Technology to Enhance Learning
Strategies for integrating technology into the teaching and learning process, with a focus on enhancing how students think rather than what they think. Special attention given to supporting higher order thinking and problem solving with technology.
The most valuable aspect of this course, to me, was the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from a variety of professional backgrounds and goals. By discussing current issues in tech and imagining how various tech tools could apply to our individual settings and content areas, I gained a lot of appreciation for the process teachers go through when they decide how tech is integrated into their classroom. Participating in the discussion forums and reading about the difficulties and adjustments that many teachers face while adopting new tech was illuminating for me. I hope I was able to contribute my knowledge as an experienced user of ed tech in a variety of settings, and make the process more exciting and less overwhelming for my colleagues. I developed new resolve to assist and support in developing learning experiences that facilitate real-world learning through technology.