topic 2: technology in the classroom

The improvement of new technologies has helped IBSE in furthering its scope. We have now, at our disposal, a very wide array of high-tech devises (such as laptops, digital cameras or mobile phones, among others) that can help integrate new innovative activities and lesson plans in the classroom. This revolution is affecting the way in which teachers can perform lesson activities as they can use these new gadgets in laboratory experiments, by developing new hands-on activities, when organizing field trips, etc.

And it is especially when it comes to digital technology, that those changes are more tangible. New advantages such as the flexibility, speed and store capacity of modern computers, as well as the easy access to online resources that provide teachers with a wide variety of interesting research and multimedia tools, is making STEM educators think about the new possibilities of the traditional teaching process. The opportunity to use new technological developments will do nothing but help improve inquiry-based methodologies that can include direct observation of phenomena, consulting information previously non-available; that will, in turn, help them use a wide range of skills that will be very useful for further scientific learning.

And it is also by incorporating new devices, that the traditional classroom surroundings can be used to enhance students’ interactivity and participation by giving the pupils the opportunity to be active participants instead of only passive listeners (A clear example of that, EUN's Future Classroom Lab). As a matter of a fact, teachers today’s classrooms are facing “digital natives” students: pupils that have grown up with technology and often happen to be more skilful with it than the teachers.

OPEN QUESTIONS:

  • Knowing how to use computers is not the same as knowing how to teach with computers. Some studies have proved that teachers are still in need of a portfolio of technology-based resources. Can you give any examples that you have used with your students?
  • Every day, more and more technology gadgets are developed. (Add links) Could you tell us which are your high-tech essentials to use in the classroom?
  • There is also a number of beneficial applications on the use of new technologies. From image processing to simulations, going through interactive processes or communication opportunities over the web. Tell us which of these skills do you think has been the most helpful or resourceful in your STEM lessons?
  • Living in an era were change is a constant, technologies are in a constant development. Which are the main advantages and disadvantages when using new technologies in the classroom?

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