April 24, 2013
Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan
Have you ever imagined having to integrate technology into a 21st century classroom? Technology, does have its disadvantages. I will give a few examples on both the pros and cons of integrating technology into the classroom. Secondly, I will tell you about how I am going to incorporate technology into my classroom. And lastly, I will discuss the difference between a wired and wireless classroom. First let's talk about exploration, this is where the computer allows students to learn through exploring the internet and doing research. Students are able to look up information and research papers with large amounts of resource. This amount of resource can keep the student engaged and interested in learning. Being able to research information in bulks, allows students to excel in their everyday studies. Students are able to perform better, enhance their skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and independent learning. It also provides an aid when the teacher is not available. The downside of this would be that students will go beyond their set boundaries and become easily distracted by the amount of information given. Secondly, incorporating technology into lessons. When technology is being used during a lesson, students tend to become more engaged in the lesson. Lessons that the student did not care about previously, would become more interested when shown a video. "Multimedia incorporates a variety of elements, including text, graphics, audio, video, and animation" (pg.242). This allows students to really participate in a lesson he or she is struggling with. On the other hand, finding the right materials for a lesson can become overwhelming for a teacher. There are thousands of different websites out there. And trying to locate that special one could take hours and hours to find. The teacher might spend all day just looking for the right plan to go with her lesson. If the...
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