Best Practices in Education Technology- white paper

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This white paper offers some interesting insights into the use of technology to support learning in the classroom. It makes for an interesting read because it examones the use of technolgy in a rather “holistic’ fashion. The question is, how do we use technology to not only enhance our current teaching practices but also to provide authentic innovation? Also, how do we measure this in order to know that what we are doing is making a difference? I liked the following quote but follow the link (placed after the quote) to have a read of the entire report.

“Use of leading-edge technology in education often focuses on simple amplification

 

of existing learning and teaching activities. However, the case studies indicate that

 

the use of technology in education is broadening its scope and developing a wider

 

effectiveness. Leading developments are challenging traditional school structures,

 

both in terms of where and when learning takes place and also how it is supported

 

and funded.”

http://www.cisco.com/web/strategy/docs/education/CiscoEdBestPracticesWhitePaper-D2_V1.pdf

http://www.cisco.com/go/education    Check out the home page. Some excellent reading is on offer – “hmm” moments 🙂

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About Kate Pill

I am a Secondary School teacher who is passionate about developing students' ability to answer the "who, what, when, why, how, what if and what next" questions over the course of their learning. A "mature starter" (read as - late!) to the teaching game, I am still developing my IT street smarts. This blog will chart my own journey through the metacognition landscape as I facilitate my students' understanding of not only WHAT they are learning but HOW they are learning it. Wish me luck!

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