I chose the "moving at the speed of creativity" link. Within that link I visited, "add questions to your youtube videos for class discussion" I picked this story because I saw great potential to use this in my classroom. I supplement my teaching with youtube videos which often reiterate what I am saying but in a slightly different manner and the videos incorporate images and songs. What i found was that I could use Zaption to turn Youtube videos from passive viewing into active learning to deepen the understanding of the material. Students or myself would be able to take the videos (on a topic related to what we are learning or create their own) trim them down, add in personalized elements like text, images, discussion, and questions. This creates an effective and engaging video lesson that will track data on learning. Under the Samr model this falls under redefinition because the technology is going to support and enhance student learning.
Next Step-Emerging Technology tools
after looking at the emerging technology tools they have the ability to impact students on both a creative level and a virtual level. The obvious impact being that these types of technologies offer engagement. It certainly differs from the traditional class lectures. Technology offers critical thinking. It engages classroom discussion redirecting the traditional classroom to a dynamic classroom setting shifting lectures to I Tunes, Pod casts, and Zaption. Finally this emerging technology increases the productivity of the students, they will be excited to learn and contribute their understanding. Many of the new technology focused on core classes, math, science, tech, and engineering but i think i could implement raspberry pi into my health classroom since the computer program was a learning program that offered cross curricular activities. I do not know of any other technology that isn't already listed. I was surprised myself to read about the emerging technology now.....3d printers and virtual classrooms! This is all overwhelming. I may need to go back to school to get a tech degree to understand all of this!
It is my opinion that we should implement BYOD to school. With technology and teaching constantly emerging it is not a question about If we should implement but when! I think a part of the problem is that teachers tend to have type "a" personalities and it is difficult for us to give up control. Like anything we do in a classroom I believe that if teachers are willing to set goals and expectations for the devices, provide updates and parental involvement, evaluate the effectiveness of the devices in the classroom, and learn to trust that the students will use them effectively then they should be implemented.
* writing tool
* work in own environment
* find data quickly
* socioeconomic diversity (not all may have/afford cell phones)
* temptation to use social media
* illicit pictures