Using ‘No Tech’ Activities to Teach about Technology and Issues of the Online World
Michael O'Brien, Dianne Chambers, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-44-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Whole class or large group activities using learning technologies can be difficult when IT resources are scarce or in high demand. In response to this challenge creative 'no tech' teaching activities are used that powerfully explore concepts and issues encountered in the online world. In this paper we describe several activities that have been used successfully with teacher education students and with children to develop an understanding of high tech concepts and of issues encountered in the online world. These activities can be used before students go online, to complement online activities, or if no online access is available. These activities demonstrate how students can develop a rich understanding of high tech issues without access to high tech resources.
O'Brien, M. & Chambers, D. (2002). Using ‘No Tech’ Activities to Teach about Technology and Issues of the Online World. In D. Willis, J. Price & N. Davis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2002--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 35-37). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).