Karley Ingold
Re: Is it too much?
Sat Jun 20, 2015 15:28

After reading through many of the studies and watching the videos I began having this same question. I think most of us have grown up in the generation that is seeing things change from being taught in very traditional ways to using technology and different strategies. Students are exposed to a lot of technology these days and usually know how to navigate it better than some adults. I think that it is important to teach students the skills they will need in the future to utilize the technological world around them and I also think that technology can be used as a motivator because for some students. However, it is hard to believe that technology as we know it would be able to replace every traditional technique that has been used and I think that finding a balance that works for your select group of students is the best solution.

  • Is it too much? - Britt Hatcher, Sat Jun 20 12:36
    This week was packed full of information and there was so much to take in, and there were so many things that I found interesting. The one thing that I kept finding myself going back to was the... more
    • RE: is it too much - tatem1, Sat Jun 20 22:05
      I actually think it is the opposite. I believe technology helps students from getting overwhelmed. For example, in one of the videos the Co:Writer helped the student write by removing the difficulty... more
      • RE: is it too much - Britt Hatcher, Sat Jun 20 23:55
        I am glad to see other opinions Marcela. I can see why you think that it can help students from getting overwhelmed. But, like I have previously stated, to do that the technology would have to be... more
    • Reply to Britt - parsonkl, Sat Jun 20 18:25
      Britt, this is something I noticed as well. A question I had in my group discussion was what about the students in poverty areas that can't even afford all of this technology? If we rely on... more
      • Re: Reply to Britt - Britt Hatcher, Sat Jun 20 23:58
        That is one thing that I have thought of as well. If a student has a laptop but has not internet access at home to complete online assignments is the laptop really that useful? I think that there are ... more
    • My Thought Exactly! - whitemb2, Sat Jun 20 15:49
      I wondered how this would affect children who didn't have this type of technology in their home life, that teachers will have to show students how to use such programs and technology. Some students... more
      • Re: My Thought Exactly! - Britt Hatcher, Sat Jun 20 16:00
        I agree with you! I think that we need to continue to teach our students to use the traditional way of writing with paper and pencil, but when it comes to an ASD student, we are going to have to... more
    • Re: Is it too much? - Karley Ingold, Sat Jun 20 15:28
      • Re: Is it too much? - Britt Hatcher, Sat Jun 20 15:57
        I fear sometimes that technology is going to overtake things such as traditional writing. But, I am still a strong believer in the traditional writing. I think that we need to work with the students... more
    • It matters how you teach it - luckadooso, Sat Jun 20 15:01
      I think this is a great question and one that my group pondered over as well. I think it is very important how you teach with the technology. If you graze over how to utilize it rather than going... more
      • Re: It matters how you teach it - Britt Hatcher, Sat Jun 20 15:11
        Do you think that we rely to much on technology to assist the ASD students because it is "easy"?
        • Technology - luckadooso, Sat Jun 20 16:00
          I don't think so. I think that technology has opened doors for students that previously remained closed. When used appropriately in the classroom, technology can help students to communicate their... more
          • Re: Technology - Britt Hatcher, Sat Jun 20 17:48
            Right, I think that it has to be choosen based on the child and the needs that they have. Teachers just need to be careful not to rely entirely on technology.
    • RE: Is it too much? - Nicholas Flippen, Sat Jun 20 13:28
      That's a great question, Britt! I think like with all things, you have to assess what works best for your students. If the technology appeals to your student and they are able to use it to write more ... more
      • RE: Is it too much? - Britt Hatcher, Sat Jun 20 15:08
        I definitely agree that it depends on the student and what works best for them. But do you think that when we use technology with these students, that we are hindering them from the possibility of... more
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