I am very excited about some new information received about using technology (laptops, websites, blogs, etc.) to improve my teaching and hopefully ultimately improve the student’s learning.
For years I have wondered about the way that students learn in relationship to the method of teaching I use. I am well aware that having the students take out paper notebooks at the beginning of a class period and speaking information for them to write down is not very effective. I have had the impression for many years that they write down notes and then forget about the info until test time. I kept telling myself ‘there has to be a better way’. I was just at a loss as to what that better way is.
The new training received recently has filled in some of the gaps where I was at a loss for improvement. The new training has much more student participation and input on any given subject. The students will be required to look on a laptop for lesson instructions and links to websites for perusal and question answering. There is much more but this will have to do for now.
I was am constantly thinking ‘how can I be a better teacher?’ Maybe this blending class paradigm (combining computer technology and traditional classroom is the answer. At least I am hoping it is part of the answer. My goal is to be the best teacher I poss