The secret to successful use of technology in the classroom

There’s so much talk of how to make successful use of technology in the classroom. Even just yesterday afternoon, friend and Assistant Principal of Surbiton High School José Picardo was asking what to me seems (sorry) a blindingly obvious (to me) question on Twitter:


Now that we have Google, is it still necessary to acquire knowledge and learn facts at school? Pls RT

— José Picardo (@josepicardoSHS) March 31, 2016

Of course we do is the obvious answer. This isn’t to say that Google shouldn’t be part of the landscape in learning – it just reflects the way in which modern educators should be capitalising on technology use in schools. Google, like any library of information should be used as such – a resource to support learning in ways which we always have. Learning about how to cite from online sources (something very well supported in Google Docs if you haven’t seen the Research tool in there!) is just part of sound digital citizenship of young people.

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