Sunday, April 6, 2014

Journal post #10

Chapter 10: Promoting success for all students through Technology.

Focus question:
How can technology engage and inspire learning for diverse students?
Technology now in days can help with pretty much anything which is a great helps in many different areas including education.Now there are many diverse students.diverse students can be linguistically and culturally diverse learners also special educational needs."How does technology come in?" you ask. well technology offers powerful ways to kick start engagement and inspire diverse learners for example they can use an online translation service ,which can also be fun for them so they can understand you as a teacher plus try to communicate with you.This expands the methods and approaches you as a teacher will do.Also revealing untold stories and hidden history at times technology has more of an entertainment t that students like for example online videos,interactive websites which gives more  answers to history than a book would at times .

Tech Tools:
Interactive whiteboards-
When i first saw this in a classroom,it was my 2nd year in high school. I thought it was the coolest thing  because it helps both the teachers and students.This interactive whiteboard engages both students and teachers to work on something together.For example a powerpoint of notes students can add by writing them in with the smart pen. I would completely use this as a future teacher because its a fun,interactive,entertaining set of equipment to use.

summary and connection:
chapter10 discussed how technology can help diverse students,writers and how teachers can use adaptive different technology and create a universally designed classroom. chapter 10 also explained the differences in instruction and universal design for learning.This chapter opened my mind to how technology and how it can help different variety of students to actually engage themselves without so much struggle.The technique i would use in the future would be letting students that have difficulty with understanding english or just not knowing what a word means is an online translator because i think it would help them.

Textbook - Maloy, Robert, Verock-O’Loughlin,Ruth-Ellen, Edwards, Sharon A., and Woolf, Beverly Park (2013).Transforming Learning with New Technologies. 2nd Edition. Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.   

1 comment:

  1. It is so interesting to think that technology in the form of interactive whiteboards came into the classrooms while you were still in high school - just shows how fast technology moves as you remember the plain old whiteboards for most of your schooling! :) Keep current with what comes next as it will invariably be in your future! :)

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