Saturday, October 11, 2014

Implications and Teaching Opportunities for Camera Use in Teaching and Learning.

Part A
Smart Phones

87% of people that have smart phones say it never leaves their side. What this means for me as a future teacher in the American public school system is that majority of my students will have smart phones in my classroom. This has the potential of becoming a detraction with (games. texting. ect), but it also has unlimited learning potential for students.

It is my job as a teacher to come up with productive ways to incorporate technology into the classroom. A great way I can do so is through project based learning. An example of what I can do is break my students into groups and have them prepare an informative video on a subject by using their smartphones or computers. 

Part B 

The lesson plans shown below can be all be found on Alex, and all three are being used in the public school system today. In my classroom I would modify these lesson plans to make them project based learning lessons. I would break my students into groups and encouraging them to use their smartphones and tablets in order to research for their group projects. With today's technology so readily available for student, there are endless possibilities of what teachers can do in their classrooms.

  •  Describe current news stories from various perspectives, including geographical, historical, political, social, and cultural.
    • Evaluating the impact of current news stories on the individual and on local, state, national, and international communities (Alabama)
    • Comparing current news stories to related past events
    • Analyzing news stories for implications regarding nations of the world
    • Locating on a map areas affected by events described in news stories
    • Interpreting statistical data related to political, social, and economic issues in current events
  • Compare the relationship of governments and economies to events occurring in specific nations.
    • Identifying recurring historical patterns in regions around the world
    • Describing costs and benefits of trade among nations in an interdependent world
    • Comparing ways different countries address individual and national economic and social problems, including child care, tax rates, economic regulations, health care, national debt, and unemployment
  •  Compare information presented through various media, including television, newspapers, magazines, journals, and the Internet.
    • Explaining the reliability of news stories and their sources
    • Describing the use, misuse, and meaning of different media materials, including photographs, artwork, and film clips
    • Critiquing viewpoints presented in editorial writing and political cartoons, including the use of symbols that represent viewpoints
    • Describing the role of intentional and unintentional bias and flawed samplings 

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