As mentioned before, flexibility is one of the most important highlights of an online education. It allows a student to plan their day and organize their activities knowing that it will all get done. There is less of a possibility that other things will not get done. Online schooling helps those who have trouble expressing their thoughts verbally. There are many students who have difficulty learning in a typical classroom setting because they have problems translating what is said and processing it in their brains.
Through weebly FHS communicates to hundreds of students when they are at home or in school. Students can use weebly to improve their exam results or can gain knowledge about certain topic that they do not have any previous knowledge about. Through weebly students can also take extra lessons when they are at home. These lessons are provided by teachers to students in order to improve their knowledge of the certain topics. An example of this is Mr Bradford (head of maths department) provides online lessons to GCSE’S and A level math students so that they can learn certain topics that they are weak at.
I would have to say that either classroom did nothing wrong and that they shouldn’t change anything. Even though both classrooms were a lot different, they both worked very well. I did some research myself because at the first center that I was at there was some challenging behavior. I looked up why and how to cope with the behaviors and what should teacher and parents do if there child does have some challenging behavior. I researched so many websites because this became interesting to me.
So technology for children is not just an advantage, but is almost becoming a necessity. As an educator I recognize that children have a difficult time sitting through school when the only teaching mechanisms are white boards and paper, the students get distracted and are not fully engaged. Even in early education children know how to work technology and need the chance to “speak their own language”. The resources that technology can provide for a classroom include, iPad applications that keep the students engaged and excited for learning tough subjects, BrainPop videos that are creative and show subject matter in a new fun way, and online learning websites that can even track the students improvement over time. By using these resources I can better provide for my students and help to see where they need more instruction and what areas they can advance farther in.
The school would need to inform students they should expect having little privacy while using the school’s computers as they are routinely monitored. They can be monitored in various ways, including the usage of software programs and technical monitoring tools, which allows remote monitoring of the computer screen as well as the following communication patterns. Staff monitoring is another method in which student computer use can be observed. It is suggested all staff members who utilize computers and the internet consistently should undergo professional development training to become aware of students behaviors which may indicate inappropriate computer use (Willard 2007b). Another way to supervise on campus internet use and hold students accountable is to require them to print their browsing history at the end of their computer session.
Students across the country have relied more and more heavily upon methods such as copy and paste through the use of the internet, sharing and conversing about online tests or quizzes and the newest of the innovative technology, texting answers to classmates. Teachers must make an effort to distinguish what is right and wrong in conversing with peers and looking to the internet for help. Conversing with students for answers is tolerated when instructed to do so and is vital in developing communication, problem solving, and critical thinking skills in students. However, when used array such as conversing answers on an online quiz only serves as a hindrance to the academic success of the student. Internet, in the same fashion is a great source for learning if the right sites are used and the use of the internet is permitted on an assignment with appropriate referencing and works cited included, but the ever so in-famous copy and paste does not benefit anybody in the process.
Individual students will be using their iPads consistently throughout the day. They will be used across the curriculum with students blogging, interacting on our class wiki, and creating multimedia projects. In small group instruction, specifically Tier 2 instruction, the iPads will be used to differentiate instruction. During small group instruction I will using Apps that compliment our units of study. Some students made need help with basic math facts while other students are ready to do some enrichment problem solving with their mathematics.
12 Oct. 2011. This website article covers the computer technology available in classrooms today and how it effects the overall learning of the students. It focuses on the average classroom and the average number of computers available in those classrooms and how this provision of technology influences students. It also hints that there may be a lack of attention to student learning styles and a rush to provide classroom computers instead. This article might not be as valid as the other sources I have found.
“The institutions traditionally procure, provide and control the technology for learning but now students are acquiring their own personal technologies for learning and institutions are challenged to keep pace” (Research in Technology Learning, 2010). Computers and other technical devices that are being used to enhance student learning helps to make teaching more creative and effective; however, it has also caused a lot of confusion and chaos in regards to ethics. Once teachers only had to be concerned about the basic rules of classroom etiquette and they could govern their classroom visually. Now teachers have to implement rules and guidelines to ensure that technology in the classroom is being used for its intended purpose to protect students from lurking dangers that might not always be detected by human
In addition, I can even share my note with my friends who are taking classes that I already took. Second, networking on laptop provides student with an opportunity to search more information on any class material within and outside of a class. For instance, in my plant biology class of this semester, when professor talked about “Kranz Anatomy”, which was a new concept to me so I didn’t understand most of it ; however I was able to go online on my laptop while I was in class, and was able to learn more clearly about Kranz Anatomy. Third, with laptop students are able to retrieve their saved work easily. For example, in my chemistry class of last fall, I forgot to bring my lab report that needed to be turned in, but luckily I had it on my laptop so I was able to plug in my laptop to one of the printer on campus and print my lab report.