K12 schools are slow to address digital literacy, says technology coach and teacher Jen Carey, when they view it as more content to cover – not a cross-curricular component of teaching. In this post she suggests a better way, with several examples from her history classroom .
Inspired by the flipped classroom model, school-based coach Jennifer Carey is flipping her tech-related professional development to provide faculty more flexible learning opportunities and just-in-time support.
School-based tech leader Jennifer Carey shares some highlights from the semi-annual iPad Summit, held most recently in San Diego, with keynoters Audrey Watters and Mimi Ito.
We choose to move forward and change our schools in this decade, not because it is easy, but because it is hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win!
Is using technology in the classroom a bumpy ride? You bet, says primary teacher Kathy Cassidy, who’s gained a worldwide reputation for her work with tools and apps in the primary classroom. “But we need to begin thinking the way our children do. We use technology not just because it is technology, but because of what it can do. It engages us and helps us to learn.” Teaching is always a journey over rough roads, Cassidy says. But we master what matters for kids.
Perhaps, writes school-based technology leader Jennifer Carey, instead of focusing our concerns on technology as a wonderful aid to plagiarizers, we should focus on its ability to foster creativity and collaboration, and then ask ourselves (we are the clever adults here) how we can incorporate those elements in our teaching and assessment.