There are definite benefits to using technology in regards to most assessment formats particularly with formative assessments. The downside to a majority of using the technology is the time it needs to adjust both your teaching and the students to using it. There seems to be an abundance of educational technology out there and it just means a lot of trial and error. Whether your students are up to going on the journey with you is subjective to your situation. The motivation shown with the instant feedback style of tool like Kahoot and Quizlet is quite astonishing. When we as educators figure out how to condense our units into this motivation of mastery for all our students we will be able to change the entire educational paradigm.
I think that instinctively we are predicated to learn through visual cues. I am not an anthropologist but it makes sense that visual learning would still dominate our leaning seeing as that the idea of reading and writing is relatively brand new in terms of our learning processes. Compare this to the evolutionary scale of 50 000-100000 years of watching out for signs of danger and learning skills it just make sense that this would still be our naturally stronger skill-set. Therefore using visual literacy should be a major part of our teaching and learning, particularly with the beginning phases. With the rise of infographics and other visual based learning tools, the trend growing in terms of using visual literacy in learning spheres. In saying that I think it has it's limitations in terms of complexity and retention. This is where reading and writing comes in to compliment it.
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