Making Technology Click in the Classroom: Teachers Share What Makes Digital Tools ‘Worth The Time’ (EdSurge News)
Dan Ryder teaches high school English and humanities, but his students still wind up learning computer-aided design and 3D printing. My biggest problem with technology is I’m always told it will take less time and it will make my job easier. It never does.In his classes at Mt.
Are you having trouble finishing your first course? Maybe you’ve begun it, but are having difficulty finding the motivation to see it through to the end. Maybe it’s not as good as it could be and you don’t want to commit to imperfection.
There are many advantages of social media for students, and the social networking platforms can be useful for much more than just entertainment. Social networking is poised to make a tremendous impact on education. The students are already on the platforms; the educators are just lagging behind.
Using technology in the classroom is one of those issues that makes it easy to be a fence sitter. It’s difficult to be 100% for the use of educational technology all of the time, when there are so many convincing arguments against it.
While I am a huge advocate for the purposeful integration of technology in schools, we must resist the temptation to think that this is the solution to solve all the ills in our current education system.
For all the promises of online courses disrupting education, completion rates are notoriously low. Some studies found that about five percent of those enrolled in massive open online courses (known as MOOCs) completed the course. And those who took the courses tended to be more – 70 percent of survey respondents had bachelors degrees and 39 percent identified as teachers or former teachers.
It was the constant stories about self-driving cars that made machine learning the breakthrough tech topic of 2015. Five years ago news stories talked about robots that could do repetitive tasks but they said real complex tasks requiring seasoned judgement-like driving a car- were years away. Then cars started driving themselves.
Because I teach graduate classes for educators, I talk to lots of teachers all over the country. It’s become clear to me that for most of them, adding technology to their lessons means layering more work on top of their already overburdened lesson plans.
Project-based learning is a great way for students to show what they know and can do with the material they’ve learned. It is a way for students to demonstrate this learning in a unique way that meets their own interests and skills.
Commentary In 2004, I moved to India to help found a new research lab for Microsoft. Based in Bangalore, it quickly became a hub for cutting-edge computer science. My own focus shifted with the move, and I began to explore applications of digital technologies for the socioeconomic growth of poor communities.