In my critical task, I suggested using the DVD, Winged
Migration-Documentary about Birds and Earth. This technology provides students
with another perspective of migration. Once again, this technology allows students
to connect what they are learning in the classroom to real life.
Technology tools can also assist students learning through the performance of cognitive
tasks. Allowing students to create PowerPoint presentations promotes students’
abilities to express their understanding of material in multiple ways. PowerPoint
Presentations provide an authentic assessment piece because they allow students to clearly present their knowledge in a unique
Bugscope is another technology which can be used in the science classroom. The
Bugscope Project provides K-12 classroom a resource with which they can control a scanning electron microscope to view images
of bugs at high magnification. This site can be used in connection to a unit
on bugs or microscopes. This technology is authentic because it allows students
the opportunity to learn more about bugs, or microscopes, outside of the classroom setting.