Monday, September 10, 2012

Reflective Blogging Assignment #1

Please note that this assignment is to be completed on YOUR OWN BLOG, and must be posted by 11:59PM on Wednesday, October 3rd.

Many of the studies that you were exposed to in Week 4 said that technology does have a positive influence on student achievement.  However, many of the studies noted that success depended on several conditions.  In your post, please answer the following questions:

  • What were some of the factors that played a role in ensuring positive results when technology was integrated in the classroom?
  • What are ways that you can, in your own setting (or for those not currently in a classroom, in your future setting), ensure that these factors are present or absent? (Be specific to your situation; do not make general statements.)
  • How would you go about evaluating the success of a unit, lesson, etc., that involved the integration of new technology?
  • Finally, what could you do to disseminate successes and failures to your colleagues, administrators, and school board members?

Please refer to the assignment description and rubric in the Assignments folder to make sure you meet the requirements for full credit.