Technology Integration in Teacher Education Programs: Considerations for Organizational Change 

The number of available digital learning tools continues to grow exponentially, as does their adoption by stakeholders at all levels in the educational ecosystem (Davis, 2018). Therefore, it is imperative that developing preservice teachers’ expertise with technology evaluation and integration be a requirement of teacher education programs. According to Ertmer…

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Advocating for Students: Responding to Parents’ Negative Feelings About Technology Use in School

In responding to the concerns of parents who have negative feelings about an increase in technology use at school, my approach would be one of advocacy for students – and, really, the combined interest of teachers and parents to provide the best learning environment for the children they care about. One…

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Creating Independent & Social Learners

In Teaching in a Digital Age, Tony Bates outlines theories of learning – from traditional, teacher controlled to completely open, in which teachers and students interchange roles. Two of the theories, constructionism and connectivism, facilitate learning environments that foster independent and social learning. The constructivist theory of learning views learning…

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