How do teachers access the technology?
TECHNOLOGY TOOLS CHART: FIVE ADDITIONAL TOOLS AND REFLECTION
Teachers today must understand that technology is used as a tool for teaching, learning, research,
and communication. Teachers must be aware of the technology that is available for the
classroom, including hardware, software, and apps. You will identify 5 additional different tools,
including hardware, apps, and software, that could be used to support technology integration in
the classroom for teaching, learning, research, and communication. You will also reflect on
technology in the classroom after reviewing all 15 tools.
You will identify 5 different tools, including hardware, apps, and software, that could be used to support
technology integration in the classroom for teaching, learning, research, and communication. The tools
(hardware, apps, and software) can come from the textbook, course videos, colleagues/peers, Google
searches or other sources. In order to complete this assignment, please download the Technology Tools
Chart: Five Additional Tools and Reflection Template and complete the following information:
All information on the chart should be written using bullet points and not in paragraph format.
Name of the tool (hardware, app, or software)
Descriiption (On your chart, answer at least 3 of the questions below with three bullet-points.)
o What does the technology do?
o How do teachers access the technology?
o How do students access the technology?
o Do you have to have an account to use the technology?
o Any other descriiptions necessary for explaining the technology.
Pros (List at least 3 pros on your chart with three bullet-points.)
o What is a positive or advantageous feature of the technology?
You can list any positive feature from any perspective (administrator, teacher,
student, or parent).
Cons (List at least 3 cons on your chart with three bullet-points.)
o What is a con or disadvantage of the technology?
You can list any con from any perspective (administrator, teacher, student, or
How it would be used in the classroom. (List at least three ways on your chart with three bullet-
o Dream about your classroom!
o How do you envision utilizing this technology in your classroom?
You will write two paragraphs reflecting on both Technology Tool Charts you completed. Each
paragraph must be at least 100 words and answer some of the questions below.
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Paragraph 1: What have you learned about the technology available to teachers? What concerns
do you have about using technology in the classroom? How do you feel the role of technology
has changed since you were a student? What tools do feel would be most beneficial for students?
Paragraph 2: In Module 7: Week 7, you will complete the Technology Application Assignment
and pick two of the tools from your chart to create an activity and assessment for one specific
topic. Elementary and Special Education candidates must choose one of the four core areas:
math, reading, social science, or science. Secondary candidates may use the subject they are
pursuing. Which tools do you think you might use for this project? How would using technology
benefit your instruction or assessment? What type of research will you need to do before creating
your tool? You must pick tools that allow you to create your own activity and assessment. You
cannot use a game, quiz, lesson, etc. already made for you. (Example: Quizlet and Kahoot would
allow you to create, but ABC Mouse and IXL would not.)
Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.