Friday, February 27, 2015

Blog Post 7

Heart with words Students Love Technology

      I learned a lot from these videos about the use of technology in the classroom. One of the things that I learned is that we are all learners. Everyone is a teacher/learner both the teacher and the students, and we can tie it together to a personal learning network. 
      Another great and valuable resource that I learned about was the Alabama Virtual Library. Students can go on this webiste and do research on the content area being covered. 
       I Movie is a great resource that students can use to create projects. One example of a project a student can create would be a book trailer. 
       I Pads seem to be a very resourceful tool in the classroom. Every type of learning style can use this type of technology. Even students with learning disabilities can use these in the classroom. 
      Lastly, The Top 10 Reasons to Use Technology in the Classroom gave some very good points about why technology is resourceful in the classroom. 
     1. Students love it.
     2. Emphasises Four Key Componet to Learning: active engagment, participation in groups, frequent interaction/feedback, connection to real world experts
     3. Professional Development.
     4. Makes life easier for teachers.
     5. Improve Test Scores.
     6. Helps Students with low attention spans.
     7. Learn from Experts.
     8. Encourages Completion of Homework. 
     9. Saves  Money.
    10. Removes Obstacles. 
     Some people think that technology is not good for the classrooms and that teachers will be replaced with technology. A quote by Sheryl Nussbaum- Beach says : " Teachers will not be replaced by technology, but teachers who do not use technology will be replaced by those that do. 
     I feel that technology is a very important resource in the classroom, and that teachers need to be up to date on how to use the latest technology in the classroom. Also, I feel technology is a  great way to keep the students actively engaged in the learning process. 


1 comment:

  1. Janelle, I completely agree that teachers need to be up to date with the latest technology. Teachers won't always know everything but it is good to be on or above your students level with knowing how the newest technology works. If teachers aren't prepared to change and update they will get left behind!