Technology in classroom
change from textbook to technology learning
Are you still teaching basic item by item from textbook?
Do you still think blackboard is the only tool to present the information?
Do you still struggle from focusing and engaging students?
Are you still promoting their questions and answers from textbook and do not know where can get them more resources in class?
Now it is time to change
21st century is not coming, it is now we do. When technology is flooding into your kids' life, what should you do in your class?
Reasons we use technology for our students
We expand our kids' views of the world.
We prepare their skills for universities, jobs and lives.
We promote their creativity, critical thinking and collaboration.
We give them awareness of online safety and copyrights.
Benefits we use technology in our classroom
More students involved, so students are not borded or inactive
Expand cooperative learning...
Connect content knowledge to real life
promote their creativity and critical thinking
Integrating technology in classroom
How can teachers use technology in classroom
Do a PowerPoint “Game Show Review”
Many tech-savvy teachers have used Microsoft PowerPoint to create review games based on famous game shows, including “Jeopardy,” “The Weakest Link,” and “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”
Give multimedia presentations – or have your students give them.
Liven up a traditional lecture by using a PowerPoint presentation that incorporates photographs, diagrams, sound effects, music, or video clips.
Create a class blog or wiki.
Take appropriate precautions for Internet safety, but a class blog or wiki can be a great way to integrate technology and develop student knowledge. Some teachers use blogs to drive outside-of-class discussion – particularly helpful for AP/IB students who are motivated but short on class time.
Listen to – or create – a Podcast.
There are thousands of podcasts available on the Web. Search for ones that meet your students’ needs. Some colleges are offering professors’ lectures via podcast, which can be great for advanced students.
“Publish” your students’ work.
Tools exist today to allow your students to create really professional looking work using a desktop computer. Have students create a short film, run an ongoing class website that features student work and opinions, or – if they’re really ambitious – raise the money to have their work professionally published by a self-publishing company like iUniverse or Lulu.
Use an online grading system.
While some schools are mandating the shift to web-based gradebooks, you don’t have to wait to try one out.
Try a Webquest
A webquest guides students to search the Internet for specific information. For example, students are asked to serve as curators of a museum on a particular topic. They must search the Internet to determine what artifacts belong in their museum and explain their choices.