Technology for Learning

Students appear to have natural abilities to use emerging technology. But the reality is, while students easily grasp the entertainment and communication value of the devices they use, they need to be taught how these tools can be used in learning and critical thought. This is a task for the Learning Commons.
Together for Learning, p. 7 (OSLA 2010)

Ideas to Leverage Technology for Learning

Ideas   Examples & Resources
  • Consider the interaction of Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) when designing learning experiences.
  • Consider the International Society for Technology in Education's standards for learning, leading and teaching in the digital age (NETS) when designing learning experiences.
  • Use the SAMR model (Rueben Puentedura) to maximize learning through technology.
  • When designing learning experiences, connect the purpose for learning with the most appropriate technologies. Make strong connections between the curriculum and the purpose for using particular technologies.
  Technology Project Planning Chart
  • Integrate digital citizenship into learning, taking an inquiry stance.
  TALCO Digital Citizenship Project
  • Connect technology use to core values of information literacy and information ethics.
  Discovery and Guided Inquiry Ideas
Multiple Literacy Ideas
  • Connect digital citizenship to character education.
Code of Digital Conduct

  • Connect learning technologies to innovative instructional ideas to add value to students' learning experiences.
  Susan Watt's Idea a Day
Susan Watt's Idea a Week 2012
  • Create library orientation videos, slideshows or digital tours using technology, and put them on your library website for access to learning on demand, when and where it is needed.
   Agnes Macphail PS Library 3D Tour
  • Connect interactive online games with the inquiry process.
  Monday Molly Musings: Minecraft & Me
The Time Tribe

  Use Leading Learning standard, Cultivating Effective Instructional Design to Co-Plan, Teach and Assess Learning (p. 15) to effectively frame approaches to technology integration.
  Use the Leading Learning standard, Fostering Literacies to Empower Lifelong Learners (p. 17) to prioritize instructional strategies.