5 Tips for using technology more effectively

After investigating a decade of using technology in American context, Molly Zielezinsky provided the following tips with regard to the integration of technology in American schools:

  1. Stop using technology for remediation
  2. Allow students to create their own content
  3. Pick tools that promote interactivity and discovery
  4. Honour students as experts, let them share their expertise with an authentic audience
  5. Find the right blend of teacher and technology

By following this route, the four main 21st century skills can be promoted, namely:

  • Communication: sharing thoughts, questions, ideas and solutions
  • Collaboration: working together to reach a goal, putting talent, expertise, and smart to work
  • Critical thinking: looking at problems in a new way and linking learning across subjects and disciplines
  • Creativity: trying new approaches to get things done equals innovation and invention.

For more information, please read the article online. Molly also shared a presentation on the digital learning ecosystem.

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