Technology should be used to create opportunities for students to move beyond engagement in content, to a level where their learning can become differentiated, personalized, and more relatable. (Kolb, 2017)

Authentic extension should:


  • Involve real connections to everyday life and contexts
  • Be a bridge between student learning and students’ lives
  • Build skills for everyday living


Tech Connection to Classroom: “A fourth grade teacher is using Google Hangouts to virtually host author Judy Blume conducting a book club discussion on her book Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. The students ask Judy questions and listen to her share ideas about writing and the novel.” (Kolb, 2017)