Recently on Twitter, I saw the following picture on Twitter of a compiled list of classroom technologies.
Having completed my Ed.S degree in Instructional Technology two years ago and now soon-to-be entering an Ed.D program in the field in a few months, I found this list to be of great interest. As a result, for my own purposes, I transferred the above list onto a document, added a number of my own, and added hyperlinks to each of the technologies listed.
I have now created a List of Classroom Technologies page to this blog:
List of Classroom Technologies
To be honest, more than half of the technologies listed I have never heard of before, and the other half either I have used slightly or have been wanting to try out. One of my summer goals is to look into a number of these technologies to see how they can be used to deliver Comprehensible Input and to initiate critical thinking in students. And let me reiterate again:
- Technology in and of itself is not a panacea nor a cure-all for classroom woes.
- To eschew technology usage in a classroom is short-sighted, because technology is here to stay and is only going to become more prevalent in the lives of our students. In addition, our students ONLY know a world with technology, where most likely we teachers are of the generation where we can live without it.
- Proper technology classroom implementation involves engagement, not solely entertainment.
- Just because one facilitates technology in one's curriculum does not mean that it is being facilitated properly.
- Technology can never replace a human teacher.
Are there any technologies which I have left off this list which you have found very beneficial in your classroom?