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Using the SAMR Model to Assess Your School’s Technology Use

The SAMR Model Explained Bringing technology into a school exemplifies progress. However, such a move is only the first of many if the school wants to truly advance their academic programming with technology in the classroom. One way of evaluating the use of technology in the classroom is with the SAMR Model. Created by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, the SAMR Model is a tool that [...]

How Our Coaches Approach Working with Teachers

Instructional Technology Coaches can be seen as powerful change agents in schools. They can inspire educators to push beyond traditional pedagogical practices, redefine their instructional approaches, and ignite (or reignite) a passion for teaching. The instructional technology coaches at Knowing Technologies have created this list of “helpful tips” from their experiences at different K12 schools. Know Your Audience Coaches must have a strong understanding [...]

December 27, 2016|For Educators|

5 Tips for Selecting a Learning Management System (LMS) for Your School

For those who are new to the LMS scene, learning management systems have pervaded the higher education sector for over fifteen years, and have most recently found their place in the K12 setting. What schools are most interested in, as it pertains to learning management systems, is a single shared ecosystem that unifies educators, students, and parents. When schools begin their preliminary research in [...]

December 27, 2016|For Administrators, For Tech Dept.|

How Knowing Technologies Transformed My Instructional Approach

Before the Technology Coaching Program, I knew little about using technology in the classroom.  My general computer skills were minimal, my understanding of the breadth of educational technology was limited, and my repertoire of instructional strategies--linked to technology--was almost non-existent. I didn’t know how to use Google Calendar or, really, the Google suite of options at all. Organizing my drive was a vague and [...]

December 27, 2016|For Administrators, For Educators, For Tech Dept.|

Our Instructional Technology Coaching Program in Action

Our Instructional Technology Coaching Program is composed of multiple phases that will extend through an entire academic year. This article is intended to explain the structure of the program once the school year has begun. If you haven’t had a chance to read the initial phase of the program. Please be sure to check it out![/vc_column_text][divider line_type="No Line" custom_height="30"][vc_column_text]Once the school year begins, the [...]

August 28, 2015|For Administrators, For Educators|
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