But technology’s real potential lays untapped in many classrooms. Teachers should be using technology to inform and CHANGE instruction, not just as a fun new delivery tool.
Take the popular quiz site Kahoot! This week in my English classroom, I used Kahoot! as a vocabulary review game. Instant engagement for ALL students, enthralled by the colors, music, and competition. However, Kahoot! questions alone are just review questions delivered in a more engaging way. How can we take it one step further and use it to inform our instruction?
All of this was accomplished BEFORE the assessment. This is the untapped potential of technology in education. Technology can give us important data in real-time to help us make informed decisions about what our students need.
Don't just use technology to use technology.
Use it to