There’s No App for Good Teaching

Howard Gardner and Katie Davis are both featured in an article from TED about integrating technology to improve the classroom. Drawing on research from their book The App Generation, Gardner and Davis advocate for the open-ended use of technology to force students to draw on inner strengths and suggest that parents and educators question the purposes and processes behind particular programs/apps. With a critical eye, teachers can distinguish technologies that facilitate new methods of thinking, allowing students to “transcend” apps and learn in different ways.

Read the article in it’s entirety on TED Ideas.



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