๐Ÿ“‘ Teachers and technology: time to get serious

Bookmarked Teachers and technology: time to get serious by Neil Selwyn (Impact – Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching)

The most useful education technology knowledge does not come from globe-trotting โ€˜gurusโ€™, keynote speakers and product evangelists. Instead, the best technology advice can often come from simply trying things out for yourself and/or speaking with colleagues working in similar situations and circumstances. There is still a lot to be said for teachers drawing on local knowledge and trusting their own judgement.

Neil Selwyn provides seven brief bits of advice for any teacher wanting to make sense of technology. They include:

  1. Be clear what you want to achieve
  2. Set appropriate expectations
  3. Aim for small-scale change
  4. Pay attention to the โ€˜bigger pictureโ€™
  5. Think about unintended consequences
  6. Technology use is a collective concern
  7. Beware of over-confident โ€˜expertsโ€™

This reminds me of my call for pedagogical coaching when it comes to technology. Also another post to add to my list of research associated with technology.

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