Applying Technology to Meet Student Learning Needs

The Teaching Quality Standard of Alberta states that “teachers apply a variety of technologies to meet students’ learning needs.”

I believe that I have met this standard by demonstrating the following:

  • Recognizing the need for balance between technology as a tool versus technology as a source of information.
  • encouraging students to explore technology and devices that they may not be familiar with to achieve a goal or outcome related to the curriculum.
  • Encourage students to use the technology to connect outside of the classroom, via social networks, blogs, websites or other means.
  • Encourage students to use technology that is “at their fingertips” to help them to plan, create, share, and evaluate their own learning.
  • Teach and model to students the importance of digital citizenship and proper digital etiquette,

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