Educational technology is “the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources”. Educational technology is the use of both physical hardware and educational theoretics. It encompasses several domains, including learning theory, computer-based training, online learning, and, where mobile technologies are used, m-learning.
If the students of Chinook Middle School are surprised to see aspiring school leaders gather in the foyer and sit in on their classes they take it in stride. These middle school students are an integral part of a living textbook designed to deepen understanding of instructional leadership and offer authentic practice to the University of Washington’s Danforth Educational Leadership Program cohort.
In keeping with our goal of introducing teachers and educators to the state-of-art educational technology tools and platforms, here is a list of some notable websites we culled out from the piles of emails we receive each week. Most of the tools in this collection are geared towards helping you be creative in presenting your digital data.
Like everyone else teachers like to get something for free, especially if it’s something really useful that can help them do their jobs more
Only 13% of teachers were willing to give their school an “A” rating when asked whether the available technology at the school would be able to enhance students’ learning experience, and educators found cost to be one of the top hindrances to getting better tech in the classroom, according to a new study by Walker Sands Communication.
These days, it’s hard not to overhear a conversation about a new app on the market or software product development. Some creations are superfluous-do people really need another photo-sharing app? But the burgeoning world of technical tools is solving real, important problems in society, from healthcare to environmental preservation to education.