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Friday, March 9, 2012

What's Your Goal? Thinking About Tech Choices

I am often asked by educators (classroom teachers, school administrators, librarians) to help them “use technology.” My response to their requests is always, “yes, I will help you.” The next thing out of my mouth is, “what is your goal for using technology?” Through these simple exchanges I’ve discovered that there are three basic goals that most of us have for using technology in our schools. The first is discovering new information, the second is discussion, and the third is demonstrating what we know. It is with these three goals in mind that I evaluate any new website or mobile app. 

How do you evaluate new technology apps and websites that you find?

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