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National Education Technology Plan – Office of Educational Technology

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2020 National Education Technology Plan

Secretary DeVos is committed to leveraging the power of technology to rethink education and approach student learning in new ways. To support this goal, the Office of Educational Technology is working to update and expand upon the vision presented in the 2017 NETP to ensure its relevance and usefulness based on the policy, funding and social contexts within which digital learning now occurs. The 2020 NETP will incorporate new developments in education technology and share a vision for how schools and districts across the country can continue to use technology to improve equity and opportunity for all students. It will also address infrastructure needs in order for the vision to become a reality.

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22 Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology in Education

The modern classroom has taken several steps forward in its evolution of the learning environment in the past 25 years. Many of the benefits that we have seen in this setting are due to the introduction of new technology options for students. Instead of having a single computer for a class to use or a laboratory environment for the entire school placed in one room, we can now help students learn at their table or desk with items issued to them directly.

Our development of the Internet since 1989 has helped us to include more technological access to information in the modern classroom as well. If you grew up as an 80’s kid, then you had the A/V cart come into your class to watch educational videos and maybe have a snack. Now students get to play interactive learning games, compete against other students, and have their educational statistics tracked

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7 Ways Technology Is Impacting Modern Education

Technology in the classroom can be so much more and so much better than the stereotypical cell phone going off in the middle of class. Technology can actually be a major tool, both in terms of pedagogical resources and in terms of connecting with the younger generations. But how does this work?

The top seven important concepts to understand when examining the use of technology for educational or instructional purposes include:

1) Active engagement with the learning material.
Technology is interactive, and students learn by doing, researching, and receiving feedback. This helps students become passionate about what they are learning. For example, they may study geography using interactive software such as Google Maps or Google Earth, instead of looking at a picture.

2) Use of real-world issues.
This model encourages the use of real-world problems in the classroom. By using the Internet, students can research real issues happening at that

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15 Examples Of New Technology In Education

What latest gadgets and gizmos are going to change your classroom in 2013?

It’s hard to know exactly what will catch on and what won’t, but the following list showcases some of the emerging new technologies, software, and platforms available. With their innovation and practicality, many of these are poised to enter the classroom and change the way students and teachers learn permanently.

15 Examples Of New Technology In Education

1. Flashnotes

Remember the days of doodling on the side of your spiral notebook while you tried to take copious notes from your boring biology teacher? Would you be more motivated if you knew that your notes would not only give you an edge on the exam, but could also earn you a bit of cash?

Flashnotes allows students to upload their lecture notes and sell them to other students who need more help or resources. The rating system allows

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Technology in Education: An Overview

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In this 2015 photo, third grader Iyana Simmons works on a coding exercise at Michael Anderson School in Avondale, Ariz.

In this 2015 photo, third grader Iyana Simmons works on a coding exercise at Michael Anderson School in Avondale, Ariz.

—Nick Cote for Education Week

Technology is everywhere in education: Public schools in the United States now provide at least one computer for every five students. They spend more than $3 billion per year on digital content. Led by the federal government, the country is in the midst of a massive effort to make affordable high-speed Internet and free online teaching resources available to even the most rural and remote schools. And in 2015-16, for the first time, more state standardized tests for the elementary and middle grades will be administered via technology than by paper and pencil.

To keep up with what’s changing (and what isn’t), observers must know where to look.

There’s the booming ed-tech industry, with corporate titans and small startups alike vying

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Computer Education Programs | PCC

Credit & Degree

Courses for those interested in earning a degree or majoring in computing. Our credit classes can be taken individually or in pursuit of a degree.

Training and Certification
Training & Certification

For the curious and the professional. Our non-credit training classes vary from introductory concepts to highly technical, industry recognized certifications.

Non-Credit computer classes
Non-Credit Classes

Community Education offers a wide range of non-credit computer classes. Join us for fun, or to learn a valuable new skill.

Find courses on a particular computer topic

To find the individual computer classes offered each term, use our class schedule. Just key in the topics that interest you, for example, “Internet”, and you’ll find both credit and non-credit classes related to that topic. Listed below are a few to get you started. You can also narrow your search by choosing specific class days, locations and more in the advanced search:

Or, choose your path

At PCC,

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