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Using technology to support struggling students
Educators Innovate Through Technology Integration
Using Nasa’s program and integrating technology in the classroom, Forest Lake Elementary Technology Magnet School provides resources for students to study technology, science, engineering and mathematics
Teachers conduct games and activities using smart boards while their students are able to interact using their personnel slates, encouraging all students to be engaged in the curriculum
“We spend a lot of time working with teachers to help teach them not only how to use the technology but also how to incorporate it into their instruction” Paulette Williams
Nasa’s program is a useful way to help children explore modern technology through science.
Improving literacy with iPod touch
Students are able to use the iPod touch for it’s valuable yet playful apps downloaded by educators to not only enjoy learning but also learning how to incorporate technology into their education
“Kids are learning at a rate that I didn’t think was possible” Kathy Shirley
The students as well as the teacher keep track through a blog account that they have created. This helps the students to share projects in writing with not only their friends but as well as their families, classmate and teachers. Teachers are able then give the students immediate feed back while the students feel social connected through technology.
iPods are an effective method to keep students engaged in the curriculum as well as enjoying the lessons they are learning.
Using Technology To Support Struggling Students
Students who are struggling in the classroom may be able to improve by incorporating technology into their curriculum. Children who are engaged in authentic activities are often thinking and behaving like computer programmers, engineers or even chemists.
Activities such as collaborative tools including video conferencing, emails, and classroom wikis help children learn more effectively in their tech savvy enviorment.
When children engage in modern technology it helps make them feel socially connected to their education.
In todays world the opportunities available to our youth through technology are vast, invaluable and global.