Archive for the ‘educational technology’ Category

Interesting reading at https://www.edsurge.com/news/2018-01-17-a-clever-way-to-measure-how-students-actually-use-edtech-and-whether-it-works?utm_source=EdSurgeTeachers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=02-01-2018&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWVRGaU16UTNZbVpqTldNMCIsInQiOiJZck5cL1FRZ0tLUnh3RnJxamU2OFJlUkN3dFRLa1J6RGJVODFpWFJzNjBOZTNteEh1ZGNwNEx0ZWZISktZcTYwTXY4UFpuV2J5bllXVDhMdWNHQzJqMzJuUTBRMkNiZXREVmpkSG0wa3lIUDBUeGJEenMwMFI5ZjRmSXByemdXRGYifQ%3D%3D

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We talk much about the benefits of ed tech. However, many of us are often uneducated about some risks edtech can pose. What are some issues we must consider?  Read more in 5 Risks Posed by the Increasing Misuse of Technology in Schools at https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-12-29-5-risks-posed-by-the-increasing-misuse-of-technology-in-schools?utm_source=EdSurgeTeachers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=02-01-2018&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWVRGaU16UTNZbVpqTldNMCIsInQiOiJZck5cL1FRZ0tLUnh3RnJxamU2OFJlUkN3dFRLa1J6RGJVODFpWFJzNjBOZTNteEh1ZGNwNEx0ZWZISktZcTYwTXY4UFpuV2J5bllXVDhMdWNHQzJqMzJuUTBRMkNiZXREVmpkSG0wa3lIUDBUeGJEenMwMFI5ZjRmSXByemdXRGYifQ%3D%3D

A blogger’s opinion on this topic in Are Tech and Learning Compatible at https://www.bigdealbook.com/blog/?show=are_tech_and_learning_compatible&utm_source=T4T+02-02-18+Blog+Post&utm_campaign=Blog+Post+02-02-18&utm_medium=email

Be ready for what’s happening. One of the predictions: No more quiet libraries! Find a list of 25 education trends for 2018 at https://www.eschoolnews.com/2018/01/01/2018-trends-report/?ps=cbroady0%40georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec Downloadable at eSMtrends2018final1. 

Great rationale and alternatives at https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/12/28/2-technologies-avoid-classroom/?ps=cbroady0%40georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec 

What makes a good teacher? Is it the technology? No, of course not. It is how a teacher utilizes all tools to achieve maximum learning in all learners. Read more about the interface of teaching and technology at https://www.eschoolnews.com/?p=187348?ps=cbroady0@georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec

Learn from students about what ed tech means to them.  Excerpt:

  • 94 percent of students said digital learning technology has been helpful in retaining new concepts;
  • More than half of students said digital learning technology helped them better understand concepts they didn’t know;
  • 60 percent of students said that digital learning technology has improved or significantly improved their grades;
  • 60 percent of students said that digital learning technology has increased their engagement with course materials;
  • More than 62 percent of students said that digital learning technology is extremely or very helpful in preparing for tests and exams;
  • More than 66 percent of students said that digital learning technology is extremely or very helpful in completing assignments;
  • Nearly 59 percent of students said that digital learning technology is extremely or very helpful for self-study;
  • 82 percent of students said they use laptops for homework assignments, compared to 59 percent using print materials;
  • 70 percent of students said they use laptops for test/exam preparation, while 69 percent use print materials; and
  • While the majority of students have smartphones, only about 38 percent said they use smartphones to complete homework assignments and study for exams.

Read Survey: More Than Half of Students Want Their Classes to Go Digital

at https://campustechnology.com/articles/2017/11/07/survey-more-than-half-of-students-want-their-classes-to-go-digital.aspx