As technology advances, it can be difficult to keep up and adapt to the advancements in both our personal and professional lives. Teachers have an especially important role to play in technological advancements, as incorporating technology in the classroom can be both a learning tool for students and a teaching tool for the instructor. Kids seem to be adapting to the rapid advancements in technology better than many adults, and they actually embrace it. For this reason, incorporating technology in the classroom is a great way to increase a child’s interest in learning. The current role of technology in our nation’s classrooms usually depends on the teacher. Although the technology is readily available, teachers may not be successfully integrating technology into classroom practices. Every school district seems to be allocating resources to improve their existing technology. Even though schools and universities are investing in technologies such as the iPad tablet, educators are struggling to keep pace with the speed of technological development and demand (Pilgrim, Bledsoe, & Reily, 2012). Many students have access to technologies at home or at school, especially in the form of mobile technology. Educators can utilize this technology so that academic learning translates to real-world applications. Students can keep an agenda on their phones or iPods, read books on their smart phones, and utilize mobile recourses such as a dictionary, calculator, or camera (Pilgrim, Bledsoe, & Reily 2012). Students can also use phones or other technology to take pictures of the classroom agenda or the teacher’s notes on the board (Pilgrim, Bledsoe, & Reily 2012). Students are more likely to stay engaged and on task when utilizing technology tools. There are numerous ways that teachers can use technology in the classroom and many are already doing it. Some districts use interactive Smart Boards in place of traditional chalk or white boards in their classroom (Erişti, Kurt, & Dindar, 2012). These flat screen monitors are networked with the teacher’s classroom computer and the school’s internet connection (Erişti, Kurt, & Dindar, 2012). Interactive lessons in math, spelling, science and other subjects can be put on screen for students to participate in. The boards use touch screen technology and in some cases, kids are given handheld remote “clickers” that act as controllers for answering questions presented on screen (Erişti, Kurt, & Dindar, 2012). Integrating technology into the classroom offers the chance to increase student interest and teach valuable professional skills. When students are using technology as a tool or a support for communicating with others, they are in an active role rather than the passive role of recipient of information transmitted by a teacher, textbook, or broadcast (Boles, 2011). The student is actively making choices about how to generate, obtain, manipulate, or display information. Technology use allows many more students to be actively thinking about information, making choices, and executing skills than is typical in teacher-led lessons (Boles, 2011). Moreover, when technology is used as a tool to support students in performing authentic tasks, the students are in the position of defining their goals, making design decisions, and evaluating their progress. In these instances, the teacher's role changes as well. The teacher is no longer the center of attention as the dispenser of information, but rather plays the role of facilitator, setting project goals and providing guidelines and resources, moving from student to student or group to group, providing suggestions and support for student activity (Boles, 2011). As students work on their technology-supported products, the teacher rotates through the room, looking over shoulders, asking about the reasons for various design choices, and suggesting resources that might be used (Boles, 2011). Technology offers educators a way to engage students in learning
One of the three vocabulary words that prior to me being a student in music appreciation class that I was unfamiliar with is, thematic unity. Thematic unity during chapter sixteen “Prelude: Music after Beethoven: Romanticism”. Thematic unity increases tendencies to use themes throughout the entire works. Thematic unity is literal, of obvious return or looser relationship possibilities. It also gives new version of a theme which is called thematic…
Imagine having to always speak for your mother because her English broken or being so poor that you have to dig in the garbage for a meal. In The Glass Castle by author Jeannette Walls, “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan, “Going Gangsta Choosin Cholita” by Neil Bernstein, and “Vanity Fair” by Nancy Jo Sales all show how childhood experiences can shape an individual into someone who they would be for the rest of their lives. Jeannette Walls and Amy Tan overcome the negative things that happened in their lives…
Textual Analysis and Argumentation
December 10, 2014
Wonders of the Invisible World
, Mary Rowlandson's
Captivity and Restoration
, and Anne Bradstreet's
For Deliverance from a Fever
similar views on the the relationship between God and man. Written during early colonial
America all three writers were devout Puritans and expressed similar views on the all powerful
nature of the Christian god and the submission of man to God’s divine will…
1st draft: Synthesis paper (Voluntary euthanasia)
Voluntary euthanasia has been a very polemic topic whether people agree or disagree with such action. According to Begley’s article killing is necessarily vicious in all circumstances; however, he defends the voluntary active euthanasia. In his text, he explains the case of Dr. Cox who gave his patient, that was terminate ill, conventional drugs to end his life. In this case the patient’s death was consensual because she was in pain. Mrs. Boyes…
Protein synthesis is a process of making proteins. There are several stages for protein synthesis, and the major processes are transcription and translation. Transcription is the step that copies the DNA code while translation is the step that tRNAs carry amino acids to the ribosome and join with their complementary codons in the cell, the combination of which becomes a protein.
RNA polymerase is a six- protein enzyme complex, which accomplishes three types of RNA function, which are mRNA,…
Who are we to dictate who someone loves? The definition of love is the action that two people share. The definition does not say love only occurs between a man and a woman. The article, “Gay marriage proposals destructive to society, Vatican official says,” is an argument against gay marriage. The author, John Thavis, claims that homosexuals are just struggling to find themselves and that same-sex marriage disrupts the normal sexuality…
Instructor: Garret D. Johnson
Assignment: Argumentative Synthesis
Due: Monday, October 29th (at beginning of class)
Assignment: The main purpose of this assignment is to show your ability to “synthesize” information from multiple sources to support a single argument.
Pick one of the four topics listed in Chapter 4 of your Cullick text: “Religion in Public Issues” (see Table of Contents). Then write an “argumentative synthesis” essay that takes a clear stance on that issue and uses at…
The first being the two synthesis reactions, within synthesis there was also one combustion. Next there were two decomposition reactions. The next type of reaction we saw was two single displacement. Lastly, there were three double displacement reactions.
During this experiment, my lab partner…
analysis, and synthesis. He also suggests that, schools should teach students more techniques of using those processes to complete their designs, in order to contribute toward social progress in their professional life. Therefore, it is important to study the critical thinking.
Critical thinking involves research, analysis, and synthesis. Research is about understanding all the factors to be considered, analysis is to establish the idea of relationship of all that factors, and synthesis is to put the…
had continuously impressed upon me that I needed to incorporate more of my own personal commentary into my work. I spent the year perfecting the skill, only to find out in English 1010-02 while writing the synthesis essay, that I still had much room for improvement. The purpose of a synthesis paper is to “demonstrate your ability to comprehend several texts on the same topic, to be able to analyze the issues being presented by the various authors, and to arrive at your own position… in which you explain…