Technology in the Classroom

Six Online Resources for Classrooms – Education Article

Although the core goals remain constant, leading a classroom today is not the same as it was 20 years ago. A big factor leading the change is technology. American Board’s study materials note, when used correctly, technology ‘allows teachers to personalize learning for students, differentiate instruction, provide remedial and reinforcement lessons, and present advanced concepts to faster learners.’ Technology has changed the way students learn and with new online resources for classrooms constantly emerging, teachers have new ways to bolster student learning.…

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The Importance of Classroom Observations – The Principal of Change – Education Article

Notice the title of the post…”The Importance of Classroom Observations.” When you hear the term, do you think of observing and evaluating teachers or of the logistics of the space? To me, the term means something different, and it is more of an evaluation of administration than it is of teachers. Let me explain… When I worked as a principal and eventually at central office, I would often take my laptop into classrooms with the permission of a teacher and…

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Donna Bolstad – Wowzers Blog – Education Article

Donna Bolstad, from Medary Elementary School in Brookings School District 05-1 has been teaching for 32 years. She is currently a third-grade teacher who has implemented education technology in her classroom. Since Ms. Bolstad’s school district uses NWEA as their assessment. She selected the Wowzers Math Program for her students because student NWEA data is synced with the Wowzers standards-based math content and she is able to easily auto-generated personalized learning paths for her students. She says that the individualized prescription…

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Homework Tips for Parents – Wowzers Blog – Education Article

As the new school year is fully underway, most students are returning home with daily homework assignments. To avoid a fight over this work, we’ve compiled the following tips: How much homework is too much? The National Education Association recommends that students in first grade receive around 10-20 minutes of homework per night. This amount should grow by 10 minutes per year, which means that students in fifth grade should expect to receive around 50-60 minutes of homework per night.…

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How to Humanize the Education Machine – edtechdigest.blog – Education Article

A learning environment designer creates transformational experiences. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Bill Latham is CEO and senior program designer at MeTEOR Education, a company that inspires and supports communities and their students in creating transformational learning experiences. He also is founder of the International EdShift Conference and a co-author of the book Humanizing the Education Machine: How to Create Schools That Turn Disengaged Kids Into Inspired Learners. What inspired you to start MeTEOR Education? Bill: We started out as…

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Do We Really Need Dedicated Edtech? – edtechdigest.blog – Education Article

A different view on making and buying technology for student learning. GUEST COLUMN | by Marc Prensky Do we really need to continue to create, sell, and buy dedicated “educational” hardware and software”?  Venture capitalists think so—I just saw an investment figure of over $9 billion per year. But I believe this is a huge waste, both for investors and for students. Our kids live in a world where almost any technology they could possibly need is available in a general-purpose,…

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Reddit: A Resource for Teachers – Education Article

Teachers are incredibly resourceful at finding information and advice from fellow teachers. By reading blogs, scouting Pinterest, finding mentors, and buying lesson plans from other teachers, an educator can gather useful information to prepare herself for managing a classroom. But there is one resource educators often overlook that can be incredibly helpful throughout the school year: Reddit. Reddit Reddit is a website full of forums on just about anything and everything under the sun. Seriously, almost everything is discussed on…

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