Thompson, Thomas E.
B.S.Ed. (Bachelor of Science in Education)
Department of Literacy and Elementary Education
Instructional technology can be extremely beneficial in teaching science and other subject .areas in the elementary classroom. Instructional technology is the new approach to teaching in which the student learns how to access information and apply that information to other areas. A workshop taught by Dr. Thomas Thompson dealt with the use of the laserdisc and laserdisc player as well as the barcode programs and their implementation in the classroom. The barcodes can be individualized to a teacher's instructional purposes and can also be used as a presentational method for lectures or student presentations. One science instruction program studied in the workshop was Britannica Science System. It incorporates technology with hands-on science. Instructional technology is also widely available in other subject areas and a variety of programs can help teach math, reading, language, and living skills.
Praneis, Sarah Elizabeth, "Technology in the classroom" (1993). Honors Capstones. 1096.
Northern Illinois University
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