Show Notes – S1E21 – Guest: None
INTRO SOUND BITE
Hello and welcome to this episode of EduTechGuys Radio brought to you by Southwest Arkansas Education Cooperative and Hope Public Schools (Introduce ourselves by name)
State of EdTech Survey – Released this week. Link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B33hL3gd42JPOVc4MUI3Ty1kU2M
Survey completed by Sprint via Dive Brand Studio
173 District officials, principals and teachers surveyed
#1 – 75% say budget limits are main concern
#2 – 54% say inadequate training is next biggest hurdle
#3 – 41% say teachers are resistant to change
41% said they do not believe there is a PLAN for how teachers can use technology in classroom for lessons and curriculum. 33%, however, said their district does have specific plans for edutech.
71% said there should be a department expressly devoted to classroom technology (presume integration).
Nearly 42% said technology was sufficient for computerized testing. 13% said they disagreed or strongly disagreed
When asked about which educational technologies were most beneficial to teaching and student learning, 62% said laptops, 55% said interactive whiteboards. 50% said tablets.
Tech and EduTech Conferences
Discuss SWOW and the others that come up throughout the year
Upcoming guests –
November 11 (next week!!) – Daisy Dyer Duerr, NASSP Digital Principal Award Winner, founder of the ArkEdChat on Twitter, former principal, and edutech leader!
November 18 – Susan Gilley – Google Apps expert, certified trainer
November 25 – Andrea Keller – Previous winner of Texas Computer Education Agency Classroom Teacher of the Year Award. We’ll talk to her about Connected Classrooms along with some of the other things she is up to.
December 16 – Dave Burgess, founder of the Teach like a Pirate movement.
Upcoming appearances –
November 8 – SWOW in Hot Springs
December 2-4 – AESA 30th Annual Conference in New Orleans
March 4-7 – Arkansas Rock City Regional Contest of the FIRST robotics program at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds in Barton Coliseum
Google App Feature of the week
EXTRA CONVERSATION IF TIME ALLOWS:
OUTRO SOUND BITE
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