Technology = A+++ Student’s…

Techno Education

is a English Language Arts teacher at MBHS.  Mrs. DeRaps, interacts with her students through blogging. She finds blogs “much easier to assess and to offer feedback on than are some other forms of traditional assessment”. I believe blogging is a great way to interact with the students. I mean who wouldn’t love learning through technology? Blogging is like facebook, you make a post and others comment. This is just great in my view! I love Mrs. DeRaps  way of motivating her students to actually do classwork through a fun, yet educational way. Mrs. DeRaps, developed rubrics to use with student blog posts, which gives her students a clear layout of exactly what she is expecting in their blogs. The rubrics makes it easier for Mrs.DeRaps to grade her students work. I know as a student I hate writing essay’s one after another, but Mrs.DeRaps idea made me realize that I can change that for my future students. Mrs. DeRaps states that blogs are “a lot more concise and quick”. Hence, there are no five to ten page literally analysis papers. This will instantly motivate students participation. However,  I agree with Mrs. DeRaps, this does not mean that there will be no five to ten page literally analysis papers, “it is just not appropriate for a blog”. Mrs. DeRaps and I both agree that “plagiarism is not okay on a research paper, the same is true in a blog post. The more that students link to the outside blogosphere and web pages, the more that their writing will be picked up on google. This is just good practice for social responsibility.”  Through Blogging students are not only doing school work but learning responsibilities as well.Furthermore, some students are not able to express their thoughts through language and writing. Blogging will help students to express their thoughts and ideas through media such as videos and images, etc. Even the U.S Department of Education is motivating  schools to enhance education through technology. “Creating online learning environments doesn’t just help teachers engage students.  It results in better learning outcomes across the board.”

Empowering Education Through Technology

8 thoughts on “Technology = A+++ Student’s…

  1. I had a teacher in my senior year in high school who also blogged with us, i actually loved it because it gave us a chance to get to know him as a person and he also helped us out with homework assignments through his blog. This is pretty interesting.

  2. I find him to be an interesting teacher, and his technique of blogging seems to be working, I wonder though if he screens his blogs, and so on and so forth, to avoid problems and issues with the parents.

  3. What’s not to like about these observations.You can’t avoid technology, so better try learning about it and better strive for mastery of the various tools that are out there. Your future may depend on it . Using technology involves a different mind set as well.

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