In this blog post, Kate Nowak poses an intriguing question:
But when people talk to me about the technology I have to constantly Reframe the Issue and explain how I'm not all pro any technology for its own sake. You don't go, "Oh here's this cool technology let me shoehorn it into my classroom." Instead you go, "I think I have thought of the best way to teach this, and it would be impossible in an analog world, but I know enough about the technologies to realize this idea."
What is one lesson that you use in your classroom that you couldn't pull off nearly as well without a specific piece of technology. Feel free to just quickly summarize the lesson, link to it, or attach it to your comment.
I am so grateful to have a lot of technology in my classroom. I have a Smartboard that I use every day. I use it for my lessons, agenda, warm-up, videos, etc. I also have student responders that I use to assess my students. I like to walk around my room as I use my Smartboard and I don't like to be standing in front of it or behind my computer.
I cannot live without my wireless slate! I use it to click to the next slide of my lesson as I am walking around the room helping students. I use it to manipulate my Senteo clickers and to pause videos to explain things. I love it! It is almost a part of me in the classroom.
Recently, I asked some students to create a new seating chart for me. They drew a picture of me in the middle of my classroom with my wireless slate in my hand! This goes to show you how much I use it!