Teaching with Technology
Key Findings and Recommendations
- To successfully integrate digital cognitive tools, teachers need to develop Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK, Mishra & Koehler, 2006) and then take risks, get messy and try things out with support in terms of resources, both human and technical.
- Teachers need to understand the pedagogy that works best for the content they are teaching and how technology can support the most effective instructional and assessment strategies. The most effective integration of technology will happen through appropriate modelling of instruction using technology, learning with technology, and, working collaboratively with peers and teachers.
- Once teachers are successfully integrating technology into their teaching and student learning, we can begin to evaluate and measure learning outcomes related to digital technologies and 21st century learning.
- Individual characteristics of teachers are a key variable in predicting integration of digital technology, including propensity to take risks, learning preferences, and knowledge.
- Most effective professional learning for teachers around the integration of technology includes authentic, just-in-time support from knowledgeable peers and experts.
- Access to individual, hand-held mobile technology may support self-regulated learning and constructivist teaching.
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