Technology in the Classroom
Teacher vs. Student Technology Use
In our technological world, students and teachers alike find themselves utilizing technology more and more in both the classroom setting as well as their personal lives.
- Grading Input- Submitting grades to the educational institution.
- Assessment- Teachers are often assessed online, and also assess students in this way.
- Presentations- In class presentations such as power point, videos, and visual imagery are often used during lessons.
- Parent/Teacher Communication- Teachers can email and interact with parents utilizing validated school websites outside of school hours.
- Lesson Planning- Educators can create lessons plans on their computers and keep them filed digitally for later use.
- Educational Programming- Students are learning more and more through digital software that teaches specific lessons.
- Presentations- Presentations are created digitally utilizing software such as powerpoint.
- Communication- Communication with other students and teachers is often done utilizing email or specific school designated websites.
- Collaboration- Students can collaborate utilizing educational online resources.
- Testing- Many standardized, and even specific classroom testing, is done electronically utilizing computers.
- Assessment- Many schools send home progress reports and report cards home electronically, and they can be signed and returned in this manner as well.
Social Media Issues: It is important that teachers remember that social media is easily accessible, not only to friends and family, but to students are parents as well.
Personal belief systems and religious views that are posted online can be easily viewed by the public eye, and derogatory or overly aggressive remarks could change the way that a teacher is perceived in the classroom.
Personal Vs. School Persona
Teachers often find themselves creating a different persona in school, as opposed to in their personal life, and when utilizing social media, it is important to be aware of the viewers, and the persona that you are utilizing with your audience.
Student/teacher affiliation outside of the classroom is touchy at best, and social media has made it even more difficult to differentiate the two. Students who become too comfortable with their educator outside of the classroom, could misunderstand the very different, and necessary, distance inside of the classroom.
Personal Vs. School Persona
Addressing Student Needs and Overall Staff Development in the School Setting
Student Technological Needs
Technology and Staff Development
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