Ch 9: Trends in Educational Technology

About This Chapter

In these lessons, you will refresh your knowledge of the trends that are seen in educational technology. Use this chapter to delve deeper into what you already know about educational technology trends and maybe acquire some new information that will help your classroom.

Trends in Education Technology - Chapter Summary

Get familiar with the trends in educational technology again as you progress through the lessons in this chapter. Let our instructors reinforce what you know about educational technology. These lessons present the following material to you:

  • Current trends in educational technology
  • Learning management systems
  • The future technology in classrooms

Reinforce your retention of the material by taking our lesson quizzes and chapter test. They are designed to give you immediate feedback so that you can focus on areas you need to work on still. If at any point you are unsure or stuck on a concept, you can reach out to our instructors and ask them any questions you may have.

How It Helps

  • Identify trends: You will identify specific trends that are seen in classrooms that promote efficiency.
  • Apply skills: You can refresh your knowledge of a system that you can use to help your students excel.
  • Think ahead: By thinking about the technology that will be present in the future, you can think about how best to prepare for those changes.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Discover the technology trends that are present in the classroom
  • Study the details of a learning management system and how you can implement the system in your classroom
  • Take a look at the future of technology in the classroom

5 Lessons in Chapter 9: Trends in Educational Technology
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Educational Technology Trends: What Teachers Should Know

1. 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.

What is a Learning Management System (LMS)?

2. What is a Learning Management System (LMS)?

In this lesson, we will define what a Learning Management System is, speak in detail about the many things that a Learning Management System can do, and describe what you can do with particular features of a LMS.

Future Technology in the Classroom

3. Future Technology in the Classroom

Future technology will ultimately move students outside classroom walls. No learners will be bound by physical address or time of day, and experiential learning will be the rule, not the exception. The possibilities are limitless.

Using iPads in the Classroom

4. Using iPads in the Classroom

More and more schools are introducing tablets like iPads into the classroom. This has huge benefits, but must be done carefully. Check out some of these ideas and tips for using iPads in the classroom effectively.

What is Gamification in Education? - Definition, Research & Strategies

5. What is Gamification in Education? - Definition, Research & Strategies

Do you have unengaged, unmotivated students? Consider gamifying your classroom. Games are one motivator that almost all students respond to. Read on to learn some methods for incorporating gamification into your classroom.

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