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Simon Youd

12 big technologies on the education horizon - 0 views

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    These technologies, with impacts ranging from immediate to future, have big K-12 implications horizon-technologyMuch of technology's potential remains untapped in today's classrooms, but the more stakeholders know about how technology tools can transform learning, the more those technologies can truly influence education. Larry Johnson, founder of the Horizon Project, outlined the emerging technologies that will impact education in one to five years, as included in the 2014 Horizon Report K-12 Edition, set for release this summer.
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    These technologies, with impacts ranging from immediate to future, have big K-12 implications horizon-technologyMuch of technology's potential remains untapped in today's classrooms, but the more stakeholders know about how technology tools can transform learning, the more those technologies can truly influence education. Larry Johnson, founder of the Horizon Project, outlined the emerging technologies that will impact education in one to five years, as included in the 2014 Horizon Report K-12 Edition, set for release this summer.
John Pearce

SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0 | User Generated Education - 5 views

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    "The SAMR model was developed by as a framework to integrate technology into the curriculum.  I believe it can also serve as a model to establish and assess if and how technology is being used to reinforce an old, often archaic Education 1.0 or being used to promote and facilitate what many are calling 21st century skills, i.e., creativity, innovation, problem-solving, critical thinking; those skills characteristic of Education 3.0.  Many look at SAMR as the stages of technology integration.  I propose that it should be a model for educators to focus on Modification and Redefinition areas of technology integration.  Why should educators spend their time recreating Education 1.0 using technology at the substitution and augmentation levels when there are tools, techniques, and opportunities to modify and redefine technology integration for a richer, more engaging Education 2.0 or 3.0?"
Rhondda Powling

34 Assistive Technology Apps From edshelf - 4 views

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    "An assistive technology: a technology used by an individual with a disability to perform a function that might otherwise be difficult or impossible." Samantha Thomas, a student, future librarian, and educator at Kutztown University, created this handy collection of assistive technologies that you may find helpful. Some are commonly used with special needs individuals, such as augmentative & alternative communication apps and others are general consumer apps. Listed alongside each app is her assessment of its value as an assistive technology."
John Pearce

Look How Far Technology Has Come - Edudemic - Edudemic - 3 views

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    "Technology has evolved at a neck-snapping pace. We see it every day as we all learn about new web tools, apps, startups, and ideas in the education technology arena. We have bright eyes staring toward the horizon and we're all hoping for a bright future for our students. But it's important to look back. I've found you never truly know where you're headed until you understand where you've been. In terms of education technology (emphasis on technology), we've come so far. Let's look at an interesting image that I came across whilst browsing the ol' Pinterest:"
Rhondda Powling

Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) | Writing Workshop - 8 views

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    I like the visual in this post. It offers a technology integration matrix that looks at the idea of embedding technology at the curriculum level. Along the top are the levels/stages of the integration of technology in learning whilst on the left side are the descriptors of what each level might look like in the classroom.
John Pearce

Emerging Practice in a Digital Age - 5 views

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    "Emerging Practice in a Digital Age explores how colleges and universities are embracing innovation and using emerging technologies to enhance learning in a climate of economic pressure, changing social circumstances and rapid technological change. Aimed at those in further and higher education who design and support learning, the guide draws on recent JISC reports and case studies to investigate how the emergence of new and more powerful technologies together with an increase in personal ownership of these technologies are changing the way we connect, communicate and collaborate, and how these changes can benefit learning. The focus of this guide is on emerging practice rather than emerging technology."
John Pearce

Bring Your Own Device Toolkit | K-12 Blueprint - 5 views

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    "Today's education system is evolving to take full advantage of the potential of mobile technology devices to inspire learning and create independent, critical thinkers. However, with tight budgets, many schools are hoping to bring technology into the classroom without the costly burden of purchasing a device for each student. One potential solution that is being explored is BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device. This allows students to bring their personal laptops, tablets, and smartphones from home and use them for educational applications in the classroom. At a time when budgets are shrinking, school districts are considering BYOD programs to integrate cost-effective technology into their educational programs. It's a promising idea, especially for schools that lack sufficient technology budgets. BYOD takes advantage of the technology that students already own and are familiar with. However, BYOD programs have been met with some criticism from staff and administrators who believe the challenges outweigh the perceived benefits. Continue reading..."
John Pearce

AWE 2013 Video Series #3: Technologies that Shape the Augmented World - 2 views

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    The 3rd installment in the AWE 2013 video series - focuses on additional technologies that shape the augmented world such as: Content Management for AR, Cloud & Image Recognition, Gesture technologies, interoperability and open AR, and finally a look into future AR technologies. In our last post we highlighted the heart of any augmented reality project - the mobile AR SDK and provided a collection of tutorials. Here is everything else you need to know about technologies for the augmented world as presented by leading experts from around the globe.
John Pearce

Connecting to Australia's first digital technology curriculum - 3 views

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    "Australia finally has its first digital technology curriculum which is mandatory for all Australian children from Foundation, the name replacing kindergarten, to Year 8. The Technologies area now has two individual but connected compulsory subjects: Design and Technologies, where students use critical thinking to create innovative solutions for authentic problems Digital Technologies, where students using computational thinking and information systems to implement digital solutions."
Rhondda Powling

