5 Ways Technology Has Impacted Education Reviewed by Electronic Brains on . The following list of articles provide insight on some of the ways technology impacts today’s educational landscape. Topics include: challenges educators face i The following list of articles provide insight on some of the ways technology impacts today’s educational landscape. Topics include: challenges educators face i Rating:
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5 Ways Technology Has Impacted Education

5 Ways Technology Has Impacted Education

The following list of articles provide insight on some of the ways technology impacts today’s educational landscape. Topics include: challenges educators face incorporating digital tools; class to class Skyping; equity and inclusion in the digital age; characteristics of 21st century learning; and, epistemic games.

Training Teachers to Integrate Technology

This article talks about the training necessary for teachers as the shift is made from traditional teaching to 21st century learning. School administrators play a critical role in teacher’s successful integration of technology in the classroom.  Teachers need the same sort of support and scaffolding to effectively make use of digital technology tools that our students need for effective learning.  A suggested strategy for successfully integrating technology is to focus on one tool at a time, and then re-evaluate its effectiveness. The article concludes with some interesting myths about the use of technology in the classroom,  and is certainly worth reading by both teachers and administrators alike. Read More…

Skype session with California school

Students in Korea skype with students in California.  Both classes are members of a book club, and through skype, they engage in a book talk.  Among the challenges identified are the technical difficulties.  Through testing, trial and error, the end results are positive, as students connect with their peers overseas. Read More…

Equity in Education and the Digital Age

We need to move beyond including students with special education needs in the classroom to “personalizing learning to the extent that every student reaches his or her full learning potential.” John Kershaw suggests that ICT gives students the ability to access information at their individual speed of learning. He argues that the government needs to provide educators with the tools and training required to teach our students according to the 21st century standards. Read More…

Nine Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning

21st century learning requires students to begin to connect globally. This article looks at the impact of rapid technology change, and identifies the following nine characteristics of 21st century learning:

  1. Learner-centered
  2. Media-driven (this doesn’t have to mean digital media)
  3. Personalized
  4. Transfer-by-Design
  5. Visibly Relevant
  6. Data-Rich
  7. Adaptable
  8.  Interdependent
  9.  Diverse

Read More…

Epistemic Games Help Grow Literacy and Problem-Solving Skills

Epistemic games are computer games where participants can learn to think like engineers, urban planners, journalists, and lawyers, preparing them for a changing world. David Williamson Shaffer and the Epistemic Games Group is working together to create games that change the way students and teachers think about education. Read More…

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About The Author

Josie Nanfara-Grande is a Special Education Specialist who has been teaching in the TDSB for over thirteen years. She is passionate about increasing student engagement and independent learning skills through the use of digital technology.

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