About This Chapter
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Other chapters within the Effective Instructional Strategies for Teachers course
- Basic Principles of Instruction
- Instructional Planning
- Teacher-Centered Instructional Strategies
- Student-Centered Instructional Strategies
- Cross-Curricular & Content-Specific Instruction
- Instructional Strategies for Student Achievement
- Tools & Techniques for the Classroom
- Instructional Strategies for Language Skills
- Integrated Learning in the Classroom
- Learning Environments