In short, I was using the technology (so 20th century), but I failed miserably at infusing it (21st century). If we are all honest with ourselves, what would we say about tech in our classrooms? Is it enhancing the quality of student learning outcomes, or does it appease the masses who pass by and see the technology in use and assume that we’re getting the job done?
Lots of teachers across America have inverted their classrooms, and have found tremendous success doing so. I’m here to tell you what tools they’re using and where to find them. This post is also for those who still need convincing that 21st Century Learning encompasses much more than online research.
I’ve got a couple of tools for you from Classtools.net that your little social media enthusiasts will love! So, let’s take a traditional research paper/PowerPoint (substitution) assignment, and move it into the Modification/Redefinition levels of technology integration.
For this lesson, we’re going to take it up one level from the Substitution Level to the Augmentation Level of the SAMR model by using the Backchannel discussion strategy.
There isn’t a conference around which does not host tweet chats during an event. There are loads of Twitter chats for education every night of the week. Alternatively, you can find lists of chats on everything from A to Z on Twubs. Learn more at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHQMHYgtPZo!
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