Bringing technology into the classroom

Educators are using more technology to teach.

Posted: Oct 17, 2018 10:14 AM
Updated: Oct 17, 2018 10:21 AM

STEWARTVILLE, Minn. - It can be easy to become addicted to technology but teachers say if used the right way, electronic devices can be great teaching tools for kids. 

An example of how technology is enhancing learning is in Ms. Lynn Bussan's 5th grade class at Bear Cave Intermediate School in Stewartville. Here, students rent ipads for the year and use a number of apps in the classroom. But Bussan said not all apps are created equal.  

"We do try to use them in a way that is beneficial to the kids, not that they're just sitting there, on the screen, doing their work all day...that they're actually engaging in things," she said. 

On a KIMT Facebook poll, 85 people said technology is helpful in the classrooms while about 456 people said kids get enough screen time outside of the classroom.  

But in Ms. Bussan's class, the 5th grade students use the technology to engage with each other. Using a green screen in the classroom, the kids create newscasts and talk shows to present their work to the class. 

"I think that helps them develop in themselves what kind of learner they are and also instill in themselves that they can do quality work," Bussan said. 

The school has been using this technology for about two years now. 

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 63°
Albert Lea
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 70°
Austin
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 70°
Charles City
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 63°
Rochester
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 63°
High pressure and nice weather
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Substate baseball finals scores

Image

Charles City holds off DCG

Image

A new way to tackle homelessness

Image

Repaving the track

Image

Developing story: River City Renaissance Project

Image

Feeding the Hungry

Image

2020 Election Prep

Image

Samoyeds in Need of Homes

Image

Electric Scooter Pilot Program

Image

Spreading Smiles at St Marys

Community Events