Tech Thursday | 4 May 2017
1. Innovation is about how you use technology.
That being said, there are many ways that educators are innovative without using technology. Look at EdCamp. This has become one of the best ways that educators have taken ownership of their own learning yet technology is not necessarily at the forefront of this process; it is the process of the professional learning that is innovative.
Dispell the myth that “technology equals innovation” and you will see more educators seeing that many things they are doing in classrooms right now are extremely innovative, with or without technology.Innovation is about “mindset”, not skill set.
2. Innovation is reserved for the few.
3. Innovation is solely a “product”.
What is your favorite iPad app to use with students and why?
I like to have students use Apple's Keynote [presentation application] to introduce new vocabulary terms.
What do you like to do in your leisure time?
In my leisure time, I like to play golf and go hiking on camping trips.