Technology and our Kids Making learning contagious! By Johnath Weber
Principal’s Association, 1815: “ Students today depend upon paper too much. They don’t know how to write on a slate without chalk dust all over themselves. They can’t clean a slate properly. What will they do when they run out of paper?” Change is hard in American Education!
The Rural American Teacher, 1929: “ Students today depend upon store bought ink. They don’t know how to make their own. When they run out of ink they will be unable to write words or ciphers until their trip to the settlement. This is a sad commentary on modern education.”
There are a lot of ways to bore kids. Start with a desk…. Then add a few textbooks….
Now you have all the right ingredients to turn off a lot of kids. If you turn them off, they won’t learn! Add a pen… Some paper and pencils…. Maybe even a worksheet.
Wait! It doesn’t have to be this way! It is time for the active classroom… We have the tools at our fingertips!
Beginning speech Junior High Style! Technology isn’t just computers!
But, it can be………. … computers that is! Meet an 8th grade newspaper production crew.
Get those fingers to moving, there’s a deadline to meet!
There are so many ways, for so many levels. Lets look at some examples: Kindergarten : Kid Pix and letter books Better than Betty Crocker Cookbook Second Grade : ‘Meet the teachers’ book Baby animals unit Third Grade : Fractured Fairy Tales Fourth Grade : Interactive animal unit using web page assignment board Sixth Grade : Stone Age unit with interactive web site for research Canada research unit
There’s more……. 7th Grade : World War II collaborative unit via the DDN Radio broadcast 8th Grade : Media talk shows Mini research paper 9th Grade : News and weather reporting Economic indicators, The Decision is Yours 10th Grade : Speech critiquing 11th Grade : Leadership skills Red Ribbon Week 12 th Grade : Senior slide presentations
Technology has come of age in South Dakota! With the DDN system of interactive television, there are opportunities galore!
Isn’t it time you looked into technology in your classroom? Back to Home