Technology in Education

How are you using technology in the classroom (interactive whiteboards, iPads, etc.)? Has technology changed your role as an educator or just the way you teach?

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Hello everyone ! Gabdibé from Chad.
reply - Mar 16, 2019
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We Like it or not, if we use technology effectively in the classrooms, it makes teachers guide, that is, it brings us correct places, because he or she does not need anymore what I said like that this is .... Students find more information than we have. On the other hand it makes teachers big stone next to the river.
reply - Oct 03, 2017
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Parag Neeti Solutions
We firmly believe that games and simulations can impact a player to get the experience of empathy!
reply - Apr 25, 2016
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Orone Kalifani
I Used to think...............but now i think in ICT solution
reply - Jul 27, 2015
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Based on these experiences, do you believe technology has changed the educators' role in the classroom?
reply - Jan 26, 2015
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WISE ed.hub Community Manager
Thank you for your participation, Kim Jones, Dr. Mania Mubaslat, and Reem Jahed Jarrar? These are very interesting examples of how technology can be used in the classroom.
reply - Jan 26, 2015
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Reem Jahed Jarrar
Would like to share one of the situations that i witnessed during my field visits to the schools where one of the students was very sick and she had to be absent from the school. At that day she knows that they will have an intensive revision lesson for math, as they will have an exam next week. She was eager to attend the lesson but due to her illness she wasn't able to do so. Since the school has wireless connectivity and Net-books, which were provided to them By The Jordan Education Initiate , she sent a request to one of her colleagues asking her to take a permission from the teacher to broadcast the lesson online via Skype, where she can participate , ask questions and attend the lesson from her home. And they did so , the student by this way didn't miss this important review lesson, and she was happy cause Technology facilitates her learning and helps her to communicate with her teachers and colleagues. Later she mentioned that Technology is not just applications , through technology we can build a whole society and now i am more connected to my school and my learning experience.
reply - Jan 26, 2015
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Dr. Mania Mubaslat
I’d like to share a short story about a teacher who participated in one-to one learning project that was implemented through Jordan Education Initiative where each student and teacher at the school has Netbook and 3G connectivity. Administrators, teachers, and parents at Balqees School believed that the 1:1 Mobile Learning Project transformed the curriculum, extending the school’s history of innovative excellence. The project helped teachers become more efficient facilitators of learning. And, helped students become more engaged and exceedingly capable of expressing their knowledge. Below is a short story from the English teacher where she presented her experience in the project. (After using her netbook as a voice recorder for personal use, Mrs. Ahed, an English teacher at Balqees School, saw the netbook’s potential as a learning tool for her students to improve their fluency and comprehension. Mrs. Ahed integrated the netbooks into her students’ language exercises. After a while, students’ progress exceeded two times the rate considered normal for that timeframe. Mrs. Ahed found that when students were able to record and hear themselves read, they became more engaged, motivated, and invested in their own learning. “Students are learning at a rate that I didn’t think was possible,” she said. Getting instant feedback through voice recording transformed the way these students learned).
reply - Jan 26, 2015
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Kim Jones
Every day thousands of educators (parents and students too) leverage to find Open Educational Resources (OER) to augment their existing curriculum or build a curriculum from scratch. Individual educators return often, telling us that they are more successful in finding high quality materials on Curriki than by using a generic search engine.
reply - Jan 22, 2015
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Basarat Kazim
Technology is building bridges..bringing children and cultures closer on the one hand and on the other it is narrowing the opportunities available to the affluent and the financially disadvantaged. With courses and lesson plans shared so generously on the net it now becomes the responsibility of those with limited financial resources to use and own them.
reply - Oct 27, 2014
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Silvana Veinberg
It's wonderful to read how everyone incorporates technology in different ways! For deaf children, youth, and adults, technology has revolutionized their lives both in and outside of the classroom: text messaging, Whatsapp and different video chats allow deaf people seamless communication with deaf and hearing friends, family members, customers, colleagues... Here in Argentina, children in the 80 public deaf schools across the country has access to laptops with educational software, including the Videobooks developed by Canales Asociación Civil, the organization I represent. The videobooks are read in Argentine Sign Language, with voice-over and with the original text and illustrations of the books. This is helping to bridge the gap that often exists between deaf people and literature and it also promotes social inclusion of deaf children, who can share the books with friends and family. There is not a lot of digital material in sign language for schools so both teachers and children are very excited about this resource. Please have a look at our videobooks: Best regards, Silvana Veinberg
reply - Aug 05, 2014
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Alexis Tejedor De León
Definitely that technologies enrich the academic work at any level of learning. However, these resources should help foster generic and specific skills for job success
reply - Jul 31, 2014
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Rawda Eada
I work as a biology teacher for international programs like GCE and IB DP. I always have students missing classes because of the need to travel for university interviews. We solved the problem this year by having the students attend their classes online. I connect the online discussion room with the interactive board and the student attends the lesson and participates in the discussion as if he is in the classroom. Now I'm planning to start using this for my training sessions as I experienced how much effective it is.
reply - Jul 23, 2014
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Ömer Faruk Yavuz
In Turkey as you know, the government gave iPad per everyone who is a student at school. We have all started the use it in our class. Also, there is a smartboard in the class. The iPad's are attached to these smartboards and also they're attached with the teacher's iPad. So, we don't bring so many book from our houses to our schools. That's more comfortably and also more ergonomicly of course.
reply - Jul 21, 2014
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Dyonis Ndungu
I work for the British Council in Sub Saharan Africa and in November 2011, in partnership with Microsoft and MoEs in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana and Nigeria, we started a project called Badiliko - Swahili word for Change/Shift. The projects’ intention was to empower and enable project constituents, from teachers through to education policy makers, to create productive communities for effective, technology-rich teaching and learning. We have established 95 Digital Hubs in primary and Secondary schools in the six countries and a recent impact assessment report shows that teachers allow students search for information to do their assignment or projects. This approach to teaching has the tendency to develop in students the skill of independent research and learning to construct their own knowledge.
reply - Jul 09, 2014
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Frannie Leautier
I have connected a class of Masters students in Paris to students in other cities including Accra, Ouagadougou, Bamako, Arusha and Dar es Salaam where they have learned together in a global classroom setting. We use video links and the participants also communicate with each other on Facebook. The class has been enriched by the real time sharing of perspectives across different cultures and experiences.
reply - Jul 08, 2014
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Teachers can also use technology to organize their classes. I often use Evernote.
reply - Jun 28, 2014
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I am education technology trainer. The role of the educator becomes much more important once technology is introduced in a classroom. Kids have to be taught to focus and at the same time be given the freedom to explore different digital tools. I also recommend my trainees to dedicate some part of their time to use traditional teaching tools like the chalk and board and books and kids can use tablets or computers for exercises.
reply - Jun 26, 2014
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Rana Dajani
Technology has changed the way I teach by employing technology for communication and presentations and storage of knowledge. Technology has also facilitated encouraging student centered learning because the students are better experts in using technology and so can be creative in redefining learning through social media.
reply - Jun 12, 2014
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Technology has allowed my students to reach beyond the walls of our classroom and community to build global connections!
reply - Jun 04, 2014