With the current COVID-19 situation, a lot of teachers are practically forced to move to online/remote teaching whether they are novice to technology or tech savvy. Therefore,, a lot of organizations, companies and individuals are pushing webinars and workshops trainings to help educators get accustomed to their new teaching environment. While I do understand the effort and the support, going forward it is important to think about the following questions:
- What is technology integration?
- What is the difference between “Using Technology” and “Integrating Technology”?
As we know, it was never been about the tools but the pedagogy used to achieve the learning objectives. That’s why it is imperative to think forward and to come up with ideas on how to help educators, not only to use the tools, but also to integrate them during their synchronous and asynchronous teaching in order to develop deeper learning. Feel free to share your thoughts.