Week 4 Teaching with Technology


Technology makes our life more convenient. It change a lot the way we live,our life style and our preferences in life, even our priorities. On the other hand, it leads us to a greater challenge as an educator, and that is to choose the best tool for teaching.  It also affects education into two ways: first ,by offering new resources to engage students in learning, and second, by giving them an opportunity to learn about the new technological fields, leading to jobs and to a greater understanding of how these fields affect the world.

Technology is an advancements in the methods and tools we use to solve problems or achieve goal.In the classroom,technology can encompass all kinds of tools from low-tech pencil,paper and chalkboard to the use of power point presentation,tablets and conferencing tools and more.

Technology helps us in many ways such as:

  • Online Collaboration tools
  • Presentation software
  • Tablets
  • Course management tools
  • Clickers and smart phones
  • Lecture and capture tools

Efficient use of technology includes concepts, skills, and issues. Technology is indeed a big help to the quality of classroom instruction, as long as it is used wisely.

Technology enhances learning in various ways here are some benefit of technology.

  • Enhance the presentation of the concept.
  • Stimulate Learner participation.
  • Help students visualize problems.
  • Help learners gain access to a wide range of information.

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Reference:

http://www.washington.edu/teaching/teaching-resources/engaging-students-in-learning/teaching-with-technology-2/