Let's Dive into the Chapter Book Study Questions Reflection by Katherine Tapp
What are some assumptions that teachers and school leaders make about students and technology?
Some of the Assumptions that teachers and school leaders make about students and technology are that just because students happen to be a part of generation Z they are good at technology
We ought to challenge our assumptions and check our biases by asking ourselves,what if we found out that every student was not as tech savvy as our expectations led us to believe? How would we treat those who did not live up to our expectations?
What are some tech skills students seem to have before they enter your class? Are there students who have not developed these skills? How can you plan to differentiate onboarding?
A lot of students in this generation use technology for social and recreational entertainment. Vs educational stimulation and when assumed that everyone is on the same level, scholars are being set up for failure. Though it may be assumed, not all students have developed the the same skill set when using technology for a number of reasons ranging from inaccessibility to the lack of motivation to work independently. This is where on boarding would take place. It is the educators responsibility to make sure the culture of their classroom is safe and strategically positioned for students success in their new work space.Providing adequate face to face time, which builds confidence and self esteem from being shown new ways to do things ,and assessments to evaluate individual needs in the classroom.
What are the uses of technology where you see students sometimes falter or struggle?
Technology can be a great social tool for our students, meeting and teaching others in regions or time zones. Like us students like novelty and innovation, but forget they happen at the limits of our understanding. Our students rarely see, or cannot predict, potential dangers such as not reading all the messages in a pop up box allowing the storage of passwords, uploading and exchanging photos. This is a current situation at our institution of higher learning.We are continuously building a culture where we educate parents, teachers ,and students on the dangers of inappropriate usage and encouraging them to talk about it is an effective way to ensure that students are safe online, both at school and at home.
What types of onboarding practices are ideal to start within your school given the current state of blending learning? What practices are important to consider as your schools blended learning practice evolve?
Internet safety, internet etiquette, digital footprint and the lack of privacy on all platforms, repetition and a lot of question to assess current knowledge to push independents and being self sufficient.
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