DISADVANTAGES Upkeep and maintenance expense. Connection issues If a child were to be functioning on a computer for a long period of time with incorrect positioning they can have health issues. Educators are not trained to use computer in a best possible way. Children can be exposed to Internet content that is not appropriate for their age level.
ADVANTAGES Technology provide each classroom with more interesting, diverse, and current learning materials. Technology connect students to experts in the real world and provide wide array of opportunities for expressing understanding through images, sounds and text. Technology offer educators effective ways to reach different types of learners. Technology leads to a higher degree of student motivation. Educators better prepare students for the future when using technology aimed at addressing each learning style.
ADVANTAGES OF INCORPORATINGTECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM Converse and collaborate with students from all over the world Publish students newsletters. Illustrate stories with clip arts, presentation and graphics. Take students on virtual field trips Ask students to research on topic using web.
INCORPORATING TECHNOLOGY IN THE MATHCLASSROOM Organizing data through online tables and graphs. Use of different software programs to learn mathematics and prepare reports such as: Geometry drawing programs, spreadsheets and word processing programs. Encouraging students to create mathematical web quest. Use of interactive whiteboard. Use of internet to do research on mathematical topics.
INCORPORATING TECHNOLOGY IN THESCIENCE CLASSROOM Virtual tour of science museums Performing online science experiments Creative research projects using the internet for different science reports. Online reading of science newspaper/magazines and activities.
INCORPORATING TECHNOLOGY INTOLANGUAGE ARTS CLASSROOM Connect to online libraries and books Grammar instructions are individualized. Digital storytelling Language arts online activities Email, blogging, podcast and wikis
SCIENCE WEBSITES Amusement Park Physics :Explores how the laws of physics play a role in the design of amusement park rides. BrainPop: A unique site full of animated health and science movies, and fun quizzes. Dr. Bobs Interesting Science Stuff :Investigate interesting and unusual scientific topics Popular Science: Youll always find plenty of cool and interesting things to read at Popular Science Magazines web site.
MATHEMATICS WEBSITES www.mathforum.com: The site includes Ask Dr. Math, Problems of the Week, discussion groups and much more. www.coolmath.com. This fully interactive site and allows the user to sharpen basic math skills www.mathcats.com : Playful explorations of important math concepts through games, crafts and interactive project A+ Math: This site has plenty of activities and games to help beginning to intermediate math students improve their skills