Learning Is Not About The Technology

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You have an expert Skype or Google Hangout into your classroom. Students discover a career they want to pursue.

It’s not about the technology. It is about the learning.

Your students are creating deep reflections in their blogs.

It’s not about the technology. It is about the learning.

Your students are using iPads to research the location from a novel. The information is shared on digital sticky notes using Linoit.com.

It’s not about the technology. It is about the learning.

Your students are collaboratively creating a group project using Google Presentations focused on the digestive system.

It’s not about the technology. It is about the learning.

Your students are making short video book reviews and creating QR codes  and pasting the codes in the books to share.

It’s not about the technology. It is about the learning.

You and your students use Symbaloo, or Delicious, or Diigo to save and share favorite websites for quick and easy access.

It’s not about the technology. It is about the learning.

Your students share their collaborative group GoogleDoc and receive instant feedback through comments.

It’s not about the technology. It is about the learning.

You have another teacher and her class video chat with your students and they eagerly locate information to determine the location of the other class.

It’s not about the technology. It is about the learning.

Your students use Genius Hour to research a passionate pursuit of their own. Students share the information with the class using poster-boards, VoiceThreads, blogs, or videos.

It’s not about the technology. It is about the learning.

You use Twitter to learn things and stretch your thinking from some of the best education professionals in the world.

It’s not about the technology. It is about the learning.

Your students use the class Edmodo groups to have impromptu homework or classroom discussions.

It’s not about the technology. It is about the learning.

Your parents know the happenings in your classroom because you share through social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Edmodo, etc…).

It’s not about the technology. It is about the learning.

When is it about the technology?

It is about the technology when you don’t use the technology because you don’t feel comfortable or knowledgeable.

It is about the technology if you don’t have the equipment available to you.

It is about the technology when the sites are blocked.

Don’t make it about the technology.

Make it about the learning.

  • George

    Sorry. Not impressed. It’s about the technology when teachers begin to feel that they must structure their teaching in order to funnel it through a technology that is not organized like their own mind. We should not have to adapt to technology. Technology is supposed to be our servant, not the other way around.