Better teaching: Technology in schools

Worst practice in ICT use in education 1. Dump hardware in schools, hope for magic to happen
John Hattie rants against the myth of the technology revolution YouTube as part of TED talk
Study: Teachers Love EdTech, They Just Don’t Use It From Katie Lepi at
Professional educators and the evolving role of ICT in schools. A report very critical of the use of ICT in schools

"Claims for how technology can improve educational performance in schools are widespread and
influential yet the research evidence is extremely weak"

The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration Link From
Seven ways technology can benefit schools Link From
Acceptable Use Policies    
Sample Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs) Link From
Interactive Whiteboards    
The long and damaging shadow of Interactive Whiteboards From
My own admission on the ineffectiveness of IWBs in my class Old blog post (2008). Are things different now? Doubt it.
Doubts over effectiveness of hi-tech white boards Text-based from the BBC from 2007
8 Ways To Unlock The Power Of Your Interactive Whiteboard
Somebody's a fan. Includes a list of do's and don'ts.
Interactive whiteboards 1: what the research says From Ian Sheffield
Technology and Feedback    
Delivering Peer Feedback with Google Forms From googleforeducation
The lanschool program
iPads in the classroom Very useful review of a book advising on pitfalls of rolling them out in school. Lots of do's and don'ts
5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) From
ICT: School guidelines and policy    
How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School Food for thought
Sample 'Expected Use Policy' for ICT in schools From Portmarnock Community School
Changing Education Paradigms Famous clip from Ken Robinson. YouTube. 11 mins
What to do when you encounter an issue with your technology Cartoon from xkcd
Internet Safety    
Developing an AUP (Acceptable Usage Policy) From
Internet safety for parents Another one-page summary
Bring your own device (BYOD)    
Nice short post on why it's becoming more popular From
51 tools you can use with BYOD From
Even more comprehensive list From google docs
What BYOD Means for e-Learning From
10 must-have tools for the BYOD classroom Link From
Google Drive    
Three Mind Mapping Tools That Save to Google Drive From
Questionning the Effectiveness of Science Videos YouTube 8 mins
Report writing Very useful template - can copy and paste various documents
How to add questions to YouTube videos Nice idea. From jonathanwylie
Abuse of Technology    
Brigham Young University Student Accused Of Making Failing Grades All A's From
Schoolgirl hacked pupil files From Australia