Three Working Models to Integrate Technology in Your Teaching ~ Educational Technology ... - 7 views

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    "An important step in the process of effective integration of technology in education is having a pedagogical approach supported by a theoretical framework to ground your technology practices inside the classroom. Of course there are several frameworks to help you teach using technology but three approaches  in particular stand out from the rest. These are SAMR model, TPACK model, and Marslow model."
Rhondda Powling

Another Awesome Technology Integration Rubric for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and... - 10 views

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    "A great technology integration rubric for teachers. This rubric is slightly different from others published in the blog in the past in that it is more detailed and covers several key areas that technology can be used in."
John Pearce

Bring Your Own Technology: The BYOT guide for schools and families - ACER Shop Online - 2 views

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    "This book is designed to provide teachers and parents alike an insight into the bring-your-own-technology (BYOT) revolution sweeping across entire school communities in Australia, the US and UK, and explain the immense implications of these developments. In time all schools in the developed world will move to students using their personal mobile technology in class, rather than it being provided by the school. It is not a case of if, but when. BYOT is like a tsunami coming across the horizon. The forces impelling the change and the potential educational, social development, economic, technological and political opportunities opened by the development will not only bring about its introduction but will soon fundamentally change the nature of schooling, teaching, the technology used, home-school relations and the resourcing of schools."
Roland Gesthuizen

The Dos and Don'ts of Tech Integration PD | Edutopia - 0 views

  • those who provide professional development for teachers to listen to their needs, and to know the school and staff they are either visiting or presenting to. This includes situations when staff present to their colleagues. Teachers need support, and they need to see how technology will help them do what they do better and more effectively. They also have different needs, just like students, and may be coming with a variety of experiences and skill levels with technology.
  • those who provide professional development for teachers to listen to their needs, and to know the school and staff they are either visiting or presenting to. This includes situations when staff present to their colleagues
  • Teachers need support, and they need to see how technology will help them do what they do better and more effectively. They also have different needs, just like students, and may be coming with a variety of experiences and skill levels with technology.
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    "Of all the initiatives a school can begin, integrating technology may require the most professional development. This is partly because of the equipment, hardware, and software involved and partly because of the shift that a teacher must make in his or her teaching style, technique, and planning process in order to effectively use technology in the classroom. Here are some basic "dos" and "don'ts" for anyone doing tech integration professional development.
John Pearce

Schools and Students Clash Over Use of Technology | MindShift - 3 views

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    When it comes to using technology in school, the tension between what students and parents want and what schools allow is becoming more apparent - and more divisive. Students want more control over how they use technology in school, but many classrooms are still making it difficult. That's according to the most recent Speak Up 2011 report, "Mapping a Personalized Learning Journey," which reflects the views of more than 416,000 K-12 students, parents, and educators nationwide surveyed on how technology can enhance the learning environment.
John Pearce

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2012 | EDUCAUSE.edu - 0 views

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    "ECAR has surveyed undergraduate students annually since 2004 about technology in higher education. In 2012, ECAR collaborated with 195 institutions to collect responses from more than 100,000 students about their technology experiences. The findings are distilled into the broad thematic message for institutions and educators to balance strategic innovation with solid delivery of basic institutional services and pedagogical practices and to know students well enough to understand which innovations they value the most."
John Pearce

The Evolution of the Web - 3 views

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    "The web today is a growing universe of interlinked web pages and web apps, teeming with videos, photos, and interactive content. What the average user doesn't see is the interplay of web technologies and browsers that makes all this possible. Over time web technologies have evolved to give web developers the ability to create new generations of useful and immersive web experiences. Today's web is a result of the ongoing efforts of an open web community that helps define these web technologies, like HTML5, CSS3 and WebGL and ensure that they're supported in all web browsers. The color bands in this visualization represent the interaction between web technologies and browsers, which brings to life the many powerful web apps that we use daily."
Rhondda Powling

12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education - 6 views

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    Post contains a nice chart that compares the difference between simply using technology (more as an adjunct to classroom tasks) and integrating technology so that the use is seemless and part of the learning that is going on.
Rhondda Powling

The secret to successful use of technology in the classroom - ICTEvangelist - 2 views

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    "In order to get impact with technology in the classroom, for me it's really quite simple and involves three easy to remember elements; technology for learning shouldn't be about bells and whistles, it's about what works"
John Pearce

Humanising the classroom | Rob Sbaglia - 6 views

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    I was preparing a presentation for differentiating mathematics using technology recently, and ended up editing a TED talk by Salman Khan. What struck me was Khan's idea that technology can humanise the classroom - which, as Khan acknowledges, is in some ways counterintuitive. Indeed, when I talk to teachers about technology in the classroom, they have visions of a very inhuman scenario, where students have their eyes glued to the screens, interacting with noone. I'd argue that many things that currently happen in traditional classrooms are dehumanizing; however, we don't see them this way because that's how classrooms have always been. I'd also argue that technology can humanize these experiences. Here are four things I've invested time and effort into that have humanized the classroom.
Rhondda Powling

How Technology Has Transformed the Classroom [#Infographic] | EdTech Magazine - 3 views

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    "How Technology Has Transformed the Classroom [#Infographic] Infographic compares educational technologies of yesteryear to the classroom resources of today."
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