Teaching with tablets: Pedagogy driving technology, or technology driving pedagogy?

By: Catheryn Attard

holland-ipads-crutch-pedagogy“If you are a teacher, then you have probably experienced the introduction of a new technology into your classroom at some point in time. Whether it was an interactive whiteboard, laptops or tablets, it is likely that you would have felt some pressure to use that technology as much as possible because of the expense involved. Often teachers are expected to incorporate new technologies without the support of appropriate professional development. That is, professional development that not only addresses the technical aspects of the devices, but the pedagogical considerations as well.

My research into the use of iPads in primary classrooms has revealed that many teachers find it a challenge to use technology creatively to teach mathematics when compared to other subject areas. I believe that the way technology is used in mathematics lessons often reflects how the teacher views and understands mathematics and the curriculum.” To read further please click here:

http://engagingmaths.co/2015/05/24/teaching-with-tablets-pedagogy-driving-technology-or-technology-driving-pedagogy/

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