Monday, 11 March 2013

The Time-Tested Dos and Don’ts of Using Classroom Technology | Fluency21 – Committed Sardine Blog

The Time-Tested Dos and Don’ts of Using Classroom Technology | Fluency21 – Committed Sardine Blog:

"The choices are endless. Should I set up a class blog or a Twitter account? Should I use Edmodo? Test out cell phone use in the classroom? How about Google Docs? Prezi?

Throughout my nine years in the classroom, I’ve been eager to test out possibilities for improving teaching and learning through technology use. It’s a messy process. Back in February 2010, I broadcast my eagerness to use cell phones in the classroom inEducation Week. Then I changed my stance, arguing in May 2012 that too much social media and gimmicky technology application in the classroom could lead teachers to neglect teaching students substantial skills.

Since then, I’ve tested out Edmodo and continued to explore. After years of experimentation and reflection, here’s my current take on smart—and not-so-smart—ways to use technology in the classroom:"


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