Technology helps students with connecting, creating and sharing, but devices are invisible in my definition of active learning. We need to be chanting: empowerment, collaboration, equity, agency, self actualization, and transcendence for kids and for us all within a system that serves as the birth place for every other profession. We need to be chanting these things instead of technology, technology, technology.
This checklist for Future Ready Schools can be used by schools, districts, or individual educators to determine if a particular online activity is valuable and worth their time. The checklist also addresses best practice at the design level.
Principal Matt Renwick explains how his K-5 school is using Digital Student Portfolios to boost student achievement and promote connected learning. Renwick includes samples from actual student portfolios.