A summit hosted by the Foundation for Excellence in Education was held earlier this week in Washington, D.C. to discuss the U.S. education system. Among all topics presented, one in which figures from all political parties and CEO’s from prominent U.S. corporations agreed on was that technology was not utilized enough in the classroom.
There is no doubt that technology has made its way into the classroom. New forms of education technology have changed the way that students learn and interact with one another in the classroom. The roles of teachers and administers have also benefited from education technology. The following list details a few tools that school administrators may want to make sure are in their classrooms. “These technologies can enable educators to improve communications, enhance student learning, control costs, manage Internet access in the classroom, and more.”
iGotITtoo, a charity that works to bring technology education, training, and resources to underprivileged communities, just received a $250,000 donation from Google, Inc. Charitable Giving Fund of the Tides Foundation to assist in expansion and implementation of its mission. The organization is “dedicated to ending digital inequality in economically underserved communities throughout New York.”
Scantron sheets and No. 2 pencils may soon become a thing of the past. Schools around the world are doing away with traditional forms of student assessment in favor of online exams, which offer a level of interactivity and visualization that cannot be achieved with a pencil and paper.