Testing and Technology Presentation

Testing and Technology: Diminishing the Digital Divide

Digital natives may appear tech-savvy with lightning-fast thumbs texting at top speed and fingers flying across touchscreens, but many middle-schoolers prove less than proficient when it comes to essential skills necessary for composing on a computer — especially disadvantaged students who have less access to technology. With the pencil-and-paper era past its prime, how are teachers to build self-efficacy and promote success on state tests? Discover ways to blend physical and virtual learning environments, integrating hardcopies and highlighters with digital platforms and programs such as Newsela, Typing.com, Padlet, Popplet, OneNote Class Notebook, Google Classroom, and more.