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EduTech in K-12 - What works?

EduTech in K-12 - What works?

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Technology adoption in K12 classrooms is taking the world by storm. Classrooms world-wide are using cell phones, e-readers, tablets, and smartboards which impact hugely how teachers teach and students learn.

However, it is not uncommon to hear teachers’ concerns about the effectiveness of educational technology on student learning. For example, while 76% of teachers surveyed across the US believe that internet and search engines are mostly positive for student research, 64% believe that digital tech does more to distract than to help.

How are you implementing technology in the classroom? What is effective and what is not? How is your teaching affected by educational technology? What are the best opportunities to showcase the power of technology to enhance your students’ achievements?

Take a look at this fantastic education infographic created by teacherportal.com. It gives great insight into EduTech, its misconceptions and how to implement it into your classroom.

Are you interested in learning more? Read more about the fantastic benefits Office 365 for Education can bring to your school right here.

We’re still taking bookings for our Windows in the Classroom seminars, but spaces are running out fast! You can host a session at your school or attend one in your area. All you need to do is register your interest by emailing nzeducation@microsoft.com.

 

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  • The possibilities for technology to affect education are vast. Blended learning-that is learning in the traditional sense of the brick-and-mortar university mixed with online learning is already showing its benefits. A big player in this area in Europe is https://iversity.org/. These MOOC providers work with pedagogy experts to provide an interactive and engaging learning experience, along with peer to peer learning (which in my view is hugely important). Sure, with online only courses you are not in the same physical classroom as the lecturer-but these norms and expectations are changing by the day.

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