Monday, June 1, 2009

Two Great Videos About Technology in the Classroom

This afternoon while exploring SchoolTube I came across a nice little video about what it means to use technology in today's classroom. The video, created by Adam Scott Bellow, is titled A Brief History of Technology in Education. The video is embedded below.


Not long after I discovered A Brief History of Technology in Education, Jackie Gerstein posted a link on Twitter to a video about a Twitter in the classroom experiment at UT Dallas. The video features interviews with a history professor and students discussing the benefits of using Twitter in a classroom. The video is embedded below.


Applications for Education
Both of these videos could be good to share with teachers who are reluctant to try new technologies in their classrooms. The first video shows how much classroom technology has changed in the last twenty years. The second video does a fantastic job of explaining the benefits of Twitter as a classroom tool.