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Classroom technology shouldn't drive reform, education innovator says at ... - NewsOK.com

Classroom technology shouldn't drive reform, education innovator says at ... - NewsOK.com | Senior Research Project | Scoop.it
Classroom technology shouldn't drive reform, education innovator says at ...
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Technology by itself shouldn't drive change, Fullan said. But it does have a powerful role to play in the classroom.
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This article explains that teachers do not need to reform education but let the technology blend in. They also believe teachers and students need to know how use the technologtowel otherwise class time is wasted.

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Gazette opinion: 21st Century Classroom: Students learn together with tech tools - Billings Gazette

Gazette opinion: 21st Century Classroom: Students learn together with tech tools - Billings Gazette | Senior Research Project | Scoop.it
Gazette opinion: 21st Century Classroom: Students learn together with tech tools Billings Gazette In addition to using technology in the classroom, they have spent years training to ensure that they can help their students get the full benefit of...
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This particular shows tha not only was technology making it more fun for younger students to learn geometry, but it was also teaching them how to use different kinds of technological tools they will most likely need their entire lives the way our culture is progressing.

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Notetaking In The Digital Classroom: A Blended Learning Approach

Notetaking In The Digital Classroom: A Blended Learning Approach | Senior Research Project | Scoop.it
Notetaking In The Digital Classroom: A Blended Learning Approach (Notetaking In The Digital Classroom: A Blended Learning Approach: http://t.co/EYcJDq6JDo)...
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This explains how students now mix physical notes with digital ones. Almost like this web site. I understand that this is good for some students but I learnmore material by writting it down. I do not like online classes or class work especially after my exerience with Earth and Space and our blended schools class which is almost entirely online. It isnot very blended.

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Pew Study Shows Explosive Technology Growth in US Classrooms - RedOrbit

Pew Study Shows Explosive Technology Growth in US Classrooms - RedOrbit | Senior Research Project | Scoop.it
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There's perhaps no better example of how far technology has advanced than tablet computers like the iPad.
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This Pew study shows that many teachers have found ways to incorprate moblie devices like smart phones, tablets, e-readers and more into classroom lessons, but find that students are too dependent on search engines like Google. The article also comments on the fact that schools in higher income areas have more use and better understanding of new technological tools.

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New Pew: How Teachers Are Using Technology at Home and in ...

New Pew: How Teachers Are Using Technology at Home and in ... | Senior Research Project | Scoop.it
Mobile technology has become central to the learning process, with 73% of AP and NWP teachers saying that they and/or their students use their cell phones in the classroom or to complete assignments; More than four in ten ...
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This is another article that examines the difference not only the availiblity of tecnology but th ablity to use the tools between higher and lower income students' families. This also examine that many teachers are using cell phones are a way to reseach and complete class work.
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Teaching 2.0: Is Tech In The Classroom Worth The Cost? - NPR

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Teaching 2.0: Is Tech In The Classroom Worth The Cost?
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Schools across the country are spending billions on various kinds of technology for the classroom.
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This article explains about how new technologhy is not always a goodn thing. It say things like phones, tablets, and e-readers have not made improvements in test scores. It also explains a tele-comference that is easier for the teacher to control the class and for students to learn. 

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Technology Is Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say

Technology Is Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say | Senior Research Project | Scoop.it
There is a widespread belief among teachers that digital technology is hampering students’ attention spans and ability to persevere, according to two surveys.
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Teachers are noticing shorter attention spans in students. Teachers are finding it hard to capture and hold the attention off students when having to compete with cell phones and other devices.

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How Technology Is Raising The Stakes In Classroom Cheating - Edudemic

How Technology Is Raising The Stakes In Classroom Cheating - Edudemic | Senior Research Project | Scoop.it
The influx of technology has brought the problem of classroom cheating front and center as we all discuss how much technology is enough for classrooms.
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This article suggests that in the next 5 or so years classrooms will be completely digital. It also says that cheating is becoming more and more of an issue due to the use of certain devices in the classoom.

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Walt Bechtell's comment, February 26, 2013 8:13 AM
Great topic! Great research. I can't wait to hear the results. 30/30
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Education Week Teacher: Finding Focus

In his new book, Mike Schmoker makes a bracing case for a back-to-basics approach to education, calling on educators to abandon ever-changing "fads, programs, and innovations," and zero in on what he calls the "three essential elements" of...
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Mike Schmoker wanback to to basics in education. tools ya teachers ans schools to ignore nfare fancy technological tools and focus on three essential elements: coherent curriculum, effective whole class instruction, and purposeful reading and writing. He stresses the importance off simple and consistent teaching.

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4 Education Technology Trends Coming To Your Classroom - Edudemic

4 Education Technology Trends Coming To Your Classroom - Edudemic | Senior Research Project | Scoop.it
3D printing, text messaging, and the many other trends are going to shape your classroom. Here's a look at what they are and how it'll all work.
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Technology in the Classroom: The Good and Bad

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For a child, technology plays many roles: teacher, babysitter, playmate and pacifier. As a result, our kids are drifting between the digital and analog worlds, and often find themselves tripped up by the border between the two.

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This research shows that children learn better when interacting with tools like the iPad in class rather than kids who just watch. The studies done also show that 29% of parents download apps for their children to use. Georgetown university did a study with children with a puppet show some watching live some watching a video recording and a third groups that interactively made a puppet show with a computer. They then went into a room to look for the puppets. The kids who watched a video had a harder time finding the puppets than the other two groups.

