Teachers and Technology Must Not Be an Either/Or Dichotomy

Teachers and Technology Must Not Be an Either/Or Dichotomy – EdSurge News

We must either: integrate technology or support teachers; teach traditionally or personalize learning; support districts or support charters; fund edtech or fund schools; individualize learning or humanize instruction. As oversimplified as the above statements may seem, recent public discourse around ongoing trends in K-12 education has fallen into this trap of two-sided, black-and-white debates.

The skills that matter in the race between education and technology

The skills that matter in the race between education and technology

Technology rapidly changes the workplace and the skills demanded, making current workers less employable. One approach is to think about the kind of work that technology cannot replace. (Photo: Curt Carnemark / World Bank) Depending on to whom you listen, automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI) will either solve all our problems or end the human race.

5 Risks Posed by the Increasing Misuse of Technology in Schools

5 Risks Posed by the Increasing Misuse of Technology in Schools – EdSurge News

At any given moment in the day, I am attached to my cellphone, my iPad or my computer. As a writer, I was an early convert to the computer. I began writing on a TRS-80 from Radio Shack in 1983 on wonderful writing software called WordPerfect, which has mysteriously disappeared.

Five reasons why struggling readers benefit from using technology

Five reasons why struggling readers benefit from using technology

Kristine Scharaldi, Education Consultant This guest blog post comes fromKristine Scharaldi , an education consultant and instructional coach with a specialization in the fields of educational technology, Mind-Brain-Education, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and 21st Century Skills/Global Education.

The Rhetorical “We” and the Ethics of Technology

The Rhetorical “We” and the Ethics of Technology

“Questioning AI ethics does not make you a gloomy Luddite,” or so the title of a recent article in a London business newspaper assures us. The most important thing to be learned here is that someone feels this needs to be said. Beyond that, there is also something instructive about the concluding paragraphs.

How Technology Is Transforming the Way We Teach and Learn

How Technology Is Transforming the Way We Teach and Learn

Our education system is in need of reform. Most students are not taught to be self-motivated lifelong learners, nor do they come out of the school system with the skills, mindsets, and values required to survive a world of accelerating change. Most students do not graduate to feeling inspired to contribute to human progress.