Steve Moss, global Ed-Tech leader from the United Kingdom, tells us we’ve got it all backwards. Rather than asking if iPads, for instance, are good for learning, we should ask ourselves what kinds of learning are supported well by particular technologies. The order, he says, is learning first, and then which technologies or tools support that learning.
The Puffin is the Alaska Association of School Librarians official newsletters. This October 2013 article by Paige Merriam illustrates that there is much more to using technology in the classroom than throwing a bunch of iPads at people.
The article offers six factors shown to be effective in optimizing technology driven learning in the classroom.