Social Media Education

Don Knezek, the CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education, compares education without technology to the medical profession without technology.

“If in 1970 you had knee surgery, you got a huge scar,” he says. “Now, if you have knee surgery you have two little dots.”

Out-of-the-box teaching

Technology is helping teachers to expand beyond linear, text-based learning and to engage students who learn best in other ways. In the following eight areas, technology has shown its potential for improving education.

  1. Better Simulations and Models
  2. Global Learning
  3. Virtual Manipulatives
  4. Probes and Sensors
  5. More Efficient Assessment
  6. Storytelling and Multimedia
  7. E-books
  8. Epistemic Games