Accommodating the kinesthetic learner
Data management systems enable states, districts and schools to make sense of the mountains of data they collect, monitor technology and other resources, and track trends in student achievement. , an online television and radio series that investigates the relationships between education and technology. The Center for Digital Education conducts an annual Digital School Districts Survey and the resulting awards "recognize exemplary use of technology by school boards and districts." See district winners and how they are using technology to improve educational outcomes (e.g., data analytics, digital literacy curriculum, 1:1 initiatives, e-learning, and more).
In this sense, technology is a “data tool for education to better understand and inform educational and instructional decision making” (, 2007, p. , Kearney, Schuck, Burden, and Aubusson (2012) characterized the pedagogy of mobile learning from socio-cultural theory, which led to their highlighting three key features of mobile learning: authenticity, collaboration and personalization. The rise in student access to these electronic devices (e.g., cell phones, pagers, portable game units, laptops, MP3 players, smart phones, graphing calculators) has led to a national discussion about their potential to support learning in schools.
Read the Terms of Service, as any app for use by learners in your classroom should ensure their security and privacy of any data collected.
Also check your school's internet safety and digital media use policy to ensure that the use of the app in your classroom will be in compliance with it.
Teachers also have expectations regarding the digital tools they use for instructional purposes.
Per its survey of a national representative sample of more than 31,000 U. public school teachers, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2014) found that teachers identified six instructional purposes for which digital instructional tools are beneficial.
They are: Graph2Go, a graphing calculator; Solve2Go for equations and inequalities; Quad2Go for learning about quadrilaterals; Sketch2Go, a qualitative graphing tool that includes seven icons to use in sketching graphs; and Fit2Go, a linear and quadratic function graphing tool and curve fitter.
But, the overall reason for using technology in instruction is to reach our ultimate goal as educators, which should be to enhance the achievement of learners.
"Technology can support administration in providing instructional leadership, managing learning environments and professional learning communities, and making decisions that support proficiency in 21st century skills.
Networking technologies, for example, can support administrators in communicating with staff members, parents and community members. Department of Education, explores issues, ideas, and strategies surrounding education and teaching.
Educators will find the following resource from the project of value: Free speech and privacy dimensions of student misuse of their own electronic communication devices (2012). Don't forget this reminder, however: Whenever considering to download any mobile application, you should first evaluate it.
Pay attention to who developed the app, and the reviews that the app has received.