If I have something online that I can quiz myself over or interact with I am super productive. I don't get discouraged like I am just wasting time. This is because I can see my progress and I get feedback which shows me I actually grasped the information I was trying to learn. Games I think have their place in education. When I become a teacher someday I plan on using games as a resource for my students. It won't be something we take class time to play, but it'll be up as a study tool. I may even offer it as some form of extra credit to do outside of the classroom. I understand games aren't for every learner out there, and they also shouldn't be the only form of studying a student does, but why not take a tool that may benefit some students and make it available to them?
Thursday, February 18, 2016
This week's tech of the week is Pinterest. On Pinterest you can save links, upload photos or videos, and save others photos and videos onto a certain board. Later you can go back through your "pins" and look at the different ideas that you saved. It can be useful to find lesson plans and new ways of teaching. I have had Pinterest for a while and have two boards that are related to Secondary Biology Education. One board is a bunch of science facts and info. The other board is different ideas that other teachers have used in their classrooms. Here are my boards links! Check them out!