Putting Learning First, Technology Second
Liz Kolb, Clinical Associate Professor, University of MichiganGrand Gallery A (DeVos)
- PearDeck Slide Code: huuan
- It all started in 1996 with… PowerPoint!
- Technology can grab attention but does it change understanding and learning?
- How do you know if #edtech is effective in your classroom?
- What does engagement mean and what does it look like in your classroom?
- How can we make learning experiences… authentic with high attention and high commitment.
- What do we know about how students learn best? What does the research say?
- Reflection – thinking about what they are doing/experiencing, teaching others, discovery-based, real-world application, when they are challenged and in the zone of proximal development, repetition, interactive, hands-on, inquiry-based
- Use caution with “educational” apps as there really isn’t criteria for what makes an app educational in category. Many software companies don’t have an experienced educator on the team.
- Learning with #edtech should be about quality not quantity.
- One research study indicated purposeful and blended approaches seem to be better than “every day”
- Wowzers Video
- What distracts students from learning? What is distracting in the Wowzers video?
- USF Video
- What is beneficial about the USF video? Collaborative, it wasn’t about the technology but it supports the learning.
- Learning is SOCIAL!
- Shared experiences are important vs being together and isolated experiences.
- Technology provides formative opportunities for feedback through data measurement.
- Engagement is social > time on task > and focus so that tech should not distract from the process of learning.
- Learning happens when tools illicit higher-cognitive skills.
- Learning happens best when it’s connected to everyday life with classroom learning.
- Key to success when integrating technology is the teacher’s use of instructional strategies and pedagogical strategies when integrating digital technologies, not the tool itself.
- Triple E Framework