there’s a lot of info out there, but how much of it is relevant? Given the lack of rigorous evidence to guide related decision making, a big investment in educational technologies has in many ways been the true ‘faith-based initiative’ in many education systems over the past two decades.
How do we use education technology to enhance learning when the technology itself is outpacing our ability to deploy it in education? Every day, we discover bloggers and pundits crying for an end to education as we know it, favoring their version of what will prepare children for the fourth industrial revolution.
Every year, it seems like more and more media outlets are ready to announce the end of the traditional classroom – that desks and chalkboards will soon be discarded to make way for flipped classes, digital workspaces and social learning. The truth is, the best educational technology doesn’t replace the traditional classroom, but enhances it.
A Checklist For 21st Century Teachers by TeachThought Staff What are the kind of things a 21st century teacher needs to know and be able to do? What about 21st century students? What education technology works, and what is a waste of time? What would a checklist for 21st century teaching look like?
Picture this: It’s Monday and Ms. D’Angelo, a seventh-grade science teacher in the South Bronx, gives her students a homework assignment about food chains that is due in one week. The assignment asks students to teach a family member about this concept by completing a model food chain together.
5 Key Elements of an EdTech Portfolio for Educators – The International EdTech Blog with Matt Harris Ed.D.
Having worked in school leadership involved with teacher recruitment, I can say we have an issue with differentiating teachers. When looking at candidates, we have to trust resumes and references reinforced with interviews and gut feelings to make our hiring decision.
Online education and digital learning tools-whether as a supplement to an on-campus experience, or as a full distance-learning program-have transformed the practice of education in recent years. Even more significantly, it’s become clear that this trend is accelerating. What’s in store for this year? Here are 5 trends in Education Technology to watch in 2019.
AI technologies can make instruction more personalised, therefore increasing the effectiveness of education