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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Delia Torres

Adriana G Hernandez

Tablets Haven't Killed the PC Yet -- Campus Technology - - 17 views

started by Adriana G Hernandez on 26 Mar 12 no follow-up yet
  • Delia Torres
    Choices, choices, so many choices to select from among the technlogy tools that will increase our multi-tasking environment. Due to their mobility size and powerful capabilities, these computer tools are with their owners just about anywhere. A couple of weeks ago, my daughter and I were at PF Chang's having dinner; we saw a boy engaged with an I-Pad while family was having their dinner, a young lady using a tablet while eating her meal, and a young couple that had a laptop, but shut it down when their food was brought to them.
Itza Moses

Favorite Classroom Technology Application - 23 views

classroom technology
started by Itza Moses on 29 Mar 12 no follow-up yet
  • Delia Torres
    I, too, am happy using Edmodo. I can share notes, links, and files with the students. I can send the students an alert for an assignment, test, and an event. Even from their home, when absent the students can check for assignments being done in class. As Esther mentioned, Edmodo makes it easy for grading and the students can check comments on assignments.
Salina V

Week 8 discussion - 38 views

technology classroom integrating
started by Salina V on 06 Mar 12 no follow-up yet
  • Delia Torres
    After reviewing the 2011-2012 DHS STaR Chart, some of the key areas of concern that dropped to Advanced Tech were:

    Teaching and Learning
    Educator Preparation and Development
    Infrastructure and Technology

    It is vital to offer teachers training or send them to conferences on how to integrate technology in their lessons so that students will be able utilize the technology in the classroom and out of the classroom. The training will make the teachers feel more at ease with the technology tools and more receptive to implement them. In addition, when the district network system is working on overload, the system crashes when the students are using the terminals. We need to focus on the district infrastructure to resolve that issue. As a BIM teacher, I would like to be able to use Synchronize in the classroom terminals in order to ensure that the students are focused on their tasks and using the technology tools to become productive 21st century learners. Administrators, technology department, teachers, students, and parents need to be on the same page in order to achieve the Target Tech status.
Esther Sauceda

Professional Development and Administrator Support - 30 views

technology classroom tech
started by Esther Sauceda on 02 Mar 12 no follow-up yet
  • Delia Torres
    I agree with the article, because administrators are suppose to be our instructional leaders. It is important for administrators to encourage and support the usage of technology integration in classroom instruction. They also need to provide rotation opportunities for teachers to attend technology conferences and to encourage teachers to participate in the MTT program so that teachers will be more informed on the Technology Applications Standards I-V for integration.
Corina Carmona

iGeneration, what the fuss? - 40 views

started by Corina Carmona on 24 Feb 12 no follow-up yet
  • Delia Torres

    I belong to the "baby boomer" generation! In December 1986, when I left Edcouch-Elsa HS, about 10 new TRS-80 computers were delivered to the class which had 20 IBM Selectric typewriters. I recall when I would use two overhead projectors and transparencies for classroom instruction--that was technology for that time! I definitely feel like a time traveler that has been going through each generation of technology and it just gets better. I look forward to purchasing two iPhones now that my daughter will be attending UTSA in the Fall. I believe that technology should help us become more efficient and productive, but it can be a distraction and dangerous when misused.

How has becoming an MTT change you? - 45 views

tech classroom
started by Claudia MARQUEZ on 19 Feb 12 no follow-up yet
  • Delia Torres
    The Master Teacher Technology (MTT) courses have given me an insight to some of the problems that teachers in general encounter while attempting to integrate technology into their content area. I have a better understanding of the importance of the Texas STaR Chart, Long-Range Plan, and the No Child Left Behind Law. Furthermore, I believe that through the MTT participants/mentors who believe that technology integration will ehance the instructional capabilities of teachers in order for the students to use the technology that will make them 21st Century Learners and to compete in a gobal society.
Shannon Reynolds

Do you know about TED? - 49 views

Fall 2012
started by Shannon Reynolds on 07 Feb 12 no follow-up yet
Corina Carmona - 31 views

butler allsemesters
started by Corina Carmona on 30 Jan 12 no follow-up yet
  • Delia Torres

    Students (our youth) of the Net Generation and the iGeneration are great conumers of immense amounts of media techonology such as: video game consoles, laptop usage for their social networking, television, MP3 player, and cell phone to surf the web and to text message. These tools keep the typical teen engaged in the areas of entertainment and communication.

    Just like Doctor Butler indicated that students need to learn how to apply the usage of media technology in a "working environment" that will result in efficiency and productivity. Even though media technology can be sometimes be overwhelming, we as teachers need to use it to convey subject content in a real-life setting that the students can relate to in their future "work' lives.

    As teachers, we need to take one-day-at-time in successfully mastering various types of media technology in order to be confident and to seek assistance when needed.
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