Saturday, November 6, 2010
Summary Post C4T Teacher #3
I was assigned to read Jerrid. W. Kruse post about “Teaching as a dynamic activity”, and this post included a passage about “What is the purpose of educational technology?”
This post was very interesting because it actually showed you that technology is a very useful tool and can help you a lot. For example if you have a student who have difficulties reading you can use audio books, and this will help the student. It opens a lot of doors and gives students self confident as they are still able to do the work assigned.
He also talks about how as a teacher you try to make the class fun with creativity relating to the subject matter. But then when asking the students what they have learned they are unable to respond. As a teacher you need to make sure that you teach them the concept and why you are doing this activity.
Jerrid. W. Kruse states that, “the use of technology is to gain greater access to student’s ideas and interpretations.” He is able to go on his student’s blog and post comment, see the class discussion and make sure they are staying on track.
However his conclusion was very interesting as all he said was “So as far as student learning and thinking are concerned, it really isn’t about the technology”, which leaves the reader thinking.