Monday, December 8, 2008

Students' Speak, Computers in the Classroom

Recently students were surveyed about their feelings regarding computer use in the classroom. As we continue to find more and more ways to integrate technology in Reading Workshop, I thought it would be interesting to see students' viewpoints.

I found it interesting that overwhelmingly, students prefer to use computers for language arts tasks. The fact that only one student would prefer to not use them at all is amazing. I am not sure that you could poll students about any topic and find such a consensus.

As the year progresses, we will be doing even more innovative activities, which would push the data even farther in favor of the use of technology in the classroom.

Stay tuned, videos are on the way!


Anonymous said...

Mr. McGuire,
I think it is wonderful that our children are exposed to and use computers on a daily basis. They will definately have an advantage when they move on to middle and high school. I am glad our school and teachers see the need in having classroom computers for all of the students to use in the L.A. classrooms.
Julie Cartee (Corbit's mom)
p.s. I also would like to thank you for encouraging our children to read. What a good balance books and computers!

Mr. McGuire said...

Thank you for the kind words, and for visiting the blog. Sometimes even I am amazed at all of the ways students and teachers use technology in our school.