Details are outlined here.
“The plan calls for schools and districts to:
- Redesign teacher preparation programs to shift from a single technology course to thoughtful use of technology throughout a teacher’s preparation and minimum standards for higher education instructors’ tech proficiency.
- Set an expectation of equitable access to technology and connectivity inside and outside of school regardless of students’ backgrounds.
- Adopt high-quality openly licensed educational materials in place of staid, traditional textbooks.
- Implement universal design principles for accessibility across all educational institutions and include these principles within teacher preparation programs.
- Improve technology-based assessments to allow for embedded delivery within instruction and making near real-time feedback for educators possible.
- Establish a robust technology infrastructure that meets current connectivity goals and can be augmented to meet future demand.”
We just had a situation recently during the HEA workshops in November when people did not want to be in the video. It was very difficult logistically to organize and separate those who were ok to be in the video clip and those who opted out. FT4T offers 2 options. Check them out.
“If being a teenager is hard, teaching them is harder”. This guide might help you understanding more about teenagers and how they operate and help them navigating through life more successfully. Basically, teenagers take more risks, struggle to get enough sleep, have less self-control, peer=pressure vulnerable, and have trouble reading emotions. More here.
According to Susan Grajek, EDUCAUSE’s vice president for data, research and analytics, these are the top 10 (the full report is available at EDUCAUSE website):
The top 10 IT issues of 2016 are:
- Information Security
- Optimizing Educational Technology
- Student Success Technologies
- IT Workforce
- Institutional Data Management
- IT Funding Models
- BI and Analytics
- Enterprise Application Integrations
- IT Organizational Development
- E-Learning and Online Education
As always, FT4T produced a great list of 12 tools for creating flipped classroom lessons. Check them out and start flipping!
Great tips to work more efficiently on your Win machine. Explore and use!
Our Instructional Technology Strategy was devised for 2014-2016. We will have to assess its implementation soon.
This is something what’s currently happening with the US National Ed tech Plan. This is the methodology we might want to consider. See more.
This is one of the options: Flipboard is news reader, which aggregates stories in a magazine-format mobile app.
Read about using it for your course here.
A very useful list with apps, links to them, and their brief description.