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Pairing Technology with Research-Based Education Strategies in the Classroom & Beyond

By July 27, 20232 min read

August 2, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. CST

The most powerful school technology streamlines administrative burdens for teachers and administrators while simultaneously benefiting students. To achieve both, tech platforms must be built for the unique needs of schools, but they also have to be deployed with the right strategies and curricular support.

Life-long educator and former school administrator Dr. Jill Johnson joins EdTech CEO and entrepreneur Ben Pankonin for an important discussion about pairing technology with research-based education strategies. We cover the theory and practice behind using technology in this way and how to actually do it. Dr. Jill covers technology in the context of common teaching principles like collaboration, application, relevance, self-efficacy, choice, and autonomy. But, she also dives deep into the research surrounding more complex and allusive strategies like utilizing authentic assessment, engaging with locally and globally relevant content, and incorporating reflection and metacognition. 

Dr. Jill (whose dissertation work involved technology leadership among administrators supporting student-led social media teams) also looks at broader concepts like the intersection between technology and restorative practices, especially those surrounding online and digital infractions–providing administrators with new tools and insights when it comes to managing and preventing behavioral challenges.

Key Takeaways 

  1. Assessing technology under the lenses of storytelling, skill building, student voice, digital citizenship, and community
  2. Using technology within restorative practices, especially those related to digital infractions and social media infractions 
  3. Best practices for pairing tech with research-based education strategies and key outcomes