Technology and School
Katrina Crosby----EDU/315----Debra Stewart----July 28, 2014
What are the differences in student and teacher use of technology? How has this evolved?
What are the three “T”s as suggested by Warlick? What impact do these have in classroom management?
Tools: Are a large part of the everyday classroom now and is what Warlick (2013) uses to describe technology because technology is too broad of a term. "Literacy is gonna mean much, much more in the 21st century than it meant for me in the middle part of the 20th century" (Warlick, 2013). Using the internet and reading the information is literacy. Asking questions and becoming an "internet detective" is going to be a part of literacy. Tools are going to allow teachers and students become more intelligent. Warlick (2013) points out that sites that do digital storytelling allows students to be more creative early on without having to worry about grammar, thus increasing learning and retention.
Teleconnection: Teachers are able to connect and learn from each other like never before. A teacher in Virginia is able to communicate and access information from a teacher in California, which all leads to a better classroom and learning environment for students.
Time: "This is the biggest problem; the biggest barrier that prevents teachers from retooling their classrooms for the 21st century is a lack of time...if we could give our teachers three or four hours of planning time every day, just like in Japan, just like in Germany, imagine what their classrooms could be like" (Warlick, 2013).
What further expectations should be in place in classroom use of technology?
What staff development might be indicated by this video series?
What social media concerns should be addressed at the school level? How might this best occur?
How will you, as a teacher role model, best address the needs of your students in technology use?
Warlick, D. (2013). The Last Generation of Internet Immigrants [Video file]. Retrieved from Educational Impact website: http://www.educationalimpact.com/programs/programs/activity/21stCent_04b_01/