“What are your beliefs about teaching and learning with technology? Describe how technology has supported learning in classrooms you have observed?”
I believe that technology should be used as a tool in the classroom sometimes but I do not think that it should be used as a crutch or a way to keep students occupied. I think that sometimes technology can be a very good tool to assist in learning and help show what students have learned. I also think that in some cases learning can be used in the wrong way or not help students very much. I know that in some cases technology has been used in time consuming ways that didn’t seem to help students.
So far this year I have not really seen technology used in the classroom. I think that I will have a better chance of seeing it in the jr high setting. The only time I have observed using technology in the classroom this year was as a way to keep a student occupied after finishing the work for the day.