GONE are the old days where the chalk and the blackboard were the only technological tools available in the classroom. The advencement in the world of information technologies have also touched the classroom.
Today, students around the world, can not wait a traditional teacher, who comes to the classroom, takes a chalk, and starts lecturing and/or writing on the board bits of lessons or information. They- the degeraty learners- have been browsing the net, facebooking and twitting their next morning’s lessons and exercises, because the advencement in new technologies have swept away traditonal ways of teaching and learning.
Moreover, the ‘smart’ classroom can now be equipped with numerous technological devices that would bring change to the teaching and learning styles.
1-a smart phone
a number of useul options can be found in a smart phone, such as a camera, and internet connections, which offer variety of audio and visual applications both for teahers and learners.
2- an iPad
a very special tool for storing eletronic music ; iPads now useful for storing audio materials, such as lectures, which means that they are good for teacher’s professional development. To or back from his or her school, the teacher can turn on important lectures of famous teachers and prepare his/her lessons.
3-a lap top
one of the most important tehnologies both for teachers and students should have . It offers plenty of multimedia options : browsing the net, getting news and information, connecting with people, watching favourite tv shows and programs, reading e-books and magazines, and much more.
4-a smart board
tehnology is like a time machine transmitting us to the world of tomorrow . A smart board is another new face of technology .
you can actually add some change to the way you used to teach .With a smart board, you can present a good lesson accompanied with realia,pictures,videos,charts, whatever, things that would help you in explaining the lesson in a more explicite and iteractive way.
5-Website design technology
You as a teacher or as a learner can do lots of things if you have knowledge of Website design technology. It can be as simple as a blog, but there should be places to post updates , school news, assignments,and discussion topics for students to post and answer questions.
it is also considered as an interesting way to show important information to students because of its visual nature. The slides provide more information than the teacher can give by lecturing: showing pictures of Marhica Med projet , is more powerful than just discussing them.
E-readers are electronic devices for downloading and reading electronic books. Their advantages are their portability: an e-reader can store thousands of texts and save space and back pain caused by traditional books filling shelves and backpacks. E-books are also often cheaper: you can downloaded complete books for free, because it’s out of copyright. All teachers and students should consider getting one of these devices.
In short, technology will never take the place of a teacher nor will it cover for poor teaching.However, technology used in the correct place and atthe correct time can improve the educational process effectively and efficiently.
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