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This is a fun post with good insights you can dig into. The surface-level question asks how to motivate teachers to use interactive touch screens that are being promoted by the administration. Miguel Guhlin agrees it's a tough sell, and lists a number of objections a sceptical teacher might raise. Then, in the linchpin of this post, he suggests shifting attention away from the technology and toward effective evidence-based teaching strategies (he quotes Hattie and impact.wales here). "There's more energy on tap for improving student achievement than there is for replacing a pencil," he says. The impact.wales diagram (pictured) is itself worthy of a good look, as it describes what they (incorrectly) call "deep learning" but what but what I'll call "cognitive connectivism" - "the more you 'think' about something, the more connections you make, the better your 'learning'".

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