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Computers in the Classroom

  1. 1. COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM or surviving the technological tsunami Share Convention 2009 Nora Lizenberg noral@redynet.com.ar
  2. 2. COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM What’s a computer today?
  3. 3. COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM What’s a classroom today?
  4. 4. COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM
  5. 5. COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM
  6. 6. COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM Expert Teachers: - Excellent class managers - Excellent lesson planners - Attentive facilitators of the knowlege acquisition process - Not only information providers
  7. 7. COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM Teachers and Technology:  “Technology is a disgrace to education and, anyway, it will never work for teaching English”  “Just another passing fad”
  8. 8. COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM Teachers and Technology:  “This is not for me”  “All this is very interesting, but unfortunately I don’t have time for this”
  9. 9. COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM Teachers and Technology:  “It might be useful, I can try it some day”  “Let’s give it a try”  “Student’s won’t learn without it”
  10. 10. COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM Teachers should use technology with the techniques of rural teachers in one-room schools: - Direct teaching - Design and organization of the teaching experience - Creating community of learning
  11. 11. COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM STAGES: 1- Lone Rangers 2- Encouragement 3- Chaos 4- Planning 5- Sustainability
  12. 12. COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM True teachers do something more than just transfer information. In receiving any source-material, teachers make it a part of themselves by re-exploring,re- interpreting, and re-constructing its form and content in a personal way. Information and Communication Technologies in Schools A Handbook for Teachers UNESCO http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0013/001390/139028e.pdf
  13. 13. COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM The authority of teachers can be re- established on the basis that they possesses three interconnected kinds of mastery:  Mastery of Doing – one can do a lot, but not everything, and can do more in cooperation with others.  Mastery of Learning – one is not the only source of information but can teach how to find alternative sources.  Mastery of Collaboration – one can multiply results by joint work with students and other teachers.
  14. 14. COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM Technology helps us teach students to become good learners New schooling prepares our students for the new society
  15. 15. COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM A few tips:  Get together with colleagues  Let students choose from a variety of activities  Let students tinker with the tools they know  Encourage students, by means of discussion, to share their knowledge in a broader cultural educational context
  16. 16. COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM A few tips:  When playing computer games, have strict, explicitly defined rules.  Turn initially competitive games into project- oriented, collaborative games.  Never stop learning and enjoying teaching!!
  17. 17. COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM or surviving the technological tsunami Share Convention 2009 Nora Lizenberg noral@redynet.com.ar Find this presentation at http://www.slideshare.net

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