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Monday, September 5, 2011

Project #1 cont'd:Vicki Davis: Harness Your Students' Digital Smarts

This teacher is definitely an asset to our public education system! Her statements about technology in the classroom are summarized: Limitations of computer media make for limitations of learning (you're as good as your media allows); customize your education to reflect the students' actual needs; students need to be comfortable with technology, encouraged to be thinkers and brainstorm when necessary; and most importantly, teachers can learn from and as well as students about new advances in technology, which empowers students as the two share new ideas and knowledge with one another.
Ms. Davis would be an invaluable mentor for today's pre-service teachers. She embodies the enthusiasm and willingness to learn "along with her students" as she teaches. Obviously a forward thinker who is always searching for unexplored avenues of instruction, she is representative of how an effective modern teacher should support her students throughout their education. Her ability to excite students about learning on the computer is exemplar!!

1 comment:

  1. You are right about the teacher being an asset to our education system. This video made me feel like every teacher should try to incorporate different uses of technology into classes. Her students did seem excited! They were all paying attention, which is really hard to get students to do. She really did encourage the children to brainstorm, and be thinkers.