EdTech News Sunday, May 13 Virtual reality, , Instructional strategies & more…

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What’s new?

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What Are the Drawbacks of Using Virtual Reality in K-12 Schools?

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  • Virtual reality is a hot topic in K-12 education, and many futurists are calling it the next big thing in edtech.
  • As an adult, I have used virtual reality, and while its amazing, its still not the same as experiencing something firsthand, alongside actual human beings.
  • When you are using virtual reality software or apps, if they malfunction, the students learning experience is over.
  • Virtual reality and other edtech devices affect the frontal cortex, the section of the brain that controls impulses and execution, in the same way, that heroin does.
  • Under-resourced districts, which overwhelmingly enroll low-income students would not be able to purchase virtual reality devices.

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Society Trusts (and Expects a Lot From) Teachers. Why?

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  • Parents expect teachers to do a good job in teaching and influencing their children and expect their children to obey and respect teachers.
  • Even though the public may not agree completely about what should be taught, there is general agreement that teachers should be held accountable for promoting student learning.
  • As a teacher, youll be expected to understand and adjust to various student characteristics, such as student background, learning styles, and attitude toward education, to carry out your teaching responsibilities.
  • As a teacher, youll be expected to have a deep understanding of a wide range of instructional strategies, curriculum materials, classroom management techniques, and educational technologies, and the ability to incorporate these into the learning environment.
  • To achieve this, youll need to draw effectively from a wide selection of instructional strategies and resources to promote student learning.

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What Does the Average Online College Student Look Like?

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  • After all, what does the average online college student really look like?
  • If youve ever wondered what the average online college student looks like these days, here are a few key indicators that many of them have in common.
  • Some online learning institutions would estimate that approximately seventy percent of the students enrolled are women, many of whom are in their early to mid-thirties.
  • While there are countless online degree programs available, the majority of students are currently seeking a health or business degree online.
  • The online college student isnt as much of a mystery as we have often been led to believe.

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Best Practices for a Digital Device Rollout

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  • Fortunately, plenty of school districts are already paving the way for the best practices in a digital device rollout.
  • According to some, the success of a digital device rollout will ultimately depend on the collaboration between your departments.
  • Overall, this could be the most beneficial way to start a digital device rollout in the modern school district.
  • Rolling out the usage of new digital devices in a school system can be a real challenge.
  • Preparation is truly the key to creating a successful device rollout in your school.

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Is STEM education working, especially for women?

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  • Coined in the 1990s by the National Science Foundation, the acronym is applied to any curricula, event, policy or education program addressing Science, Technology, Engineering or Math.
  • Examples of practices include maximizing access to and use of relevant, high quality resources that can raise awareness of and break down access barriers for females interested in STEM courses and careers, and provide collaborative opportunities for teachers to enable sustained development of improved practices.
  • While males and females show similar interest in math and science, males are three times more likely to pursue STEM careers.
  • Women make up 47% of the general workforce in the US, but hold only 2% of the Science and Engineering jobs.
  • Female science careers cluster in social sciences, and biological and medical areas (about 50%) but average much less than 25% in computer and mathematical sciences, and engineering.

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