Observation: How does your teacher use technology in the classroom? How do they prepare students to use technology safely?
Every day, the students in Mrs. Chamberlain's class have the option to log on to a computer or iPad, and wacth a movie with subtitles to help them read. They are using these resources a lot, and Mrs. Chamberlain only allows them on these educational sites. Because of this, these students never have access to damaging websites, but they're still improving their technological skills, and learning how to be safe on the computer. Additionally, Mrs. Chamberlain provides a positive example when dealing with technology by demonstrating technology's benefits. For instance, before recess, she pulls up the weather, and asks the children if the temperature is greater than or less than 60 degrees, so they decide whether or not they should wear their coats. By demonstrating this, the students are learning about how great technology can be, while also remaining safe.
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