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.”
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.
The original post appeared here, but this publication has an abbreviated version of it. So, where are you in the SAMR spectrum?
Cannot say it any better!
A very good article! What if we use this motto for our 2016 Instructional Technology Showcase?
Please access the publication; some useful conceptualization and tables.
These books are possibly better suited for K-12, but they deal with learning and teaching enhanced with technology. So, read away!
The University of California, Los Angeles has opened the UC Center for Global Digital Cultures, an academic hub for University of California scholars interested in examining the implications of digital technologies on education, politics, labor, identity and economics around the world. More
Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher Mark Hammons talks about the many ways that technology can helps students reveal how they arrived at a given answer. More.
“SAMR” stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition. It is a “technique for moving through degrees of technology adoption to find more meaningful uses of technology in teaching and move away from simply using “tech for tech’s sake” . More here.
And if you have only 2 minutes, watch this video.