PT3 Now! 205 - Watch in Real Player
We visit two methods classes at Louisiana Tech. In the reading methods course, pre-service teachers are using technology to make a rebus story. In the math methods classroom, technology activities are being linked to geometry standards.
Introduction - Watch
PT3 NOW! looks at how colleges of education are preparing tomorrow's teachers to use technology. We also visit K-12 schools where technology integration is changing traditional classroom activities.
Language Arts Methods - Watch
We see a methods professor modeling how to teach technology-infused language arts lessons. Preservice teachers are using PowerPoint to make rebus stories - stories with pictures embedded in a sentence instead of a written word - for emergent readers at local K-12 schools.
Panel Discussion of Language Arts Methods - Watch
Our panel of experts discuss the importance of using technology appropriately to achieve content payoffs and to support learning.
Math Methods - Watch
In this math methods classroom, technology activities and real world learning are being used to address geometry standards. Internet research, digital cameras and PowerPoint are integrated into lesson plans about tessellations, repeating patterns as seen in M.C. Escher's artwork.
Panel Discussion of Math Methods - Watch
Our panel of experts discuss the challenge of linking activities, content and technology together for a meaningful classroom lesson.