Guide students in using new technologies

Communicating with students about using new technologies for enhancing their learning can be a difficult process, especially if you wish the focus of the learning to be on the content and not the development of a digital skill. Regardless of the focus, providing your students with a scaffolded guide that will help them learn the tool with minimum fuss can be a good support system to reduce stress associated with the process, but also to help foster a basic level of digital fluency.

Guiding students to begin using a new digital tool can be done by directing them to relevant sources of information, including ‘how to’ instructions, support/help websites and forums, and instructional videos published in YouTube. By curating and presenting the information in a central location (eg your topic), you can help your students develop their ability to use the tool and problem solve their digital skills associated with learning new technologies. 

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