The Pedagogical Functions of Educational Technologies

Martin, L. (2012). Connection, Translation, Off-Loading, and Monitoring: A Framework for Characterizing the Pedagogical Functions of Educational Technologies. Technology, Knowledge & Learning17(3), 87-107.

Discussion  |  Pedagogical Functions of Educational Technologies : Connecting | Translating | Off-Loading | Monitoring

Discussion: DC Cases to Analyze

Out in the Field  | Technology Integration Observation Instrument

A.  Blended Learning Energizes High School Math Students:  Educator Peter McIntosh helps his students to take ownership of their learning by using interactive subject-mastery tools like Khan Academy. High (9-12)

B.  Differentiating Instruction Through Interactive Games:  Using tech tools and games acquired through grants and his own resourcefulness, second-grade teacher Robert Pronovost tailors math instruction to match students’ individual learning styles. (multi-age)

C.  Exploring Emigration: Maps & Migration : Using maps and technology to explore geography /Grades 6-8, Social Studies

D. Poetry WorkStations : Students analyze poetry with PodCasts and WebLogs / Middle School 4-8 Language Arts

E. Enhancing Chemistry Basics with Technology : Grades 9-12 / Science / Peer Teaching

F. Potential Energy: Problem Solving with Technology : Grades 9-12 / Science / Physics

G. Google Docs in the Classroom : Grades 9-12 / All Subjects / Collaboration

H. The Learning Landscape: Kids Monitor Terrain with Technology : Grades 3-7 / Environmental Science