Its not about all the technology that is available, it’s about how you use and adapt this tools to better your classroom! There is more electronic devices and technology available to help students learn. The learners are learning better from these new technologies because that is what they are growing up with. It is our job as teachers to grow with them and the technology.
More technology Smart boards Ipads Document Cameras Laptops Cell Phones with longer lasting batteries Internet Electronic books And so much more……
Taking virtual field trips Can connect to the web Go visit museums, safaris, space stations In the classroom To help students understand More mobile Hands on
Graphic Organizers Neater and visually enhanced Can be viewed by everyone from the screen Podcasts Teachers can send podcasts for students to listen to on the go Internet Search new and exciting things Replaces the dictionary Document Cameras Students can see books, papers, etc.
Makes learning more fun Students are more engaged Allows many different multiple intelligences to be reached Has the teacher and students interactive Can use Skype to be interactive even when students are absent. Email Easier than writing and less chance of getting lost
Can practice taking the test together Can help the visual and tactile learners Creates more opportunities to practice Using interactive Hyper linking Manipulative choices online Using clickers Students are more hands on.
Flip Video Cameras: Students create videos or presentations in the classroom. Cost: $150 Smart slate: Teacher and student can control the computer from all areas of the classroom. Cost: $300 Smart boards: Giant screen that the students can touch and interact with. Cost: $1,200 for the board, $500 for the projector
Ipads: Students can have more mobile access and still have internet and options available. Cost: $400 and up Clickers: Allows students to put their answers in electronically and as a class check how many understand. Cost: $ 100 and up Elmo Document Camera: Students can see what the teacher is displaying with more ease. Cost: $400
http://youtu.be/08q4btPYswI http://youtu.be/mcksh4DuQas How to set up computers in your classroom: http://teacher.scholastic.com/professional/teachtec h/techsetup.htm