3240 assign 1

published by meghan mcallister

Want to create a visual like this?

Get Started
Topics on Teaching and Learning
How to leverage Personal Technology in the Classroom
Meghan McAllister PIDP 3240 June 2017
From The Naked Classroom text book.
Question: As an instructor what do you do with the technology that students bring to class such as laptops and cell phones?
FACT: Students don't multitask-they switch tasks very quickly!
FACT: Getting students to stop using technology is very difficult to do!
FACT: It is very hard to truly enforce rules around the use of technology!
1. Respect students enough to make a class interesting and worth the time to stop texting; make class interactive and engaging!
2. Make some use of technology in class but have consistent policies. Show that you "get it". 
3. Make a contract with students to turn off all technology periodically and encourage them to just think and be present; focused dialogue and reflection without distractions is an important lesson.
Bowen, Jose Antonio. Teaching Naked. How Moving Technology out of your College Classroom will improve student learning. Jossey-Bass, 2012. p. 208-211.