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Interview with Mrs. Miller

Interview with a fourth grade teacher on technology in the classromm.

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I had an interview with a fourth grade teacher in our district on my topic. She says that she enjoys getting to use her projector and smart board as well as other tools as long is it is all working correctly. She said that often times things malfuntion or do not work with the schoold wireless system. She said she loves to let the students work with the iPads as well. At times she said they can be more of a distraction than a tool when the children want more just to play than learn and research like they should. She did say over all she likes working withn the technologhy they have in the classroom and wishes we ncould get more iPads in the classroom. Lastly she said that it is hard to work on Mac computers all the time in school to go home and use other brandsn od computers. She said she noticed it more as an issue with the ctudents and even her own children.

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Technology enters the classroom: Technology enters the classroom - USD Volante Online

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Technology enters the classroom: Technology enters the classroom
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Yutrzenka, who holds large lecture classes inside the Churchill-Haines lecture halls, remains optimistic about the use of technology in the classroom.
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This article is from many college professors that say they allow the use of phones and computers to take notes and hope that students are using them in class to help with the learning process but know that it is not always the truth. Many students spend time texting or using social media instead of paying attention in the classroom. They say in big lecture they give it is hard to monitor while teaching.

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Mallard Online: Technology in the Classroom - my.hsj.org

Mallard Online: Technology in the Classroom
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For teachers at THS, technology has been both an enhancement and a hindrance. Most teachers integrate the use of computers into the classroom, but for some, alternative methods are preferable.
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MacBooks arebeing praised for qualities for easy use whenit comes to powerpoint, writting papers an doing reseearch for science and math. However, teachers say that this tool easliy distracts students with games, music, videos, and unrelated material readily avaliable.
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Technology in classroom reinvents learning process - Seacoastonline.com

Technology in classroom reinvents learning process - Seacoastonline.com | Senior Research Project | Scoop.it
Technology in classroom reinvents learning process
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EXETER — It's just after 8 a.m. in Chris Wong's first period Spanish class and most of his students are feverishly typing away on their smartphones.
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This article shows how classrooms use online class discussions instead of out loud or going to the board to show work. This may be good for some students but in my opinion it would not work for me. It even goes as far to say that students will not come to school but still show up online to participate in tests or disscussions. To me this could be good or bad. Sick students really should not need to try to do school when restn is needed to be better. Also I feel as if this encourages students to skip school and stay home and still get work done. This could be changing into cyber school before we know it.

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Student learning thrives in high-tech classroom

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Early afternoon math class at Presbyterian Day School looks unusually like a think tank. (Student learning thrives in high-tech classroom. The same can happen for employees when you use technology in PD!
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This is an interesting program that does Math classes on the computer with grade levels 2-9. They work at their own pace as a student. Testing score adjust difficulty for learners as they improve.

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Pew: Technology in Schools Still Subject to Digital, Income Divides

Pew: Technology in Schools Still Subject to Digital, Income Divides | Senior Research Project | Scoop.it
Robinson's district has also made a conscious effort to address this student-teacher divide through ongoing training on classroom technology tools. This reinforces the expectation for teachers to be more tech-savvy and make ...
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This particular article explains that students ni lower income families are having a hard time not only in school but out of school as well when it comes to the technologicall that classrooms are now using.

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Willingham.pdf

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In this article Willingham says that it is not technology that will improve learning but what teachers do wtech the technology that will improve learning.   this article salsa says that we preform better when doing on task at a time but people are becoming better at multitasking. it also says that young pexpletive lack speed and accuracsaw when performing multiple tasks at a time.

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Digital Information Overload Overwhelms and Distracts Students

Digital Information Overload Overwhelms and Distracts Students | Senior Research Project | Scoop.it
Is the Internet a resource or a menace to today's students? Students could use additional education in recognizing bias in online sources.
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I wildouse the information in this article to prove my point suggested that the Internet and all of our fancy technology is not necessarily important to learning in the classroom.

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Published Articles by Dr. Mike Schmoker - When Pedagogic Fads Trump Priorities - Education Week

School and District Improvement, Assessment, Curriculum and Staff Development Consultation
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I'm using the last section of this article. It is titled "The consistent delivery of lessons that includmill tipple checks for understanding may be the most powerful, cost-effective action we can take to ensure learning." This section is when Schmoker explains what he believes is the best teaching method.

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How Technology is Changing Education as We Know It - Edudemic

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Advances in technology have always transformed the way people are educated.
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Teachers and students take time to learn about new technology. With the wide use of the Internet for research plagiarism is at a higher rate. But it is albad hard for students to find good and reliable information with all of the sources the Internet has to offer.

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Writing Skills Falling Behind as Technology Fills Classrooms - OzarksFirst.com

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Writing Skills Falling Behind as Technology Fills Classrooms OzarksFirst.com Today computers, tablets and mobile devices are being used more in the classroom, so these standards for K-12 education are trying to keep up with this technology,...
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This school is going to switch from writing notes, letters and other materials to typing. Instead of teaching cursive writing they will now use keyboards and computers and focus on typing skills. They say exchanging their standards will help to better prepare for college and the future. 

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