With all the shiny devices out there, most people do not think to use a small arsenal of tech tools. We want the biggest, fastest tools, without sometimes thinking of the learning that can take place. Take for instance a recent article and infographic that I posted here. Infographics can provide so many teaching moments in pretty much every curricular area. In this one I used think of how students can use this in math…looking at the populations of the countries in an outside the highlighted circle. Making a spreadsheet to total up the populations. Looking at percentages or using decimals. Going deeper into higher math functions. Social Studies is pretty obvious, but to go deeper looking at the style of government inside and outside to see if there are any similarities. Science -can the resources there sustain these large populations. So many things. So why, why do we try to make things so difficult by introducing all these confusing devices and applications? Sure, they can work some, and in this case, if you had a couple devices, you could definitely use them with these infographics, but we just tend to make things difficult in keeping up with the neighboring school district or county. Keep it simple, right?
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