Linking Kids To The Future

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Linking Kids To The Future

  1. 1. Linking kids to the future <ul><li>Sharon Page </li></ul><ul><li>EDFN 478 </li></ul><ul><li>Fall 2008 </li></ul>
  2. 2. What resources were used in the past to link kids to the future? <ul><li>Teachers/School </li></ul><ul><li>Books/Newspaper </li></ul><ul><li>Television </li></ul>
  3. 3. Before the use of technology it is hard to remember what resources the teachers used in teaching the children...books, newspapers, and the use of the library!
  4. 4. How was the lack of technology helpful to our students? <ul><li>The children used the resources in the library ( Books, newspaper) </li></ul><ul><li>The children were more imaginative. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What are the advantages of technology with our students today? <ul><li>Instant research for projects </li></ul><ul><li>Instant cliff notes using (sparknotes.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Books on tape </li></ul><ul><li>Educational video games </li></ul><ul><li>Communication with the teachers using email </li></ul><ul><li>Creating musical scores </li></ul><ul><li>Communication around the world using skype, stickam, webcam </li></ul>
  6. 6. By using these resources students have instant access to finding specialized things on line, and communicating with students in other parts of the world.
  7. 7. What are the disadvantages for the students using technology? <ul><li>Computer system can crash and you lose all of your data unless it is backed up. </li></ul><ul><li>Too much time spent relying only on technology takes away creativity. </li></ul><ul><li>Students use of technology in inappropriate ways. (myspace.com, goggle chat, msn, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of self-discipline/control. Don't know when to stop. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What are the advantages for teachers using technology? <ul><li>Teachers can communicate and teach classes using only the computer... </li></ul><ul><li>Can collaborate and teach with other teachers in other parts of the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Can teach students to create web pages, e-books, make digital stories, and create webquests </li></ul>
  9. 9. What are the disadvantages for teachers using technology? <ul><li>Using only technology to teach the students miss good learning time/lectures. </li></ul><ul><li>Not being available to work with students one-on one. </li></ul><ul><li>Showing only videos to teach the subjects instead of using books or reference materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Computer system can crash and you lose all of your data unless it is backed up. </li></ul>
  10. 10. How has the use of technology helped bridge the gap between students and teachers? *More collaborative teaching/ learning *Innovative ways of teaching curriculum using technology involving students *Giving the students a voice of what they are interested in learning about and showing them how to create and learn.
  11. 11. As we move farther into the world of technology...let us not forget to use those valuable resources that have been around a long time! *Too much technology is not good teaching and learning habits. A good mixture of both technology learning and traditional learning will truly link the kids positively to the future...
  12. 12. Resources: http://teachertipstraining.suite101.com/article.cfm/teaching_with_technology

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