Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Teach Students to Discern the Truth

In a world of information overload, we need to teach kids how to discern truth. This was the biggest idea I picked up from day one of the Empowering Students with Technology conference.

Alan November gave the keynote address, emphasizing that education technology is not really about the tools. We need to focus on teaching students how to use the tools in responsible ways.

Just because information can be found on the Web, does not mean it is right. The first search result is not always the best. I would also add that as a Christian school teacher, I need to show my students how to evaluate information against the truth of Scripture.

To read more about how teachers are responding to the conference, search #LTeLearn on Twitter.