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Professional development in educational technology remains a top priority. Yet, implementing effective and successful professional development continues to be a challenge, requiring proper planning, buy-in from teachers, time and money. The “How to Make Teacher Professional Development Work” infographic provides tips and data for improving professional development learning outcomes.
On just about any list of the qualities every 21st-century learner must possess, digital literacy sits near the top. However, figuring out how to successfully integrate meaningful lessons that promote digital literacy often has teachers and school districts struggling with a host of questions, including, “Which types of devices and applications should students be using, and how should they be using them?”
Gaggle is excited to announce that it has been named a winner of the T&L Stellar Service Awards. These awards were established to honor the great achievements in customer care and satisfaction in the edtech industry, providing another look at what influences buying decisions.
Schools that use great technology, such as Google Apps for Education or Office 365, will continue to need a way to assure that students are safe using these educational tools. The inherent safety controls provided by Google and Microsoft often are not enough, requiring teachers and administrators to monitor email queues and logs and spending time they simply don’t have.
Educational technology has undoubtedly expanded learning opportunities for K-12 students. The integration of mobile devices in the classroom has granted students access to an abundance of web-based learning tools meant to not only engage students in learning, but also provide them with an individualized learning experience that enables them to learn at their own pace.