How Digitally Enabled Educators are Using Technology

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Survey Results: Today’s Tech-Aware Educators are Focused on Engaging Students, Learning About New Tools, and Enabling Active Learning.

Lena Leirdal«s insight:

Here you can read about the results of an interesting survey addressing educators» attitudes towards educational and instructional technology. What I fund the most interesting was the responses to the question «What ways do you like to use technology to enable teaching and learning?» where 72% answered » to better engage students». I agree, there are many exiting possibilities for that with technology, but I thought it was even more interesting that the option with the lowest score was «to practice reading and writing» (27%). Shouldn’t teachers strive to combine these two aspects? It was also concerning that only 30% responded that technology in the classroom should play a role in preparing students for their future careers. Perhaps this shows that we still have a long way to go from using digital tools as «entertainment» to actually teaching the 21st century literacy skills? Must remember this survey for my masters thesis!

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”If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow”

Innovation in education takes time, and there are a lot of new techniques and digital tools that we as teachers should know something about and preferably put into use. We cannot teach in the same way we were taught, because  today’s children were simply born in a different time – as illustrated by the headline quote by John Dewey (picture). So let’s take a trip down memory lane and how far we have come in using technology and digital tools to create successful learners.

Les meir

A Glossary of Blogging Terms for Teachers and Students

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Lena Leirdal«s insight:

Ever felt a bit confused about all the different blogging terms? What is a widget, permalink, RSS, plugin or captcha? Check out this glossary list of terms and explanations from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning! A useful page for teachers in the digital classroom.

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