Award Winners Will Be Recognized at ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, June 28-July 1
WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 6, 2014 – Today the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) announced its 2014 award winners. Each year ISTE recognizes individuals who are transforming learning, teaching and leading in the digital age. The winners will be honored at ISTE 2014, one of the biggest, most comprehensive ed tech events, to be held June 28-July 1 at the Georgia World Conference Center in Atlanta.
Author: Catelyn Cantrell
Finding a clear-cut answer to this question is virtually impossible. However, this does not mean that this question is useless. In fact, asking this question can prevent teachers and students from becoming frustrated by sky-high expectations. Taking a more critical approach to the notion of “digital natives” can help improve the way in which technology is introduced in the classroom.
Author: Ross Smythe
In every part of life, if technology is available - there’s generally nothing wrong in using it. And the academic sector is no exception to this rule. However, over the last few years, a tendency of unhealthy over-dependence on technology has been detected in the behavior of kids and teens of the present generation. In this post, we will highlight some points that indicate the existence of such excessive tech-dependence:
A full day of activities provides educators with hands-on training
to help them integrate data-collection technology into their science curriculum
BEAVERTON, Oregon, May 1, 2014 – This summer, Vernier Software & Technology will offer more than 20 full-day, hands-on training institutes to help science and STEM teachers integrate data-collection technology into their science curriculum. Educators can select from either general or subject-specific institutes, during which they will work alongside a training specialist and use Vernier’s award-winning line of hardware and software technology to explore classroom-ready experiments and activities.
Author: Ross Smythe
Some time back, we did a piece on how education technology - while evolving at an impressive pace - is not a perfect substitute for human teachers. However, there is the counter-thought that, with ed-tech tools becoming more easily accessible, user-friendly and competitively priced, at least junior students (e.g., the toddlers from K-4/K-6) should be able to use them on their own, without any help from tutors and/or parents.
In this follow-up post, we take a look through some common education technology resources, and analyze whether they can indeed be of benefit to learners, without teachers being around to offer assistance:
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