Purposes Working with students Working with teachers Opinion Conclusion
To get acquainted with new forms of education such as M - Learning and M - Teaching To analyze in which way do my classmates use new technologies in learning To know teachers opinions about usage of computers in learning and teaching
Questions : What does letter M mean in your opinion? What advantages does M - Learning have? What disadvantages? Would you like to use gadgets in learning? What do you already use? What for?
What means M-? I know that it means learning, which includes usage of mobile technologie s it means mobile. Using gadgets at school or university
Advantages It makes studying in school easier It s easier and faster to find out informatio n withthe help of computers It s convenient to use gadgets, because they re compact
Disadvantages Gadgets are quite expensive You can t rely on computers. For example, there can be problems with internet connection. Not all teachers allow to use gadgets at their lessons
What technologies do you use and what for? I always use Internet : at home – to communicate with classmates and do my homework, at lessons – to find out information I use printer and scanner to make cribs Sometimes I use my iPod instead copybook
I have asked our maths teacher Valentina Ivanovna these questions : What does letter M - mean? What innovation can you use? Would you like your pupils to use gadgets at your lessons and how? What pros and cons of this method do you see?
Conversation with Valentina Ivanovna: Do you know what M - Learning and M - Teaching mean? Actually, no, I don t. Well, it means learning and teaching withthe use of new technologie s. It seems to be rather interesting.
Conversation with Valentina Ivanovna: That s right ! And do you try to practice this method? Certainly ! I practice distance teaching, at least I seek to do it. Excellent ! So what technologie s do you use? And do you want your pupils to use any gadgets?
Conversation with Valentina Ivanovna: Firstly, I use electronic register. Moreover, I regularly use a special web - site for Maths lessons. Also I use a computer, printer, cameras at my lessons.
Conversation with Valentina Ivanovna: And of course it s better when pupils use computers, the Internet. It makes easier to connect with me and other pupils, find out new material ( and understand it ), make presentatio ns.
Conversation with Valentina Ivanovna: What pros of this method can you see? Usage of computer technologie s is absolutely a modern trend, it spreads everywhere and as for schools, it makes distance teaching more available and help to work directly with a student.
Conversation with Valentina Ivanovna: And what about cons? As for me, it s quite difficult to make up plenty variants of tests. And the main problem is the lack of time. I mean students. Now all of them are preparing for Unified State Exams, so they have too much job.
This research is of great importance because it helps : to analyze the meaning of new technologies in modern education to define the level of computer skills of modern teachers to converse with teachers about informal topic
The majority of modern pupils can t imagine their lives without computers Modern teachers try to be in accordance with new innovations in education Nowadays the usage of gadgets for learning is of high level