These days, students and teachers are regularly using technology in mathematics classrooms for a variety of purposes: for problem solving, to visualize representations, to model mathematics, to represent data, to collaborate, and to practice procedural fluency and get immediate feedback on their understanding. These technology
When I reflect upon the arc of my education career, I can’t help but feel deep gratitude for the tremendous privilege and responsibility it has been to teach and lead K-12 students. It’s an even greater privilege and responsibility to teach current and future teachers
Wouldn’t it be great to double academic achievement with digital tools in our schools? The challenge it seems, when it comes to educational technology use in our schools, is to differentiate authentic impact evidence from hoopla. I’ve only just returned from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2018 conference, where I was confronted with this challenge at nearly every turn.
In fact, much of the evidence-free rhetoric I heard reminded me of a prediction made by
Students tend to avoid subjects where they’re not likely to succeed. When you think about it, the reasoning is pretty obvious: failure is difficult and damaging to the ego. That’s why I believe that every student should be exposed to computational thinking early and often.
Blended learning is not a new phrase, nor does it mean the same thing to the same people. Blended learning experiences may be teacher-designed and created, purchased software programs, or part of the online textbook series adopted by the school. Some are differentiated for student
The SMART Board screen shines bright and excitement buzzes through the classroom as students log on. They share, create, compete, and demonstrate their learning in these online spaces, showing what they know and can do in engaging, interactive, and adaptive ways.
But then what? What comes
One of the challenges with writing about technology is it is ever changing. Just as we feel we have begun to learn it, master it, or just understand it, something changes. This can be daunting for many educators who have so many other considerations to
Schools and districts all over the country are facing growing pressure to integrate technology into the classroom in a meaningful way. There is a growing consensus that students must leave school technology literate if they are going to be successful in an increasingly digital world.
The problem with writing about technology is that by the time I pick some specific form of technology, tell you how to implement it with students in your classroom, and ways it will make your students better 21st century learners, that technology might already be
We have a created a monster. This was my conclusion after wandering another vendor floor at a recent education conference. A corporate monster that offers us solutions to issues that we didn’t even know that we had. It offers solutions for engagement, organization, literacy, numeracy,