Educators of America would like to take a moment to recognize all of the donors who contributed to our GivingTuesday Fundraiser. With your generosity and kindness, over $2,000 was raised to help provide access to students who are in need of education technology to continue learning in today’s school environment.
In an unprecedented year, the largest global generosity movement reports an unprecedented showing of giving, kindness, and connection by millions of people worldwide. GivingTuesday reports total giving increased from $1.97 billion to $2.47 billion in the United States alone, representing a 25% increase compared to GivingTuesday 2019. Read more here.
It’s in the small acts of generosity that we’re going to put the world back together, not the way it was, but the way we want it to be.
We cannot thank you enough for being part of this movement.
The following media were captured during 2019 across Western New York and the Sub-Saharan African nation of Namibia. The Connected Series is a sequence of photographs and videos that were taken to showcase moments of openness, collaboration, joy, empathy, and genuine connection among participating students. The purpose of the Connected Series was to raise funds to bring one additional school in Western New York into the BCB Program; to incorporate more students and teachers who can experience the power of connection with international peers.
“Most of my important lessons about life have come from recognizing how others from a different culture view things” — Edgar H. Schein
A word that can excite or enrage a teacher.
The weighing of potential benefits of using technology in the classroom versus the risks and consequences is something that teachers, professors, parents, students, and policymakers have been discussing for years. As classrooms, schools, and educational organizations increasingly incorporate technology, the debate has gotten much more popular and far more intense.
The biggest statements regarding technology are:
It improves student engagement, allows experiments in pedagogies, and improves technology literacy.
It fosters cheating and opens more opportunities for distraction during classes.
So, looking ahead to 2020, what are the pros and cons of technology in the classroom? And better yet, what’s the final verdict?
We came across an excellent pro and cons list on a blog post created by Top Hat; which we believe does a fantastic job detailing why the pros outweigh the cons and how the cons can be overcome. Check out the link below to read more!
We’d love to hear your opinion on technology in the classroom and better yet if you believe you need professional training in incorporating education technology further into your curriculum or are in need of basic edtech training, don’t hesitate to reach out to us!