|Teachers with one computer connected to a projection
device can use the Internet to introduce or enrich a unit or even take
their students on a virtual field trip. Similar to how a VCR can be used
to show short video clips, the Internet can be used to show information,
photos, live cam shots, and real time data. Information on
projection devices and other presentation technologies will be covered in
the Technology Management section.
Students track the voyage of a ship from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean through the Panama Canal. On the day that the ship passes through the Panama Canal, the teacher sets up a computer connected to a projection device so that all students can watch the live cam shots of the ship passing through the Canal.
Consider these questions as you review your project.
|Use these resources to help you develop
a dynamic presentation to use with your entire class.
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Teacher Presentations That Utilize Technology
This approach is much like the traditional mode of instruction in which the teacher is at the front of the room lecturing or demonstrating except in this case the instructor uses a range of technologies to enhance the instruction. This is clearly not as effective as having the students at their own computers but can be every useful if you only have one Internet ready computer in your classroom or even if you don't have any access at all. There are a range of technologies, both old and new, that you can use to share Internet resources with your class. Next week we will take a closer look at these specific devices. For now, let's just look at a few things you can do to make this a more effective approach:
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