This post first appeared on eSchool News.
Too often, we see teachers putting the proverbial cart before the horse. They find an app or tool they like, so they introduce it in their classroom. The students might find it cool and engaging—but if the teacher hasn’t defined whythey’re using that tool, its integration has no clear, educational purpose.
If, instead, you begin with a learning goal in mind and choose apps and devise activities in support of it, then you’re on a path to meaningful technology integration.
To help educators develop a vision for using technology in their classrooms, here are a few examples of what great teachers do with these tools.