With the increasing rate of new tech devices and web 2.0 tools being developed each day, it is very easy for both teachers and students to get excited by something flashy and lose sight of the purpose. We often have to remind ourselves to start with our learning objectives and THEN decide what technology can enhance the learning process.
I recently finished reading the 2nd Edition of Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works published by ASCD and found it to be a great resource to maintain this focus on the purpose. This book is a follow-up to Marzano’s original book of Classroom Instruction that Works. In Marzano’s original book we learned about 9 research based strategies that can have a direct impact on the learning in your classroom. In this technology resource book, the authors take Marzano’s strategies and explain a variety of a ways that technology can be integrated into the classroom as a tool for these instructional strategies. This book is chock-full of ways to integrate technology for:
- Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback
- Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition
- Cooperative Learning
- Cues, Questions, and Advance Organizers
- Nonlinguistic Representations
- Summarizing and Note Taking
- Assigning Homework and Providing Practice
- Identifying Similarities and Differences
- Generating and Testing Hypotheses
|You can find the Google Spreadsheet of iPad apps HERE|
erhubbell · December 8, 2012 at 2:45 pm
Thanks for this great review! I, too, glean SO much information and good thinking from my Twitter network. Thanks for learning with me.
Jeremy Evans · December 10, 2012 at 3:38 am
I definitely agree that we should put the objective first and the technology second. It is difficult though. We sometimes get lost in the gadget aspect of technology. We need to remember to put the learning first and the “gadget” second.
Meg · December 18, 2012 at 2:59 pm
I agree…tech is an amazing and motivating component to learning, but we need to make sure our learning experiences are meaningful–with or without technology. Fellow Wisconsin educator here…nice to find your blog. Meg at http://www.fourthgradestudio.blogspot.com
Janet Abercrombie · December 19, 2012 at 7:51 pm
I’m looking forward to checking out this book. The weirdest thing…it’s not available on Kindle. Hmmmm…. 🙂
tahir sumar · December 21, 2012 at 9:59 am
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