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CU Students have teamed together this year to learn through exploration how to manipulate many different instructional technologies. In time we hope to branch out and share our knowledge with other educators and peers.
We'd like to serve as a resource to our fellow future educators and professors of Education who would like to put that SmartBoard to use in their classroom, or learn how to use podcasts in the classroom as tools for parent involvement or student assessments. The possibilities are endless!
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Importance of Technology in Education

One of this semester's projects includes the beginning stages of a project that we will undertake next semester: a movie that demonstrates the importance of using technology in the classroom. This movie will be comprised of several compiled and edited interviews of all levels of people involved in education (students, pre-service teachers, classroom teachers, tech coaches, tech coordinators, principals, district level people) discussing the importance of technology in education.

As a team, we need to come up with some questions that would be useful in the interview process. Please add to this discussion (by adding a comment) and include at least one question that you think might be useful.



Anonymous said...

How important is it for first year teachers to be familiar with the latest technology that is available for use within their classrooms?

Elyse said...

Promethean Boards have changed the way we teach. What do you think the next big thing in technology to be integrated with education in every classroom will be?

Anonymous said...

Why do you think it is important for teachers to integrate technology into their classrooms and how do you feel the students benefit from it?

Ryan Visser said...

Some people have sent me ideas as to who they would like to interview. Please add a comment with the name and title of the person that you would like to interview.

Tony: Dr. Williams (superintendent for Oconee county)

Jessica: Lisa Freeman (classroom teacher)

Taylor: Judy Tate (Business and Technology teacher at the high school level)

Anonymous said...

I will interview Dr. Fisk as a teacher educator here at Clemson.

Elyse said...

I will interview Kaye Carraway, the Technology Resource Teacher at Clemson Elementary

Ryan Visser said...

**Interview Questions**
Dr. Calvert and I have discussed which questions to ask in the interviews. We have decided that you will ask 3 questions:
1) Is technology in the classroom important? How important is it?

2) If you believe technology is important, why do you feel it is important?

3) Ask a question of your choice. There are a few good questions in the comments above that you can choose from or you can ask your own.

I recommend contacting the person you will be interviewing and letting him/her know the questions ahead of time.

Sarah said...

I can interview Anna Baldwin from Club 245.

Anonymous said...

I will interview Dr. Williams a former principal and Director of Human Resources for District of Oconee County.