"Teachers need to be equity designers, exploring the potential and limitations of technology for enabling student thinking, learning, voice, and achievement." -excerpt from Smart Tech Use for Equity articleThere are many things to consider when pulling in a new tech tool to explore in the classroom, including where it lies on the SAMR model. Meaning, is this really evolving your teaching OR is it just replacing a textbook/worksheet and not reaching all your student?
So many questions ran through my head!
- What does it look like?
- How to facilitate equitable learning?
- What can you do RIGHT now to address?
- What more do you need to help make this happen?
Whew! It's a lot to consider and definitely more work when trying to complete a task or unit. It certainly has me thinking on how I can help classroom teachers consider these questions when approaching a new tool!