Reflection on Instructional Technology As a current teacher, this assignment has helped me realize how the Internet and technology influences instructional teaching strategies. The use of technology in teaching and learning has positive effects on student’s achievement, motivation, and attitudes towards learning in the classroom. It would be uncomplicated to integrate technology in lessons because most students are already familiar with the use of computers. In most school districts computers are provided in the classroom and in computer labs. In the 21st century teachers and textbooks will not be the only resource used to convey information to students. I’ve learned from the two articles that I have chosen that WebQuests can be a reliable and a secure tool for students to present and gather information in all subjects. I have learned a new way of using the Internet with students and I would use WebQuest as an instructional method to teach students. The New Jersey Professional Standards for Teachers that addresses this assignment is Standard Four-Instructional Planning and Strategies: Knowledge-4.4 A variety of instructional approaches and the use of various technologies, to promote thinking and understanding. The second standard that addresses this assignment is Standard Four-Instructional Planning and Strategies: Performances-4.10 Plan and develop effective lessons by organizing instructional activities and materials, incorporating a wide range of community and technology resources, to promote achievement of lesson objectives. The assignment addresses these standards because as teachers using an instructional strategy that promotes critical thinking, problem solving and performance skills of all learners will enhance achievement in students.
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