Finding research that definitively proves that the use of computers/technology makes a difference in learning has been difficult, primarily due to the many variables that exist when it comes to how students master content. However, there is one powerful study that proves that technology should be used by students at the lower grades.
During formative years, it’s important to extend students’ learning beyond just typical academics. Social and emotional learning (SEL) helps students develop emotional intelligence and create long-lasting impact outside of the classroom. It’s a phrase thrown around a lot these days. But what does it mean?
One persistent challenge for educational policymakers and planners related to the potential use of informational and communication technologies (ICTs) in remote, low income communities around the world is that most products, services, usage models, expertise, and research related to ICT use in education come from high-income contexts and environments.
Spread the loveSchool administrators have a lot on their plates each day. These officials are often responsible for selecting edtech and setting procedures for implementing technology throughout the school. However, some administrators are still guilty of making common mistakes with their own technology.
I’m really excited to feature today’s guest post by Tanya Avrith, educational technology consultant and former teacher. As she describes below, she’s put in her classroom time and seen first-hand the way technology use has changed the way kids communicate and learn. As one of the brains behind the Lester B.
YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are the most popular online platforms among teens. Fully 95% of teens have access to a smartphone, and 45% say they are online ‘almost constantly’ Until recently, Facebook had dominated the social media landscape among America’s youth – but it is no longer the most popular online platform among teens, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
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.
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.