The technology available today has made a wealth of knowledge available to all of us, which offers great potential for style of learning and teaching.
The effective use of any technology requires thoughtful consideration and planning. Teaching and learning benefits depend on when, where, how, and why we use it
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Our presentation is about a unique and innovative approach based on the Socratic method of teaching and learning, enhanced by using technology.
As you see, information is presented in simple ways that any type of learner, whether gifted or disabled, can use our materials.
Visual comprehension based teaching style is well suited for students of any age who are visual learners as well as those with limited English such as international students.
Our goals are to promote critical thinking and develop a new concepts on the basis of prior knowledge, moving from the known to the unknown. Our teaching methods are a combination of the two approaches: inductive and deductive.
Presentation will show several examples of materials while giving special emphasis to the pedagogically effective ways you can harness these new technologies in your courses.
We will discuss the different roles that technology and its limitations might play in a classroom, for on-line students, for homeschool students, or for international students.
Our materials go beyond how to work with specific software. We believe that educators need to understand the ways in which these new tools can be used to make a significant difference in student learning.
Even when we do look at how technology is being used in the classroom, we see that much of the recent developments have been around traditional ways of teaching and learning. We need to go beyond the idea of simply just converting from print into electronic form in order to get the full benefit of technology in education.
We hope that our presentation will help you create a richer learning experience for your students and a more rewarding teaching experience for yourself.
When making decisions about using educational technologies remember that technology is just a tool.
Human touch is the key to success and you, teachers, instructors are the heart of the Educational Universe.