Making tech decisions from a diverse space starts here! The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. This book offers a reflective journey into diverse perspectives on technology as it is understood in our schools. Through step-by-step strategies and powerful vignettes, Davis explores the impact inclusive EdTech conversations can have for teachers, students, women, and people of color. Solutions-based reflections help educators: • Engage students and give them a voice • Gather student and teacher feedback • Encourage leadership for women and people of color Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore other books in this series, visit the ...
Chapter 3: The Student Learner Perspective
The Student Learner Perspective
Students Have Ideas Too
In schools, adults tend to make all of the decisions on behalf of the people that they impact most, students. We tell them what technology they have to use and even specify the apps, if applicable. If students are allowed to be creative, it is too often the result of a massive negotiation. When I read Braxton’s story, I cringed in so many places because this was a student who understood her needs. This was a student who was well versed in how she learned, and yet this student was denied the right to create what would have been a more powerful demonstration of learning.
We all know teachers in our buildings who are this ...