Integrating Tech for Self-Directed Learners
Promoting "Life Long Learning" is what most new teachers express as their goal for shaping young learners. Learning how to do this is a process that begins in your teacher education programs and continues throughout your career.
Technology is just one tool in your tool-belt when harnessed correctly can create a space and place for students to become self-directed learners. Students who are "self-directed" are capable of taking the initiative and responsibility to select and manage their learning activities.
Walk into any Montessori schools and you will see children as young a three (and possibly younger) working independently on tasks that are developmentally appropriate and foster independence. The question of whether or not school-age children are capable of being self-directed should not hold you back, the challenge is creating tasks and activities that can support a classroom of 30+ student with different needs and funds of knowledge that will foster independence. Read more . http://www.teacherpreptech.com/2017/10/top-5-tips-to-use-technology-for-self.html