An unfortunate effect of classroom technology is that many students end up feeling more like spectators than participants. By embracing the new standards set this year and encouraging interactive learning, a teacher at Seymour Intermediate School is emphasizing an atmosphere of joy in the classroom.
“The new standards show a difference between just identifying and comparison,” Katie Davis said. “It is about a different way of presenting things. I believe it is more effective than the repetitious memorization from when I was a child.”
While Davis said the use of technology can be important in the classroom, she works hard to provide many hands-on activities to help gauge the interest of her students.
“I’m not opposed to using technology in the classroom, but sometimes all I need is paper and a pencil,” she said. “Teaching is so much more than just flipping through pages and pressing buttons.”... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.