Some teachers are hesitant to introduce computer time into the classroom because they view this as a form of “free time” or they may not be confident in their own computing skills. However, when governed and lead properly, integrating computer time into the classroom will have several benefits.
When students don’t feel like belong in your classroom, they will likely be less engaged (i.e. not participating in class discussions, group activities, and not paying attention during lecture). A student who lacks belonging may even skip your class more often than students who do feel a sense of belonging there or be prone to show up to class late. Students who lack belonging may choose to.
Personal stories of tech fails might be perfect examples to help support a personal blog or an opinion essay about the advantages and disadvantages of technology. But if you’re writing a research paper, you’ll need more than personal anecdotes as support for your essay. So if you’re ready to tackle the topic, here are 10 articles to get you started.Do cellphones belong in the classroom? In my opinion, there is a time and place for everything. I don’t want cellphones out during class instruction unless there is an activity that could benefit from allowing students to use their cellphones. The decision for allowing students to have their cellphones in your classroom is up to you. Think about the pros and cons, and consider how cellphones.A classroom computer can be an incredibly effective tool for teaching and learning. There are many benefits that come along with having computers in the classroom such as the ability to provide.
Pros of Classroom Movies Enliven Learning. Words are words, but movies belong in the ''wow'' category. That's partly why they appeal to some teachers. Movies go beyond telling - they immerse.Read More
Get this from a library! High-tech heretic: why computers don't belong in the classroom and other reflections by a computer contrarian. (Clifford Stoll) -- Argues that students are missing out on learning fundamental skills because of the emphasis on becoming computer literate.Read More
Davis, Bagozzi and Warshaw (1989) developed a theory of 'action relating to reasons' (Technology acceptance model) based on the work of Fishbein and Ajzen (in Davis et al, 1989) to investigate the reasons why some people use computers and their attitudes towards them. Their model, shown in Figure 1, links the perceived usefulness and ease of use with attitude towards using ICT and actual use.Read More
Classroom Problem Solver Stealing in the Classroom Students steal for a variety of reasons. Some steal simply because they want an item and haven't developed the impulse control to curb their behavior. Others steal to express unhappiness or distress, or to get back at someone they believe has wronged them. Still others steal to gain status with their peers or to get attention from their.Read More
Why Conversations About Racism Belong in the Classroom. Starting constructive conversations about racism and bias can be daunting, regardless of audience. And when that audience is young children, it can seem impossible. There are plenty of arguments why classrooms should continue to avoid the issue altogether. Julie Olsen Edwards, the coauthor of Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and.Read More
Pledge NEVER to keep animals in your classroom, and share information with your students and staff about why you choose to do so. Choose enriching classroom activities that show students to respect, care for, and empathize with animals without keeping them in unnatural situations or putting them at risk. Be creative—animals are living beings, not teaching tools, and there are much better.Read More
A trade book is any type of book that is written and published with intent to sell to the general public. Chapter, picture, fiction and non-fiction books are all examples of trade books. There is a.Read More
Selected Examples of Effective Classroom Practice Involving Technology Tools and Interactive Media During the preschool years, young children are developing a sense of initiative and creativity. They are curious about the world around them and about learning. They are exploring their ability to create and communicate using a variety of media (crayons, felt-tip markers, paints and other art.Read More
Students who take notes on computers are often distracted by other activities they can easily engage in through their computers, such as surfing on the internet or using social media (e.g. Maxwell, 2007). The use of computers can reduce students’ attention in class because of two cognitive biases: a present bias and an optimism bias. David Laibson, an economics professor at Harvard.Read More
Schools struggle to adapt to using classroom technology. If you’ve picked up a newspaper recently, you’ve probably seen a piece on how schools grapple with the influence of technology in kids’ lives. Teachers report that students procrastinate on their homework or stay up too late because they’re using Facebook, playing video games, and texting, among other diversions. They often use.Read More