Friday, February 1, 2013

Chapter Three

Developing Lessons with Technology

- How can teachers evaluate and assess their students?

Teachers can evaluate and assess what their students know by giving them assignments or testing them on the material. There are many different ways to test students to see what they have acquired.  Teachers can give many different types of tests to their students.

-Online educational testing policy

I found the information in the book to be interesting. I believe that standardized testing in theory is a good measure for how much students are retaining, but the tests do not take many factors into consideration. I am glad to see that there is an organization trying to eliminate the flaws, and make the tests more fair across the board.


This chapter covers how teachers can integrate technology into the process of planning, teaching, and evaluating their students. There are a multitude of ways to integrate technology into planning your lessons. You can research the topic using the internet, or you can view the standards of that given topic. Teaching using technology can be anything from finding media that coincides with the topic to making a powerpoint presentation. Assessment can also be given in the form of multiple choice questions to an essay that the student blogs on a website. I know when I was in high school the most technologically advanced teaching aid we had was an old overhead projector. At that time it did allow my teacher to write notes with out having to turn her back to a rowdy class of sophomores. I am really excited to have more advanced technology when I teach.

1 comment:

  1. Finally found you!! ;)

    Fortunately for all us, technology has come a long way in terms of dealing with those 'rowdy sophomores' but some would argue that it brings other, more difficult challenges, i.e., students know more than teachers, attention distractions, anonymous postings, etc. How do you think you will be able to deal with those issues that might accompany the advanced technologies?