Devices in classrooms can empower students when used effectively. But how do teachers know if they are integrating technology effectively? Here are questions to ask about time that help teachers use effectively integrate technology.
What percentage of time are students in creative apps such as Synth, Tour Creator, ThingLink, Jamboard, Canva, Flipgrid, Google My Maps, Google Sites, etc? What percentage of time are students in Google Docs or a word-processing tool?
What percentage of time are students consuming from self-paced interactive tools such as video paired with EdPuzzle, Desmos, Google My Maps, Google Earth, ThingLink, Google Expeditions, etc? What percentage of time are students learning from the teacher and a slideshow?
What percentage of time are teachers speaking to students one-to-one or in groups of five or fewer? What percentage of time are teachers lecturing to the whole class or not speaking at all?
The more a teacher increases the percentage in the first question and decreases it in the second question - the more effectively they are integrating technology....