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I keep hearing we need to be technology literate to keep our students interested in today world.

Can you help me out with this idea? I often use PowerPoint with imbedded videos. What else is there? I have access to other software, but do not really see their advantage. If I were concerned with an online class, maybe, but why use anything other than PowerPoint in the traditional classroom?

What skills do you think I need as a high school science teacher to create a 20th century classroom?

zodea
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  • Joe Frost erhaps I've missed some of the communication regarding this topic, but it seems we might begin with their site: http://21stcenturyskills.org/ They have a number of very helpful documents. When I saw the AZ State DOE begin to embrace this cau...See More
    Jun 8, 2009 report post
  • techteach I would say you are correct in that the regular ed teacher should be doing some of the "tech" teaching along with the content. But my point still stands. Kids need to learn WITH technology, not learn technology. Learning a gadget and gizmo ...See More
    May 27, 2009 report post
  • Future O.K. Yes, students need to learn content. But, what I see happening at my school is that technology is going backwards. The teachers and administration quit doing the morning tv news show and now have it over the intercom.....They want to dismantl...See More
    Mar 16, 2009 report post
  • techteach I would disagree with the "tech-driven" aspect. It's not about the technology. It's about students becoming producers of information and not just consumers of information. If your lesson is about the technology, then you're o...See More
    Mar 3, 2009 report post
  • Nik On 3/23/08, zodea wrote: > I keep hearing we need to be technology literate to keep > our students interested in today world. > > Can you help me out with this idea? I often use > PowerPoint with imbedded videos. What else is t...See More
    Jul 16, 2008 report post
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