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Instructors and students can communicate easily through Google hangout. It has a number of features that make it the right tool for technology learning environment (Edutopia, 2014). My study focuses on instructors of K-12 classes’ usage of Google hangout and needs analysis.
Google hangout can be used by different groups of people and for different purposes. In this study, I will consider learning institutions and their stakeholders such as administrators and parents as the population to use Google hangout. The objective is to improve the monotonous traditional classroom by captivating the entire learning process through use of technology.
It is simple to have a Google hangout. You only require a Google plus account. If you got a Gmail account, then you already have a Google account and you just need to set up a Google plus account. The people you want to be communicating with also require a Google account and a Google Plus account. Once you have followed the mentioned steps, all you need is to simply click “start a hang out,” invite some people and start a live video conference (Murphy, 2012).
Students can participate in live stream educational conferences or interviews. As noted earlier, hangouts allow a number people to take part at one time so they can be ideal for connecting classrooms. Take a picture of a book club or any other club spread over the country with weekly class meetings to discuss what they have been learning. Hangouts can also be used to link students with their teachers or experts all over the world. For example, an author can talk to many classrooms at one time in a worldwide book club. Scientists can talk to a wide audience of students about an important concept, or simply share their experiences with students all over the world at one time. Hangout use is not confined in classroom setting. Students can also share their learning experiences with their friends (Edutopia,
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However, it is only in today’s age of massive information explosion that both students and teachers are mandated to understand and use the technology in order to enhance teaching and learning. Although students are constantly using technology in a social environment such as their use of cell phones or social networking using the technology to learn is a completely new element.
The author states that in the faculty of nursing/healthcare, programs are divided into three main parts i.e. management, theory and practice. The theoretical part can be tutored through online functions like online blackboard in the Monash University. Students take lecture notes and assignments from the online blackboard.
It has come to my attention that many instructors develop the methods to use while giving instructions to students without understanding the needs their learners. Additionally, some instructors use instructing methods that worked for them without realizing that the needs of their student differ from their own.
Howard Gardner developed a multiple intelligence theory in which he contends that everyone has multiple intelligences. He claims that through addressing these multiple intelligences, especially in students, it is possible to improve education. The paper will discuss five of Gardner’s multiple intelligences and show ways in which each can be enhanced by using technology.
There are theoretical explanations that may be focused on to ensure that whichever activities are chosen conform to the educational process, and the approach taken must conform to the analysis conducted. In the case provided, Beth Owens is new to this type of situation (Ertmer & Quinn, 2007), yet she has made conclusions about which approach to take (constructivism approach).
Upon entering the restaurant, the students will already be familiar with the basic vocabulary for ordering and the process for ordering. They will know how to use a visual dictionary. Students will be able to recognize food categories and order four courses.
It is now time to have a deeper understanding of and more knowledge about the people behind the progress of instructional technology.
John Dewey, author of the School and Society and Experience and Education among others, is one of the key theorists of instructional technology.
However, the available evidence is quite the opposite. When correctly used, technology can stimulate unknown skills leading to better results that are motivators for students and teachers alike. One area in which technology has definitely been a boon is in the field of classroom testing.
The authors explain the each tool; video, blogs, wikis, web and podcasting and gives examples of institutions that used these tools. They clarify that technological tools have a positive impact on student’s lives because