For those of you who are members of Phi Delta Kappa, you may have seen the article “The nerdy teacher: Pedagogical identities for a digital age” by Glynda Hull, John Scott, and Jennifer Higgs in this month’s issue of Phi Delta Kappan. The article explains that while future teachers receive courses on educational technologies, there is still room for improvement in such courses and in determining how teachers might best develop “technological pedagogical content knowledge.” The authors advocate improvement by immersing teachers in technology use in the same way that students use technology outside of school.
Furthermore, the article features Speak Up data! Included is “10 things everyone should know about K-12 students’ views on digital learning” as well as information that students want to use their mobile devices and social media tools throughout their entire day. Phi Delta Kappa members, be on the lookout for the data in this month’s issue of the Kappan!
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