Many new technologies can be used in the classroom.• At any age, with any subject, today’s technology, is a great addition to the classroom.• Individual computers can be used to run educational software, aiding in the reinforcement of lessons.• Overhead projectors and interactive boards can be seen by the entire class and aid in teaching lessons.
A great way to engage your students• Technology working together to allow students to actively participate in learning.
The new technology available toclassrooms, is an excellent way to aid teaching, as well as reinforce lessons already taught. As stated in our text, “ The question that remains for educators is how to determine and select the most effective and appropriate visual technologies for the content under study” (p 293).
Video and Audio• Always preview video clips and movies before showing your students.• Play audio clips for a classroom to guess famous quotes.• “Although these visuals might not be high tech, they may well be the best choice to support the content under study,” as stated in our text (p 293).
Document Cameras• A great way to display objects of all sizes for the whole class to see.• To engage different learning styles, show and tell your lesson, using technology.• Encourage your students to bring in an item they want to show to the class.
Challenge Yourself• No matter what technology is used, teachers need to continue finding, fun new ways to engage their students.• Use students work, displayed on a bulletin board, this way they can get excited by seeing their work used to demonstrate.• Remember to consistently journal and evaluate your teaching style.
Cool New technology• “ Schools that are equipped with teleconferencing systems can bring live, fully interactive instruction from one location to the next or have distant guest speakers visit the classroom without having to travel” (p 304).• “ The capability of sharing events and interviews without having to purchase costly television time has made Internet broadcasting an exciting opportunity for education” (p 305).
Teachers Rule!• A great website to help provide powerful presentations: http://www.novamind.com• Reference: Lever-Duffy, Judy, and Jean B. McDonald. Teaching and Learning with Technology. 4th ed. Boston: Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2011. Print.