Join Renaldo Lawrence for an in-depth discussion in this video Using technology to structure teaching, part of Creative Insights: Renaldo Lawrence on Elearning.
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- I think the most important thing that technology's…allowed us to do is allowed us to break down the curriculum.…And I think what happens with the curriculum is…not everybody can understand all of the curriculum…all of the time.…And I think what technology has allowed us to do…is allowed us to section off the curriculum…and get from top to bottom.…And I think a lot of times when we give students…stuff to learn, it's not differentiated in the sense…that it's broken down into itty bitty bits, pieces.…
And I understand sometimes teachers don't have…time for that.…And that's why I think it's important…that you use multimedia.…Because what you can do is you can create your…multimedia content and within that,…especially if you're using a program like Adobe Presenter,…you can then attach files or you can differentiate…in different Word documents, everything that…students need to do.…You can name the documents, John, Susan, Mary,…Bob, Jane, whoever, and they can download…the one that they need and they can work on that.…
This interview with Renaldo Lawrence is an inspiration to educators looking to increase student achievement and create authentic-learning opportunities for their students. Renaldo is a leader on integrating technology in the classroom, but started out as a computer-illiterate educator. His story of learning the technology for the sake of the students is both inspiring, and instructional for educators that want to follow his example.