A recent survey of American college students and faculty finds that the overwhelming majority feel that technology is critical to their ability to study -- from 100% of the engineering majors, down to 73% of the liberal arts majors report they simply can't succeed without it. And yet fewer than one-third report that these technologies are sufficiently integrated into their academic work. Why?
How do teachers become tech experts in software programs they want to use with their students? They don't hesitate to dive into the programs and experiment with them, they test what the programs can do, and if they need help, they know that most of the time, they can find it online.
Want to create more offer digital opportunities in your teaching? Start with your syllabus, look for digital opportunities, and then find the software and hardware to enable their integration into your course.
In my travels around the country and the world, I have learned what the successful schools do technically that make them good places in which to teach and to learn. I call these the seven habits of highly successful schools.
This article provides some ideas and tips that will help you take full advantage of digital video capture, storage, and analysis technologies to improve the preparation and continued professional development of teachers. It describes a process to plan, capture, edit, analyze, and store video clips of teachers at work.