Week 7

    Minh Pham
    By Minh Pham

    “Digital literacy is about more than just adding technology into the teaching we already do. The following common teaching practices that we have seen in classrooms as researchers and as parents of school-age children do not help develop digital literacy and may even kill students’ motivation to develop their savvy use of technology and the Internet” (Hicks, 60). There needs to be meaning behind using technology. The use of technology in the classroom should enhance the lesson plan, not be an afterthought. Sort of like when a movie is shot in 3D for the appeal of the technology, but the effects sometimes doesn’t add anything to the plot or cinematography. In my classroom, I rely on two pieces of technology I believe enhances the learning and teaching in my ICT classes. The first use of technology I use is my smart board. I’m able to show annotation and note-taking techniques whenever we do any reading. I’m able to model how to take Cornell notes, complete double-entry journals, and breakdown a Living Environment Regents question. The second piece of technology I use is a Surface Tablet where I can do one-on-one or small group interventions. The notes and graphics I show on the tablet can be immediately emailed to the students for reference at home or another time.

     

    “A different skill set is necessary as individuals engage in the open creation of content and learning in open environments. As students and educators craft and revise new learning processes and products, they take a much more active role in their learning. Given these new opportunities, there are concerns regarding ownership of content and recognition (Byrne, 278). Unfortunate, there is not a enough time in class for student collaboration to occur. By having an open forum (like we do in this class), it allows for more discussion and collaboration with the use of technology. Students and teachers are able to share content and it allows students to have more involvement or ownership with the learning process. There are many resources we can use for the classroom. This year, I am trying out Google Classroom for discussion and involved assignments with my Honors Chemistry class. So far, I’ve found the students asking more questions and helping each other with the lessons and assignments.

    Week 7

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