Module 1-On how we can effectively use media, technology.

It’s the start of trimester again and so far, it has been going well. Being able to accomplish readings and requirements give me so much drive to look forward to more learning.

Technology has reached new level in our society now that even kids get to explore its wonders through gadgets like iPad and tablets. With this, information and even games can be easily accessed.

For me, as an employee, I always deal everyday with different kinds of medium to perform task. Using the computer to do my encoding and previewing edited materials for our program using Final Cut have made my work much easier now unlike before wherein I use cut-to-cut editing machine(we use betacam tapes).

All throughout my schooling, different instructional media such as slideshows, pictures, posters, film clips have been a part of of my studies. We are required to do presentation using projector, Powerpoint to outline the whole topic.

Seeing my classmates who were taking up Child Development Education, they always carry cartolina, markers, manila paper. In their own way, they let the imagination of the children run wild with different creative images they draw or cut.

Utilizing the different instructional media available to us enable us to deliver information with more impact.

From pictures, sounds, emotions seen in movies or educational programs, we all learn from them. It also helps that these instructional media helps our teachers in disseminating information in the most creative way.

Now, as an aspiring teacher, I have a lot to learn. For example in Dale’s Cone of Teaching, it is stated that we learn of we have direct assimilation of the topic being discussed. Especially those of activities wherein we can construct our learning. That is why, it’s a must for us aspiring teachers to know the learning style or experience of their students so that it can formulate a lesson plan with proper instructional media to use for every topic that will be discussed.

In that way, we are assured that not only these tools are being utilized but the children’s learning potential is maximized as well.

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