“The Using Technologyfor Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom” Melissa McKenney EDT 574 Dr. Henry 2013
Technology is defined as the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation of the use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment.What is Technology?
Some teachers that have been in the classroom a long amount of time have been the source of resistance to using technology. These teachers have to learn to make a transition into a more student centered and digital infused classroom to reach more students.Why Implement Technology In The Classroom?
The Live Binders website allows for teachers to be able to give their student a technological edge while still keeping the same assignments that they have used in the past. This website also helps with student accountability when making sure that assignments are uploaded and kept in the correct file.Live Binders
Slideshare is a website in which students can upload presentations onto the computer and have them globally accessible. Students will be able too display their work as well as find information through other users work.SlideShare
Voki is website that allows student and teachers to record messages with the use of microphone and telephones. With this website, teachers and post reminders and messages for students on the school website and students will have 24/7 accessVoki
The Blogger can be used as an online journal as well as a portfolio for essays, poetry, etc. Students can upload photos to attach with their blogs as well.The Blogger
Eyejot is a service in which students can make videos by use of a webcam. With this service, teachers can upload demonstrations or “how to guides” for access when the teacher is not physically available or in case of a student’s absence.Eyejot
Implementing technology in the classroom not only makes for the students to learn how to use these services but also helps them to take accountability for their learning. It gets the students and teachers actively involved in other ways other than the traditional style of teaching and learning. Implementing technology will show that education can adapt to the 21st century style of learning.Summary