Ch 10: Technology for the Classroom

About This Chapter

Computers, the internet and all that it offers are facts of life now. Explore the benefits of bringing technology into the classroom environment in this chapter of our Effective Instructional Strategies for Teachers course.

Technology for the Classroom - Chapter Summary

We live in a world in which technology affects every aspect of practically everything we do. In these lessons, you will examine the implications and applications of integrating various forms of technological devices into your classroom. The videos cover the following:

  • Advantages of incorporating technology
  • Technology performance indicators for students
  • Combining traditional instruction with online learning
  • Using technological tools in the classroom
  • Designing an instructional program that integrates technology

In keeping with the technology theme, our program can be accessed from any device that connects to the internet. This includes your laptop, desktop computer, smartphone, tablet or notepad. This fully online accessibility gives you the freedom to take our program with you wherever you go. If you have internet access, you can study.

How It Helps

  • Enriches the classroom: When you incorporate online study or research into the classroom, you can expand its walls to include the world.
  • Builds student skills: By blending technology with traditional instruction, you can help your students develop critical thinking and research skills.
  • Encourages innovation: As you introduce your students to new developments in technology, you will encourage them to envision and develop ideas for additional improvements or new products.

Skills Covered

This chapter will enable you to:

  • Employ digital media as a learning tool
  • Create and implement a blended learning program
  • Use technology to improve student performance
  • Design learning activities using technology

5 Lessons in Chapter 10: Technology for the Classroom
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Benefits of Technology in the Classroom

1. Benefits of Technology in the Classroom

This lesson highlights some benefits of using technology in the classroom and includes examples teachers can use to easily integrate technology into their classroom. After you learn about these things, you'll be able to test your knowledge with a quiz!

Empowering Students with Technology

2. Empowering Students with Technology

As technology becomes more prevalent in the classroom, teachers have new ways to empower student learning. This lesson will explain how technology can be used to empower students.

Blended Learning Strategies

3. Blended Learning Strategies

Many schools are incorporating blended learning into their curriculum. In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of blended learning and strategies for fostering a blended learning environment.

Classroom Technology Tools

4. Classroom Technology Tools

In the past, a film projector was the height of technology in schools. Today, teachers have technology at their fingertips on a daily basis. What are these tools and how are they being used? This video lesson will bring you up to speed on classroom technology tools.

Instructional Design & Technology Implementation

5. Instructional Design & Technology Implementation

This lesson gives you an inside look into instructional design, the process you take - knowingly or unknowingly - when you introduce new material to your students. In particular, you'll learn processes for incorporating technology into the learning environment.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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