March 07, 2012 :: Posted by - Tracy - Category - Brag
Jeremy Brock, a teacher at South Perth Centennial Public School, is interested in the technology that makes teaching and learning fun again. And what better way is there to explore technology than by incorporating it and using it daily in the classroom. Welcome to Mr. Brock’s Grade 7 Bobcat’s Blog! This week, Mr. Brock (on twitter @jerbrock) asked his students, “Why use electronics and technology in school?” Too often, this question is debated among educators, teachers, parents…aka: adults. So why not hear it from the students themselves? Here are just a few reasons why these Bobcat’s like to use technology in the classroom. To read the full blog click here.
“The reason i think technology is more fun is that you get to try new things and experiment instead of doing the same thing all the time.”
“The technology helps me focus on my work and I think that I pay more attention and I feel that I can do work quickly and more efficiently.”
“…it makes school allot better in my opinion that’s really the only thing that gets me out of bed in the morning…”
“Another reason why we should be allowed to use technology is we develop new skills that may be helpful in the future.”
“I would much rather use and iPad than a text book. What would you rather do? You can probably get an app for a text book on an iPad. Could you imagine the the space in your desk if you didn’t have a text book?”
“For the reasons of making it easier to work on things, helping with school work, getting kids used to the different electronics company’s are now producing, and prevention to global warming I think it is good for school to have electronics in there classrooms.”