Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Week 12

After watching the movies "I love Spiders" and "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" I learned that technology can be a very effective way of involving people outside of the classroom. Parents can become more involved by watching what children have put together with technology, and other classrooms and students and teachers can be brought in to enrich the learning process. I thought that was pretty neat, because the more teachers and parent involvement, the better. I also thought it was interesting and pertinent to know that for some kids, the exposure to computers they get at school might be the only time they learn how to utilize and play around with a computer. This will probably change a little as computers are playing a larger and larger role in our everyday lives, but there will probably always be children who have very little experience with computers. As teachers, we should teach them life skills that will allow them to succeed. Certainly using a computer for basic needs is one of those life skills.

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