Technology continues to change and shape teaching methodologies and the way students learn. Remembering and recalling facts is no longer the predominant method of learning as most adults or “digital immigrants” have experienced during their schooling experience. Instead, learning for “digital natives” takes place in an integrated way where technology continues to be a part of their daily lives. With the recent integration of “Bring Your Own Educational Device” (BYOED) in your child’s daily learning environment, it may be normal for you to ask, “How is my child learning when he/she is always using their mobile device at home and school?” It is helpful to continue to understand how this learning is transferred, especially when bridging the generational, technological gap.
This morning during GWAPA’s coffee morning, Tony Potts and Kimberly Leiske introduced The Transformation of Technology in order to help focus and better understand learning experiences in the world today. By referring to Dr. Puentadura’s SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) model of learning, parents were able to better understand the importance of various teaching methodologies used in today’s learning environments.
Stay tuned for upcoming presentations in January/ February as teachers continue to raise awareness on the importance of bridging the gap between “digital natives” and “digital immigrants” through Digital Citizenship.
- January 13th: Presentation: What is Digital Citizenship?
- February 11th: Internet Awareness Day Worldwide
- Book Talk: 'The Big Disconnect' by Catherine Steiner-Adair & Teresa Barker