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However, we have life after computer..
Good day, dear all! I would like to start my blog with the quotation by Norman Ralph Augustine “one of the feared expression in modern times is – the computer is down» by this expression you can understand that I will write about innovative technologies in class and their advantages.
As usual teacher knows that using cell phones are the real disaster, because students start searching something else, or they can start chatting with their peers. Sometimes computers distract learners from their learning process due to the fact that the Internet is full of attractive websites.
I found some videos on YouTube website that grabbed my attention. Before discussing any new innovations, I would like to discuss some obstacles of bringing new technologies to school.
The title is “To bring technology to school”.
There is a bright example of high tech prohibition in schools. The students raise the problem of an old-fashioned style of teaching, and they do not want to continue taking notes in their notebooks anymore. They want to be updated, to download documents, to share homework via the website, and to send all documents in some seconds. There are many schools, which have the strict rules of bringing any piece of electronic technology due to the danger of being stolen or broken inside the school.
The video promotes school rules of how to make using electronic devices legally at school. This is a nice idea, and I think we should start by changing rules how to use techniques at school. Afterwards, the students will be able to use all electronic devices without any problems and teachers will benefit more. Following these students’ devices will be strictly checked up by IT specialist; as a result, some new software will be installed in order to block unwilling websites to use during the school or lessons. These measures will help students to concentrate more on their studies, moreover teachers will be sure that their students work on something very important but not just entertain themselves.
The next videos are about prezi and eBeam, I find these two innovations very impressive. These two innovative ideas always help to have very interactive lessons. I first learned how to use Prezi in 2013 when I was studying PDP in Nazarbayev University, only then I realized that my lessons and especially presentations were miserable before.
As you see in the video that the presentation with prezi is very dynamic. You can insert a video, media, picture or table; whatever you want. However you need time to learn how to use it. The next item is unique for me, as I bought it myself in 2013. There is a promotion video about its features;
What is your first emotion?
Yes, I had the same exciting and unbelievable thoughts. This is portable device to carry anywhere you want, you do not depend on one classroom with smart board as you have your own smart board. You are able to use it even on the wall, however you need a computer to work with it. Additionally, imagine yourself you have this smart device, and you have good skills of presentation with prezi, as a result your lesson is perfect; all your students are excited, so they are not bored during the lesson.
We cannot imagine our life without computers now; also we think that lessons without any computer device are boring. Nevertheless, a computer has one drawback as it can be crushed; besides you have the threat to lose all your documents and necessary information.
The last point I wuold like to share a picture with deep meaning:
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