Reshape educational technology integration in classrooms to build truly transformative learning spaces. This concise, reader-friendly guide outlines a clear approach for properly and skillfully using digital learning tools to promote deeper, personalized learning across subjects and grade levels. The authors impart tips and strategies for avoiding common missteps, overcoming implementation challenges, and redesigning instruction that is both meaningful and engaging.
This quick guide will help you integrate educational technology in the classroom and create digital learning spaces:
- Consider the challenge educators face when integrating technology in the classroom and current technology-integration frameworks, such as SAMR, RAT, and TPACK.
- Discover how to create a successful digital learning space or environment that encourages academic growth.
- Explore the authors' 4 Shifts Protocol (formerly trudacot), which focuses on the four big shifts that schools are making toward (1) deeper thinking and learning, (2) authentic work, (3) student agency and personalized learning, and (4) technology infusion.
- Learn how the 4 Shifts Protocol can help teachers adjust and improve their current lessons and activities.
- Study specific scenarios on how to utilize the 4 Shifts Protocol across multiple subjects and grade levels.
About the Authors
Introduction: Framing the Challenge
Chapter 1: Seeking a New Approach
Chapter 2: Introducing the 4 Shifts Protocol
Chapter 3: Redesigning Elementary School Lessons and Units
Chapter 4: Redesigning Secondary Lessons and Units
Chapter 5: Designing From Standards
Chapter 6: Implementing the Protocol -- Tips, Strategies, and Other Suggestions
Epilogue: Staying in Touch
References and Resources
Books in the Solutions for Creating the Learning Spaces Students Deserve series:
- Embracing a Culture of Joy
- Creating a Culture of Feedback
- Reimagining Literacy Through Global Collaboration
- Making Learning Flow
- Different Schools for a Different World
- Personalizing Learning Through Voice and Choice
- Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning