Eric Sheninger Talks About Digital Pedagogy That Improves Learning

Today Eric Sheninger @E_Sheninger challenges us to move to the next level with digital technologies. We can't use tech because it is “cool and new.” It must improve learning. If it doesn't improve learning, why are we spending the money?

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In today's show, we'll discuss:

  • Why we need evidence that learning is improving
  • Shifting assessment strategies that help students show what they understand
  • Arguments for student (and teacher) portfolios of learning
  • Why curriculum is no longer a valid argument against technology
  • Encouragement for teachers who feel like an island of innovation with technology.

I hope you enjoy this episode with Eric!

Want to hear another Thought Leader Thursday on Digital Leadership? Hear Steven Anderson talk about Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in the Classroom

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Eric SheningerEric Sheninger

Eric is a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Prior to this he was the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School.

Under his leadership his school became a globally recognized model for innovative practices. Eric oversaw the successful implementation of several sustainable change initiatives that radically transformed the learning culture at his school while increasing achievement. He has emerged as an innovative leader, best selling author, and sought after speaker.

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Mark E March 23, 2017 - 4:37 pm

Some great points. Teachers have a LOT going on and so it is understandable to move slowly on adapting technology.

I’ve found that it can enhance and make your life easier. I look at it as pay some time up front but save more time in the long run.

Jackson Wright April 4, 2017 - 5:38 pm

I agree, We need to give everyone a little bit of time. With practice come perfection you can’t be great at every new thing you try.


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