Reminded mea again of the experiences students can have in any class when they use a camera... or even a phone that can take pictures. So many of us are visual learners. I would much rather a student understand how the living things around them works, than memorize anything.
Think about how you learn as an adult...
Don't you wish we would have had the intenet, an ipad, a digital camera available to us during our K-12 years? I know I do. Throughout my 9.937 years of teaching, i have noticed 3 main things.
1. Students are honest when they understand what is going on i class. aka: They don't cheat, ask good questions, do their work, and subsequently they learn the information :) .
2. Students don't need an amazing ACT score to do big things with their life....I am living proof. They need to have confidence and develop a passion to follow.
3. A smile, conversation, and a compliment are more important than any essay, test, or homework assignment.
Technology allows us to do all these things more
efficiently and effectivley than ever before.
Maybe we can even use technology to help us "fix" our "broken" education system?
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