Critical Review: Teaching With Technology

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Critical Review 1.
Teaching with Technology
Simon Hooper and Lloyd P. Rieber

We all know that technology refers to advancements in the methods and tools we use to learn. In the classroom, technology can encompass all kinds of tools from low-tech pencil, paper, and chalkboard, to the use of presentation software, or high-tech tablets, online collaboration and conferencing tools, and more. The newest technologies allow us to try things in physical and virtual classrooms that were not possible before. Today, I cannot imagine how difficult it is to teach without technology and how hard it is to learn without it. Technology plays a major part in our lives as students.
The first two paragraphs of the article mainly talks about the expectations
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I also agree to the fact that the teachers and students must collaborate to achieve an effective outcome.
A question was raised about how a classroom might change or adapt when a computer is integrated into the curriculum and there were five stages about technology adaption in the classroom. Which are the Familiarization, Utilization, Integration, Reorientation, and Evolution.
These stages are to measure how well the teachers have learned using technology and how they will apply what they have learned in the classroom setting. They will start to familiarize, utilize, integrate, reorient and evolve. The point here is that classroom learning environment should constantly change to meet the challenge and potential provided by new understandings of how people
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For me, an example for this is like letting the students memorize something which means they are just going to remember even without understanding the meaning of something. Meaningful learning is the product of building external connections between existing and new information. Mayer (1984) identified three learning stages that affect meaningfulness: selection, organization, and integration. Selected information must be organized in working memory if it is to be transferred to long term memory. Information that is not organized is meaningless. The nature of the organization determines the degree of
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