Tuesday, April 7, 2015

I am posting these two articles together today because I believe most of us have used technology in very traditiional ways and are ready to step outside of the box and match the technology to our students' needs. The two artcles seemed to me to create that bridge. Enjoy. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

How technology can enrich learning
Technology can help enhance creation, consumption, curation and connection in schools, suggests instructional technologist Julie Davis. In this commentary, she writes about the importance of these four C's and how to best strike a balance that meets students' needs. T.H.E. Journal (4/2)

What are the benefits of risk-taking for educators?
Teachers have to risk failure if they are to succeed, asserts digital learning coordinator Jennie Magiera, who closed a recent conference keynote address by asking thousands of teachers to stand up and dance to the "Uptown Funk" song. "Taking a risk is scary, especially when as teachers so often we have so little control over what we do," Magiera said. eSchool News (free registration) (4/1)

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