New Technologies in Education
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1. SMART Board
The SMART Board is a large interactive computers screen that doubles as a white board. Teachers can bring the internet to the students with this revolutionary tool. This tool allows teachers to engage all types of learners by using a multi-media approach.
Skype is an online program that allows users to make skye to skype phone calls and video conferences. Teachers can bring experts into the classroom through the use of video conferences.
3. Classroom Microphone
There is evidence that lightweight, wireless teacher microphones create more efficient classrooms, more motivated and engaged students, and ultimately increased student performance. The microphone can be especily useful students that have a hearing imparment.
Jing is an online tool that allows the user to take pictures or video of what they see on their computer monitor and instantly share it online. This tool comes in handly in a computer lap where it can be overwheleming trying to explain what your expectations are.
5. Touch Screen Monitor
The touch screen monitor allows students to interact with their learning at their own computer. Students can manipulate objects to help make sense of complex and abstract concepts.
6. Handheld Computers
Handheld computers give students access to the Internet when they need it. Students can keep their scheduals, read articles and work on homework assignments without opening a book. Teachers can use the handheld computers to track students progress.
Teachers can use the music online to enhance their lessons with songs the students like. Students can access and update educational podcast to iTunes. Students are motivated to have their work published.
The ELMO can enlarge documents while mantaining perfect resolution. This can be a powerful to for students that have a difficult time seeing the board in the back of the room. The ELMO is light weight and can easliy be transported from one location to another.
9. Digital Voice Recorder
The digital voice recorder can be used to help create multimedia projects. Students can also use the recorder to practice fluency and listen to themselves and make self corrections. The recorder is small enough to fit in one pocket.
Leapfrog produces provide engaging literacy tools that help develop strong readers from a young age. Students can read along while using the interactive pen that will sound out words letter by letter, sound by sound.