[ Ideas for Today and Tomorrow ]
Computers in Elementary Education?
A few years ago, this was a legitimate question.
Today, however, the only possible answer is a resounding "YES". Even
though there will always be some critics and skeptics, the decision to use
computers in the classroom is clearly correct. The use of new information-
and communication technologies has been embedded in the syllabus, and media
education has become a true cornerstone of the curriculum..
Summation: Especially in Elementary Education, is it necessary to find and showcase new methods that quell the urgent questions and demands of our information-driven society. In this quest, one should not be deterred by methodical or instructional precariousness, financial deliberations, nor the ever-present "doubters".
I offer specific seminars that will demonstrate various action plans to address the curiosity and future needs of children, while meeting all modern standards of teaching and learning.
what you should be aware of before your students begin using the computer
how the children best practice using the mouse and keyboard
how you can use PC writing/MS Word in a matter meaningful to your pupils
how your students can learn to work with individual self-direction and -supervision
where to find teaching software ratings, reviews, and recommendations, and what to consider when choosing software
which software programs and online exercises are most suitable for your pupils
what educational games are available, and what they have to offer
how you and your students can utilize computers as interactive multi-media centers
how to structure your teaching with computers
how to work in a team
how to create an operations forum and communcations platform on the World Wide Web
These seminars cater to Elementary teachers whose classrooms are equipped with at least one computer, and who would like to discover how to best utilize that resource together with their students.
the most important thing is not previous experience with computer use, but
the desire to learn how you can use computers and the internet to create
a joyful learning environment during instruction. Your students will
thus be introduced to a new "tool" that will support their learning processes,
enhances their independence, provide motivation in new and exciting ways,
and also facilitates direct individual self-direction and -supervision.
These seminars will provide you with a practical approach to the inclusion of new learning environments, the management of these learning environments, which preparations are needed, and when and how teamwork should be used to gain optimal results.
|A little about myself:|
Media Education Specialist
Master of Advanced Studies (MAS), Media Education, Danube University Krems, Austria
"Gendering Technology". A qualitative-empiric dissertation on the gender-specific use of information- and communications technology
Painting, astrology, interior design, travel, my 3 (adult) children, computers and internet, gender-mainstreaming, reading, being in nature.
Telephone/Fax: +43 1 405 1150
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