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Traditional methods of instruction are not necessarily always the best methods for effective instruction.
Many students need to be shown rather than told what they need to learn. This is made possible with the use of technology. According to the textbook, "Integrating Technology in the Classroom," chapter 4 talks about "Instructional Use of Technology". In the chapter, the author mentions, "At a minimum, the teacher's computer needs to be attached to a digital projector" (Hamilton, pg 62).
With the use of video on websites such as Youtube, students can virtually experience the ocean for instance rather than just being told about it. "While most students can learn from several modes of instruction, some students crave visuals or hands-on experiences because their most effective learning styles are visual or kinesthetic. Talking with these students fails to keep their minds engaged" (Hamilton p.70-71).
"Teachers can reinforce learning through visual or multimedia stimuli, such as video clips" (Hamilton p. 71). Not all students are able to easily understand and remember material when it is simply told to them. By incorporating videos and images, students that are more visual learners will be better able to grasp the same concepts.
Ultimately, the more senses that are engaged during a lesson, the more you the teacher will be able to reach the learning styles of their students. By incorporating technology into the classroom, even if just for basic websites such as Youtube, more students will be able to learn and retain what is being taught than with traditional lectures and reading alone.
HAMILTON, B. (2018). INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM: Tools to meet the need of every student. S.l.: ISTE.
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