This week we have had the opportunity of study new methods to integrate technology in our subjects.
I chose SAMR method and I designed a mindmap about the model, showing what this model propone, giving examples about how to implement this model, and finally writing an entry in this blog.
Then we have asked our pupils about their customs on the internet, using a survey about the digital footprint. I have a reflection and a summary of the results of the survey in this blog, too.
Now, it’s time to answer these two questions:
- How will you adapt your curriculum according to one or more of the digital learning theories?
The integration of technology should be something gradual, so that students do not feel stressed about using new methods or doing many tasks at the same time.
A very practical way is to work in groups, with a differet task and different technology tool for each group: take photos, record videos or sounds with a mobile phone or a digital camera, gather opinions about a topic to accomplish a research work.
We can try a collaborative work among groups for a final outcome: some take the photos, others the videos, others the audio, and , finally, they use all these documents to write an entry in a blog, a web page, or an introductory video with the research findings.
- How will teaching students about their digital footprint benefit them?
The students have adapted their lives to a digital environment, without taking into account the large amount of personal data they leave on the web when they surf on the Internet or they sign up for a social network.
As educators we must first show our students that their digital footprint could be indelible, so they should not share personal data or circumstances on the web, because they do not know who is collecting that information and what use they can make of it We should make that they realize that the real friends are next to them, not hidden behind a computer screen.
We must continue teaching them how to look for reliable sources of information and how to ensure privacy in the web.
We can also encourage our pupils to read articles like this in order to learn how to manage their digital footprints.