Using Edtech for Social Good
Today’s students are ready to design, dream and MAKE the future. Teach Boldly: Using Edtech for Social Good is a guide for educators ready to activate positive change in teaching and learning through innovative practices, meaningful use of technology and global collaboration. The book offers a human-centered approach with design- and empathy-driven practices that address many aspects of teaching and learning. Topics covered include constructing agile classrooms, digital storytelling and communicating across lines of difference, and prioritizing feedback and active listening. This book invites readers to create a customized plan to leverage innovative practice, education technology and global networks to activate positive change in the classroom and the world; discusses learning space design through the lens of empathy and amplification of student voice; provides easy-to-implement ideas for transforming learning and classroom culture through space; showcases the power of narrative and bringing focus to the need for storytelling in education and the world; and offers direction for seeking out authentic feedback and steps for iterating on ideas with emphasis on preservation of voice and prioritization of creativity in expression of ideas. With inspiration from real-world peaceMAKERS in education, Teach Boldly invites readers to create ready-to-go action plans for themselves as educators, for classroom communities and for the global community.