No good teacher makes plans or preps for the classroom without considering learning objectives and outcomes. Effective educational practices aren't built on guess work and impulse, nor are they reliant upon what's new and cool. With so many new devices, apps and other technological tools becoming available, there are lessons to be learned about what's actually useful.
Check out this post from Robert Montenegro via Big Think, in which he discusses the importance of planning and foresight when it comes to the implementation of education technology. He cites some pretty interesting examples of ed tech gone wrong. Also included is an insightful video clip from Madhav Chavan on thinking critically about the advantages of new tools.
Food for thought, everyone. Here's to choosing wisely. Cheers!
Amy Leask is VP of Enable Education and Communications Manager at Enable Education.