Guides FOR DIGITAL IMMIGRANTS TEACHERS AND SCHOOLS

In the 21st century, it has become imperative that learners at all levels of education are armed with the technological skills needed for the next stage of their life. The majority of teachers believe that technology will kick them out of their jobs. No, teachers will always be drivers of knowledge and innovation but a driver of knowledge that does not know the road will drive the learners on a wrong path. The top-rated teachers are creative and innovative, loving, caring and they have empathy towards their learners. They are masters of subject matter, they facilitate learners’ growth in the three domains of learning, cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains through technology and other skills aforementioned. Today, there are many facets to classroom technology as concerned lesson delivery, text, video, games, simulations, and appropriate hardware and software to bring everything together. Different Learning Management systems bring part or all of this together which allows for great collaboration between the school, teachers, learners, parents, and the global education community. These platforms are either paid, free, or in-App purchases. It is not only the teachers that are creative, but the learners also do too and there must be a shift in the role of the teachers from content deliverer to the role of learning facilitator who guides the learners in the use of technology to create their learning. Classroom technology is not about the technology device(s) you have in your classroom, it is about making the most out of what is available.

Meet Kunle Oyedokun

Kunle Oyedokun is a certified physics teacher, a young education technology coach, a science enthusiast, and most of all, a learner. He has worked as a physics teacher, instructional designer, and education technology coach in Nigeria. He currently enjoys leading professional learning workshops to help teachers create engaging experiences for students in Nigeria. He is the founder of Mtishtech International Ltd. A firm that seeks to integrate technology into the teaching-learning process. He believes that students should have access to current technology to be creative in ways that weren’t possible when he was a student