This semester has introduced to many things
concerning teaching that I never in a million
years thought existed. Every moment I was
more intrigued by each piece of technology
taught to me that can be used in the classroom.
I will use this presentation to explain a few
learned classroom alternatives and why they
should be used to help students.
I have learned that using technology in the
classroom is a better method of teaching than
sitting in front of a blackboard taking notes
while listening to a lecture. Through past
experiences of being a student, I know it didn’t
work for me when I was younger and it rarely
helps now. Like many students , I learn by
interaction and being involved in the learning
process. Incorporating technology in the class
is very beneficial.
A child spends 5 days a week in a classroom and
within those 5 days , they watch television at least
6 days out of the week . 9 times out of 10 , a child
would be able to recite what happened on their
favorite show moreover how to solve a hard math
equation. Point blank, most people love movies .
One of the assignments I used was making a five
minute movie, and honestly it helped me as a
college student in another class and it also helped a
former teacher . Students are more attentive with
the movie. This is not to say that movies should be
used for every assignment, it just means that
movies are more helpful than harmful
This is another assignment that can be great for all
age groups. This is an incredible way fro teachers
to teach as if they were a tour guide in a museum. I
would agree that actually visiting a museum is a
great idea as well, but for quick ,convenient and
fun, a tour in a virtual museum is the way to go!
By computer students can learn about a particular
topic by “trekking” through the interactive
museum. I was exciting using the museum and
creating one on my own. When I was
younger, Power Points were the best thing in
school. Now with technology changing rapidly
everyday, using a museum is very efficient.
Just about every person in America has an iPod or
knows someone that has one. The iPod creation
that we were shown in class would assist in the
classroom and at home, because students would be
more apt to use an iPod over a textbook. At some
point and time teachers should see that involving
what students enjoy has a very postive effect on
learning. Before this class a method of studying for
me was making flash card. With the power of
technology, flash cards can be made to use on an
iPod as well. Doing this students are learning
while doing something that they enjoy.
I believe that this is by far one of the BEST
forms of technology that I have been
introduced to. Words really cant explain how
useful a flip chart can be for a student. This is a
great interactive tool to use along with a
promethean board. In my opinion, a flip chart
is a sure way that a teacher knows that their
class is involved in class learning. Anything
from a curriculum lesson to educational games
can be created using a flip chart.
This semester has taught me so much of how I
can better myself as a future teacher and
keeping up with the rapid changes in
technology. I am excited to have been shown a
few ways to bring technology in the classroom
positively and I hopefully this presentation has
shown a piece of what I have learned.