Monday, November 9, 2009

Week 10

Technology can be as simple as using disposable cameras and websites. Even very young students can use a disposable camera. This teacher used the technology to tie in science (types), geography (where spiders are found), and literacy (communicating with other classes on the internet). Technology made her lesson exciting for the children and they learned a lot.

Use of technology required students to use a pattern (Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?). Students really enjoyed drawing on the computer and were able to improve over a couple of semesters. They like to experiment with computers in ways that adults usually don’t. Many don’t have computers at home so they are able to learn at school how to use one.

Teachers need to be aware of the resources available to them and how to use these resources. They also should be able to teach students how to access information for their research. Family and friends can take part in the use of technology as well.

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