Preservice Training: From Texting to Teaching

The assumption that technology will be effectively brought into the classroom with the arrival of newly minted teachers who have come of age in the digital era – the so-called “millennials” – may be an erroneous one. The ability, and preference, to communicate in PDA text-speak is not the same as the ability to identify and use appropriate technology tools in education. The Family Center on Technology and Disability is pleased to bring you the insights of Boise State University professors Barbara Schroeder and Chris Haskell, who are on the front line of this important issue, as they teach “edtech” to a new generation of education students.