Vision Statement 541

In the 21st Century classroom, just like in the 21st Century world, technology use is becoming a part of every subject. Teachers will need to continue to educate themselves to keep pace with their digital native students. According to Roblyer and Doering (2010), technology in the classroom will:

  • Motivate Students (p. 14)

Technology is growing at an exponential rate. The rate of transfer of ideas or memes is incalculable. Students see that their ideas matter as they plug into a global community.

  • Enhance Instruction (p.14)

Feedback from teachers and peers is immediate and the learner can gather information at their own pace.

  • Make Student and Teacher Work More Productive (p.15)

Cumbersome paperwork is eliminated and organization of tasks is effortless.

  • Help Students Learn and Sharpen Their Information Age Skills (p.15)

The real world applications are more easily demonstrated. Skills learned are immediately applicable in the workplace.

Roblyer, M. D., & Doering, A. H. (2010). Integrating educational technology into teaching, (5th ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. You have a great list of the benefits of what technology in the classroom will accomplish! However, the word “will” (Technology in the classroom will:) raised a red flag to me. I generally avoid using words like “never”, “always”, or “will” as there are exceptions. I can find plenty of examples where students are deterred by technology instead of it making them more productive. Just install World of Warcraft on the class computer and see what happens. 🙂

    I think that if technology is used appropriately, it has the potential make student and teacher work more productive.

    Reply

    • As stated in the assignment, Vision Statements should be positive. They should be forward thinking and short. When you google the definition, words like “inspirational” and “desired outcome/future” are listed.

      Reply

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