We had a wonderful time learning, sharing and meeting with fellow educators. Our two presentations were well attended including “What To Expect From Your Vendor” and “Managing Change“. Thank you to everyone who joined us and shared their unique experiences in moving organizations forward.
Information technologies have reshaped teaching and learning in schools, but often not in ways anticipated by technology proponents. This paper proposes a contrast between technologies for learning and technologies for learners to explain how technologies influence teaching and learning in and out of schools. Schools have made significant use of assessment and instructional technologies that help promote learning for all students, whereas technologies for learners, such as mobile devices, video games, and social networking sites, are typically excluded from school contexts. The paper considers how these contrasting models of technology use will come to shape schools and learning in a pluralistic society. Read full article by Annette here: How New Technologies Have (and Have Not) Changed Teaching and Learning in Schools
Technology Coaches inspire and participate in the development and implementation of a shared vision for the comprehensive integration of technology to promote excellence and support transformational change throughout the instructional environment.
Coaches should inspire and lead us down paths that are manageable, interesting and — as much as I hate to say it — intimidating. They should help us go places and do things that we may not have considered. Their role is to use the knowledge of the systems that we live and work in to create a vision for how to incorporate inspiring and engaging technology tools in the classroom. Click the link below to read the rest of Kara’s article from ISTE’s Online Resources