To explore this research, in this discussion you will analyze how technology integration can be used as a method of intervention to meet the needs of diverse learners. To prepare for this discussion, review the Week Two Instructor Guidance and the Required Resources for the week. Next, access Edutopia (Links to an external site.) and conduct a search using the key words “using technology for learning motivation” or similar. Select one video or article that can inform your response to the discussion points below.
Provide a link to the video or article you located in Edutopia and a succinct description of the video’s focus, such as the grade and/or ability-levels of students, the educator(s) involved, and the subject being taught (e.g., science or language arts).
- In at least one paragraph, describe how the technology is being used in the video and describe what you observed in the video that informs you that students’ motivation is increased or otherwise supported due to the use of the technology. Provide evidence from the readings and/or outside sources to support your description.
- Next, succinctly describe how the use of the technology promotes students’ engagement during the learning process. Provide evidence from the readings and/or outside sources to support your description.
- Finally, describe the potential challenges the educator might face in acquiring the technology and learning how to effectively implement it. How might educators overcome those challenges? Provide evidence from the readings and/or outside sources to support your description.
Edyburn, D. L. (2013). Inclusive technologies: Tools for helping diverse learners achieve academic success (2nd ed.). Bridgepoint Education.