Parents can used it to find their kids or arrange for a ride.
Used to instantly communicate.
Teachers use it in the classrooms.
Students use texting and text speak to help with class work.
The Con’s of Texting
Texting while driving causes serious injury and death.
Decrease in writing skills.
Cheating during tests, distractions and disruptions in class, spreading rumors.
10 Ideas for Getting Started with 21 st Century Technology
“ The mistake some people make is believing educators instantly need to become producers of websites, blogs, wikis etc.”
It is no longer actable for educators to not have a social network.
Teachers have to learn to function in these environments.
3 Ideas for Getting Started
Innovation Integration Plan, there has to be a good plan when introducing technology into the classroom.
Standards- Become familiar with the ISTE’s technology standards for teachers and students.
Get ideas on how to enhance the curriculum with technology.
3 More Ideas for Getting Started
Join a social network. It is no longer acceptable not to for educators.
You can find some great education blogs to help you.
Make sure any site you and your students visit is safe form virus’ and predators.
25 Ways to teach with Twitter
“ When you think of Twitter as a micro-blog you will find that Twitter can be a valuable tool for professional development.”
You can schedule meetings or set up a tweet-up.
You can join a teaching Twib.
3 Ways to Teach with Twitter
Teachers can ask for recommended books, lesson ideas, and teaching tools.
Ask for other teachers opinions.
Celebrate or be informed of events.
3 More Ways to Teach with Twitter
Link to a web video, website, or booklist.
Start a book club for the students so they can ask you questions about the books their reading.
Share stories and experiences with other teachers.
Technology is a big part of our world. Increasingly it is worming its way into our everyday life. I don’t know what I’d do without my iPod or iPad for a day. This means as future teachers we must be aware of the ways that technology will become part of the classrooms. We must be up to date on these technologies so that our students can get the best possible education from us.
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