to "Teaching and Learning with Dynamic Geometry Programs in
Student-Centered Learning Environments: A Mixed Method Inquiry"
Teaching style is greatly impacted when integrating technology into the
When teacher have various teaching styles it may be difficult to adapt
to the use of
technology. Like with the teachers in the article, some would more
easily adapt than
others. Some of the teachers concern may sound similar as they do to
myself as well.
Kim has a common concern of losing control of the classroom. This is
when we have been so used to a very structured classroom. Activities
that are given in
groups would have an outside portrayal of a disrupted, ineffective
classroom. I heard of
an instance where administration didn’t allow a teacher to take part in
a certain activity
because it seemed to be too disruptive. This has become a traditional
mold that will be
hard to modify. Ben seemed to go overboard with his instruction. He was
classified as “too helpful”. This may seem fine, but may end up
limiting the students’
abilities. Barb had the belief that the activity just replaced
her involvement in teaching
all together. This is sometimes a misuse of technology by teachers.
Technology is a tool
that should be used by the teacher for further investigation in the
classroom, not as a
teacher replacement. When technology is misused in the above instance
as well as
others it may prove to be ineffective. However, when used as a method
of adding deeper
thinking it can be very effective.