Today I want to tell you about how we are learning using technology in my class. I am attending to Sandvika high school in Norway. We are a quite technological school, and we are using technology in every school lesson. Every student use either Mac, iPad, PC or Surface. We use it to note, read and find information. In every classroom they have modern smart boards, projectors and whitebords, which the teachers uses during classes,
I started at Sandvika after this summer vacation. My class was selected as a test group. We were supposed to have all of our textbooks online, including the dictionary. Our teacher Ann, gave our books away, so we are learning by using only the internet in our English class. In the beginning, I was a bit disappointed, by being chosen as the test group. It was a lot of different meanings around whether it was a positive or a negative thing, so I tried to listen to the positive sides. I was scared it would be really exhausting to read the books digitally. After a couple of months, I was glad we were selected as the test group. It is much more easy to find things in the books, because we have the opportunity to search in the book. It is also really chill to not have tons of books to drag around, since I only need my laptop. This is especially very practical during weekends and holidays.
All of our schoolwork, whether it is tests or assignments, is located on a school platform called Its Learning. Here can the teacher give us homework, assignments and messages, but they can also give us grades and marks. It is the complete school application. In English class, we are using technology, by submitting all of our homework to our blog. We have used a technologically quiz called Kahoot, where we can learn by having fun. In math classes, we have the textbook online on using a software program called Kikora. This program gives me the same tasks I can find in the textbook, but gives me the opportunity to do the tasks online. It corrects me if I am doing something wrong, which leads me to see where I did my mistakes and learn from that. This is practical if I do something wrong in the beginning of the math piece exercise.
We are using technology to help us learn in many different ways, and I think it is really nice. Technology is the future, and almost every adults uses computers in their job. It is something you will need no matter what. It can have some negative sides, like you are very depending on having internet connection. On the other hand, Sandvika is a really big school with great technology, and it usually works really well.