OER’s in the Class Room

I seriously think Mine Craft is one of the best tools teacher scan use for students at a young age. It gives kids such a creative way to not only learn but express them

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selves. Teachers have slowly started to incorporate more technology into the class room and with this I also think it should make it easier to help students express themselves. There are some many OER’s and programs that kids in today’s world can understand how to run.

I also think its very common in today’s world to be underestimated when it come to technology as younger teens and kids. I have sat in many class were the teach

ers teaching us about the technology is less informed than the students. Which I think is a difficulty in our up coming generations. Many of us are being taught by people who are just learning the same tech ideas we are. The difference is we have been growing u

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p with them our whole lives. Where the people we are learning from haven’t so its almost like we are in this awkward period of technical transition and it means theirs less room for creativeness and more just getting into understanding it.

By time we begin to teach in the classrooms technology will be all around us without it even being a thought in our minds. We as the technological generation have a responsibility to keep advancing and creating better and better uses of it. We know it like that back of our hands now it time to start using it to our advantage. We can

experiment with it and see what helps and what doesn’t.  Schools are already checking i-pads out to students to do homework on. How long till we use these for one on one help over video chat? How long till we use this technology we have been given to advance our teaching strategies and lesson plans comfortably around technology? Its got to be int he near future right?

I think when it come to the up coming generations if very important to have this in out thoughts. We will have to use it because most of our students will use it daily. The best way to teach students is when they are comfortably and confident in what they are doing. Technology is the future and we need to adjust fast or we will be left behind. I think When it comes down to it its another form of “evolution” and we are right in the middle of it.


Author: blaineslitdigclass

Hi everyone! My name is Blaine McMahon and welcome to my Literacy in the Digital Age  blog page! I am currently a student at Chadron State College working on my major to become a history teacher. I am also working on getting a coaching endorsement to hopefully one day become a high school football coach as well. On that note I am a crazy football fan (Green Bay Packers, and Nebraska Corn Huskers), and I spend most of my Sundays and Saturdays in the fall watching and learning the sport to the best of my abilities. I'm also a frequent PC gamer and love the world of the internet. I hope to perform well in this class and hope the same for all of my peers. This years going to be lit!

4 thoughts on “OER’s in the Class Room”

  1. Good post! I actually watched a video about this subject in another class that discussed something very similar to what you did. I think its great that technology is making its way into the classroom as long as it is monitored and not too much but its great children are learning new ways!

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  2. I agree with the idea that technology should be integrated into the classroom at a larger level. I have visited schools that are a one-to-one school (meaning every student has their own piece of technology) and it is amazing what they do with them. In the P.E. class, they used their iPads to record their partner to later discuss what can be fixed about their technique. Technology is ever changing and when we start teaching it will be much more advanced. I personally love technology and will try to keep learning as it progresses.

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