Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Technology is all about transforming learning

As we slowly creep through summer and the thoughts of starting a new school year start to pop up in our dreams it is again time to reflect on how we are integrating technology into the learning landscape our our students.

I discovered this blog entry entitled: "8 things kids should be able to do with technology".  It is a powerful reminder about using the power of technology as a way to encourage learners to communicate, collaborate and create in our ever expanding global community.  Technology has so much potential for transforming learning in ways that are meaningful for our students.   Technology can also activate the authentic voices of each and every one of our students.

What I really liked about this entry was the image.  It is a clear and simple way to look at what we may have been doing with technology tools in the past to what we need to be doing in the future as we all continue to have more access to more tools.

So as we start to think about our classes, our students and their learning this year keep this image as a reminder of our continued growth and change in our learning landscapes.



  1. Great reminder that it's the message, not the medium

  2. Love the picture. Agree 100%. Technology should be used for a purpose, not just for "novelty".

  3. Agree 100%. Technology should be used with a purpose, not just for "novelty"

  4. I also saw that blog entry last week and copied it for a tech workshop we were giving for our STARTALK Teacher Training program last week. It is called NOVASTARTALK and every year we challenge our teachers to create engaging standards-based activities that allow students to use their target language while also using web-based technologies like Voki, Vocaroo, Animoto, Voice Thread, Edmodo,Padlet and many more If you want to see some of the creations, check out Put the technology in the hands of our students with a meaningful task and see what they'll do.