Promoting New Technologies in the Classroom, Step By Step

Grceva, Solza and Zdravev, Zoran (2004) Promoting New Technologies in the Classroom, Step By Step. In: 2nd International Balkan Education Congress, 8-9-10 October 2004, Trakya University, Education Faculty, Edirne, Turkey.


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The impact of Internet on students’ culture is not hard to measure. The teachers would need to come to terms with it to understand their students’ world. Technological literacy must include a wide range of opportunities for students to interact with the new technologies in order to develop a level of competence for their productive work in the future. The first step into adoption of modern technologies could be bringing the Web into the courses. Web is not just helpful to education, but if used effectively, it can change revolutionary the students’ learning. This article gives an idea, how by using WebQuests the teachers and the students can interact in the learning process and expand their creativity by reforming the traditional instructional practice. The author of widely used and still developing WebQuests strategy is Bernie Dodge of San Diego State University. According to him, it is an inquiry-oriented activity in which teachers and students build a teaching unit, with information obtained primarily from the resources of Internet. This is easily acceptable technology, not very demanding in resources. This paper highlights the general ideas of the WebQuests, how it enhances the creative thinking and provides a roadmap of its application.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Natural sciences > Computer and information sciences
Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science
Depositing User: Zoran Zdravev
Date Deposited: 25 Dec 2012 07:41
Last Modified: 25 Dec 2012 07:41

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