Schedule at a Glance

Characteristics of Digital "Things" - Naming Educational Apps' Functionalities
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM:
Room: Superior A
Format: Concurrent Session - 60 Minutes
Primary Essential Skill: Instructional Focus & Professional Development
Secondary Essential Skill: Stakeholder Focus
Audience: Ed Tech Leaders
Brief Session Description: In K12, we don't yet have a coherent taxonomy to describe digital apps' characteristics. How do we decide what to purchase if we don't know what a digital "things" can do? Will this app help learning be active or passive? Will the resource enable projects? Does it appeal to diverse learners or support universal design for learning (UDL)? How do we collaborate and communicate about what resources to provide or purchase if we have no agreements on how to name their functionalities? Five Education Technology experts from three districts worked on a draft originally created by the Learning Counsel. We will show you our Characteristics of Digital Curriculum material. Join us to analyze, discuss and expand.
Skill Level: Beginner