Technology for Deeper Learning

June 4, 2015 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

Further to Lauren’s post on new technologies …

Edugains,  21st Century,  has released a 2-page document titled  21st Century Teaching and Learning New Pedagogies for Deeper Learning What Research Tells Us…  which is all bout all about learning with technology and the importance of “… professional learning ought to provide educators with opportunities to develop the mindsets, knowledge and skills to meet the challenge of new pedagogies for deeper learning, and to contribute to the success of all students in Ontario” (p. 2).

Frankly I don’t think that there is anything rocket-science-y about this document, other than being a handy short summary of Ontario’s vision, some relevant research to support the vision, and a couple of references/ links to what other Boards are doing – well put like that it sounds like a lot. Lauren’s post refers to all the fabulous  resources on technology available from the Professional Library. If you’d like some information to get you going on using educational technology (Google, apps, gaming, coding, mobile devices or cell phones), please contact the Library at (416) 395-8289 or professionallilbrary@tdsb.on.ca . And remember that the TDSB’s Teaching and Learning with Technology Department delivers major support, assistance, ideas, learning opportunities via their AW site at https://aw.tdsb.on.ca/sites/tl/tlte/SiteHome.aspx 

The one thing this article reminded me about was the Ontario’s Technology Learning Fund announced last September, see the Ministry or CODE for more info. The Ministry’s news release on the Technology Learning fund, says “Starting this school year, Ontario’s $150 million technology and learning fund will further enrich the classroom experience for students across the province. The fund will give kids more opportunities to become technologically savvy with tools, such as tablets, netbooks, cameras and software, while preparing them for success in the global economy.This investment will also strengthen professional learning for educators who will use technology and digital resources to enhance student engagement, learning and achievement.”

Things to check out!

Rowan

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