classroom? | Scoop.it
Recently, I've been noticing that a lot of instructors are under the impression that they are successfully integrating technology, when in fact they are simply using technology. Although this might...

Via Beth Dichter, James Buchanan
Rebecca Ferlazzo's insight:

An important point to remember when we are considering using technology in the classroom. The integration of technology can be a help in the classroom while simply using technology can become a hinderance. So where do we make that distinction? 

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Darren Smith's curator insight, April 7, 2013 8:41 PM

An important distinction when considering 1:1.

Monica Lamelas's curator insight, April 8, 2013 7:47 PM

Something to reflect on as we aim to integrate more technology into our course offerings.

James Buchanan's curator insight, June 5, 2013 8:47 PM

This article is about digital technology and how it is used and integrated. Are we truly USING technology when it is not integrated? When we ask for assessment that is presented with powerpoint, for example, we could just as easily ask them to write it in a book or make a poster. Digital technology should be used to facilitate collaboration and build high level thinking skills, that is how learning occurs.

 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Typing Club Helps Students Learn to Type

Free Technology for Teachers: Typing Club Helps Students Learn to Type | Technology. Enhancing or hindering our learning in the Australian Classroom? | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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A technology resource that could help in the classroom rather than hinder. This resource allows students to receive real time feedback on their typing skills and styles. The activities get progressivly harder until students can use all of the keys on the keyboard. 

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Lesson 8: Design Briefs

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Design briefs. Help or hinderance in a classroom? While they can be a helpful and creative way for students to learn can they become a hinderance if they are not effectively written, clearly stated and directs or poorly designed? 

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James Buchanan's curator insight, May 11, 2013 9:30 PM

Problem solving can be seen as exercise for the critical brain. Design briefs can be used to pose a problem, but they have to be written effectively to be effective. This site offers a quick lesson in how to write a design brief, but the real trick is coming up with an authentic problem to solve. Design briefs will take practice and it may pay to build a database of design briefs for use in technology education. It is always interesting to see the variety of different solutions that children think of to the same problem.

 

Ms Rachael's curator insight, May 30, 2013 4:42 PM

I have recently been introduced to the concept of a design brief and I must say i was impressed.  This site captures the effectiveness of using design briefs in the classroom to allow students to 'discover' their learning.

Joanne's curator insight, June 7, 2013 8:11 PM

This resource has been rescooped from my PLN, as I felt this is a vital skill that I need to develop. The lesson plan focuses on developing appropriate design briefs for technology students. The site provides activities that assist the user to determine the appropriateness of task statements for activities, formats for design briefs and various examples of design briefs.

This resource is a valuable tool in assisting tecahers to write effective design briefs that have a clear task statement and evaluation process.

The Draft Technolgies curriculum states that all young Australians should develop a critical appreciation of the processes through which technologies are developed, they will do this by evaluating how their own solutions and those of others affect users, equity, sustainability, ethics, and personal and social values (ACARA, 2013).

As teachers if we provide students with challenging and effectively written design briefs we will be better eqipped to contribute to achieving this goal.

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We are all addicts now

We are all addicts now | Technology. Enhancing or hindering our learning in the Australian Classroom? | Scoop.it
Even cupcakes and iPhones control us -- social and technological advances stimulate desires and foster addiction (RT @deccles26: An awesome read from @salon @holysmoke on how technology and modern life is turning us all into addicts.
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Is technology just as addictive as a something fat and sugar laden? And could it be doing us and our students just as much damage?

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Technology in the classroom

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A guide to the technologies your child may be exposed to in the classroom.
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An interesting insight into the ways in which students are enhancing their learning throught the use of technology. While it mainly links to the digital technology strand of the curriculum it is still a valuable article to read.

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Bloom's Apps

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This is a collection of what we call our "Big 5".  These five apps are essential for any classroom and can be used at any level of Bloom's Taxonomy.  Click or tap on the name of an app to see...
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A useful link on apps that can be used in the classroom across all levels of blooms. If integrated effectively the use of IPads in the classroom can be very helpful, especially with some students who need a more hands on approach to learning.

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Learning with ICT

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I don't think education is about centralized instruction anymore..

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A definition on education that shows just how much our education system is changing.

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Romina J-Proctor's curator insight, March 4, 2013 11:23 PM

A definition for creativity in contemporary classrooms - distributed creativity. 

Lisa Clark's curator insight, March 10, 2013 6:32 PM

A definition that shows just how much our education is changing. contemporary classrooms - distributed creativity.

