Thursday, March 10, 2016

Technology Tools in the Pre-Kindergarten Classroom by Chloe Opp

A "Showcase and Share" Final Project submitted by Chloe Opp in EDT 505 at Canisius College.

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I observed a Pre- Kindergarten class at a Buffalo Public School on the West Side. This is the school and teacher with whom I completed my student teaching this past fall. While completing my student teaching, I realized the serious lack of technology available to students. I saw this as something that could be beneficial to learn more about- therefore I created a documentary- style video about technology the classroom has, how it functions, and what could be improved. Throughout this journey and this course I learned about how important it is for students to have access to working technology and the serious impact it can have on their educational lives. Technology is our future and there is no sense in not implementing it as much as possible in all classrooms. 

About the Education Technologies and Emerging Media Program at Canisius College: 
The Education Technologies and Emerging Media Programs are innovative and fully online. The Master's Degree program is designed to prepare classroom teachers for New York State (NYS) certification as an Educational Technology Specialist (grades PreK-12). A degree option is also available for students not interested in NYS certification. These programs are designed to teach students how to use technology in the classroom in a purposeful way to enrich and enhance learning and motivate their students. Learn more at