Educator infers from experience and/or research how technology supports instruction and adds value to student learning.
Technology can have a strong impact on student learning. The use of digital devices has been shown to improve student achievement, engagement, and motivation.
When a teacher is considering where to begin integrating technology into instruction, the use of a framework can provide “boundaries and anchors to learning theory” (Romrell, Kidder, and Wood 4). The SAMR model is a tool that can be used to evaluate how technology transforms learning. An educator who is considering utilizing technology in the classroom can use this model as a guide.
When selecting a way to substitute or augment learning activities, the educator may use the following guide.
The educator considers various forms of technology and what might be gained by substituting or augmenting a current task with technology.
This may be done while:
Example: A student with a decoding deficit benefits from hearing material read aloud. The educator may consider using an app such as Speak It to read scanned text aloud.
Example: The educator has used video as a learning tool for his or her own professional learning and saw its value. The educator may decide to incorporate more video to enhance content instruction.
In addition to reimagining previous lessons with the inclusion/substitution of technology, the educator may also infer ways that technology integration improves student engagement through research (for example, online databases) or through traditional means.
The following are items you must submit to earn this micro-credential. To earn the micro-credential, you must receive a passing evaluation for Part 1 and a “Yes” for Part 2.
(300-word limit for each response)
Give an example of how technology could be used in future lessons, including:
Submit a 5-10 minute video or written discussion that highlights your thought process as you began to investigate ways to substitute non-tech learning tasks or activities with technology. Please include the following:
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