I’m often asked by teachers if they should integrate technology into certain lessons. I’m not one who recommends adding tech to make projects look cool or more “21st century,” or to do the same old thing (with tech). For me, the answer to the question is simple. If I can answer “yes” to either of these two questions then I should use technology in the lesson.
1. Will the technology improve student learning?
2. Will the technology make the lesson/learning more efficient or organized?
If I answer “no” to both questions, I don’t use technology in the lesson. Simple.