Using technology effectively
Millions have been spent on technology for learning,but, the evidence suggests, it has not been well spent.
Inneffective use of technology
- A belief that simply having the technology can improve learning
- Students in sufficiently supervised so that they are off task
- Time spend getting the whole class’s tech working
- Where the use of tech replaces a more effective teaching/learning activity
- Teachers with little training in the use of technology
- Using technology toimplement an evidence-based methiod (eg mind-mapping software, od displaying graphics or animations)
- Training for teachers both in the technical side of using the tech, but also the pedagogical (learning) value of the tech.
- Use tech for short, focussed sessions, not for the whole course
- Used in catch-up sessions for low-achieveing or disadvantaged students
- Use where it will free the teacher to spend more time helping students
- Use where students will work harder at the task
- Collaborative uses work better