Using technology in the classroom requires experience and guidance, report finds

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‘Teaching how to use technology takes precedence over the key critical thinking and ethical skills that youth really need,’ lead author says…   Using technology in the classroom requires experience and guidance, report finds. It’s older, more experienced teachers – not younger, so-called digital natives – who are experimenting more with new technology in the classroom, a new report suggests. And although Twitter, YouTube and mobile devices have infiltrated Canadian classrooms, the study finds that educators have serious concerns that students are “not-so-savvy surfers” – too prone to accept information published online as fact and be led astray.   Our take: we desperately need to ensure teachers are digitally savvy, so they can advise their students on how to be properly savyy and not just users. Governments take note you need to provide PD.
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