These are some suggestions to get you started. Check out Matt Miller and Catlin Tucker and Kasey Bell and other educators who are sharing how they use technology in the classroom. Move towards having your activities and lessons online, but do not feel you need to be paperless tomorrow. First, develop a mindset around what digital can do for you. Actively find ideas you can try, one at a time.
This EdSurge article highlights that only using digital tools for remediation and drill practice has a negative impact on student achievement and engagement. The article lists some specific tips for using technology in a more effective way.
Often times when we hear the phrase “21st century” prefixed to the noun student our thinking goes straight to technology and digital media. We make technology a pivot around which revolves learning when in fact technology is only a means to an end. Equating 21st century education with digital know-how per se is a blatant fallacy.
An engineering academic who has urged his students to use their smart phones before during and after class will be among 12 dedicated University of the Sunshine Coast staff to receive USCs 2014 Advanc...
Universities are facing major disruption. Technology and availability of material are constantly changing, forcing teaching and learning to do the same.
Traditional tertiary structures need to adapt, become flexible, and innovate if they are to survive.
Critical to this shift is the niche focuses Learning Innovation Week will cover, for each has a crucial role in propelling teaching and learning forward, developing strategy, encouraging innovation and changing the game when it comes to education.
The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when everyone,and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. A framework for making decisions about your teaching is provided, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching.The book enables teachers and instructors to help students develop the knowledge and skills they will need in a digital age: not so much the IT skills, but the thinking and attitudes to learning that will bring them success. [Scroll down for list of contents] Book release date (final version): 1 April 2015
Here is an interesting visual that has been making rounds online.The Pencil Metaphor outlines 6 types of how people react to technology. This work reminds me of Rogers theory of Diffusion of Innovation which I covered in a post I published two years ago. Rogers classified people into 5 categories based on their propensity to adopt a specific innovation. These are: Innovators, early adopters, early majority, late majority, and laggards.
Similarly, the Pencil Metaphor draws on how people respond to technology to classify them into six categories:
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