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The Benefits of Educational Blogging | Primary Tech

The Benefits of Educational Blogging | Primary Tech | Technology. Enhancing or hindering our learning in the Australian Classroom? | Scoop.it
This in an update of older posts about the benefits of educational blogging. 2013 is the sixth year that I have maintained a classroom blog. When I first began
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An interesting read on the benifits of educational blogging in classrooms.

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Learning through Making

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How should we learn? What is the best way to teach a child? These are questions that many intellectuals have asked and tried to answer for years, many of whom have published theories on what they b...
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An insigtful discussion on how we as teachers can rethink education, dream up new learning environments and give children access to new tools, media, and technologies that they can use to develop their own learning.

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Quad Blogging: Social Awareness - Flat Classrooms

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Google Doc Link
Team members: Tracey Bryant, Roseanne Madden, Grace Valentine, Mark Meyers
Should Digital Social Awareness Be Taught in School?  (Mark’s person…
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Is the early exposure to technology such as email and texting killing our students reading and writting abilities? While correct language conventions and spelling is taught in our schools some teachers are finding it hard to "re-train" students not to use text and email langague in everyday situations. From this point of view is digital technology such as these enhancing our students learning? Or hindering it?

 

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How Technology Is Changing Traditional Learning Methods

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MOOCs, flipped classrooms and blended models are stirring up higher education.


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Another example of how the "flipped method" can be benificial if implemented correctly.

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Flipping the Classroom: A revolutionary approach to learning presents some pros and cons

Flipping the Classroom: A revolutionary approach to learning presents some pros and cons | Technology. Enhancing or hindering our learning in the Australian Classroom? | Scoop.it

Sure, some kids will ignore the video. “The same kids who don’t currently do their homework will not watch the lecture,” says McCammon. “But as you start making your class more engaging, kids who don’t usually do their homework will start doing it because they want to participate in the class.” Kids write questions down while they’re watching the video, and then the first 10 minutes of class is for discussion of what they’ve seen. Then kids spend the remaining 50 minutes working in teams of four to solve problems.


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Jusst like some of my earlier scoops this model "flips" the classroom. But this classroom is "flipped" with a twist. Technology is integrated at every step. So does this still make the "flipped classroom" a good model? Or does the integration of technology take away from the experience? Technology- Help or Hinderance? 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 11, 2013 11:38 PM

A good in-depth article about flipping the classroom.

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7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology

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7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology (7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology http://t.co/IOm5lTRrgS via @zite)...
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The teaching of technology is just as important as the technology itself 

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5th graders take technology to motivational level

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GIBSON CITY -- Producing, shooting and editing are things we do here everyday at WCIA-3 News.  (5th graders take technology to motivational level - WCIA 3 News: GIBSON CITY -- Producing, shooting and editin...
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Is it possible for students to use technology effectively to teach other students? Or will it all end badly? 

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Jackie Gerstein - The Flipped Classroom Model

The Flipped Classroom offers some powerful opportunities for integrating technology in the classroom environment.
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As one of the experts that I am following as part of this curation project, Jackie offers a wonderful insight into the way in which the Flipped Classroom project can enhance student learning and create valuable opportunities for integrating technologies in the classroom.

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Ten Reasons why technology is vital to education

Article reprint: The Nine Reasons why technology is vital to education. Math Open Reference
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While this article is slightly older it does pose some good reasons as to why we should integrate technology in the classroom. As the draft technology curriculumm states "People design and use technologies to shape the world in which we live. Technologies increasingly enrich and impact on the lives of people, culture and society globally. It is important that, as a nation, we make connections between technologies, creativity and enterprise as a catalyst for 21st century innovation." Should we not be adopting these technologies in our classrooms? 

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This is an online event where teachers will be discussing the new Technologies curriculum. It is a good resource for beggining teachers who are unsure foo ways to incorporate technology into their classrooms, think about the new curriculum with some input from others, and try to come to some conclusions about what we think about it.

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High-Low Tech – PROJECTS

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Some interesting ways to incorporate hands on projects into the classroom in conjunction with the Australian Technology Curriculum

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Scott Steinberg: Technology and Schools: 10 High-Tech Lessons ...

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It's important for teachers to consider how kids' seemingly constant use of technology when outside the classroom impacts both their everyday lives and educational development. ...
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10 important lessons every teacher should teach their students about technology.

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Why Are You Blogging? [Guest Post] | The Edublogger

Why Are You Blogging? [Guest Post] | The Edublogger | Technology. Enhancing or hindering our learning in the Australian Classroom? | Scoop.it
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Can the correct use of blogging be helpful in a classroom setting?

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