The issues around the use of technology in K – 12 learning is complicated because its presence has become a reality. Up until recently schools were still debating if digital technologies should be allowed in schools or simply adding coding courses to the math curriculum. This is changing. We have to go beyond teaching simply coding to exploring new ways to leverage digital technologies.
Adopting a studio model, and interdisciplinary project based methods, I work directly with students on a range of projects that integrate traditional and digital technologies. A clear example is the recent project completed with high school students about the Bible, letter press printing and digital technologies. Yet another example is a curricular unit where we learn about anatomy, sculptural techniques and 3-D designing and printing to make a prosthetic hand.
A key advantage of technology in education is the personalization of learning that is now possible. No longer do we have to teach the same content to all students irrespective of abilities. I engage with educators and administrators to implement innovative curricula that leverages technology to prepare students for careers in a global, digital economy. Follow @positivelylearn to join the conversation.