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21 education technology recommendations for 2016

21 education technology recommendations for 2016 | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
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         A quick summary of the 21 major points of the Future Ready report from the Department of Educations.

 

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The Flipped Classroom: Getting Started » Copy / Paste

The Flipped Classroom: Getting Started » Copy / Paste | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

Are you thinking of flipping your classroom? Do you see a flipped classroom as watching videos? Think again. Peter Pappas suggests that a flipped classroom is "really about creating more time for in-class student collaboration, inquiry, and interaction. It's also is a powerful catalyst for transforming the teacher from content transmission to instructional designer and changing students from passive consumers of information into active learners taking a more collaborative and self-directed role in their learning."

He provides a "slide deck" that has strategies, resources, lesson and more to help you make this transition.


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

What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"? | learning21andbeyond | 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...

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Valuable discussion tool about the distinctions

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Rebecca Ferlazzo's curator insight, May 12, 2013 9:27 PM

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? 

James Buchanan's curator insight, June 5, 2013 11:47 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.

 

Rebecca Wilkins's curator insight, July 17, 2015 9:18 PM

Technology use is the first step.  Technology integration is the opportunity to combine technology with pedagogy.  Technology infusion is the process of using technology as a tool for learning, thinking, and problem solving.