Tridigital Learning

A balance between past, present and future

Trevor Metzger and Tiffany Harms

What is Tridigital Learning?

As we move forward in education it is important to be aware of the continuous changes that occur and, as educators, to be cognitive of the rapid incorporation of technology in the classroom. Tridigital learning is finding the happy medium in using past, present and future learning strategies to benefit the needs of all students. To find that happy medium we must "learn from the past, live in the present, and believe in the future."

"If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow." - John Dewey

Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation

The 21st Century Learner

With the quickness in the development of technology it is a tall task to ask teachers to change their teaching style seemingly overnight. As a society we have had to quickly adjust our approach towards education and prepare for what's next. This has made it a challenge for teachers who are not yet aware of the changes. Especially for those who do not believe that technology is the correct approach towards teaching. I believe it is important to remember that the teachers main interest is in what is best for their students and what will help them learn. The trick in doing that is simple. Teachers must understand what approach is best for the lesson being taught. If technology can enhance the understanding of a topic, use it. If it is going to halter the process, don't use it. The main thing is, in order for technology to be an advantage is by exploring it and understanding how to use it. A skill many teachers lack. Students WANT to use technology, why should we deny them of that?