Monday, December 11, 2017

Educational Links 12/12/17

Seven Stupid Mistakes Teachers Make With Technology

Trump Administration Weighs In On FAPE, IEPs

ADD Symptoms Vs. ADHD Symptoms: What’s the Difference?

How one California school district is leading the way on new science standards

How Will America’s New Education Law Change Your School? 5 Experts Point to the Best New Ideas From ESSA Plans

Policy-Makers Should 'Treat Teachers Like Equals'

Why Every School’s Edtech Department Should Make Themselves Obsolete

In the last decade, schools have put significant resources into academic technology in an effort to improve instruction and prepare students for a rapidly changing workforce. Many have created new staff positions or entirely new departments, such as Technology Integration, to act as liaisons between teachers and traditional IT departments, and to help teachers use edtech in the classroom.
Created to serve a specific need, the real mission of these new departments should be to integrate technology fully, which includes training a technologically savvy faculty capable of picking up new skills on their own and able to work directly with IT departments. In other words, these departments don’t need to be a permanent fixture. Their ultimate goal should be to make themselves obsolete.

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