In today’s Digital Literacies lecture, we learned about the importance of integrating technology into the classroom. Technology offers development in children. It can promote creation, questioning, discussion, collaboration, teamwork, and information. It can promote critical thinking. Yet, what teachers need to ask themselves is “What do I want my students to learn?” and “What do I want my students to experience?”. In doing so, we as educators can take digital learning further and provide interdisciplinary learning opportunities and offer differentiation.
Computers can be used for more than just “looking up information”. Some teachers use Twitter, Google Maps, and Podcasts to make learning ‘fun’ and connect compulsory subjects with things the children are interested in. As an educator, what I will now do differently is adopt this mindset.