No energy/learning curve investment re: content or process
When a technological process automates a strategy (e.g. constructing content knowledge, scaffolding process, consolidating learning through application, constructing knowledge through forum environment) that becomes a tool
How to motivate authentic student learning through their interacting with/through online resources and tools when we don’t know what exists or whether the time and learning curve investments are worth it!
Critical thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
Technology Operations and Concepts
Never underestimate the power of your students!
If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place .
Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies (1935)
Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive and potentially orderly and constructive. (Margaret Mead)
Contextualize learning for students, reinforcing appropriate actions!
Increased distributed support is available to help teachers access online curricular resources , Web 2.0 tools , and new opportunities for interaction available through video conferencing and interactive whiteboards
NECC community of learners
Subject-specific professional learning communities
Most importantly, we can connect with our students in unprecedented ways, empowering them to engage in multimodal learning, and consolidate that learning through collaboration and meaningful activities that can truly make a difference.