Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Technology Integration In The Classroom


Students sound off on what kind of technology their teachers are using in the classroom. The SMART board revolution has taken off, but what ELSE are your teachers using--or letting you use--in class?
1) Google Earth? Google Docs, Gmail?
2) iMovie? Garageband? Podcasts? Vidoecasts, Blogs?
3) Animoto? Comic Life? iTouch Apps? Calculators? Cell phones?

Explain what you favorite form of technology is, and why it helps you learn.

21 comments:

  1. I fell that all of these forms are good and they can really help people, but I could not just pick one. So I would have to say that my two favortie technologies that help me learn are gmail and the google earth. I feel that they help because gmail is email and on top of it all it also helps because it has the google documents which I also enjoy because it keeps a person organized with very little things. I enjoy using the google earth because eI can learn where places are in relation to other places in an easier way and I can search different places. Also, when you zoom in on the google earth it allows you to actually see what the roads and other things look like in more detail. With out this technology of wide range I would not know as much as I know now.

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  2. In the classroom during World Studies, we use Google Earth, Google Docs, gMail, iMovie, Animoto, iTouch apps, and calculators. The calculator is one of the apps, and so is Animoto. I cannot use iMovie on my computer, but I can use it in the classroom because the computers are Macs. Also, we use Google mail. I am not sure about Garage Band, podcasts, or videocasts since the last day of school has not arrived yet, but I am sure we are forbidden to use cell phones. Out of all of these, Google Earth is my favorite. It is better than Google Maps because I get to see the whole earth and some places in three-dimensional view. I also get to look at the Earth as a globe and not just as a map.

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  3. we are using a smart board and i think its a good thing and that it helps us learn better. In my class we are using a lot of technology in computers and although its a little hard at first once you get the hang of it it becomes easier and more efficient.

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  4. Most of my class we don't need to use any kind of technology. Most of them use smart board and that it. But in Economic class we use a lot of different technology. On the list 1 to 3 that all what we learn how to use in economic class. It is a lot of help to us student to know all this technology, so we can use for the future, or maybe we can teach it to some of our own kids and, our kids will reach to their own kids. So all tis technology were learning right now is a big helpful thing for us.

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  5. My favorite technology in this class would be the coputer because work is more easier to do and you don't lose you assignments so easily like with papers. Also if you use the computer you learn new things about the computer that you never knew before, I know that I did. I can't forget the smartboard because its much more easier to see the teacher explaining how to do something. Technology is changing and we all need to know how to use it because now more business are using technology in their work so we need to know how to use it.

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  6. My favorite technology in this class would be using mac book. It is really easy and nice to use. I also like the software that Ms. Cestone teach us. For example, I-movie, comic life, and Garage band. I can't forgot that smart board activity that we did with samrt boards and mac book. It was fun and we learn something both at same time. Sometime it is important to know little technology and understand how you can get other important stuff online. As every one know there is lot's of stuff online but you just need to figure out where is it? So I think I have learned a lot from this class.

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  7. the technology that we use in this class was the computers and thats way easier then using the smart board or the radio or anything, if you're those type of persons who are to lazy to use the board you could just go to the computer and take out what ever you need it its easy to use..

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  8. Integrating technology into the curriculum is a priority -- if not a mandate -- in most schools today. Most educational technology experts agree, however, that technology should be integrated, not as a separate subject or as a once-in-a-while project, but as a tool to promote and extend student learning on a daily basis. The challenge, of course, is in finding ways to use technology -- and to help us as students to use it in a good way that we can help others. Since we students have access to communication and information technologies both in school and at home, schools need to esure that teachers intergrate technology effectively to support students to support us as students to learn mort in be profationals at doing work forn school. and think that is a good idea for us to get inbolf in this kind of projicts.

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  9. My favorite form of technology is using the mac laptops. I am very familiar with computers, especially macs, and I help out students who are having trouble working with them. A specific application I like on the computer is iMovie. It seems really hard, but it's pretty easy and you can make a really good movies with all the effects, text, etc. Although I am pretty experienced with everything on the macs, I guess I still learn tiny techniques to improve something a little bit more.

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  10. matt 5, garrett 15January 7, 2010 at 1:00 PM

    Our group thinks that google earth is our favorite part of technology that we use in this class. Google earth is a great way to learn about geography and cultures around the world. It is very simple and exciting to use. Comic Life is also a very creative and interesting program. We all enjoyed using comic life to make our own political comic pages. We think kids our age relate better to technology than traditional learning practices. It encourages students to do more work, and make learning more fun.

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  11. Noelani5, Mandy5, Donna5January 7, 2010 at 1:15 PM

    In our history class, we use a bunch of different technologies. We use softwares like comiclife, animoto, imovie, garageband, we use imac laptops, Google Earth, and we listen to podcasts for some of our assignments. Our teacher also has a blogging website where we post our ideas about current events. In our other classes, the only source of technology are Smart Boards and that's why this class is very good because we learn different technology skills that make it easier to learn. Donna doesn't like technology because its hard for her to learn when we are encouraged to learn with technology. Overall, technology has been beneficial for our learning.

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  12. lauren5 Brian5 Jeff5January 7, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    The only class we get to use computers is our world studies class. We beleive that working with all the new technology really helps us prepare for future jobs. Our favorite form of technology is imovie because it is an easy way to present work and learn fast infermation.

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  13. If we had a communist government then we would have less freedom and justice for all. We wouldn't have as many rights in the decisions the country makes. The executive branch would have more power than congress and the judicial branch. The United States would be very strict of who enters the country. They could prison people for years if they got caught trespassing into the country. Thousands of people each year enter the United States without having to get past any strict security, if we were Communist we believe that immigration rates would be much lower. We think although the immigration would be lower, the country would be worse because of the lack of freedom the people have.

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  14. In my history class we use mac's. these macs are very useful they help with everything. My great teacher makes every thing fun and she teaches us a lot. I think the most used website in this class in communicado. Its helps all the kids get assignments and it shows grades.

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  15. My history class is the only class I get to use different technologies. We use laptops, i phones and many different softwares like Anamoto video and comic life. Using these technologies are very usefull to me because during the future most jobs revolve around using different technologies.

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  16. for me, google docs is something that really helps me because that way I can do my homework and talk to my teacher through the computer.

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  17. Casey, Dominic, Kaylee, Jessica, Dinah3January 20, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    Our group uses technology a lot in this class. We use laptops on Lab days and for applications such as iMovie, Google Earth, Comic Life and iPhoto and iTouches on occasion for apps like Animoto.

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  18. My favorite type of technology is the MacBooks, it makes it easier for me to learn, especially since I have terrible eye sight and cant see the board, also because I would rather do fun projects online and learn how to use new fun programs instead of using crayons and paper like a fifth grader.

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  19. The class that i am able to use technology is my world studies class. In my class we get to use a variety to technologies such as the Smart board, apple laptops, Gmail, Google docs, Animoto, I photo, i pods, and many I pod apps. these technologies help me understand and be more comfortable about technologies that i have been using. this also help me prepare to the technologies in the future.

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  20. I'm not really into computer and all that stuff, but it helped me a lot in my classes. LIke research papere, its alot easier for me to find the word i dot know now. Like dictionary, spellcheck, etc... No more big books!!!

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  21. lauren5 Brian5 Jeff5, considering from the future jobs, what have you learned to use the technology prepare for your career, be specific.

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