Trend 2: Increased Reliance on Technology Technology can be found in every classroom of schools today and continues to grow as the field of technology continues to advance. School age children today know more about technology than most middle-aged adults because they have been exposed to it from such an early age. We live in the technology age and it’s clear that technology is here to stay and has permeated every area of our lives including home, work and leisure. Because of this, educators and school staff have been tech-savvy and must continue to keep up with the technological advances in order to present as competent to the student body. Technology has impacted the way our students learn and has provided avenues of learning to disabled students that they didn’t have in the past and has provided teaching staff with a multitude of resources and diversity in class activities to aid in teaching (Pearson, 2010). Without a doubt, technology will continue to impact our educational system as new technologies emerge and our country competes to keep up with a new globalized economy. Schools will implement these technologies into the
Remember that scary, grotesque, evil monster we were all scared of when we were younger? Well, it's alive, we just can't see it, and it's called technology. As we all know, technology is changing and evolving every day; but it's almost as if the technology is taking over the minds of our future generation. Schools are incorporating technology into learning more and more all the time. Every month there is a new phone, tablet, television, laptop and even thousands of websites. These devices can come in handy and can be helpful, but they almost are consuming everyone's mind and minimizing critical thinking. Many of technology users are children or young adults. Although the use of technology in education can have some positive results, it has more negative effects that are affecting students.
Technology in the classroom is important for teachers, parents, and students alike, because technology use has become a necessary skill for survival in today’s vastly expanding technology driven global economy. Research has shown an increase in student’s success rates when exposed to technology in the classroom. Also technology has opened lines of communication between educators and parents to keep students on track, and help teachers educate better.
Rough draft Many of today’s students in some schools across the country are using technology in their classrooms. Some students and parents believe this could benefit the students’ education, while others see the many flaws to the idea.
I am pleased to provide this recommendation on behalf of Ms. Sarah Albanna. I believe she is an outstanding candidate for a teaching assistant position. I have known Sarah for approximately three years. I had the pleasure of observing Sarah as a student in my class here at
Since 2010, I have inspired, coached, and mentored fellow educators in the purposeful use of technology to engage students and improve student achievement beginning with the first 1:1 mobile technology program, iEngage, at Aliso Elementary in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. What began as simply having students record themselves reading aloud into iPods to develop reading fluency expanded into a tool used across all content areas to not only engage students but to facilitate active participation from all students all the time. Due to the success of iEngage in improving student achievement, Saddleback Valley expanded the program K-12 with funds from the ETT grant. Consequently, I, along with Principal Crystal Turner, was awarded Apple Distinguished Educator and the following year iEngage was honored as an Apple Distinguished District program. As the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the OCDE, I would continue to support, inspire, and motivate districts to use technology to enhance student engagement and improve student learning. Ensuring schools receive access to information and technology resources to create the learning environments necessary for our students to graduate with the skills to be competitive in a global workforce.
Use of Technology From my very first observation I could tell that technology played a huge role in Ms. Felder-Way’s classroom. She found ways to integrate technology into almost every lesson. All of the students were assigned Chromebooks which were purchased by the district. In the classroom there was a SMART Board, two desktop
Amanda Densmore is the most patient and altruistic teacher that I know. Never once did she shout at my eighth-grade class at Zion Lutheran school. Mrs. Densmore may have become irked with our class on many occasions, but rarely did she show this emotion. Unlike other teachers, she never raised her voice when we were being disrespectful. Instead, she spoke in a softer tone. Our eighth-grade teacher would wait for us to listen to her. Actions speak louder than words. She taught us this on multiple occasions without having to say anything.
There are many attributes that I believe define and comprise the qualities in an outstanding teacher in today’s classrooms. First, outstanding teachers know their students. By knowing each student, a teacher is able to plan and implement instruction in a way that is meaningful to each individual. Outstanding teachers are proactive. Behavior is reduced and instructional time increased through proactive practices such as teaching routines and providing student supports. Outstanding teachers collect and use student data frequently to help meet student needs and increase meaningful instructional time. Supportive communication is another essential skill to be an outstanding teacher. An outstanding teacher effectively collaborates and communicates
Today, technology is advancing faster than ever. It’s incredible how humans have turned it into something more. Innovative ideas such as virtual reality, touchscreen devices, and audio helper (Alexa siri, google.) Furthermore, technology has evolved greatly for the education of students. Although technology has enhanced education, some students can’t
What distinguishes outstanding teachers from other teachers, is the immeasurable impact they make on their students. They understand that teaching is a group effort. Therefore, they create a mutual, respectful and honest relationship with students, parents and administration. Disruption rarely occurs in their classroom, because they create a positive classroom environment where students feel free to share ideas without ridicule. They use diverse instructional strategies by accommodating and modifying instructions as necessary to support the unique needs of their students. Furthermore, outstanding teachers are patient, courteous, punctual, unbiased and perceptive. They are effective, because, they support both the student’s emotional and academic
Many students are exposed to technology early in life. Many of them have computers, tablets, game systems, and smartphones available for use. Children as young as two (2) years old can be found playing games on a parent’s phone. Therefore, it stands to reason that technology would be introduced in the classroom.
There are numerous skills and attributes necessary for an outstanding teacher, but plenty of them stem from content knowledge, flexibility, and passion. An outstanding teacher needs to have adequate knowledge of content in order to teach the students effectively. Therefore, the outstanding teacher will continue to seek professional development relating to his or her subject area so as to have as much current and up to date information about their content area as possible.
On a daily basis, both businesses and individuals rely on technology. It cannot be denied that technology has become part of our everyday life. As individuals, we all depend on technology, either for education, health purposes, transportation, communication, romantic relationships, and/or business growth . It is impossible
Technology over the years has changed the world dramatically in society, economy, and especially in education. In education, millions of teachers and students use their personal devices such as phones, computers, and iPads to help them with their academic classes. However, there is a major question all schools are asking, is it affecting students so much that it decreases their individual grades. The answer is no because so far, google classroom and other sites continue to motivate students to learn and teachers approve. Imagine you are a normal student who suddenly forgot to turn in an assignment on Google Classroom. Then you realize that your teacher can still see and grade your work and you do not even have to put your name on the paper. Technology is such a stress reliever that * is easier and more efficient. Clearly, technology has a positive effect on education because individual students still determine how they focus in class. Google Classroom is such a reliable source for teaching children and can be opened with any device. Also, students are motivated to learn as much knowledge as they can using technology and it is a skill that everyone wants to master. Finally, overloaded teachers do not have to worry about assigning classwork and homework because within 3 minutes, they can easily post a new document for all their students to see and can change the due date any time. Therefore, technology should be used in class to encourage both adults and kids to feel