Reflection Chapter 10 and 11

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The main idea in Chapter 10 for me was a new approach of using technology  to make the classroom more multicultural.  The online language translation service is an incredible and amazing tool that I think would automatically help students and teachers be able to communicate, accept and respect each other.  I know how frustrating it can be when you  want to communicate and put the person at ease but the language barrier makes it awkward and almost impossible.  I think that having students use a language translator with each other would also be a great way to build understanding and relationships in the classroom.

I am absolutely amazed at the possibilities that using digital portfolios could bring to the classroom.  For teachers, the ease and convenience of keeping their best lessons, videos and projects in one place and easily accessible is a great idea.  Teachers could also utilize a digital portfolio to manage their professional development records and also for training student teachers.   A digital portfolio for the student does sound time consuming but I think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.  Besides eliminating all the paper that follows each student, I love the idea of a technological record of the students accomplishments and achievements.  I believe that a digital portfolio would be more meaningful to the student because they could be involved in helping develop it and also that it could be kept for a longer period of time.

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One thought on “Reflection Chapter 10 and 11

  1. Dr. Blackman

    Great Job! I enjoyed reading your reflections. Thanks for your comments regarding the course activities.
    This is the only comment that I will post for reflections 2-9; however, I enjoyed reading them all.
    Enjoy the rest of your summer.

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