Five Myths About Primary Teaching And Learning

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Five myths about teaching and using technology in a primary classroom along with the reality of what is possible.

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Five Myths About Primary Teaching And Learning

  1. 1. Five Myths AboutPrimary Teachingand Learning<br />By Kathy Cassidy<br />
  2. 2. Myth #1<br />It’s easier to teach primary kids than older students.<br />
  3. 3. Just learning to read…<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/57634636@N00/3313160816/<br />
  4. 4. Just learning to write…<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/57634636@N00/3021045168/<br />
  5. 5. Myth #2<br />Five and six year olds are too young to use technology to learn.<br />
  6. 6. Webpages<br />http://staff.prairiesouth.ca/sites/kcassidy/math/<br />
  7. 7. Blogs<br />http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=1337<br />
  8. 8. Blogs - Online Learning Portfolios<br />http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?user_id=1337&blogger_id=272813<br />
  9. 9. Wikis<br />http://alphabetantics.wikispaces.com/Bb<br />
  10. 10. Video<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNA5dc5rv-c<br />
  11. 11. Myth #3<br />Primary students should be using pencil and paper, not computers—it helps their fine motor development.<br />
  12. 12. Students DO need to use pencil and paper, but…<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/57634636@N00/394479474/<br />
  13. 13. Balance<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/88996417@N00/427383721/<br />
  14. 14. Myth #4<br />It’s not safe for young children to be online.<br />
  15. 15. It’s not safe for young children to NOT be online.<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/57634636@N00/3224352060<br />
  16. 16. Like Learning to Walk<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/43927576@N00/133305649/<br />
  17. 17. Myth #5<br />Young children learn best from their teacher.<br />
  18. 18. Skype<br />http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blog_id=924155&mode=comment&blogger_id=1337<br />
  19. 19. Reader Response<br />http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blog_id=950520&mode=comment&blogger<br />_id=272815#comments<br />
  20. 20. http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blog_id=950520&mode=comment&blogger<br />_id=272815#comments<br />
  21. 21. http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blog_id=950520&mode=comment&blogger<br />_id=272815#comments<br />
  22. 22. http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blog_id=950520&mode=comment&blogger<br />_id=272815#comments<br />
  23. 23. Wikis<br />http://kcassidy.wikispaces.com/traditions<br />
  24. 24. What Are the Implications?<br />

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