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What is School? Navigating The Sea Of Educational Technology

This week #whatisschool takes a look at the wide open seas of Educational Technology.

I am excited to be back moderating this week after a week away keynoting a conference in Sydney, Australia and running workshops in some Sydney schools. I am VERY excited about this week’s chat!

In a 2012 PEW Report Judy Buchanan, deputy director of the National Writing Project said,

“The Internet is changing the very nature of how teachers engage in their profession and collaborate with one another.  The key moving forward is to ensure that all educators have equal access to the vast resources available online, and the encouragement and training to use them in groundbreaking ways.”

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While EdTech has become an essential instructional tool for many educators around the globe, the discussion between supporters citing increased student-teacher productivity and critics who question the effectiveness noting gaps in instructional ability and availability for student in-home use, has also heated up.  So how do you get past all the bells and whistles to integrate really meaningful technology into your lesson plans?

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This week #whatisschool explores the groundbreaking hits and misses of Educational Technology and looks toward future trends in a rapidly changing market that earned $4.4 trillion in 2013, with e-learning accounting for a $91 billion chunk of that.

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Join the conversation on Thursday 19 March at 7pm EDT (Thursday 11pm GMT, Friday 9am AEST, 12pm NZT, 7am Singapore) as we discuss What Is School? #whatisschool

How do you navigate the sea of Educational Technology?

Questions #whatisschool, March 19, 2015 7PM EDT

Q1)  Is Educational Technology essential for success in your classroom?

Q2) Which technologies have you integrated with great success or failure?

Q3)  What favourite apps have you used to enhance your teaching and learning programs?

Q4) How can technology be integrated with real world learning or critical thinking applications?

Q5) How can you get buy-in and teach others to effectively use and navigate EdTech trends?

Q6) How can you and your students help each other create an effective EdTech program?

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Craig Kemp

Craig Kemp

I am a passionate Head of Educational Technology at a large International School in Singapore. I am a lifelong learner, dream creator and thought leader. I love to inspire others and find inspiration. Co-founder of #whatisschool, #asiaED edchats and #pubPD.

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