Module 5: Teaching with Technology

Selecting Appropriate Technologies:

Video and Audio


Media presentations can also enhance lessons by capturing students' attention and providing visual or auditory examples of subjects discussed in class. Make sure that you preview any resources you plan to use in class, and cue them to the appropriate spot before class begins.

Providing a viewing guide or asking students to pay attention to certain issues will help focus their experience and prevent them from tuning out. Stop the video at least every five to 10 minutes for discussion, questions, and to reinforce important points. Try to place copies of video or audio used in class on reserve in the library for students who missed class or would like to review the materials.


Of all of these technologies, which ones are available at your school? Given what you've explored so far in this module or your own experience, what thoughts do you have about how technology might support student learning in your class?