Source: Getting Results: "Teaching with Technology/Overview"
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In this professional development video from Getting Results, Dr. John Bransford, professor of education at the University of Washington School of Education, as well as an instructor and a student discuss the value of applying what is learned in the classroom. Bransford and the instructor talk about how students are motivated by using their learning to solve real-world problems. The instructor and one of his students discuss the importance of putting what is learned to use. As seen in this video, the students apply their understanding of mathematical functions to program robots via a graphing calculator. By using technology to solve a problem, students experience how hands-on applications can illustrate concepts.
Technology affects the way we live, work, and play. In education, it offers new means for teaching and new applications for learning.
Technology is a particularly effective way to provide students with tools they will encounter in their fields. This exposes them to real-world workplace tools and methods.
Students may ask why they are studying a certain topic and how or when they will use it. In this video, technology answers that question as the math just studied in the classroom is then applied in programming a robot.
While this video shows students using technology in a math class, students and teachers can use different technologies to illustrate, visualize, and gain access to information. The right technologies can support different learning styles and assist with student teamwork, self-instruction, and class administration.
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