Monday, March 1, 2010

Week 7 PLE Post

1. What is the role of technology in creating dynamic experiences for your students?

I think that it is important in all aspects of life to constantly progress and improve your standards. I think that this idea applies to using technology on the classroom as well. I think it is important to help students learn in diverse ways and I think it is good for them to understand how to learn from different technologies because they will be using these technologies throughout their whole lives. I think it is good for them to have some different ways of learning in the classroom so that it doesn't become mundane and boring.

2. What are some ways that technology might actually detract from student learning?

The technology used in the classroom could detract from the learning if the teacher doesn't know how to use the technology. I have been in classes where the teacher didn't know what they were doing and it ruined the experience. It also detracts when the technology fails for one reason or another. I think that it is important that as teachers, we don't get caught up in trying to do the most advanced things but make it interesting and educational.

3. What are three examples of effective technology use that you have used or experienced?

One effective technology that has helped me in my learning is power point presentations. I think that they are used a lot but that is because they are effective and allow the teacher to teach and not worry about writing down all the information because it is already there. Another technology that has been effective has been the use of short video clips. Even in my religion classes when the teachers use video clips it makes the experience so much more rich and interesting. Lastly, a technology that has been effective is computer programs that are able to be used in the classroom. That sounds obvious but when I was in high school I took Graphic Communications and Digital Media. Without programs like Adobe Photoshop and Final Cut Pro then I wouldn't have been able to learn as much as I did in those classes.

1 comment:

  1. This was an awesome post. But what I really wanted to say is that your picture on your wiki made me laugh for a solid minute.