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- 1. Technology in Education Myths New ways for doing the same old thing
2. Myth #1 Using technology involves the student in the learning process.Students using technology become activeparticipants in thelearning process instead of passive listeners . 3. Technology doesnt do this. Good teaching does this. Technology often makes this easier to do and leverages student interests but ask anyone whos had to sit through a two hour Powerpoint if the technology engaged them in the learning process. 4.
- Myth #2
- Using technology eliminates most discipline problems. When the student is involved in the work, there is little time for trouble.
- Technology does nothing to eliminate discipline problems. Technology does, once again, help you design engaging lessons which can decrease discipline problems but not because of technology.
- Myth #3
- Using technology allows students to take ownership of the project.
- A well designed lesson givesstudents ownership. Its not about the technology, its about the ownership.
- Myth #4
- Using technology transforms the teacher from authority expert to facilitator. The teacher becomes more of a participant when the students use technology to find answers online.
- No, but c hanging your teaching styleto take advantages of the increased access the web gives you might transform a teacher but its a change in mindset not in technology usage
- Myth #5
- Technology use is part of the normal learning process for students; it is in theircomfort zone.
- True, but do teachers keep up?
- Myth #6
- Using technology reduces theworkload on the teacher.
- Great for collaboration, preparing for next year, chores like grading, data
- Myth #7
- Technology is used everywhere - in math, science, engineering, transportation, manufacturing, and every business application you can think of.
- I agree with this with the caveat that technology is used in relevant and real world ways. Thats certainly not always the case in schools.
- Myth #8
- Using technology allows for the free exchange of information.
- Very truebut schools usually block this
- All ideas from www.bionicteaching.com