Technology demonstrates a vast impact on how well people will think, learn and interact. The development of technology involved in the classroom yields to advancement for communication and collaboration within the educational community. This involvement will focus on each group; students, parents, community and global community. The detailed information in this draft will clearly describe my plans for each group’s engagement in my classroom communication plan, addressing internet security and safety plans that will lead to an education of quality learning. Classroom communication plans for students are to skillfully create dynamic learning environments, employing an array of exceptional instructional strategies.
(Salend, 2009, pp. 49-54) Along with engaging students, the use of these technological tools can help to provide students with skills they will need to succeed in a contemporary society. (Besnoy, 2006, p.34) Although there is a learning curve to any new technology, there are also great benefits that it can provide. For example, using technology-based assessments and clickers not only record and give feedback on student performance quickly, they also help teachers to identify problem areas to address. Another strategy that can be very beneficial is the use of computer sim... ... middle of paper ... ...nd pick areas of comfort.
As educators it is important for teachers to acknowledge the significance and importance of the emerging technological learning style in which students are becoming accustomed too, which is the “click and go” generation. This new styled learner will be technologically savvy, would obtain most of their information electronically, computer-based learners, socially interacting with others through email or the internet and would understand how to communicate information through the integration of various technologies. Through the use of ICT, teachers ... ... middle of paper ... ... model of teaching and learning to an autonomous and independent learning model that encourages critical thinking and creativity with independent research. Learners would be expected to collect, select, analyse, organise, extend, transform and present knowledge using ICT in authentic and active learning model. Teachers are expected to create a new flexible and open learning environment with interactive, experiential and multimedia based delivery system.
Thro... ... middle of paper ... ...students. Research can be done, and activities created to spark the students’ imaginations, and create a fun and engaging learning environment for them. No matter what the opinions are about integrating technology into the classrooms, we are all going to have to realize this is the direction that our education system is moving towards. Older generation teachers will have to be willing to learn new things themselves, and the younger generation teachers will have to learn patience, and teach others what they have already been taught, and grown up with. The one true thing that matters in all of this discussion, is the students.
The theoretical framework, involves the works of Dewey (1916/1997), Papert (1993/2001), Piaget (1973), Vygotsky (1978) and Augustin & Huang, (2002). The use of social constructivism (SC) will play a pivotal role in building collaborative relationships between teachers and their students. In addition, this framework will also apply Swan and Dixon's (2006) teachers’ technology attitude scale (TAS) to determine wireless laptop training needs for K-12 teachers. As anticipated by the theory of social constructivism, technology into the classroom produces a network of social learning agents. Papert’s (1993) prediction of computers transforming education proves to be true with the demands placed K–12 schools to integrating technology in instructional practice.
Broward Schools (2016) state that the common core standards are put in place to enhance students learning in reading, writing, listening, speaking and practice language skills. The Common Core State Standards requires a certain amount of devices in order to meet the minimum standard for not only teaching but learning as well. Common Core State Standards are created to make students become more familiar and accept the benefits that technological tools can be used to meet goals for academics and communication. By using technology students are able to pull up live feeds and information to conduct research on any information they may need to complete assignments. According to Broward Schools (2016) research explores multiple text styles, format, communicating insight, drawing ideas and conclusion and efficiently increasing their
Integrating technology requires a comprehensive knowledge of curriculum and content standards and the ways that technology can maximize student learning. In my classroom, I strive to have students using technology as a natural part of their learning experience. By teaching technology concurrently with content, I’ve observed my students making parallel gains in technology skills and knowledge. References Ohler, J. (2008).
They wish to collaborate and network with others, sharing information and building on one another’s contributions (Prensky, 2007). With the evolution of the modern student into a ‘digital native’, the role of modern educators has also been redefined. “The role of the traditional, talking-head, ‘sage on the stage,’ or broadcaster (transmitter of information) in front of the classroom has shifted to group facilitator, orchestrator of collaborative knowledge creation, or ‘guide on the side’” (Berk, 2010, p. 9). By shifting teaching to a model that is student-centered and incorporates a range of up-to-date technologies, I know I can better connect with the ... ... middle of paper ... ... education: Do students with special needs recognise the support given by teachers when using technology. Problems Of Education In The 21st Century, 35, 149-158.
My goals are to learn ways for my students to collaborate, manipulate, research, debate, explain, and present ideas using technology. I will learn these ways while also learning about how to evaluate my own teaching and change my methods. Through learning about my own teaching I will be able to reflect on the theories of others. This will give me the opportunity to use many of the new skills I learn in the classroom to help all of my students achieve. Through this program I hope to come away with an understanding of how to use technology to make my own teaching more meaningful for my students and how to help my students to use technology to understand and communicate with their world.
This course has taught me different techniques that I can use to create effective lesson plans for students. I have learned how to engage students more from the table “Technology Solutions with potential for High Advantage” (Doering, A. H., & Roblyer, M. D., 2017, p56.) such graphic tools, simulations, video-based problem scenarios and tool software. These tools that I have learn will become useful in helping my teaching skills in the classroom. Using the knowledge of technology integration, I can help students and my classmates to analyse, learn, explore and think critically and also to be creative, innovative in this digital age.