Integrating technology to improve learning outcomes for students
Technology can support educators in substituting, supplementing, augmenting, modifying, and redefining learning experiences for students (see the SAMR model as one way to frame this thinking).
Technology Integration Strategies
Guiding Instructional Design
Technology integration at this level would be most natural for the teacher. An example would be using the 40/40/40 rule (Understanding by Design) to clarify power standards that can underpin and promote the mastery of other academic standards.
Use Ziplet to create digital exit slips to collect ongoing formative assessment data to revise planned instruction.
Use edapp.com to track mastery of specific standards or competencies at the end of specific units, semesters, or the school year itself. This mastery can be compared against given benchmarks, criterion-based assessment practices, etc.
While Ziplet (above) can be used to do exactly this (create and collect data about student achievement), the concept of using data and technology for student learning outcomes can be done at the activity, lesson, and unit levels. It can also be used to inform curriculum maps and pacing guides that are shared between teachers and schools for vertical (and ‘horizontal’ alignment over time.
by David GoodmanFall Semester 2022