When it comes to education technology, the next generation of teachers is getting a steady supply of knowledge and practice. But like anything, technology must be integrated well to help students learn. In today’s teacher preparation programs, college professors balance technology with content and knowledge, focus on context, emphasize classroom practice and use appropriate technology tools for different tasks.
Here are some more details on these four key elements that make up today’s digital teacher preparation programs — programs that give students a chance to learn about and practice teaching in a supportive environment so that when they start teaching full-time, they’re better prepared for the challenges that lie ahead:
- Balance technology, pedagogy and content knowledge
- Consider the environment that teachers will work in
- Build classroom experiences into the program from the beginning
- Choose the best technology tool for the job
Read the entire article by Tanya Roscoria on the Center for Digital Education at http://www.centerdigitaled.com/news/How-to-Prepare-Teachers-for-Digital-Education.htmlImage Credit: http://www.Shutterstock.com