Most students who have their own mobile device are constantly connected, so much that they deem their devices as necessary as the shirt they are wearing. They wouldn’t walk out of the house without a shirt on, nor would they go anywhere without their mobile devices. Rather than settle on their device addiction for merely social needs, as educators we can harness this fixation to meet our educational objectives. Encouraging students to use their devices for PBL will benefit their motivation and provide depth to their projects.
What does it take to be great? A device in the hands of every student is not the ultimate answer. To make technology come together in the classroom takes a teacher with a unique set of skills. Skills probably not covered in their teacher preparation programs. So what is the recipe for success? The answer can be complex and long. To be brief, I will break it down into 3 areas. We call it "The 3 C's" for teacher technology productivity. What are "The 3 C's" for teacher technology productivity? Let's take a deeper look.