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Adaptive Uses of Technology in the Classroom Essay

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Adaptive Uses of Technology in the Classroom Since we have been exploring the variety of strategies to use technology in the classroom, I've found the site and multi-modal presentations to be the most useful. While I came into the course knowing plenty about classroom applications for Promethean Board, ActiVotes, and other "Smart" technology, the various web-based applications and tools that we have been introduced to has given me a much broader appreciation for the role which engineering does, and will, play in our classrooms. Since we have discussed new literacies within this course, I have clung to one of the very first readings we did in which William Kist stated "text is whatever communicates; a backyard is a text" (Kist 111). This statement actually resonated with me due to its authenticity with respect to our students' lives. The truth is, as we move into the wired era, everything about us should be 'read' critically as a text. Billboards, t-shirts, magazine and web page ads, Facebook and Twitter posts, all of them are examples of texts that our students have to have the ability to interpret as contributing members of the society and our economy. The expression "a picture is worth a thousand words" has never rung more true, as many advertisements today do not even seem as though they're promoting anything. There can be no words onto a page, just a picture of Hayden Panettiere at a red dress with a milk mustache, and the advertisement basically yells "DYE YOUR HAIR BLONDE, WORK OUT, WEAR SEXY RED CLOTHING, AND FOR GOD SAKES DRINK YOUR MILK!!!" If pupils cannot critically read the world about them, they cannot make smart decisions about what to buy, who to emulate, the way to act, or what to do. Thus, how do I use technology in my classroom to teach t.. .

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