Before EDU 210
I don’t think I had much of a philosphy for
teachnology coming into this class. Always
being taught traditionally throughout school, I
never knew how important technology was
until this class.
Being in the last week of EDU 210, my
Philosophy of Teachnology has developed
This class made me more aware of the
benefits of technology.
I have learnt how to effectively use an IWB in
the classroom, beyond just the presentation of
This technology is an interactive medium and
we must use it as such.
I have planned lessons with the IWB being
the interactive component.
IWB Demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Used built-in interactive activities, infinite
cloning, highlighting, and drawing shapes on a
Technology as a Tool for
Technology makes lessons more interactive
and efficient in delivery. Students of all
learning styles have the potential to be
engaged. The physics 20/30 curriculum being
the perfect example. Running labs or authentic
enrichment opportunities can be structured to
multiple learning styles with technology. Labs
can be enriching experiences as interactive
whiteboards allow the running of interactive
simulations. Data can be analyzed in real time
for students to see, enriching the lesson.
Technology for Differentiation
It is another way to present information. One of
the key things I learned in education is that it
never hurts to present the same information in
mutliple formats. This is precisely what such
technologies allow. Information presented by the
teacher is textual and verbal, some students are
adept in learning this way. For example the nature
of antibody binding to an antigen can be explained
textually. However, not all students would be
engaged in this manner. Antibody mechanics are
complex, students would benefit from a visual aid
such as a movie or computer simulation where
they can manipulate an antigen/antibody model.
In this way all student are engaged.
Technology: Differentiation via
This is tune with one of Gardner’s points, that
students benefit when given numerous entry
points to information and learning. Technology
does not have to be dependent on
presentation equipment, student access to
resources outside of the standard classroom
via technology, connectivism (the internet) is
Before EDU 210, I have never heard of
While learning about it, I would have never
thought technology was as important as
pedagogy and content, but now I know how
eqaully important it is.
Knowing how technology can enhance a
students learning is crucial especially in this
day and age.