I was just wondering if other trainee teachers and teachers thought that there is too much focus on technology in the classroom? What if you teach a subject such as drama where there isn't access to…Continue
"Top 3 good:
1. Practical sessions
2. Working without scripts, so devised work they enjoy the most and work hardest at.
3. They're the most enthusiastic at the beginning of the lesson during warm-ups.
Top 3 bad:
1. Talking over the teacher and…"
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16. I don't use any media really in classes, I have used youtube for clips twice. 17 No
"Hi Tracy, I haven't experienced teaching a student with bipolar but I knew someone who had it. Lucy is right it would be best to have contact with a professional such as a previous teacher they've had if you can and their…"
"Hi Melissa, I think the use of technology is great when it works but as with all technology there is always technical barriers that have to be addressed and this usually means working in tandem with an IT department that are usually overstretched or…"
"Hi Dave, I agree with Aimee you have to do what is right for you. If these friends are 'real' friends then then they will support you no matter what you are doing. I'd encourage students to follow the right path for them and to do…"
"Hi Emma, I think the use of IPads are fine for research as long as it is controlled and the person in charge can oversea what they are looking at. However I don't think mobiles should be used at all, it's so frustrating seeing people…"
"For me yes sometime I think it is too much, however within my sector in health and beauty, so we only really use for a PowerPoint on the theory lessons, however the pc is in the salon so it's not such a practical environment, theory lessons are…"
"Learners today live in a world dominated by technology. They are multi-taskers because they have to be. That's why it can be such a challenge to keep their attention. You've got to allow them to feed as quickly as they can. Technology can…"
I think if it is used with purpose and teachers AND learners have an understanding of how and why it works, then it is a great resource. The understanding of the technology is of great importance when promoting inclusive learning. A…"
"Definitely! When I was at school they were mainly only interested if you were gifted. Even if you were poor at a subject, you were mainly patronised or written off as just not being very good. I definitely think the kids who are in the middle suffer…"
"Hello Gina, it's a good question! I personally struggle to concentrate in the morning so an early start would be terrible for me as it takes a while for my brain to get into gear. However it does make sense to start earlier and finish earlier…"
Technology within my area is very important in many aspects, for one music programmes where learners can create compositions is beneficial for them to be creative. Also the use of the interactive whiteboard is something i use the majority…"
"I like your idea Aimee i think it could work really well. Technology if used in the right have amazing benefits generally in the learning environment, however people need to be aware that if used in the wrong way can inhibit students from learning…"
"I think it's terrible that sometimes the focus is on numbers rather than the actual feelings of the students. Teachers are under so much pressure to have a certain number of students or for them to get a certain amount of the top grades. If a…"
"I definitely think that they should add in how the subjects the students are taking will benefit them in the future. They need to know what jobs they can apply for with such skills and why they are important. I'm glad they are bridging the gap…"
I agree that the use of technology in the classroom can be quite overwhelming at times especially for the less confident students. It isn't always reliable and like others have said not everyone will be at the same level, meaning…"
Hi Melissa, I think the use of technology is great when it works but as with all technology there is always technical barriers that have to be addressed and this usually means working in tandem with an IT department that are usually overstretched or chasing their tails. Once this relationship works IT can be great in the classroom. The feelings of confidnce students get from overcoming and mastering software really can't be matched but every student learns at a different pace and level. I feel this is the hardest challenge to overcome, keeping the inclusion goingi.e. not allowing the struggling students to fall behind and also keeping those running ahead interested.