Reflection on my Philosophy of Teachnology


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Reflection on my Philosophy of Teachnology

  2. 2. 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 greatly. This class made me more aware of the benefits of technology.
  3. 3. Interactive Whiteboard Integration    I have learnt how to effectively use an IWB in the classroom, beyond just the presentation of notes. This technology is an interactive medium and we must use it as such. I have planned lessons with the IWB being the interactive component.
  4. 4. IWB Demo   IWB Demo: v=V7H3kobEd _w Used built-in interactive activities, infinite cloning, highlighting, and drawing shapes on a SMART board.
  5. 5. Technology as a Tool for Differientation  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.
  6. 6. Technology for Differentiation Continued...  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.
  7. 7. Technology: Differentiation via Gardner  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 critical.
  8. 8. TPACK    Before EDU 210, I have never heard of TPACK. 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.