I end up forgetting I have homework and not coming back to it later that night or the next morning to finish it. I think that it is a good idea for schools to try and implement technology into their curriculums. As a student, I feel more motivated to interact with the class and teachers when technology is involved. I think that I am able to learn more and even stay awake better. I think that it is also a
February 15, 2013 Exploratory Essay Composition I While I believe on ground learning is more structured and beneficial for some, online learning takes a lot of discipline and motivation to complete, because it can be very strict and distance and no set schedule. It can be very challenging, due to the fact that online learning requires students to participate a certain amount of hours or certain times per week. Online can be beneficial for working class people, or stay at home parents, because it allows the flexibility to attend at your own pace. My perception is that it can present many pitfalls and failures because it requires more discipline and commitment. For instance there may times when circumstances arise where you cannot participate
Federico Fellini once said “A different language is a different vision of life”. He is talking about that when you speak a different language a whole new different part of life opens up to you and you see from others’ points of view on life. Learning a second language is school is a very important thing to do because it will help you improve your life style and the way you think too. It will help you throughout life by getting better working opportunities, improve your brain ability to stay focused and also to help increase your multicultural awareness skills. Most employers prefer that the person applying for the job is bilingual or even trilingual.
Without grades, how else would we assess and measure a student’s abilities in a practical way that can be used for this? Without grades every applicant would have to get brought in to an interview or something similar. This would take a lot of time and become extremely tedious. Grades are not only beneficial to students after graduation, but they benefit students and teachers during school as well. Grades are clear and distinct indications of how a student is performing in school.
Electronic Powered Brains Technology in the classroom is becoming more prevalent every day. Many people find the new change convenient and a smarter way to learn. However, some teachers and student have a hard time leaving behind the old school method of pen and paper. Technology can be beneficial in the classroom, while also having its downfalls. In today’s day and age where almost everything is based on computers or codes, it’s almost a guarantee some type of technology can be found in every classroom.
Cheating Using Technology Ethical standards, when it comes to cheating in classrooms, have changed with technological trends in recent years. In this day and age with technology being so much a part of our lives, where do we draw the line when it comes to ethics and the use of technology in the school environment? Schools try to stay on top of the convenience and ease for which technology provides, especially when it comes to busy schedules and assignments. However, with the number of students using these helpful tools to cheat it really puts a damper on the outlook technology can provide. How can we hold students accountable?
Implementing School Uniforms Implementing school uniforms will increase academic performance and reduce behavioral problems. While this is a temporary solution to the permanent problem of getting students to strive for achievement, the implementation of school uniform policies, especially at this pivotal point in time in our countries future, is one way we could help young people to realize their potential thru improving the over all quality of education in our country. While students and parents face many daily struggles that distract them from more important things, financial issues can be sited as one of the biggest struggles facing families and individuals these days. School uniforms provide a low cost alternative to expensive designer clothing. Students whose parents can’t afford expensive clothing can be spared the harsh words and jeers from their peers, allowing them to blend in instead of being singled out as poverty stricken or less fortunate then others, thus giving all the students the outward appearance of equals.
Promoting Literacy and Comprehension The ways of traditional teaching are a thing of the past. In today’s classrooms teachers are working hard to find new and exciting ways to engage the students, promote learning, comprehension and writing. However, even with the stimulating activities and lessons students will continue to ask the same question, “Why do I have to learn this? When will this ever be a part of real life?” Teachers must be prepared to explain to their students exactly how math, reading, science, and history will all be a used outside of a classroom setting and in the real world. For example, teachers should shine light on how studying algebra actually develops stronger problem solving skills and leads students into a deeper level of thinking.
Using the Internet is also a challenge and I need to be aware continuously of these challenges and implement every possible way to include him in these activities. This student does not regard himself as someone to be treated differently or to be protected or isolated from certain activities. Hands-on activities, working collaboratively with other classmates and verbal observations can benefit all students, not just the students with disabilities. The Internet is a complete different tool used in classrooms. I researched and found many different adaptations for the visually impaired that I could introduce and use in my classroom.
We sat down and worked out a solution we ordered a new computer, we only hope this helps us get more college work done and in a timely manner leaving us with less stress. Loosing days at work to go to school has put a huge struggle on me even though I know school is important. But having less money come in is a huge stressor that I have not found a way to deal with except telling myself that after I get an education I will get a better job. After sitting down and thinking very hard about this I have developed my action plan. One big thing that seems to help people deal with stress is going to the gym.