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Module 6

  1. 1. Module 6<br />Emily Chestnut<br />29 April 2011<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />The following articles were all obtained through the Technology Review.<br />Each article is related to technology in the classroom.<br />The first article is about laptops, the second in regards to a technology classroom in China and the third is about hackers.<br />
  3. 3. Laptops in the Classroom<br />State of Michigan would like to provide each student in the sixth grade with a laptop for school uses inside and outside of the classroom.<br />This is 130,000 students.<br />This would be a great business move for computer companies but educators think it would not help problems in the classroom.<br />“If the computer giveaway is all that happens, we should be prepared for disappointment.”<br />http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/post.aspx?bid=293&bpid=15811<br />
  4. 4. Laptops in the Classroom<br />It is not enough to let students use technology in the classroom.<br />The laptops will allow the educational system in Michigan to expand technology and further the knowledge of their students.<br />
  5. 5. Laptops in the Classroom<br />I think that offering students a laptop to use inside and outside of the classroom is a great idea. It allows students to be able to work on homework assignments in the classroom and at home. They can do this without having to stop for more than a few moments. They can also then use different educational websites while in the classroom. With each student having their own computer, no one has to wait on a computer to become available.<br />
  6. 6. China Classroom<br />Could your classroom look like this in a few years? <br />A teacher in China now teaches remotely.<br />She broadcasts her classroom lesson and calls on students who virtually interact with the teacher.<br />“ The student's picture switches to live video and audio as he answers.”<br />http://www.technologyreview.com/web/13622/<br />
  7. 7. China Classroom<br />Each student has a picture on the wall and when the teacher calls on them, their picture changes to a live video and audio feed so they can answer the question which was asked.<br />This is the only evidence I found on a classroom like this but how long could it be before every classroom has similar qualities?<br />
  8. 8. China Classroom<br />When I found this article it seriously blew my mind to think that a teacher can teach without her students present. I think this makes education much less personal. I would not want to teach in a classroom where my students were not actually present. Building relationships is extremely important in education and it would be much more difficult to build those relationships through a computer screen. Also, how long could it be before classrooms are a thing of the past? Is it possible that we will all be teaching our students through Skype or a similar program one day?<br />
  9. 9. Hackers in the Classroom<br />“The principles of hacking should be taught in schools” – Peter Herzog.<br />At Hacker HighSchool students are taught the principles of safe internet use and the fundamentals of hacking. <br />Knowing these skills can help students from becoming a victim of hacking or identity theft.<br />http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/post.aspx?bid=322&bpid=15162<br />
  10. 10. Hackers in the Classroom<br />Students are taught many things such as<br />How to avoid Trojans<br />Critical security awareness<br />and web privacy<br />These are all available in Spanish and English<br />
  11. 11. Hackers in the Classroom<br />I think it is very important for people to understand how to avoid becoming a victim on the internet. I do not think it is important to have such extensive information on this subject. I also think the information should not be called Hacker HighSchool because that has a negative connotation. I think having this information available to the public is a great idea though.<br />
  12. 12. Conclusion<br />These articles were all very interesting to me and I think they all raise very good ideas and concepts.<br />The Technology Review also contains very good articles and it extremely easy to navigate.<br />

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