Daily Bookmarks 04/14/2008
Education Week: Learning to Teach With Technology – Annotated
Instead of teaching technology as a separate course, more colleges training preservice teachers are integrating technology in content areas like math and science.
…the standards require teacher-candidates to exhibit knowledge, skills, and dispositions that equip them to teach technology applications. Candidates also have to show they can use technology to support student learning of content.
Joel Colbert, who heads the committee on innovation and technology, says the handbook seeks to make the point that stand-alone technology classes are now obsolete.
“We are saying that’s not the way to integrate technology into teacher training, because each subject area uses technology differently,” Colbert says.