Ed Tech Research is Clear: Owning a Device Does Not Improve Learning

It’s easy to find stories and reports in the media frustrated with technology in schools, promoting caution, or even advocating for banning tech. But to what extent to these look at how the technology was being used, consider desired learning experiences for students, or the support offered teachers? … More Ed Tech Research is Clear: Owning a Device Does Not Improve Learning

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12 Professional Learning Curriculum Buckets for Teaching and Learning with Tech

As we think about our teachers becoming highly skilled at using technology in the classroom, we could certainly generate a very long list of skills, approaches, tools, apps, strategies, and other competences we’d like them to get good at. But there are certain behaviors/professional learning that MLTI would like to promote and encourage because they … More 12 Professional Learning Curriculum Buckets for Teaching and Learning with Tech

What Can the “Simpsons” Teach Us about Educational Technology?

Audrey Armitage at EdWeek draws a comparison between an episode of the Simpsons where the elementary school disastrously implements educational technology and Education Week’s recent Technology Counts 2015 report. Not surprisingly, the fictional school’s ed-tech effort fails spectacularly and comedically. A massive power surge destroys the new devices and leaves Springfield’s educators at a loss … More What Can the “Simpsons” Teach Us about Educational Technology?