Saturday, July 9, 2011

Blog Assignment 12

picture of red school house as computer

Watch this video: Teaching With Technology and discuss some of the advantages to using this type of technology in the classroom and how you think that technology could enhance students learning.

This is a news cast from a local news station in Austin, TX. They make a visit to Bowie High School where they are incorporating more technology into the classroom. They have put, what they call, innovation stations in some of their classes. The students are able to be interactive by all answering the questions that pop up on the screen. There are many different features on this station. The system can randomly choose students to be called on in class, one student that was interviewed said that this kept him from falling asleep in class. Another student said that the innovation station made learning more "competitive" in the classroom. The board shows who answers the questions and how long it took them to come up with that answer. There is also the advantage of going green and not using so much paper in school.

The teachers said that students were able to learn more faster by using these systems. This shows that technology is a great tool to be used in the classroom. Students really seem to enjoy it and teachers seem to enjoy implementing it.


  1. I thought this was a really nice video, especially for the technology skeptics (like me). It showed students in a real world situation using technology in a meaningful way. I could definitely see this scenario taking place and how students could benefit. Good video, good post. Thanks! Jeff

  2. This "station" is similar to an IWB but it also can feed video between/among schools (like Skype).

    Do you think a 2 minute news report (rather shallow in my opinion) raises enough interesting issues to be an assignment in EDM310?