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Wednesday, November 15 • 9:15am - 10:15am
Looking for Knowledge? Google Your Brain!

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Few empirical studies may be more detrimental to advancements of effective technology use in K-12 education than the Mueller and Oppenheimer (2014) as well as Carter, Greenberg, and Walker (2016) reports. Both empirical studies assert that students in lecture-style courses perform worse on assessments when allowed to use technology in the classroom. However, neither study mentions any instruction provided to students to help them capitalize on the tools in front of them! Too often, educators project their own reading and note taking habits onto their students, applying paper-based strategies to digital texts. However, what if we actually considered digital reading and note taking as a completely new task? When students can harness the power of tagging, searching, and sharing as a new way to approach how they interact with course content, they will be able to ask better questions, build stronger connections, and engage in deeper inquiry. Ultimately, students need to not only be able to search for knowledge across disparate sources, but also within their own brains.

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Beth Holland

Instructor & Doctoral Candidate, EdTechTeacher & John Hopkins
Beth Holland combines over 18 years of experience in mobile learning, K-12 education, and differentiated instruction to help teachers create innovative learning environments. She blogs regularly for Edutopia and EdTech Researcher at Education Week, presents at nationally and inte... Read More →

Wednesday November 15, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
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