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10 Essential Tips For Meeting Tech Needs of Low-Income Schools

Educators who work in low-income schools understand technology could help them understand student needs better and create more engaging learning experiences. But tight budgets make some of the more ambitious schemes, like one-to-one computer access a distant dream. Yet it's precisely the schools with under-served student populations that stand to gain the most from technology.

Classroom Games and Tech: How to Be Good with Tech - Part 3

This is the third article in my series about how successful people think differently about technology than those who struggle with it. In the first article, I addressed the myth that technology is difficult to learn and use. In the second, I offered a tip: Step by step thinking is not a good way to learn new tools.

- So You Want to Integrate Technology - Now What?

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders.

From Apple II to Touchcast, the evolution of computers in the classroom

Tablet use at schools in the United States is booming, and could be a key component in rethinking classroom education, as Hayley Tsukayama and Michael Alison Chandler reported Sunday. The proliferation of tablets maybe the most revolutionary addition of technology in the classroom, but the path was paved with other tools.

OPINION: Think Before You Buy Edtech

A principal recently approached me about what should be on her school’s "edtech wish list." Her teachers were already using interactive whiteboards and document cameras and eager to expand their work. A new building was under construction. The school’s architectural team was pushing the principal to make decisions about tech implementation, even though the building would not finished for almost a year.

The top ways digital tools transform learning | eSchool News | eSchool News

Annual survey highlights how students, teachers leverage digital tools to change education Digital tools are often touted for their ability to have a transformative effect on teaching and learning, and an annual survey reveals just how deeply these tools continue to impact education.

50 top ed-tech products, straight from educators | eSchool News | eSchool News

eSN's annual Readers' Choice Awards highlights readers' favorite ed-tech products and solutions This past spring, we asked readers to give us their top picks for school hardware, software, websites, and services-and more than 1,300 readers responded online. In nominating their favorite products, we asked readers to tell us how they're using these products to improve teaching, learning, or school administration-and to what effect.

Top software that will make every teacher's life easier | eSchool News | eSchool News

These five online software tools can really help teachers deliver instruction more effectively and enhance the student experience If you ask any teacher, most of them will tell you that much of their time and effort goes towards planning lessons, arranging tests and creating effective and engaging educational materials.

Why Some Schools Are Selling All Their iPads

For an entire school year Hillsborough, New Jersey, educators undertook an experiment, asking: Is the iPad really the best device for interactive learning? It's a question that has been on many minds since 2010, when Apple released the iPad and schools began experimenting with it.

Accessing Multimedia Using QR Codes

Students of all ages are required to read text for a variety of purposes. With a large emphasis placed on teaching skills that help children tackle nonfiction, it's important to think about the different ways that students are gathering facts and details as they take in information.

Life of an Educator: 10 tips for starting a technology revolution

I've had the opportunity to work in several different capacities in my education career. In all these roles I've been a vocal advocate for integrating more technology in education. Ideally, we really shouldn't be having a separate conversation about technology , but the reality is we still have quite a lot of room for improvement in this area.

Younger Parents are Less Satisfied With Education Technology, Survey Reports

Younger parents are generally less satisfied with the availability and use of technology in schools than older parents, according to a survey conducted by the Center for the Digital Future at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and by the Los Angeles-based strategy consulting firm Bovitz, Inc.

For Public Schools, the Long and Bumpy Road to Going Digital

Ryan Imbriale had a quick and concise answer when asked whether his school district, Baltimore County Public Schools, received enough state funding to pay for its transition from textbooks to software: "No." As executive director of the district's innovative learning department, Imbriale is overseeing a five-year project, called BCPS One, to move its entire curriculum online and make it available to teachers and students.

How Teachers Can Become Fluent in Classroom Technology

During one of our last leadership team meetings this past school year, we reflected on our use of digital portfolios to house student work. We had a lot to celebrate: We had found a digital tool to capture student learning, Evernote, a cloud-based note-taking app.

20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills

Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curricula across the globe. As current undergraduates have never known a life without the internet, it's only natural that universities should nurture their familiarity with technology, encouraging its use in teaching and learning.

How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom

Allowing students to bring their own devices to class can be a cost-effective way to quickly get access to the internet and to the many useful tools those devices carry. But students don't always get the chance to use their devices, especially in low-income schools.

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Have Students Practice Presentation Skills While Teaching You About Technology

Today, at the New Teacher Academy at Boston College I answered some questions from teachers worried about students discovering more about technology than they could discover. The solution that I proposed is to have your students practice their presentation skills by showing off a "hidden feature" of their iPads, laptops, Chromebooks, or Android devices.

The iPad Fiasco: "What do the Terms of Service Say About My Rights?" - Living in Dialogue

A high school teacher asks us to consider the techrights and human rights of the underage human subjects of business-imposed edtech experiments and "innovations", and to reflect on Audrey Watters' column, Ed-Tech and the Templated Self: Thoughts from the "Reclaim Your Domain" Hackatho n. by Mary Porter.

How Two Struggling Schools Got Two Different Results With Ed Tech

By now, many educators understand that technology has the potential of transforming teaching and learning. But the term "technology" covers vast territory, and there are many different layers of tech and ways of integrating it from school to school.

Amazing Video on Technology Integration in the Classroom

Integrating technology in the classroom is the best way to strength the engagement of the students by connecting them to the audience across the globe. See what education technology experts have to say about it. Thanks to this video by Edutopia. Salman Khan founder of Khan Academy says, "People have been integrating technology in the classroom forever.

Handful of Good Resources for Technology Integration in Early Grades ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

August 10, 2014 Technology in The Early Grades is a great resource packed full of useful materials to help you make informed and insightful use of technology with young learners. This resource comes in the form of an interactive image created using Thinglink.

Great Resources for Integrating Technology in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

August 18, 2014 Over this weekend, I spent some time sifting through the piles of posts in this blog looking for materials and posts to help new teachers better integrate technology in education. The result is a list featuring some interesting resources that I highly recommend for any teacher planning to get their feet wet in the Ed Tech world.

- From the Principal's Office: Buying Apps from the Mac App Store

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders.

How to Survive and Thrive in a Multiplatform Universe [#Infographic]

Google and Apple have a growing stake in schools, but Microsoft still holds the keys to the kingdom, according to a CDW*G survey of 175 IT professionals at K-12 schools. Windows is the dominant platform of choice for most of those surveyed, with 83 percent saying they use Microsoft's operating system for instruction and 86 percent reporting that they use it for administration.