In this report from the educational technologies market frontline, Frank Catalano, the Principal of Intrinsic Strategy, describes what teachers are actually doing with them in the classroom. He’s impressed with their variety and ingenuity. Catalano recently moderated “the opening general session of this year’s Content in Context Conference, organized by the Association of Educational Publishers.”
by Frank Catalano / EdNET Insight / 8 July 2011
We’ve all seen wish lists of what teachers want in digital resources and technology. We’ve all read the increasingly voluminous studies of what educators, in aggregate, have in their classrooms, schools, and districts.
If some of the highest-profile applications of digital tech to K-12 learning are any indication, teachers are experimenting in ways as varied and individual as the instructor and classroom.
Their inventiveness became clear as I helped put together, and then moderated, the opening general session of this year’s Content in Context Conference, organized by the Association of Educational Publishers. Session organizers asked educators far and wide to go into more depth about what’s happening with digital in the classroom, used teachers’ own videos to illustrate, and added a panel to provide the administrator and policy perspective.
The only consistency in deep implementations of tech is that there’s none.
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