The Blog for week for week 4 September 18, 2010
After reading chapter four the question that comes to mind is How might computer innovations affect classrooms of the future? Considerating the fact that majority of our classrooms all have smarts boards much more can be done and taught. Something which could be done is have laptops for all of the students in each class and have them be hooked up to the smart boards so both the students and teachers can do things together. For example lets say that a English teacher wants to work on a project that he or she is working on with the class and they decide to work on a website let’s say Google to find information to put in the assignment the entire class including the teachers can search for whatever they looking for together. Another example a teacher may decide that instead of reading a book he or she may decide to log into a website called www.readwritethink.com as mentioned in the book and do a lesson from this site instead. This particular web site has work for all students from grades k-12. Each assignment is sorted by title, grade, and even the date that the work was published. This is one good start to getting use to one of today’s biggest changes in our classrooms. In colleges like ours there are computers and wireless connections in the classrooms. However in the computers rooms where our classes are normally held there is a computer available for the teacher to use as well as for the students and everyone can now be on the same page. At the school that I currently do volunteer work at has the technology boards in all of the classrooms including the laptops and everyone seems happy with what they got.