Using Technology in the Classroom
When you teach with technology ask:
-Why am I doing this?
-What is the student going to get out of this?
Good Use of Technology:
1. Encourages contact between students and faculty (you have to set parameters).
2. Develops reciprocity and cooperation among students
-helps students work through drafting and writing process
3. Uses active learning techniques
(be careful about putting more text on-line for students to read)
4. Gives prompt feedback
-students get a lot of feedback on their writing – quickly
-high level commentary that’s meant to coach them
5. Emphasizes time on task
-more fun ways to access the course content
6. Communicates high expectations
-it becomes a “act of publishing” when they have to post it – creates a higher quality since they think others could read their work.
7. Respects diverse talents and ways of learning
from “Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education”