The Science of Learning (and technology’s impact on how we learn) - Blog Post, A.J. JULIANI
Here is an example of a faculty member with advice on how he uses tech in a literature course on Dracula. How might his story help find an entry point in your course to add tech to engage students?
Edtechteacher is an organization that services large and small K12 school districts to help teachers develop technology skills for the classroom. The emphasis of tech in teaching is most prominent in K12, but college educators can rely on these resources and adapt them for college-level learning. Here is a good list of tech tools by subject, skills, and activities to get started with one tool at a time.
Sometimes the tech can drive inspiration for the classroom. This short piece provides tech sources for dynamic learning in Biology. Using apps or online resources others suggest is a way to use tech to support learning outcomes.
Here are some ways to use tech in disciplines that engage students in the outdoors.
Using tech in the classroom has to consider the controversies tech plays in our lives today. The notion of the "distracted classroom" is one controversy, where using tech in the classroom distracts students from learning. This article summarizes and reviews a book, The Distracted Mind by Adam Gazzaley and Larry D. Rosen, that explains the downsides and benefits of ed tech. As educators, our classroom practice should include helping students manage their brains to use tech effectively in classrooms and their lives. Explicitly determining the parameters of tech in your classroom ensures learning always comes.
One of the ways we can incorporate tech in the classroom is focusing on digital literacies and information fluency (literacy). This article presents a clear framework how we might break down these skills to link them to learning disciplinary content and abilities.
Here's a starting point. "Find tips, strategies, tools, and other resources to help new [you] successfully integrate technology to facilitate educational objectives in the classroom."
Understanding how tech affects learning is essential for making decisions about what tech to use and how to use it in the classroom. The post gives crucial information about how we learn and how tech can be used to leverage it for maximum impact.