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Education Technology Tweet Wrap for the Week of 04-22-13 ...

Education Technology Tweet Wrap for the Week of 04-22-13 ... | Tech-eKnabe | Scoop.it
This week's collection of Education and Instructional Technology articles and resource Tweets. (Originally posted on Twitter by @EmergingEdTech over this.
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Funding EdTech in the 21st Century | Technology Integration in Education

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The times they are a changin’.  It used to be, the only thing you had to worry about budgeting for in education besides the usual cost in personnel, infrastructure and maintenance — was textbooks. I know, I have simplified this list — but let me digress. Today there is an ever growing need for schools to go digital, but how to do so and to fund it properly is a growing problem that is quickly spiraling out of control.  Let me explain.

 

You see, the talk in education is the knowledge that it is in the students’ best interest if the school or district could find a way to put an Internet capable device in the hand of each child. Yes, what we are talking about is the ever so popular adage “going one-to-one.” Just think of the possibilities. We give every child in our school or district a device that can connect them to the ever changing world instantly. From flipping the classroom, to MOOCs to virtual field trips and so much more.  The options are truly endless.  We can make learning, fun, engaging, personalized and well expensive.

 

Let’s face it, one-to-one is expensive and the ever popular question keeps popping up in schools worldwide, how do we fund it?  According to Doug Johnson of Educational Leadership magazine, in the December 2011/January 2012 issue, “schools in the United States spend a lot of money on education technology—estimated then to be $56 billion dollars—36 percent of which is spent in K–12 education.”1

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 6, 2013 10:20 PM

It can be done, it should be done, it must be done. What is the alternative?

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A Multimedia Storytelling Tool for Educators and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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The Evolution of Educational Technology #edtech #Education (I'd love to see an UK/EU version of this!
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Teachers first: How Schoology is changing the way schools buy technology - PandoDaily (blog)

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Teachers first: How Schoology is changing the way schools buy technology
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Plenty of edtech startups have built brilliant products that leverage technology to improve the way teachers teach and kids learn.
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EdTech Cheat Sheet - Boundless Blog

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RT @ManpreetWadan: #EdTech Cheat Sheet: Understanding New Trends in Educational Technology http://t.co/BsIVdOU9dj #learn27 @social27hub

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 2, 2013 9:08 AM

Should print this and post it in every classroom. ;)

Jason R Levine's curator insight, April 2, 2013 12:23 PM

2012 but still valuable!