It is a new school year…. New things… New adventures… New Students… New curriculum!!!
Do you have the saying “Integrate More Technology” listed somewhere on your 2013-2014 “To Do” list/ Professional Goal form?
Well, it is 2013 and Integrating Technology is Dead……. Read the blog post.
Instead of trying to write lesson plans that include technology… CHANGE the way YOU teach… Create challenges and opportunities for students to need TOOLS to accomplish the task or to solve their problem. Instead of writing lesson plans that include “Technology Integration”, write lessons that are “Technology – embedded”.
Focus on the standard… the skill… the concept. Is there a TOOL that will help the students learn, explore, create? Allow ACCESS…. Allow OPTIONS… Allow CHOICE.
I love the image below…..
Your professional goal this year should be to find teachers who teach differently… that create learning environments that challenge students….
Then create a PLC – Professional Learning Community. Then start learning, and talking, and sharing resources. Find a PLC in your school… on a blog… in an Edmodo group… from Twitter. Connect… Connect with others who have the same goal as you. To make the world a better place… one student at a time. 🙂
I wish you much happiness and success as you start your year changing the world!