While technology ushers in opportunity, best practice integration remains challenging. Learn to implement digital pedagogies by promoting collaboration, bolstering purposeful inquiry, and anchoring student learning for optimized outcomes.

Anchoring Student Learning with Digital Age Tools and Resources

Anchoring student learning with digital age tools and resources

Charles Dickens's classic A Tale of Two Cities easily applies to class-room use of digital tools and resources and their subsequent impact on teaching and learning. Consider the following: two sixth-grade science classrooms each possess an interactive board and a class set of computers (e.g., laptops, mobile devices). In Classroom A, the teacher uses the interactive board for large group instruction on earth systems, specifically the impact of greenhouse gases on the environment. Students use class computers to gather information on topics related to greenhouse gases (e.g., carbon cycle, ocean levels, fossil fuels) and later to create presentations showcasing the content as a PowerPoint presentation or for ...

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