Moving Forward with Tech in Classrooms

Based on my simple blog layout, it may not look I get a lot of enjoyment out of this digital platform (but I will get to sprucing it up soon hopefully!). However, I believe this medium is powerful in getting across points that are difficult to communicate otherwise. Always tinkering with technology, I am eager to think about how I can use various programs to add efficiency and creativity to any project that I’m working on. From my personal experience, technology has a habit of enhancing my learning and I think it has big role in our education system, both now and in the future.

As with any teaching method, I believe technology can be a great asset in the classroom if used in an effective manner. For instance, you can’t just replace lecture with a video of a person talking; that will simply work poorly. Instead maybe use it to form a collaboration/discussion board where students discuss ideas. I really like the point made in the NPR article, “Laptops And Phones In The Classroom: Yea, Nay Or A Third Way?”  That is, “if your students are distracted, improve your teaching”. We are educating a generation that will use even more advanced technologies. We definitely should incorporate it in classroom or even provide the opportunity to those without equal access to technologies at home.

 

3 thoughts on “Moving Forward with Tech in Classrooms

  1. I agree with you! I also think that technology should not simply be used to deliver information in classes. Instead, we should learn how to use these digital tools to actively construct knowledge.

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  2. I agree with you. I think many teachers today attempt to substitute them actually teaching with classroom however I believe there are ways that integrating technology to reinforce a point you are attempting to make makes much more sense. I think teachers and professors should be prepared to appropriately use and integrate technology in the classroom when necessary not simply because they’re feeling lazy.

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  3. Your post reminded me of elementary school in the nineties when they would roll in a tv on a stand so we could watch an educational video. That’s immediately what I thought of when you said you can’t just replace lecture with video of someone talking. It is interesting to see how we sort of fall into the same habits over and over when faced with new technologies.

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