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Emerging technologies in the education world


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Discussion of the emerging technoloogies in the elementary classroom, most specifically the iPad, interactive whiteboards, and podcasting.

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Emerging technologies in the education world

  1. 1. Emerging Technologies in the Education World Vickie Callaway
  2. 2. What technologies are shaping the elementary classroom? <ul><li>iPad </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Whiteboards </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul>
  3. 3. Apple iPad – The Possibilities Introduced in January 2010, this small tablet has set out to change the landscape of education. There are many ways in which the iPad can be used in the classroom. The benefits are many, for both the student and the school district.
  4. 4. Benefits for students <ul><li>Updated information – no more outdated textbooks; E-textbooks. </li></ul><ul><li>Up to the minute information for research. </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia and news stories for each lesson. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Benefits for students <ul><li>Mobility – no more heavy books to lug around. </li></ul><ul><li>Social interaction while learning – especially for distance learners. </li></ul><ul><li>With addition of apps like Blackboard, keeping in contact with the teacher, and having schedules at hand are useful. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Benefits for the teacher <ul><li>iPad doesn’t offer the opportunity to multitask, allowing students to focus on the task at hand. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher designed applications and programs to offer customized lessons for students. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Benefits for the school district <ul><li>Budget friendly – costs less than a laptop. </li></ul><ul><li>More students can get access to digital learning tools and new technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Less expensive than purchasing textbooks for students K-12. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Interactive Whiteboards <ul><li>Interactive whiteboards are not new but are gaining popularity in the elementary classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>There are several well known manufacturers of interactive whiteboards, with Smart and Promethean being the front runners. </li></ul><ul><li>Additionally, companies such as Mimio make portable devices that make any standard whiteboard into an interactive whiteboard </li></ul>
  9. 9. Benefits of the Interactive Whiteboard <ul><li>Learning is interactive. </li></ul><ul><li>Makes classroom participation fun for the students – students are excited to demonstrate their knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Uses visuals to enhance lessons. </li></ul><ul><li>Appeals to different learning styles. </li></ul><ul><li>Note-taking abilities and ability to save lessons. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Podcasting <ul><li>A podcast is a series of audio or video on the web that can be cataloged and automatically downloaded. </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts have many educational benefits. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Benefits of podcasting <ul><li>Students can create a product and share globally. </li></ul><ul><li>Students have a real world audience to share their work with. </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t need an iPod or handheld to participate in podcasting…you can enjoy from your web browser. </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting promotes reading, writing, speaking, and listening literacy. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Bibliography <ul><li>Meissner, R. (n.d.). Retrieved from =1228 </li></ul><ul><li>Milligan, L. (2010, June 21). Retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li>Learning in hand </li></ul>