How Much Technology in the Classroom is Too Much?

We need to get rid of the idea that balance is key when we come to using technology.
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We need to get rid of the idea that balance is key when we come to using technology.

I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Rae Pica at BAM Radio about how much technology is too much when it comes to technology in the classroom. Joining me in the conversation were Sonny Magaña an award-winning teacher who has been studying the impact of technology on teaching and learning and author of "Art and Science of Teaching with Technology" as well as Andy Marcinek, Director of Technology, Grafton Public Schools, and author of article, "Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance".

In the conversation I shared my belief that you can never have too much technology, just like you can never have too many books, if it is used well. In fact, we need to get rid of the idea that balance is key when we come to using technology. I also share a great tool to find teachers can use to find the right technology for student learning goals.

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Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about learning innovatively and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students. Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities to support learning in real and innovative ways that will prepare students for success. In addition to her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator, Ms. Nielsen’s writing is featured in places such as Huffington Post, Tech & Learning, ISTE Connects, ASCD Wholechild, MindShift, Leading & Learning, The Unplugged Mom, and is the author the book Teaching Generation Text.

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