With the school year ramping up, the Office of Education Technology, which is part of the Department of Education, hosted a Twitter chat Monday night focused on active use of technology during teacher prep using #TeacherEdChat. The idea of “active use” of technology is frequently addressed by the Office of Education Technology.
The Office of Education Technology explains the difference between “active use” and “passive use” with a short infographic.
The Office of Education Technology kicked off the chat with a few questions.
— Office of Ed Tech (@OfficeofEdTech) August 8, 2016
If you weren’t able to attend the chat here’s a brief social media recap of what happened:
A5: Staff needs to embrace 21st Century Tech skills. Talk to Ts who are integrating technology in the classroom. #teacheredchat
— Tina Nording (@TNording) August 9, 2016
— Michala Cardwell (@CardwellTeachMe) August 9, 2016
Important to note: tech always changes, but the critical thinking behind it doesn’t. Focus on the skills + thought processes. #TeacherEdChat
— michelle manno (@michellermanno) August 9, 2016
A2: opportunities for students to teach each other … tech can often become the medium for THEIR teaching.#teacheredchat
— Rick West (@richardewest) August 9, 2016
— Aaron Duff, M.Ed. (@education_geek) August 9, 2016
— Lee Araoz (@LeeAraoz) August 9, 2016
— almartinez88 (@almartinez88) August 9, 2016
A5: Teach them how to utilize tech shortly before they student teach, it helped me! #teacheredchat
— Mikaela Simmons (@msmusiced) August 9, 2016