Linking Kids To The Future
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  • 1. Linking kids to the future
    • Sharon Page
    • EDFN 478
    • Fall 2008
  • 2. What resources were used in the past to link kids to the future?
    • Teachers/School
    • Books/Newspaper
    • Television
  • 3. Before the use of technology it is hard to remember what resources the teachers used in teaching the children...books, newspapers, and the use of the library!
  • 4. How was the lack of technology helpful to our students?
    • The children used the resources in the library ( Books, newspaper)
    • The children were more imaginative.
  • 5. What are the advantages of technology with our students today?
    • Instant research for projects
    • Instant cliff notes using (sparknotes.com)
    • Books on tape
    • Educational video games
    • Communication with the teachers using email
    • Creating musical scores
    • Communication around the world using skype, stickam, webcam
  • 6. By using these resources students have instant access to finding specialized things on line, and communicating with students in other parts of the world.
  • 7. What are the disadvantages for the students using technology?
    • Computer system can crash and you lose all of your data unless it is backed up.
    • Too much time spent relying only on technology takes away creativity.
    • Students use of technology in inappropriate ways. (myspace.com, goggle chat, msn, etc)
    • Lack of self-discipline/control. Don't know when to stop.
  • 8. What are the advantages for teachers using technology?
    • Teachers can communicate and teach classes using only the computer...
    • Can collaborate and teach with other teachers in other parts of the world.
    • Can teach students to create web pages, e-books, make digital stories, and create webquests
  • 9. What are the disadvantages for teachers using technology?
    • Using only technology to teach the students miss good learning time/lectures.
    • Not being available to work with students one-on one.
    • Showing only videos to teach the subjects instead of using books or reference materials.
    • Computer system can crash and you lose all of your data unless it is backed up.
  • 10. How has the use of technology helped bridge the gap between students and teachers? *More collaborative teaching/ learning *Innovative ways of teaching curriculum using technology involving students *Giving the students a voice of what they are interested in learning about and showing them how to create and learn.
  • 11. As we move farther into the world of technology...let us not forget to use those valuable resources that have been around a long time! *Too much technology is not good teaching and learning habits. A good mixture of both technology learning and traditional learning will truly link the kids positively to the future...
  • 12. Resources: http://teachertipstraining.suite101.com/article.cfm/teaching_with_technology
  • 13.