Technology can certainly help a teacher manage her classroom, or keep track of student progress. And there are students who will benefit from becoming computer experts by taking computer classes. But the most powerful use of technology in schools is when it is a learning tool for students, just like their texts, papers, and pens (well, maybe not just like…)
But to leverage the power of technology for learning, the technology needs to be treated as a tool, and most of the time allocated for the activity needs to focus on the curriculum, while making sure that students still learn what they need to in order to use the technology well.
This series of posts will help you do that well in your own classroom:
- Two Mistakes Teachers Make When Teaching Technology
- “Just In Time” Lessons
- Cheat Sheets
- Kids Teaching Kids