Lia De Cicco Remu, director of Partners in Learning at Microsoft Canada, came up with this extreme point of view.
A personal opinion is that every teaching approach and tool must be carefully considered for the job at hand, and selected on the basis of their suitability and in the light of pedagogical approaches.
Sometimes a digital tool will be the right way to go, but sometimes, the written word, form or medium may be the best way to communicate, teach or learn.
Take digital polling and back channels for example. Depending on what you want to get out of it for the task at hand, a show of hands can be simpler, faster and just as effective.
Thank you for sharing this.
What holds a school back from approaching teaching and learning in this way?
- University of UlsterBA Hons Primary Education, 1992 - 1996
I was born in Derry, Northern Ireland.
I am a
Teacher - Artist - Musician
In my spare time I play guitar and have performed in many pubs in the places I have lived. I am also a drummer and I have played in 4 bands over the years - Down to Victoria, EQ, The Wedding Band and Lepanto Sessions. I started drumming when sitting in a pub one night, I was tapping along to 'Double Trouble', a blues band. My mate asked if I could drum, I nodded yes even though I had never ever played on a drum kit before and next thing I knew, I was in my first band, Down to Victoria.
I got into teaching quite by accident. I only ever wanted to paint and draw and had even got my own art studio in Derry. After another year 'on the dole' (unemployed) and making not much selling my paintings, I started voluntary work at my old primary school teaching kids art. I was supposed to stay 1 week and ended up there for 4 months, not just giving Art lessons but then 'teaching' other subjects. I graduated with a BA hons in Primary Education in 1996 and the rest is history.
I am also a Google Certified Teacher and an Apple Distinguished Educator.
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