Technology in the Classroom
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This paper looks at PowerPoint programs as an example of instructional technology that make presentations more cohesive and understandable for students. The paper discusses digital photography and how it can be used as a creative learning tool, how technology allows students to go on interactive and virtual field trips and how cost efficient printers and copiers allow worksheets where students can work on their own or in a buddy system instead of listening to the teacher lecture. The paper also discusses how students can collaborate with other students for school projects via the Internet. The paper emphasizes how technological advancements pave the way for education to cater effectively to the student.
From the Paper:Technology changes teaching in the capacity that it allows teachers to more thoroughly engage the students in specific assignments. One example of this is found in digital photography. For teachers also, digital photography has revamped the way in which they present material in the classroom. Among a list of enhancements that digital photography brings the teacher, it allows them to teach in new dynamics through enhancing lesson worksheets, overhead projection, e-mailing to students and attaching digital photos for specific lesson plans, setting up a web page and sharing photos through that page so that students don't have to visualize but can see the photo for themselves. In lower grade levels such as elementary schools, teachers can use digital photography to make merit badges, and certificates of achievement to improve a student's self-esteem.
"One example of instructional technology is power point programs which make presentations more cohesive and understandable for students. PowerPoint also maximizes, in a direct and informative fashion, exact points that the students need to focus their studies. PowerPoint is instructional technology in that by using advanced technology such as a computer and its systems of operations, it enables the teacher, or the student in a class assignment, to instruct an audience and observe key points in their argument or speech."
Sample of Sources Used:
- APTE Professional Education Development Group. (2004). The Use of Digital Photography in the Regular Classroom. (Online). Available <http://www.apte.com/dp/dped/regular.cfm>
- Cradler, John & Elizabeth Bridgforth. (2005). Recent Research on the Effects of Technology on Teaching and Learning. (Online). Available. <http://www.wested.org/techpolicy/research.html>
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