1F Choice and Smart Objects

Video title: The Coming of a Generation
Number: 1.F.1
Author: Kyle, USA

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Essential question:

"Choice is like oxygen to this generation." (34) How is or should this technology be used in education to give students a choice of how, where and when they will learn or be assessed?

Students can learn by using Smart Objects such as wireless hand held notepads, they could also use Ipods and listen to downloaded lectures on it at anytime.

The rising accessibility of "smart" objects is following a predictable pattern. This pattern is forming from technology all of a sudden being used by teachers and students while in the classroom. It's more than possible that smart objects such as RFID tags and everyday tools will become more classroom friendly. Perhaps sometime in the next ten years a teacher will call upon a student to have them scan something to begin a slide or informational film on the projector. Or perhaps a teacher will be at a conference elsewhere but left a student the necessary implements to run the class simply by scanning a few things to start the days work. The possibilities are not endless but close when thinking of this relatively new and exciting technology.

Technology has become a norm in my life, but I know other teachers and professors struggle to stay up-to-date with all of the current models. Students today need to be taught how to use the different "smart objects" that are available to them. Once a variety of techniques and technologies are introduced to students, it should be up to them which they use. Teachers should give students options as to which objects they choose. For example, if students were asked to give a final presentation of a section in their science class that interested them the most, students should be able to pick the type of media and smart objects to use. Students may choose to present the information through a PowerPoint, video or podcast.

How Smart Objects Give Students Choices of Where and How they Will Learn

Current or Emerging

Predictions and Inventions

How Smart Objects Provide Choices for Assessment and Demonstration of Learning

Current Or Emerging

Predictions and Inventions

Team Members:

Kyle ning page Alaska USA
Rushik Ning Page Australia
AmyRingwood Australia