Digital integration in the 21st century classroom:
A time traveller from the mid-20th century would probably have a heart attack if they walked into a modern classroom during a lesson. Gone are the days when teachers stood in front of the classroom and talked at their students all day long. You are now more likely to find students working together using various digital tools (hardware, software, learning management systems and/or virtual learning environments). This however is only possible if digital integrators in schools are given the time to support actual learning in the classroom and to develop protocols to use those tools safely. Let’s have a look at some of those tools…
Computers, tablets and laptops
Computers are such an integral part of our teaching and learning tools that it would be difficult to do without them.
To have a digital ecosystem, you need device, network, content, application. The video below explains rather clearly how it works:
The Internet of Things:
The Internet of Things is the concept of basically connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet (and/or to each other). The IoT is a giant network of connected “things” (which also includes people). The relationship will be between people-people, people-things, and things-things. The video below explains this in an even better way: