In order to carry out my GAME plan mentioned in my previous post, there are certain resources and information that I will need to reach my goal. The first goal I set for my self, “to learn how to better present specific and relevant real-world problems that interest my students and then use the Internet and other digital means to solve them” requires the use of digital media such as Youtube and podcasts. These resources would enable me to present the most current topics that are appropriate for my students and their interests. A wiki would allow my students to collaborate in solving real-world problems and the creation of a video or other digital media would enable them to present their solutions to problems and share them in ways previously not available.
The second goal I set for my self, “to provide my students with multiple opportunities to use their varied learning styles” could be reached using strategies mentioned in this week’s learning resources. Technology can be used to reach all types and levels of learning if used appropriately by a knowledgeable teacher (Laureate 2009). The use of online tutorials, digital projects, interactive websites, graphing software, and assistive technology can help a student reach his or her potential in a way not seen before. Along with these tools I would need to do further consultation with experts and colleagues who have had experience and success using these resources. People can be just as valuable a resource as any type of literature.
Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2009). Program 6. Meeting Students’ Needs with Technology, Part 2. [Educational video]. Baltimore: Author.