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    The Hour of Code

    Computer technology has been around for as long as this generation can remember. Although many use a computer on a daily basis, only a few actually know how to program one. Many people, including US President Obama, believe that for a promising future the world needs programmers, not just users. The Hour of Code The Hour of Code is an introductory tutorial to Computer Science that lasts for an hour. The one-hour coding tutorial may be divided into multiple sessions or extend beyond an hour. With the belief that every student should have an opportunity to learn Computer Science, the Code.org founder started organizing the Hour of Code. It is…

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    Skills a Modern Day Teacher Should Have

    The birth of educational technology has caused a tidal wave of changes in the academe. Many programs are now being implemented in schools, such as “Bring Your Own Device” and 1:1 technology classrooms. A lot of technical jargon is now being used, which tends to make a lot of teachers feel overwhelmed. What skills should a teacher have to effectively handle the modern day classroom? Read on below and learn. The Ability to Form Strong and Genuine Relationships Expand your professional network. Get to know your colleagues and students beyond their name, both online and offline. If you feel that a person can contribute to your growth as a teacher,…

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    Using Twitter in Classrooms

    One characteristic of modern educators is that they are very adaptable. That is why nothing is surprising when educators use social media in their classrooms. Teachers around the world have managed to effectively integrate the microblogging site, Twitter, into education. If you are in search of ways of using Twitter in the classroom, you came to the right place! Read on to learn ways to maximize Twitter for educational purposes. Means of Communication  Twitter is a cheap and easy way to post announcements. Teachers and students alike can use Twitter in posting assignments, due dates, and other reminders. You can even use it to post review questions and summaries of…

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    Top 3 Ways Technology Can Improve Education

    Technology has been a useful tool in improving education in many countries around the world. Though some people are not satisfied with what technology has brought to education, it is undisputable that technological integration is an important part of modern education. In fact, the use of modern technologies has created a big impact on education per se and has touched the lives of millions of students and teachers. There are certain problems, in education, that technology can solve, including problems that concern students with disabilities and urban students, as well as the low rate of high school graduates. In some ways, technology can help to solve these problems. Here are…

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    Ways to be a Proactive Advocate of EdTech

    When used appropriately, technology can greatly assist in preparing students for their life beyond K-12 education. Despite the claims that investing in education technology is expensive or the fact that there is a growing frequency of problems regarding the social media use of young students, education technology truly creates an impact on the lives of students every day if properly used. If you are a teacher in a school where education technology is seen in a bad light, there are some things that you can do to be a proactive advocate of EdTech. We have listed a few ways through which you can be a proactive advocate of EdTech below.…