|Clinical Field Experience A: Using Technology and Media in the Classroom|
Using technology-based resources within the English language arts classroom supports real-world applications and helps to inspire teachers in their lesson planning and instructional practices. Continually exploring technology resources that can be utilized within the classroom demonstrates a teaching best practice.
Allocate at least 4 hours in the field to support this field experience.
Observe an English language arts lesson taught by a certified K-8 teacher that integrates educational technology to enhance instruction. During the observation, take note of how technology was used and its effectiveness.
Following your observation, collaborate with your mentor teacher to discuss the integration of technology in the ELA classroom. Specifically discuss with your mentor teacher his or her practices related to ensuring the safe, legal, and ethical use of technology in the classroom.
Use any remaining field experience hours to assist the teacher in providing instruction and support to the class.
In 500-750 words, reflect on your observation and discussion by addressing the following:
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.