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    2. What does "educational technology" mean to you?

    It means the ability to use different kinds of technology in the educational system. Being able to utilize all these gadgets that we currently own and use mostly to play games in an educational setting in such a way that we ( teachers and students) will be learning a great deal while still having fun.

    The role of technology in education has evolved over the 20+ years I have served in public schools in Michigan. As a former classroom teacher, technology director, high school principal, and now superintendent, I have witnessed first hand the opportunity that technology provides in impacting the delivery of instruction and how students can demonstrate what they have learned. The focus needs to be on learning and not on the technology. The real impact in our classrooms is when teachers and administrators develop a deep understanding of instructional design and have access to a variety of technology resources with technical and instructional support.

    Integrating technology with coursework for a richer experience.

    Any technology that enhances the learning process

    "Educational technology" is a way to use current technology to enhance the learning of students whether that is via iPads, computers, SmartBoards, CD players, or iPods. It is just another way connect students with learning.

    Using technology to teach concepts.

    Tech tools used for education

    NOTE: Responses that violated the Terms of Service for the EdTech Work Group Facebook page were removed.

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    2. What does "educational technology" mean to you?

    It means being knowledgeable enough to use technology to enhance one's teaching or profession. It also denotes an understanding of what is available to educators based on the subjects they teach.

    "Educational technology" means ANY technology that supports instruction and learning in pre-K-12 schools. This includes, but is not limited to, computer hardware, software, and networks, as well as AV equipment--digital projectors, document cameras, sound systems, still and video cameras, DVD, CD, and VHS players, TVs, connecting cables, electrical outlets and charging stations, batteries, data storage devices (USBs, external hard drives, "cloud" servers, disks), white boards and/or smart boards, cell phones, tablets, laptops, and any other information storage/retrieval/creation devices. It also encompasses a broad range of software for information search, storage, organization, communication, creation, etc. that supports student learning, as well as administrative tasks of teachers and school administrators.

    It's a welcomed necessity.

    Teaching students how to be a 21st century digital citizen. It involves not just how to use specific software tools but also how to navigate the web in a safe and responsible manner.

    Technology that aids in student learning and achievement.

    Input/output devices, computers, tablets, projectors and other items that are used in the process of delivering or teaching education.

    incorporating technology into academic stiuations that allow both students and teachers to explore, weave and use technology in ways that help improve a cirriculum beyond using access technology as just a simple research and entertainment tool.

    It means a form of technology that enhances the education process of each student.

    Using technology tools to enhance tecahing and learning,

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    2. What does "educational technology" mean to you?

    1. The use of computers and other software/hardware to improve student achievement. 2. Providing students with skills necessary to be successful in the world of work, higher education, and personal applications. 3. Using technology to teach students about career readiness and career opportunities related to technology based applications, i.e. keyboarding, data base, spreadsheets, presentations, web design, programming, and computer aided design. 4. Teaching students to be model digital citizens, and understand the impact of their actions related to technology and social networks. 5. Creating critical thinkers. Students make decisions about the best software to use to accomplish a task, and how to use multiple applications for completing projects.

    Technolgy that help students understand how the world works. Technoloy that enable the teachers, administrators and staff to communicate with Parents, students and educational stakeholders.

    Educational technology is the application of appropriate information age tools that help facilitating learning, improve performance and assist teachers and students in their work to develop competitive 21st century skills. It is anything that allows us to take advantage of the opportunities posed by technology to enhance and deepen student learning; to improve the quality and availability of our learning experiences and often, to radically change how we teach and learn.

    The use of a wide range of types of technology in any educational setting; elementary/secondary/higher education/corporate or even at home.

    Supplementing face to face, hands on learning with a tool that has been designed to make information more accessible. This can be as simple as a calculator or a website to a more complicated scenario like students designing their own video or interactive devices like IPads.

    It means using technology such as laptops, Ipads, Clickers, Chrome Books, cellular devices,....to enhance student's learning experience.

    Technology (computers, tablets, projectors, etc.) used by students and teachers in school, which enhance learning

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    2. What does "educational technology" mean to you?

    I think I have a different perspective on ed tech than most. In my role, I am primarily interested in technology as it relates to collecting, storing, analyzing, and reporting on student academic performance. I would like to answer the rest of this survey from this perspective...

    Incorporating technology so that students can learn the way the "real world" operates.

    Equipment that is intended to enhance the educational experience.

    Using technology to research information, find images, look for studies. It is absolutely not a way to totally deliver curriculum. You need the teacher to facilitate the learning. It is also not a substitute for a science lab. I have viewed some of the science labs that are online, and I want to scream because of all the learning that is NOT occurring. The teacher needs to interact with the student. The student needs to touch, smell, and feel the equipment and science materials that are being used.

    Educational Technology refers to technology for the purpose of enhancing, supporting, and augmenting educational opportunities for students.

    Any supports the student needs to be successful within his/her curriculumn. Low tech to high tech

    Digital Media - more digital text books and materials for students. Wi-Fi should be a standard in all schools. Educational technology means learning basic programming in elementary and offering more advanced classes as the students' interest and skills set increase.

    Ability to utilize devices of all types to seek information and communicate. Devices can also be used to learn through digital science experiments, videos, math demonstrations, and reading. I feel that many of our schools are far too strict with electronics, which makes children feel like they need to sneak around to use phones and devices. If schools made electronic devices the norm, children would be less likely to feel the need to sneak them out all the time.

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    2. What does "educational technology" mean to you?

    A tool that can make the learning process come alive! Technology accelerates learning when applied appropriately. Very important to understand that adding technology to the classroom without a fundamental change in the culture of teaching and learning will not lead to significant improvement.

    Technology that can be used to make learning more engaging and interactive for students. It has the power to make learning a more collaborative experience and more personalized to the learner.

    Educational technology means any device or application that facilitates learning and provides resources for students, staff, and parents. It could be assisitve technology, an app for a student with autism or other learning disability, or something that aides staff in their daily tasks.

    Technology that is used to enhance the learning experience of students rather than to replace the interaction with the teacher or other more traditional teaching tools.

    Integration of technology both for and with students in every aspect of our day.

    The use of technological tools to enhance teaching and learning in ways that cannot be accomplished by any other means.

    The use of technology tools to improve teaching and learning. The primary goal is not learning about technology but learning with technology through its integration into district curriculum.

    Use of technology with PreK - 12 students to assist them with learning experiences, research, etc; Use of technology for teachers (and future teachers) to assist them in their teaching, in role as teacher as researcher, in working with families and with documenting and sharing children's learning.

    Educational technology means using technology to improve learning. Not all technology will do this. For example, calculator use in early elementary may not be an appropriate use of technology since the students need to develop number sense and understand the operations, not just get the answer.

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    2. What does