The field of educational technology is full of tools that teachers can use with just one device, making it possible and equitable to integrate tech tools in your class. No, it’s not just using tech for the sake of using tech- all of these tools have the power to significantly impact your instruction.
This article was written specifically for high school students and those who teach them. Teachers, you should not be solely teaching students the content of your course. Consider teaching them tech and digital citizenship skills that transcend the walls of your classroom. They may not remember who Hammurabi is in four years (sorry, it’s true) […]
Technology as an instructional tool can be especially powerful when used to conduct formative assessments since it has the ability to provide feedback instantly. Feedback must be timely, personalized, and specific in order for it to truly transform our classrooms.
In the past three years, I’ve seen some common themes emerge for teachers giving reasons why they choose not to embrace technology as an instructional tool in their classroom.
I will not give them power over my learning anymore. I am the only one responsible for finding meaning in professional learning. Me. Not an administrator, a state legislator, my current boss, or even my current professors. Me. I am the only one responsible for my professional learning by relating concepts to my life, interests, and lifting up other like minded educators. And learning from those who I respectfully disagree with.