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Best Uses of Educational Technology

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Communication in various forms is currently the best way to use technology in education

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Best Uses of Educational Technology

  1. 1. Best Uses of Ed Tech Communication x 5 R. Redekopp PhD University of Manitoba
  2. 2. Communication Within the Classroom Classroom ‘discussions’ can now include everyone – even those who are reluctant to speak out loud. We have many, many thoughtful students who don’t like to speak publicly. Technology can help them express themselves and share: ○ Give them time to formulate their thoughts ○ Space, away from the classroom pressure ○ and possibly anonymity from their peers
  3. 3. Communicating Their Learning Students are able to communicate in a variety of media: Writing Video Audio Images VR and AR Websites with all of the above
  4. 4. Communicating with a Real Audience Student work can be viewed by more than just the teacher. Students can produce work that they are excited to share - even the bloopers! Student can create in a medium they are comfortable with.
  5. 5. Communicating with the Local Community Students and teachers can easily keep their community informed about events. Students and teachers can speak out about local issues. Students and teachers can collaborate with the local community in projects
  6. 6. Communicating Around the World Students and teachers can interact with: Other classrooms Guest speakers Authors, scientists, artists, etc Politicians - to be better informed
  7. 7. Communicating Communication is a critical C21 skill Our students have opportunities to communicate in more ways than ever before. Create the space for them to do so.

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