3 Keys to Transform Instruction with Chromebooks

Empowering students with education technology isn’t just putting hardware in their hands, but teaching them how best to use it.  While education technology is key to introducing new learning strategies, the technology itself will only be as good as the implementation plan around it. Properly integrating digital solutions into the classroom is about understanding not just what tech to bring in, but how to use it.

1. Students Make Their Thoughts Visible on Screen

Chromebooks open the door for students to visualize their own thought processes, helping them better understand the material and shift from simple memorization to comprehension.  Through apps like Flipgrid, for example, students can show their work on complex math problems and respond to teachers’ questions.

2. Every Student Has a Voice to Explore

Using Chromebooks in class can also help teachers find new ways for students to explore subjects, bringing a new kind of excitement to the classroom. For example, students can use Chromebooks to create original multimedia content, encouraging them to think in more creative ways.  “I have students creating podcasts, and they’re interviewing experts from around the world,” says Avrith. “A group of sixth-graders created a collaborative book on ways they can be digital leaders.”

3. Students Share Work with Authentic Audiences

Creating a collaborative culture is essential for a productive classroom environment, and Chromebooks are a great way for students to connect and empower each other. By connecting with peers through social media, kids can find a natural audience for their creations.

The information for this post was taken from an article by Calvin Hennick in EdTech, follow this link for the complete article and more details.