Digital Tools in Today’s Classrooms

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Digital Tools in Today’s Classrooms

  1. 1. Digital Tools in Today’s Classrooms<br />Socorro Hernandez<br />Debbie Morales<br />Chapter 3<br /> June 8, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Using Digital Tools in the Classroom<br /><ul><li>Four digital tool categories
  3. 3. Computers
  4. 4. Mobile Devices
  5. 5. Data Storage
  6. 6. Peripherals</li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3ausn4N9Eo&feature=fvw<br />
  7. 7. Tools’ Classification <br /><ul><li>Platform
  8. 8. Connectivity
  9. 9. Networking
  10. 10. Device Software
  11. 11. File Format</li></li></ul><li>Computers<br />Desk top<br />All-in-One Desktop<br />Laptops<br />
  12. 12. Mobile Devices<br />Digital Media Players/Recorders<br />Digital Cameras<br />E-Book Readers<br />GPS Navigation Receivers<br />Graphing Calculators<br />PDAs (Personal Data Assistants)<br />Personal Response Systems (PRS)<br /><ul><li>Pros and Cons </li></li></ul><li>Peripherals<br /><ul><li>Microphones
  13. 13. Headphones/Headsets
  14. 14. Speakers
  15. 15. Interactive Whiteboards
  16. 16. Printers
  17. 17. Projectors
  18. 18. Scanners
  19. 19. Science Probes
  20. 20. Webcams
  21. 21. Pros and Cons</li></li></ul><li>Data Storage Devices<br />External Hard Drives<br />Flash Drives<br />Storage Cards<br />Pros and Cons<br />
  22. 22. Bloom’s Taxonomy<br />
  23. 23. Technology and the Terrified Teachers<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMdTZ8YufvM&feature=related<br />
  24. 24. We need to remember. . .<br />“Having digital technology at their fingertips all the time means that students think, work, and play differently from previous generations.”<br /> Soloman & Schrum<br />
  25. 25. Questions<br />How can you improve your learning environment with digital tools?<br />Do you agree or disagree that knowing how to type on the keyboard is an important learning skill for the 21st Century student? Explain why or why not.<br />
  26. 26. Activity<br />You have 20 students in your classroom. You have the option of choosing one of the following:<br />20 laptops<br />20 Personal Response System (PRS)<br />1 SMART board<br />Which one would you chose and explain why this would benefit you and your students.<br />

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