Back to Technology in Schools: A Balanced Perspective, 2nd Edition (Reimagined) [PDO]
- Examine the pros and cons of integrating technology in education.
- Evaluate the positives and negatives of using technology in specific classroom settings.
- Develop strategies for bridging the digital divide in specific teaching situations.
- Identify ways to overcome technological inequalities between students and teachers, among students, and between students and parents.
- Develop strategies for incorporating technology in the classroom for collaboration and relationship building.
- Identify the ways technology can be used to promote collaboration among students and between students and teachers.
- Establish strategies to incorporate technology in classroom and homework activities to differentiate instruction.
- Identify how technology how can be effectively used to differentiate instruction and to provide students with authentic, meaningful, and engaging learning activities.
- Develop effective strategies for teaching students balanced, responsible use of technology, as well as the critical thinking skills necessary to use technology effectively.
- Realize that although many students may be proficient technology users, they may lack the critical thinking skills necessary to use it efficiently and appropriately.
- Develop strategies for helping students use multitasking skills appropriately to enhance learning—as well as help them develop the ability to focus in depth on complex tasks.
- Understand the effects that overexposure to technology can have on the psychological and physical health of students.
(ASCD PD Online course, 2011) Self-paced asynchronous online course. Upon completion, learners will be awarded an ASCD Certificate worth up to 20 Clock Hours.