Posted on October 2, 2011, under Uncategorized.
Teachers are using technology, from smartphones to clear wireless, in ways never thought of before and many of the developments in the education system in recent years have been both helped and hindered. Let’s take a look at some of the ways teachers are utilizing the web in their classrooms:
Communication with parents – Never before have teachers had such unfettered access to parents and with the advent of class listservs and parental email notifications parents can give feedback easier, too. It’s a double edged sword but for the most part more communication is always better.
Worksheets – The internet has allowed teachers to draw from each other when it comes to resources like worksheets, interactive games, and even test formats. Why should every teacher spend all day making these resources work for her classroom when they’re already available online?
Smartboards – They’re incredibly expensive so not all classrooms have them but Smartboards are changing the way kids learn. They’re interactive and totally flexible and when they’re connected to the internet they’re all the more well-rounded. We’re big proponents.