Her eyes roll. She shakes her head. She politely mumbles "uh-huh". Finally she says, "...again Matt?"
This is a glimpse into the life of my wife Monica who is a professor at Adrian College and who has to put up with my ed tech ramblings about every program, website, app, chrome add-on and article I come across. She rarely relents to my annoying harassment but I keep trying :)
Exposing and supporting our students to these tools is all we CAN do. Will it work for all? No. Can we afford to not try? No.
After MSTEP state online testing this week which included manipulating text, summarizing selections, dragging paragraphs according to proper flow I'm convinced all the more. The state signed a 3 year contract to continue and even expand this practice of testing and I'm all for our students being prepared in every way to be successful on them not only for their standardized success but for the success of their future.
I am not alone in my passion and pursuit of tech in the classroom as Angela Maiers (speaker, author and educator) points out:
"Today’s learners now enjoy easier, more efficient access to information; opportunities for extended and mobile learning; the ability to give and receive immediate feedback; and greater motivation to learn and engage..."
Please read more about the 10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning linked here.