Technology is one of many resources that can develop higher order thinking skills and engage learners. We advocate for and help design strategic implementation of technology to support instruction and enrich learning activities. Effective teachers reach into an extensive technology toolkit to enhance student learning experience by connecting with individual interests to generate a motivation to learn.
Technology is not necessarily innovative, but rather innovation can be viewed in the application of technology to be more efficient, experiment, problem solve and add to creativity. When considering using technology the question is: how will the application of a technological solution enhance professional practice and enrich the experience of students? There are a wide range of possibilities, however we believe technology can be especially effective when used for:
-collecting and recording data
-collaboration and communication
-organizing, creating, publishing and presenting information
When used as a means to an end, technology is an effective vehicle for furthering understanding and improving student learning.