Digital tools can transform, not just replicate, the teaching and learning experience
Commentary: The SAMR and TPACK models of technology implementation can help schools as they transition to using more digital tools.
By EdScoop Staff MAY 8, 2018 2:37 PM
In a recent edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, library department chair at New Canaan High School in Connecticut, reviewed these models and discussed apps that can take teaching, learning and reading to the next level.
The SAMR model determines the level of technology integration of a tool: substitution, which doesn’t add value; augmentation, which adds a few features with only a little improvement; modification, which redesigns some structures; and redefinition, which allows the creation of new tasks and is the ultimate learning goal. Transformation in how educators are teaching and how students are understanding content happens in the modification and redefinition parts of the model.
MackinVIA’s Classroom allows educators to create a collection of digital content for students; build assignment around it; and share the collection, or an individual book, with the classroom. Students can also highlight text, make annotations, and save these to Google Drive.
Emerging Tech for Schools and Libraries is a free professional learning community where school librarians, teachers, and administrators can explore all the ways to integrate technology and 21st century learning into school library programs.
more on the SAMR model in this IMS blog
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ELI Online Event | eXtended Reality (XR): How AR, VR, and MR Are Extending Learning Opportunities
May 22 and 24, 2018 | 12:00 noon – 3:35 p.m. ET
Over the past year, interest in eXtended reality (XR) technologies (such as virtual, augmented, immersive, and mixed reality) has surged. New and more affordable XR technologies, along with voice activation and sophisticated visual display walls, provide promising directions and opportunities to immerse learners in the curriculum, offering deeper and more vivid learning experiences and extending the learning environment. But what’s the curricular reality with respect to these technologies? What is hype and what is substance? Specifically:
- What practical applications do “XR technologies” have for teaching, learning, and research?
- How are these technologies being applied to engage learners as consumers and creators of XR experiences?
- What evidence is there to support XR technologies as effective tools in the learning environment?
- How can these technologies be integrated into learning spaces?
- What are the ethical questions we should consider as we explore XR?
more on artificial intelligence in this IMS blog
more on augmented reality in this IMS blog
Ad-free Facebook? Would you pay for it?
spoofing” and is a common, illegal tactic to get people to answer robocalls, which are illegal in the U.S. unless you have asked to be put on a call list.
Robocalls are the top complaint at the Federal Communications Commission, with more than 4.5 million in 2017, up from 3.4 million in 2016.
One way to cut down on unwanted calls is to put your phone number on the National Do Not Call Registry.
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Why the Best Storytellers Achieve the Most Brand Awareness
People aren’t interested in logos, but they will stop what they are doing to hear a good story.
the power of storytelling
. Which allows brands to be more memorable and build more meaningful connections with the audience.
Every business website has an “About” page. Most businesses fill this page with boring stats and statements when they should be using it to tell their story.
According to a case study by HBR, making an emotional connection with your audience is much more important than customer satisfaction.
Getting your customers to share their own stories, also known as brand-driven storytelling, is a powerful approach that can increase your authority and brand awareness at the same time.
more on digital storytelling in this IMS blog