We’ve all heard about the split between technology haves and have-nots. In fact, you probably witness this digital divide in your own classroom—to a greater or lesser extent. As a result, even if you wanted to incorporate new edtech tools into your course, you may be reluctant to do so if you fear that a percentage of your students won’t have access to the resources—and thus the content and learning experiences—that you want them to have.
How to reach all students with technology: Tips from TeamUP
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Though it may not be possible for you to put certain tools into the hands of your students, that doesn’t mean that you are completely without options. In this sixth and final episode of the “Who Moved My Chalkboard?” podcast series, Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins of Cengage Learning’s TeamUP Peer-to-Peer Faculty Development discusses how you can bridge the digital divide in your classes. By sharing her four strategies for incorporating technology into your course, Bridgett reveals how you can use edtech tools to engage your students… even if all your students don’t have access to the same technology resources.
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Join TeamUP for an EdTech Tips Webinar!
On May 6 at 1PM Eastern, Cengage Learning’s TeamUP will host a webinar: “Chalk and Talk the Ed Tech Walk: A Panel Discussion.” Topics covered will include: overcoming the challenges of integrating technology into teaching; helping students embrace edtech; deciding which tools to use—and when to use them; finding the right time and right avenues to research edtech tools that are right for you; and more! Register for our edtech tips webinar today!