Integrating technology into the classroom can boost the learning process

Sharing Simcoe

This year I’ve started using my iPad to help with organization, planning and assessment of my students. My goal is to infuse and integrate technology into the classroom in ways that create community and facilitate learning, even if not all students have access to devices. I started by asking myself, “How can I meaningfully use an iPad in the classroom when school laptops or personal devices are unavailable?” Since then I have made it a priority for each lesson to purposefully incorporate an iPad to benefit students.

This has not been a clean or easy process. For instance, what works for Grade 3s, will not necessarily work with the Grade 8s and vice versa. Likewise, what works well with one group of Grade 3s, will not necessarily work as smoothly with the next group of Grade 3s. It’s a continual process of reflecting, making changes and asking new questions…

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About Tech-Enabled Educator Network

The Tech-Enabled Educator Network grew out of a desire to showcase the work of innovative educators to preservice students and new teachers. While committed to professional excellence, most educators are humble by nature and reluctant to promote their work, even when it is exemplary. This modesty makes it challenging for new educators to learn from these educational innovators and greatly hampers the diffusion of innovation. Thus, the Tech-Enabled Educator Network seeks to take on the role of promoting the work of tech-enabled educators by featuring their exemplary blog posts, videos, podcasts, and conference presentations.

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