Introduction Menu III. The Effect of Web 2.0 on Teaching and Learning. IV. INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS IN THE CLASSROOM V. iPods and English-language learners: a great combination VI. Conclusion VII. Sources Menu
The Effect of Web 2.0 on Teaching and Learning. “The fact of the matter is that the longer schools wait to use technologyin their classrooms, the further behind their global peers students will become” (Richard Byrne.) Teachers are worried students will not get full benefit of learning from technology.
Well used technology can actually
engage students and they will want to learn more.
Facebook and MySpace are a good
startingground for students to create blogs and wikis. http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=3&hid=113&sid=6c189a48-7158-4d97-bcda-0c6cc8067181%40sessionmgr110&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=aph&AN=47500195
The Effect of Web 2.0 on Teaching and Learning. Efficiency (students work smarter and so do teachers) • After proper instruction, students access more and deeper information. • After proper instruction, students can create a document, video, podcast, or presentation that demonstrates a deeper understanding of their content area(s). • Teachers bring more current and relevant teaching materials into their lesson plans. • Hyperlinked writing makes it easier for teachers and students to verify the information presented in student work. • Students bring more information into classroom discussions, written work, and multi-media presentations. Motivation to Learn • Students come to class suggesting or asking to develop a learning project. • Students access and use information to challenge each other's statements. Deep Understanding • Students create content that refers to and builds upon references that are more in-depth than those found inclassroom textbooks. • Teachers use the Internet to stay current on best practices and to develop lessons that provide students with opportunities for deeper learning. Learning How to Learn • Students not only answer questions posed to them, but create their own questions based upon the wealth of information they are able to access. • By following links online, students develop the habit of verifying information and locating deeper information in the style of bibliography-chasing used by students of previous generations. (Richard Byrne)
REFLECTION I found this article to be very helpful for my teaching career in the future. This article had many helpful tips on how to instruct a classroom with technology. It has showed me that even iPods and Facebook/MySpace are helpful in the process to get students to start using technology. Students can learn many things and can become very interested in topics by just searching the web. One of the quotes I found very insightful was; “Technology in and of itself does not create engaged students, but using web applications that allow students to create new content does engage students in learning.”To me this quote shows that it is not the technology that helps the students but the teachers and the applications they think are best. Technology is really something that can help teachers and students out in the education process.
INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS IN THE CLASSROOM There are many different names for interactive whiteboards such as, SMART Board, ActivBoard, eBeam, Mimio, and Webster. One of the most popular of the names would be the SMART Board. These boards are used as a replacement item for chalkboards and projectors. Students can see what the teacher is doing on the computer and it helps them to interact more because they can go home and draw/click on the screen and use it. It is almost like a game for them. http://rmtc.fsdb.k12.fl.us/tutorials/whiteboards.html
INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS IN THE CLASSROOM Use highlighter tool to highlight nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc Creating a project calendar Teach editing skills using editing marks Teaching students how to navigate the Internet Illustrate and write a book as a class. Use the record feature to narrate the text Teaching vocabulary& Electronic Word Wall End each day by having students write one thing that they learned There are many different ways the interactive whiteboard can be helpful to classrooms. One of the more helpful classrooms it helps in is English/ Grammar class.
REFLECTION My first thought of the interactive whiteboard was, amazed. I used these in my high school and they helped out immensely. When it came to watching educational movies, or going through how to correct our sentences, either way the whiteboard, or “SMART Board,” helped me see examples of what my teachers was discussing rather than just hear her and read a worksheet about it. Personally, I was more interested in what I was learning with this new technology in our classroom. I think teachers should have this in their classroom, it would help many students our in their own learning process.
iPods and English-language learners: a great combination * This article discusses how a study was done to see if the use of the Apple iPod was helpful in reading, writing, and listening skills. Overall writing and vocabulary improved and comprehension skills increased. * The iPod helps the Ells(English–language learners) learn how to understand the technology and the language of the English speaking country. With iPods these students can record certain vocab. Lessons and remember them by listening to them constantly, just like their music.
iPods and English-language learners: a great combination * One of the best quotes I read throughout this article was, “By empowering ELLs to take control over the direction of their learning, managing the speed of their learning, maintaining their own pace, and developing their own identity as English speakers, they are more easily integrated into academic and social worlds.” I think this quote shows that ELLs do not have to be single out at their schools that they are attending. Once they start understand the English ways and language, which is much easier thanks to the iPod, it will be easier for them to learn other things as well. * Teachers can use the podcasting to record their lectures so students who missed class or need to here it again can just download it on to their own iPod and listen to it however many times it takes. The iPods can really help non-English speaking students to become more comfortable with the learning styles of the English language.
REFLECTION * I think using iPods in the classroom, especially in non-English classrooms, seems quite helpful. However, in this article it was only for the ELLs and I think if iPods are going to be put to use in the classroom it should include everyone because it can be helpful to all. Those students who miss class can always just download the lecture on to their iPods and listen to it whenever they want. This use of technology still seems new to the classroom and I think in a couple years it will be ready for everyone to use.
CONCLUSION I picked technology in classrooms as my presentation because when I am only a freshman, so I thought by the time I get out of college schools are going to be full of technology and the more I can learn about it the better it will be for me in the long run. I picked out all the articles for a specific reason. I picked the interactive one because it is a newer technology that I think people do not always hear about. I then decided on the ELLs because I want to teach high school English and one of the options I have to dual license is to teach English as a second language. And then I decided upon the iPod article because most people only think of the iPod for music and I wanted to put something interesting in my presentation to show technology is coming into the classrooms in all different types of ways.