I recently bookmarked 60 sites on diigo that would be helpful for me as a future teacher. I really appreciate this resource, because now I will be able to easily access all of these sites without…Continue
At my cousins' public high school, all of the students received a Tablet for schoolwork. I do not think that this is the best decision for two main reasons. First, there is a very small amount of…Continue
I recently bookmarked 60 sites on diigo that would be helpful for me as a future teacher. I really appreciate this resource, because now I will be able to easily access all of these sites without remembering specifics. I can't wait to put them into use!See More
"As someone who has been around education for a few years, I can empathize with Anna, but also see the potential of the technology - as well as the potential for the teachers involved. Just as with anything you might look to incorporate into a…"
"I can see the3 trend happening as well. Technology is slowly pushing out handwriting and book usage. I was a Teacher's Aid in a Kindergarten class my senior year of high school. They were taught how to recognize letters, the phonics of the…"
"I can agree with you that technology is important in the classroom. It can benefit learners that are not "traditional". However, I can also agree with you that we might be pushing technology too far. I believe that the "old…"
"There are so many schools that use this standard way of educating students. It is very unfortunate, especially when there are students that learn better by tactile or other forms of learning. While most students will end up learning the material,…"
"Sounds to me like the issue isn't the students, but the teachers. Maybe the teachers haven't been trained on how to effectively integrate the tablets into the curriculum. There are tons of great applications and activities that can…"
"Yeah - at my school all the kids have pencils and paper and it is appalling!
They spend the entire time writing notes to each other in class, drawing little pictures on the top of their work, making paper airplanes and some even draw on their desk…"
"I agree completely. I think the Tablets could be too much of a distraction in the classroom to be worth using for educational purposes. The money could be better invested in another form of technology. "
"I don't have 1-1 in my classroom, but my fourth graders are welcome to bring their own devices. At this point only a few are binging iPods. There may be some game play, but there has been a lot of activity focused on our learning.
"I agree with you and also disagree. As far as high school goes I think if there was an assigned time they used them and for certain assignments then they can be extremely useful and do things that wouldn't be possible any other way. But having…"