Archive for the ‘teachers’ Category

There is confusion right now among many educators how to catch up with ed tech for educational purposes.  In adiition, there is a fear that teachers may even be replaced with technology.  How realistic is this fear? Read more in Why we need to change the teacher vs. tech narrative at https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/09/12/change-teacher-vs-tech-narrative/?ps=cbroady0%40georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec

Excerpt:

Teachers are indispensable to high-quality education. They give students expert feedback on how to reason, design, compose, and find creative solutions to problems. They create classroom cultures where academic inquiry is exciting and achievement is a shared ambition. They provide students with social and emotional support and coach them on managing both their daily tasks and their long-term dreams. These are roles that machines are unlikely to substitute for anytime soon.

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A comprehensive list created by ISTE, my favorite to-go place for ed tech.  Excerpt:

It’s fair to say technology is ubiquitous in many classrooms, but because it changes constantly, educators are challenged to keep pace with what’s new and next in the classroom.

Sometimes, it’s difficult for educators to filter through the hype and identify the most pertinent technology changes to track.

To help educators stay on top of changes in technology, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has compiled 5 of the most important trends likely to impact education in the 2017-2018 school year.

Trends such as a larger focus on computer science and coding, along with real-time data access and learning feedback, will prove invaluable to educators, said ISTE CEO Richard Culatta.

find more at: https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/08/31/technology-trends-school-year/?ps=cbroady0%40georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec

Find an interesting reading in Developing Digital Literacies for Teachers at https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/developing-digital-literacies-teachers

Here is one short excerpt that says it all:

Instead of worrying that we risk losing our ‘expert’ status when our students are more comfortable using technology than we are, we should embrace the gap and turn it into a learning opportunity.

read 4 good computer habits every teacher should have at http://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/03/06/computer-habits-teachers/?ps=cbroady0@georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec to learn about essential habits to keep your data safe.

Consider some reflective questions the next time when you plan your new lesson.  Read “The 7 questions every new teacher should be able to answer” at http://www.eschoolnews.com/2016/06/13/the-7-questions-every-new-teacher-should-be-able-to-answer/ for guidance.

5 maps that show the best states for teachers

Posted: 06/09/2014 by broadyesl in teachers

Wow, breaking it down for the main areas of concern…Link to article and maps: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/09/03/5-maps-that-show-the-best-states-for-teachers/

Reblogged from: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/help-teachers-struggling-with-technology-josh-work?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=blog-work-tech-tips-teachers-image-repost

The 5 ideas are very practical and can be used today. Read more at the link