What do you know about using technology with students?
  • I have used many machines with students at junior high level.
    • wikis
    • blogs
    • podcasting
    • iPod touch/iPad
    • photoshop
    • iMovie/MovieMaker
    • web resources including
      • evernote
      • google docs
      • polleverywhere.com
      • reactee.com


  • I recognize that lessons infusing technology are often rapt with bugs that need to be previously prepared for. For example, wireless networks seem to be intermittent at best when using online resources.
  • I have noticed kids like the novelty of technology but it doesn't supersede the fact that they still have to do work. I used Dragon Dictation on the iPad this week for a student writing a five paragraph essay, and the student was gung-ho at first. At the end of the first class period of 'writing/dictation, he asked if he could type it instead the next day. I let him type it, and after that class period, he decided to hand write it. In the end, he used Dragon to finish the main entries, then transferred to Microsoft Word to do the final edits.


What do you want to know about using technology with students?

  • I feel like lessons with technology that still do not challenge students to construct their own knowledge.
  • I want concrete ways to get kids to connect to other students locally and/or beyond so they can
    • peer critique
    • write for a specific audience
    • enjoy the fact that someone other than the teacher will read the work