I feel we all agree with the statement posted on the left. Now what? As educators, knowing the power of technology holds, how can we incorporate it well to engage youth yet continuously drawing attention to the enhance technology has on learning?
It is a hope that Saskatchewan Education programming takes the pandemic progression of the valid utilization of technology and continues to allow it to flourish. In the article explaining progression in the U.K. for secondary schools, new, flexible, less prescriptive secondary curriculum hopes to permit teachers to have more freedom to make lessons more relevant and interesting for their students.
The 3rd EC&I830 Debate allowed for similar thoughts surrounding the use of Google in classrooms. Curtis & Lisa discussed the 4Cs All of which are important elements of learning and can be enhanced with the use of technology.
They also reminded us of the importance of knowing how to filter between good knowledge and bad knowledge and spoke of the value of land-based, hands on learning.
Lastly, by using one’s own understanding to crate meaningful moments,
I learned of LoTi or the Levels of Teaching Innovation as described and illustrated below. Such innovation awareness for educators allows learning to be interactive, inquiry-based, trial and error explanation and guided discovery – vastly different an just searching for information on a device to find a close-ended question answer.
- Google isn’t always accurate – is it true or fake news?
- While Google receives over 63,000 searches on any given time per day, it might be diminishing critical thinking skills
- Students can search Google but aren’t taking time to understand process so therefore are losing the ability to think on their feet
- Practice, failure and retrying isn’t permitted by utilizing Google
- Read to gain info and write to convey it
- Learn from mistakes
- Not all students learn and develop at same rate or age
- Assess learning differently as a means to teaching it to others
Points to ponder and Recommended Views…..
Simon Breakspur Will educators snap back to the default prior to the pandemic?
Dan Meyers – TEDTalk Math Class needs a makeover
Alan Watts – Music and Life