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7 Digital Learning Theories and Models You Should Know

Knowing these digital learning theories and models can boost your instruction. Digital learning approaches consider what students are currently doing online and allow teachers to design curricula to help students gain the digital skills they need to thrive in a digitally connected world. By Erik Ofgang, Shelly Terrell Sept 2022  learn more

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Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences

Throughout the history of education, there have been many attempts to define the concept of intelligence and how it could be measured. Howard Gardner defines intelligence as ‘’the capacity to solve problems or to fashion products that are valued in one or more cultural setting’’ (Gardner & Hatch, 1989). Gardener showed that there are several…  learn more

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ISTE Standards

Transforming education requires everyone to rethink how we teach and learn. The ISTE Standards can be used as a guide or blueprint for educators and education leaders to re-engineer their schools and classrooms for digital age learning no matter where they fall on the journey to meaningful, effective ed tech integration. ISTE has standards for…  learn more

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National Educational Technology Plan (NETP)

The National Education Technology Plan is the flagship educational technology policy document for the U.S. While acknowledging the continuing need to provide greater equity of access to technology itself, the plan goes further to call upon all involved in American education to ensure equity of access to transformational learning experiences enabled by technology.  learn more

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R.A.T. Model

What is RAT? RAT is an assessment framework for understanding technology’s role in teaching, learning and curricular practices, originally developed for PK-12 education, but it has been applied in higher education, especially in pre-service teacher education. The original purpose of the RAT framework was to introduce it as a self-assessment for preservice and inservice teachers…  learn more

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SAMR and Bloom's

I feel teachers need to both create tasks that target the higher-order cognitive skills (Bloom's) as well as design tasks that have a significant impact on student outcomes (SAMR). A visual to illustrate that follows. Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything  learn more

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The Invisible Technology Integration Matrix

On the surface, the TIM looks pretty simple. There are five characteristics of effective learning environments: Active, Collaborative, Constructive, Authentic, and Goal-Directed. And there are five levels of technology integration ranging from the Entry to the Transformation level. by Roy Winkelman | Jun 3, 2019 | Teaching and Learning with Technology    learn more