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Technology in the classroom, is it too much?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kerri Valencia Nov 5, 2013. 21 Replies

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

 

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Kerri Valencia replied to Melissa Jade Totman's discussion Technology in the classroom, is it too much?
"Valerie, I completely agree with you.  If you don't use technology in the classroom, you are not preparing students for the real world.."
Nov 5, 2013
Kerri Valencia replied to Melissa Jade Totman's discussion Technology in the classroom, is it too much?
"I think technology is an unavoidable part of children's lives and should be embraced.  When integrated properly kids are engaged and motivated to learn.  Technology offers various ways to learn content and is a great way to…"
Nov 5, 2013
Valerie Wagner replied to Melissa Jade Totman's discussion Technology in the classroom, is it too much?
"Am I misunderstanding the question? I think that using technology in the classroom prepares students for using technology in the workplace.  Being able to use word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation tools is a commonly required…"
Nov 5, 2013
Fatma Al Amir replied to Melissa Jade Totman's discussion Technology in the classroom, is it too much?
"Hello,  In any part of teaching, technology should be well prepared to be efficiency in classrooms. Regards"
Oct 30, 2013
James Fogle replied to Melissa Jade Totman's discussion Technology in the classroom, is it too much?
"Hi Melissa, In  my view, technology should be used as a tool to augment and/or supplement classroom instruction. Having said that, there are occasions when teachers place too much emphasis on trying to incorporate its use in the classroom,…"
Oct 29, 2013
Melissa Jade Totman replied to Emma Breen's discussion What do you think the key factors that have an effect on a learners’ behaviour in level 3, post 16 education are?
"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…"
May 13, 2013
Melissa Jade Totman replied to Jo Cuming's discussion Action Research Project Questionnaire, PLEASE HELP!
"1. Yes 2 Yes 3. No 4. No 5. No 6. Neutral 7. No 8. No9 No 10 N/A 11. Neutral 12 No 13 No 14 Neutral 15 N/A 16. I don't use any media really in classes, I have used youtube for clips twice. 17 No 18 No"
May 13, 2013
Melissa Jade Totman replied to Tracy brookes's discussion Learning barriers...
"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…"
Jan 18, 2013
David Antrobus left a comment for Melissa Jade Totman
"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…"
Jan 16, 2013
Melissa Jade Totman replied to David Antrobus's discussion Breaking the mold.
"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…"
Jan 16, 2013
Melissa Jade Totman replied to Emma Breen's discussion MOBILE PHONES IN CLASS?!
"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…"
Jan 15, 2013
Tracy brookes replied to Melissa Jade Totman's discussion Technology in the classroom, is it too much?
"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…"
Jan 15, 2013
Doug Lawslo replied to Melissa Jade Totman's discussion Technology in the classroom, is it too much?
"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…"
Jan 15, 2013
Emma Breen replied to Melissa Jade Totman's discussion Technology in the classroom, is it too much?
"Hi Melissa, 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…"
Jan 15, 2013
Melissa Jade Totman replied to Ellie Nelson's discussion Inclusive Teaching- THE MIDDLE MAN.
"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…"
Jan 14, 2013
Melissa Jade Totman replied to Gina Allen's discussion Have the Germans got a point??
"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…"
Jan 14, 2013

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At 3:50pm on January 16, 2013, David Antrobus said…

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.

 
 
 

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