Technology and Assessment Reflection
This semester EDUC 331 has been a crash course of immensity of technology in classrooms all over the county and world. This made an impact on me first day of class when we explored possibilities of technology in the next 8 years. I see endless benefits for students and increased engagement in tech like virtual reality and 3D printing. The application of these technologies in the arts like digital media, design, and fabrication can benefit immensely. My area of focus is in sculpture dealing with mixed media. I honestly could see myself using technologies like CNC laser engraving and routing. Limitations in the classroom primarily seem to come from budget factors. This can be countered with writing grants to acquire equipment. The introduction of Web 2.0 tools like “Quizziz” could be a very useful, fun, and an engaging way to check understand in the classroom. It is inspiring to see students connecting with students from all over the world via Skype. Using 3D printers, Tracy Winey’s students have done amazing work building flashlight and lamps for people living in 3rd world counties without electricity. In order to stay up on new technologies in the classroom, utilizing resources like Twitter and tech education websites is paramount. Knowledge is power and as an educator I need to continue to feed my brain. Website maintenance and building will prove to be very useful in prompting myself as a future educator. I think one of the most important things I have learned this semester is the impact and capabilities students have on the world using technology. These technologies span curriculum and can change lives.