It can be hard to keep the attention of a young child and when they have an opportunity to partake in their education they want to pay attention rather then being forced or asked to. SMART boards allow for them to partake in their learning.
SMART boards are easy for young kids to get up and show you what they’ve learned from the lesson whether it be through drawing, writing, or finding a source.
“ We are always 'pushing the envelope' to see just what kindergarten children are capable of and constantly looking for ways that help us to communicate our teaching goals to the children and to be sure that they are 'really getting' the ideas behind what we are teaching.”-Chris Preston and Lee Mowbray
I love the quote above because it’s so true! In every aspect of life we are constantly pushing the envelope of technology and we never think that kids this young really need to best and most up to date technology. However, at this age kids are really getting a grasp and understanding on things and if we can change an okay understanding of a subject into an almost complete understanding, we are paving the way for generations to come.
Preston, C. (2008, September 1). Use of SMART Boards for teaching, learning and assessment in kindergarten science. hands on . Retrieved June 16, 2010, from EBSCO: http://galenet.galegroup.com.proxy.ulib.iupui.edu/servlet/SciRC?ste=1&docNum=A180218449&locID=iulib_iupui
This form of testing is attracting learners because of its appeal.
The pictures allow for the student to see the reality of the situation and understand the question more in depth
This form of testing is being used specifically in science
Ching-Wu, H. (2009, June 5). British Journal of Educational Technology . Retrieved June 16, 2010, from EBSCO: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com.proxy.ulib.iupui.edu/journal/122440794/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0
I think this is a great idea! Being someone who struggled with test anxiety for years I think this will really allow kids to have a better understanding of concepts especially since they can see them! This is a great idea because pictures stick with you after words have been forgotten!
Sheila Nicholas conducted an experiment where students made blogs and invited other students to be followers of their blog. They were each assigned a part of an assignment and had to find relative sites to post on their blog about their topic. Nicholas found class engagement and level of interest and knowledge went up conducting class this way.
Nicholas, S. (2008, September 1). Techtalk: Web 2.0, Blogs, and Developmental Education . Retrieved June 16, 2010, from EBSCO: http://web.ebscohost.com.proxy.ulib.iupui.edu/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=9&hid=110&sid=9c0edee9-8a67-4644-b000-f687035024a1%40sessionmgr111
I thought that the idea Nicholas used was wonderful! Kids were getting to interact with each other while completing home work using their favorite tool, the internet! I think this was a great idea and with such positive results teachers should consider using it more often!
I’ve always known that technology has made a huge impact on education over the years, but I had no idea how great that impact had really grown to be! The testing and blogging are great addition to education and should be considered by teachers.
I thought this video was great and if you pay attention you can see different forms of technology changing over the years.