A technology leader must know several things when talking about adding technology to a classroom. As
money gets less and less in our schools and school systems, technology leaders must know what
products are needed and even more about the product’s technical details and cost. Leaders need to
make sure the equipment will work with what they have and it will have a long life in the classroom.
You also need to know what type of information you will need for your district or if you use a grant,
what type of information they will need.
Here are your guiding questions:
1. Make a list of at least 3 products would you need in your classroom.
2. Rate the order you would purchase these products. Why did you rate them in this order?
In my ESL class is very important the use of CD player because students need to know the correct
pronunciation of words and phrases in English, at the same time this CD player help students to
memorize. Teacher can repeat the same words several times using this kind of technology.
3. You are now ready to do a little more research on the product your rated number 1. Most systems
and some grants require 3 bids.
You need this information for each bid:
a. Manufacture name: Hamilton Electronics.
b. Model: SKU: HAM-MV-8920
c. Cost: .:$ 199.88
d. Product’s Technical details: Give students a great way to listen to and watch lessons
on Hamilton’s DVD/CD Player
e. Website address:
f. Additional costs like bulbs, ink, frames, etc
4. Remembering the cheapest is not always the best, which bid would you want to use? Why?
The details is very important because we know the possibilities the equipment offers to help students in
the instructional process.
5. Sometimes we want technology because we want it. One important question is “What students’
needs are met with this piece of technology?” How are those needs met?
Audition is very necessary to learn a new language. Decoding is part of good communication. Language
teachers should combine audition and speaking. Students have to study by ears and eyes.