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Teaching with Technology: A Survival Guide

Teaching with Technology: A Survival Guide | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Survival tips for integrating technology in the classroom are featured in this presentation by Shelly Terrell, featured on Edudemic.

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Somehow we all use technology, whether it is in the form of google forms/docs, and many of us use ppts. and so on. Teaching with technology is challenging mainly because you need to keep upto date with technology. Laptops are now passe, while tabs have most of the feature of laptops minus the weight!

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10 Signs You Are a Tech-Savvy Teacher Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

10 Signs You Are a Tech-Savvy Teacher Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
The 10 Signs You Are a Tech-Savvy Teacher Infographic helps you find out just how much technology has become integrated with your teaching life.

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Hey friends, this is a really interesting article! The ten signs that you are a tech-savvy teacher suggests that upcoming teachers should be well versed with twenty-first century skills, they should be themselves intrinsically motivated, and they should be without the inhibition to share tips and stuff on learning topics to one and all, and that includes even those whom they do not know! Collaboration should be high on the list of priorities for the successful teacher of the twenty-first century! 

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8 Great Ways to use Technology in the Classroom to Create Lessons That Aren’t Boring

8 Great Ways to use Technology in the Classroom to Create Lessons That Aren’t Boring | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Dozens of free web tools and ideas that can pack a technology integration punch and kick those lessons up a notch Are you tired of delivering the same old

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Teachers definitely need to be innovative enough in order to make their class room sessions more interesting, although a note of caution is that this needs to be done taking into consideration the amount of the syllabus that needs to be covered, time limits, and yes, remember, 'familiarity breeds contempt!' Most twenty-first century skills ready schools will have WiFi access and overhead projectors in their classrooms. This technology in itself is useful in making lessons more interesting. In many cases, students can themselves be called to the docking station and surf the net for specific information. One catch though is that the facilitator needs to have a strong control over how technology is used, and he or she should have a good enough idea about which sites to viisit, whether it is Ted Talks, or Khan Academy, or any other such site. In many cases it has been noticed that the use of technology has made students lazy, as for example, they refer to ready made notes available on the net, like Spark Notes, for the teaching of literature without even thinking of understanding the question and what they are reading on the net. Some students would even copy paste material from the net ditto. That is when they need to be told about the harms of Plagiarism. Simulation is another wonderful tool that can help make learning more interesting. Take for example role play or drammatisation of plays in the syllabus. Role play or drammatisation can be supported by a screening of an except from a particular play and then students can be asked to model their performance on the basis of what they have been shown in class.

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How to properly manage education technology in the age of Google

How to properly manage education technology in the age of Google | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Over-protecting children from web content means they wont learn the digital analytic skills they need using education technology.

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This is a concern that we will always have when we press for more and more technology in Education especially in the form of I-Pads, Lap-tops, and internet connections. While no doubt, the intention might be to benefit the learners in the long run, the fact is that learners are smart enough to circumvent the safety measures that educationists are likely to place in the gadgets to prevent students from surfing internet sites which offer anything other than education based content. The question remains, how do we manage education based on Information Technology? If firewalls can be circumvented by enterprising young learners who are ready to open more and more "Pandora's Boxes', then what do we do? The fact of the matter is that students require constant adult supervision when they are working on their tablets and internet devices, the question is how effectively can one adult, a teacher supervise effectively thirty learners simultaneously working on the net for their projects without seeming to be breathing down their necks? The students in my school were given tablets for their D.A. test, and the moment they got the chance, they moved over to sites that were offering other things like music and free games, and this was observed not only in students of grade 8, but also science stream students sudying in grade 12. The question is, whether the use of unsupervised Information Technology is really worth the distractions it causes?

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