Technology in the Classroom October 23, 2009
Cam Bennet Trevor Sytnick
No need to take notes, all slides will be posted on the Internet.
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"In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned find
themselves equipped to live in a world which no longer exists." Eric Hofer
What content are we teaching kids today that
may be obsolete in the future? Why are we
hand writing? teaching it?
What have we stopped teaching lately? What did you learn as a
kid that you really did not need to learn?
Podcasting recording lessons
10: 15'ish coffee
10:30 play time
texting to kids
ExamView test generator
2:30 play time
web 1.0 vs web 2.0
think back 10 years ago, 1999 what was teaching like?
What has changed?
Edline, ipods, cellphones, email addresses, dvd's, texting , cloud computing?
10 years ago internet use in Australia
10 years ago, if you asked who has a DVD player at home?
10 years ago, internet at home?
10 years ago, who has a cell phone?
Now think back 20 years ago,
Now think 10 years from now, what do you see? 15 20 years from now?
calculator use in DOSA?
What do I do?
Power point notes printing to PDF post to EDLINE
Edline podcasting converting to ipod format saving avi files to ipod (flash
Senteo clicker tests
Examview testing and reviewing
Solutions on website
Outlook as a daybook
Google Desktop find a file on your desktop.
cell phones alarm clock reminders survey tools
These are things that I do, not saying you should do them just that these are
Do kids like it?
This survey was done via <http://www.surveymonkey.com> with my Applied Math 40S, Physics
30S, and Physics 40S classes on Jan 20,21st, 2009.
1. The use of this type of technology has helped me improve my mark in Mr. Bennet's class
2. How many class podcasts did you listen to this semester?
3. What technology did you find the most useful? Please comment on why it was useful.
.The podcasts and the notes on the website because I am an athlete and my team was gone many fridays and on
some occasions even earlier in the week. I was able to access the days notes from any location that there was
internet access. Wed, 1/21/09 9:51 AM
Recorded lessons, very useful if you miss a class, or did not getenough time to finish writing notes. Wed, 1/21/09 9:50
.i think getting the notes off the website was most useful especially when i listened to the podcast to Tue, 1/20/09 2:59 PM
The online solutions(laptops) because i can see where i went wrong on my questions and i can look through them at
my own pace. Tue, 1/20/09 2:56 PM
Clicker Tests, because they tested your knowledge on an everyday basis and got you thinking. Tue, 1/20/09 2:55
Clicker Quizzes, mainly because they were more interactive and it made it easier to may attention. Tue, 1/20/09
4. What other technology would you like to see being used in a classroom? Explain.
2.clicker tests ... they were fun and helped out Wed, 1/21/09 9:57 AM
3.I think that using more interactive technology really increases the understanding of many things. Like the clicker
tests. It would be useful if there was a little quiz at the start of the class about the previous days work. Or at the
begginning or end of the week about that weeks lessions so that students know where their understanding level is at.
Wed, 1/21/09 9:51 AM
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How do I podcast? Where do I post them? How do students
Many classrooms have their own blog.
What's a blog?
Is wikipedia really OK to use in a class? http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/912227
03:04, 24 November 2008
10:40, 24 November 2008.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dauphin_Kings look at history
Are textbooks always right? Do they get edited constantly?
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some examples of class blogs are
Applied Math 30S DRCSS 2009
Applied Math 40S DRCSS 2009
Swan River Applied 12 math 2009 Feb June
Highway 10 Conexxus
sargent park mathzone Grade 8 Math
AP Calculus Blog
Elementary Class Blogs
http://itc.blogs.com/thewriteweblog/ individual student blogs see links at left
Video on Blogs in the Elementary Class
Where do you find ideas?
<http://freetech4teachers.blogspot.com/> best I have seen
<http://blog.mrmeyer.com/> new teacher with lots of ideas
http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com/ Karl Fisch big idea guy
http://edtech101.com/ educational podcasts
http://calnewport.com/blog/ Study Hacks great "big ideas" how to study university and secondary based
http://adifference.blogspot.com/ MB math teacher
<http://makeitinteresting.blogspot.com/> MB middle school math teacher
<http://falconphysics.blogspot.com/> Teaching With Technology
<http://www.techsavvyed.net/> The Tech Savvy Educator
<http://langwitches.org/blog/> Elementary Ideas
<http://edtechpower.blogspot.com/> The Power of Educational Technology
OR just try googling for "educational technology blogs" maybe
add a subject area
or try these
Teachertube.com youtube for teachers
Teacher's Domain.org digial media for the classroom
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To find all these links go to
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Population Winnipeg (2006 census) 633,451
Who's teaching kids
how to use this
Social Networking Video http://beyond3rs.ning.com/
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