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Technology in the Classroom

This clip is based around the statement “Technology has changed everything, the way we think, operate, teach.”
Technology is everywhere. It suggests that we all need to work together to assist the integration of technology into learning. In doing so, technology is believed to assist in learning and creating a large motivation to strive. Teachers need to create a positive environment to learn, this means introducing technology for today’s children. It explains the need for teachers to learn how to use technology and be open to change within teaching practises. The concern with this is that change can often bring about fear, concern and hardship within a classroom.
It positively reflects technology through the empowerment of children through the use of computers. This is because children find they have an equal voice when learning on a computer. There is no competition making learning relaxed and enjoyable.
It addresses the positive outcomes of using a smart board in class, it allows more students to be actively thinking about information and assists them in adapting and using more skills.
Smart boards allow interaction of all students, assists all students in participating including those with vision and hearing impairments, low mobility and learning difficulties.
Technology allows teachers to have a wider range of resources at hand.

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iPads in Education

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I’ve been very impressed by how even the most basic assessments in these apps can help teachers (and volunteers) tailor educational efforts to meet students needs in a more individual way.

So far, the most useful role I’ve had is helping the teacher assess students (taken together with the assessments she had been doing as a school requirement) to detect which kids need extra help or need to be challenged more.

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Technology in the classroom

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Forget the chalk dust, the dog eared textbooks, even the more modern DVD player.

Today's school students are downloading homework on iTunes, listening to lessons via podcasts, communicating with other students all over the world through social networking sites, and even video conferencing with leaders of business and industry.

And it's not just high-school kids who are making good use of the fast-moving technology; Australia's primary school students are now being equipped with the skills needed for the digital age.

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Technology Integration Matrix | Arizona K12 Center

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What is the Arizona Technology Integration Matrix?
The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, collaborative, constructive, authentic, and goal directed (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments.

 

Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells.


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How Technology is Changing Education as We Know It

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Advances in technology have always transformed the way people are educated. From the abacus that made teaching math easier millennia ago, to the word processor that changed the way research papers are written and presented, humanity’s technological progress has impacted education.

Though technological change has shaped education from the beginning, the digital revolution has certainly increased the speed at which education is transformed....

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Integrating Technology in the Primary Classroom

I’ve been thinking about how important quality over quantity often is when it comes to effective teaching and learning with blogging, global collaboration and technology.

Here are some thoughts…

It’s not about how many blogging buddies your class has but about having deep and ongoing connections with classes that you can learn with and from.

It’s not about how many Twitter followers you have but about forming connections with educators who inspire you, challenge you, share ideas and are interested in getting to know you......

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What is 21st Century Education

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Today's kindergarteners will be retiring in the year 2067. We have no idea of what the world will look in five years, much less 60 years, yet we are charged with preparing our students for life in that world. Our students are facing many emerging issues such as global warming, famine, poverty, health issues, a global population explosion and other environmental and social issues. These issues lead to a need for students to be able to communicate, function and create change personally, socially, economically and politically on local, national and global levels.

Even kindergarten children can make a difference in the world by participating in real-life, real-world service learning projects. You're never too young, or too old, to make your voice heard and create change that makes the world a better place.

Emerging technologies and resulting globalization also provide unlimited possibilities for exciting new discoveries and developments such as new forms of energy, medical advances, restoration of environmentally ravaged areas, communications, and exploration into space and into the depths of the oceans. The possibilities are unlimited.

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Technology and Young Children

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“We believe that when used appropriately, technology and interactive media have tremendous potential to nurture early learning and development,” added Rita Catalano, Executive Director for the Fred Rogers Center. “The position statement is intended to support all those who care for and about young children in making informed, child-centered decisions about these new tools.”

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