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By: Maria Dinsmore
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• Using Technology in the Classroom (Article)
• Personal Reflection
• Integrating Technology into the Classroom (Article)
• Personal Reflection
• Technology in the classroom: Fad or foundation for
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Using Technology in the Classroom
Teacher Tube, Online Resource for Educators
This article discusses a
website similar to YouTube
but all the videos are
specific to education. The
videos help both teachers
and students. There are
videos that give teachers
fresh new lessons ideas.
There also videos to help
the students learn a specific
topic. The website is very
well organized with many
subcategories. It is a very
safe and controlled site. It is
worth searching through.
“Today’sstudents will spend many hours a day surfing the net,
and Teacher Tube is an opportunity for students to learn by
doing something they enjoy”
This quote from the article captures the idea of Teacher Tube.
It is very important to keep students engaged in what they are
learning. Videos can provide humor on a subject while at the
same time opening a discussion for the class. The article also
mentions that students would rather watch a video of a topic
than read it in a text book. Based on that fact it is more likely
that students will use the Teacher Tube resource on there
own time because they enjoy it.
This whole article helped
inform me what Teacher
Tube was. I had never heard
of it before this article. I
know that I will use this in
my teaching future. I wish I
would have had this resource
in high school. I realized that
there are many creative ways
to teach and learn a topic. I
like that you can use Teacher
Tube to bring humor in to the
classroom. Videos are a good
ice breaker for any topic.
Integrating Technology into the
This article discusses The concerns discussed are:
several different ways to • Time
use technology in the • Cost and Available
classroom. (Research, Equipment
Creating a Website, and
Online Assessments). This • Knowledge
article addresses the • Quality
concerns one might have • Plagiarism
for these ideas and lists • Cheating
several possible solutions.
• Parental and Community
“Do all of the objections mean that we should not use the internet in
the classroom? No. However, we must address these concerns before
we fully integrate the internet into the classroom.”
This quote is a good descriptor of the article because it says
that yes there will be problems when you use technology but
there are many ways you can fix it. You should not rule out
the idea of using technology in the classroom because you
think something will go wrong or think teaching will not go a
smoothly as using a text book would.
• I think this article is very
helpful because it shows
that yes there will be
problems but there are still
ways to fix or work with
these problems. Like many
people I thought that time
would be an issue for some
of these project ideas but
then I realized there are
many sources online that a
person could use to fix this.
For example you could do
part of the website making
process instead of going
start to finish.
Technology in the classroom: Fad or
foundation for learning?
This article talks about if Parents should:
and how technology is used •Discuss with teachers how
for learning in the technology is aligned with
classroom. It tells parents grade-level goals.
what they can do to make •Ask their children how they
sure their children are use technology when doing
actually learning from the assignments.
technology use and not just
going through the motions. •Volunteer in the computer
Also the article talks about lab.
how technology is being
used in clever ways in the
“How is technology improving learning? Are
students developing the skills they’ll need to
understand and use technology in the future.”
This provides a very good question for the audience.
Sometimes it may seem as if technology is just being used
because it is new and interesting not because it is actually
helping the students learn. At the same time there are many
technologies that are extremely helpful in the classroom such
as the internet. Really teachers need to pick and choose what
would be truly helpful in the classroom.
This article helped me see
that some technology is
used just because it is new. I
realized that some
technology that is new can
be helpful in the future but
needs some improvements.
Also I learned that parents
can help their children learn
from the technology they
are using by explaining to
their parents what exactly
they had to do to complete
Each article discusses how education can and
is being used in the classroom. They address
the flaws in some types of technology and
many solutions. Also these article provide
many fresh ideas that are helpful to both
teacher and students.
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