Thursday, December 1, 2011

Blog Post #14

tech in the classroom
This is an absolutely wonderful blog! Jose Picard is so passionate and is great at sharing information that is helpful to a teacher. He practices what he preaches! The long list of teacher blog is something that I can use now and in the future. I have already saved this site to my PLN.
I only wish I had learned about it sooner.
I enjoyed the tips for using technology in the classroom. It puts everything that I have learned in EDM 310 into perspective. He suggests to use streaming video. He also likes to use music in his classroom. It could definitely be a motivating factor to most students. They almost all have an ipad and begin listening at 3:00. Teleconferencing is a tool that can be used in the classroom, although I had not thought of it before in that particular way. It is important to use the whiteboard effectively. That is great advice. Take time to learn about it and it will benefit you and your students. Blogs are great. They can be readily and easily used in a classroom. I have learned about many great examples of blogging this semester. Social networking in a classroom is intimidating to a lot of teachers. Why not use something your students know very well? It can enhance learning. There are so many internet tool available to a teacher that are there for the taking. Look for them and use them. That is such good advice. Making the most of student gadgets is a great suggestion. Watching the video, I kept asking myself "Why not?". I don't really have any excuse for not using technology in the classroom now that I have finished EDM 310. Thank you EDM 310. I will be using technology in my classroom.


  1. Hey Tricia,

    We have covered a ton of information in this course. I am also really excited to begin integrating technology in the classroom. Keep up the good work and good luck to you in the future.

    Justin Cometti

  2. Tricia,

    Sounds like you really liked Jose Picardo's blog and tips! I am glad you have found that you will be able to use some of them in your classroom.