The topic for this week #BYOTchat is inspired by an article entitled “The Tick-Tock Effect of Educational Technology’s ‘Pendulum 2.0’” in EdTech Magazine by Eric Patnoudes (@NoApp4Pedagogy)
Within his article, Eric Patnoudes points out that the often most overlooked part of technology integration is professional development centered on why a tool will enhance student learning and growth. He describes the educational technology ‘Pendulum 2.0’ as:
“…as the swing from teachers drowning in an oversaturated ocean of “cool tools,” to the realization that without sound pedagogical practice, technology will have little to no impact in the classroom.”
“This is not to say that teachers don’t need training. We have to know what the tools are and what they’re capable of doing. It’s a big part of the equation, but one that takes a back seat to professional development, because in effective technology integration, pedagogy is the driver and technology the accelerator — or else it will simply end up being the brake.”
Join #BYOTchat at 9:00 PM/ET on Thursday, January 29 as we discuss not the “how” of educational technology integration but the “why” of educational technology integration.
“The Tick-Tock Effect of Educational Technology’s ‘Pendulum …” 2014. 28 Jan. 2015 <http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2014/12/tick-tock-effect-educational-technology-s-pendulum-20>