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Technological Issues in Education - Chapter Summary
Our bite-sized lessons offer a well-rounded overview of various technological issues that occur in education. Review the lessons to examine how to use social media in the classroom, the relationship between technology and bullying in schools and more. Once you've finished this chapter, you will be able to:
- Outline the history of technology in the classroom and education
- Share advantages and disadvantages of online learning in the K-12 classroom
- Define and discuss the history of distance learning
- List educational technology trends teachers should know
- Identify and describe ethical guidelines for technology use in schools
- Explain how to identify and prevent plagiarism in online learning
- Describe how to bridge the digital divide in education
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1. The History of Technology in Education
In this lesson, we are going to look at technology in education and how it has changed over the past 40 years. We'll look at the earliest forms of technology, where we are today, and what technology will look like in the future.
2. History of Technology in the Classroom
This lesson traces the history of educational media and technology in the classroom. For example, we'll discuss the major inventions and milestones of the past 200 years, as well as how they may pave the wave for classroom technology in the future.
3. Online Learning in the K-12 Classroom: Advantages & Disadvantages
Online learning is a popular educational trend that has been around for longer than you think! While it began in colleges it has quickly become a major source of learning for K-12 students nationwide. Read more to learn about online learning.
4. What Is Distance Education? - Definition & History
While very popular today, distance education has been helping people access learning for centuries. Read on to learn how to define distance education and how it has evolved over time.
5. Educational Technology Trends: What Teachers Should Know
Educational technology is becoming incredibly important in the classroom and to student learning in general. This lesson will detail some of the trends of educational technology so that you can best implement this technology into your own classroom.
6. Using Social Media in the Classroom
Social media has become second nature to today's learners, so why not use it in the classroom? This lesson provides an overview of social media and explains how it can be used to enhance student learning.
7. Ethical Guidelines for Technology Use in Schools
Technology is gradually revolutionizing the classroom. However, it also comes with certain risks. Learn about some of the ethical concerns around the use of technology in schools, and what to consider when developing guidelines.
8. Technology & Bullying in Schools
In this lesson, you'll learn how technology is used in school bullying. After the lesson, you'll be able to describe what cyberbullying is, how it becomes a problem, and interventions the school can take to prevent and mediate bullying situations.
9. Identifying & Preventing Plagiarism in Online Learning
Plagiarism has always been an issue for teachers. In an online learning environment, however, it is even more common. Read on for strategies on how to identify and prevent plagiarism.
10. Bridging the Digital Divide in Education
In this lesson, we will look at the issues posed by the digital divide that many teachers face in their classrooms, including strategies for finding technology to use in the classroom, and how to thoughtfully incorporate technology into lessons.
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