Prof. Scrădeanu Eniser
Școala Gimnazială “Pompiliu Marcea”, Tg-Jiu
Studying other languages enables children to make connections with different people and their cultures. All curriculum areas contribute to the totality of the experiences that make up the new curriculum. They apply to the totality of experiences which are planned for children, including the ethos and life of the school and interdisciplinary studies as well as learning within curriculum areas and subjects.
Due to the deep and fast changes that have developed in today’s educational system both teachers and students need to adapt and tackle it. Nowadays words like chalk, blackboard, pointing stick have been changed: whiteboard, whiteboard marker, laser stick, internet, website belong to our students’ vocabulary. Nowadays schools need to teach their students how to gain information and how to select and use them. This happens so quickly that students learn how to use the Internet together with their teachers.
Even if a computer has become a teacher’s help, sooner than we had ever expected, it is our students’ friend and adviser, too. That’s why, more than ever, teachers should think twice before planning their activities and – “Don’t forget our friend!” It is the one that links us to almost everything required during classes.
Here are some reasons for taking into consideration such a modern approach:
- it has already been proved that suitable websites will get our students actively involved with learning rather than just reading off the screen;
- here we can find simulations and other interactive learning experiences;
– some students need more practice than others;
- interactive websites engage students by providing information and resources along with practice, simulations, and other learning activities that can be highly interactive;
– we can use realistic and challenging activities as well as games
to promote learning in another area;
– there are many websites that appear to be simple games but
they are also used as springboards for effective activities;
– interactive, online exhibits on topics such as Amusement Park
Physics, Ancient Civilizations, and the Middle Ages can’t be
easily seen / taught by common means of teaching;
– interactive activities may include building a sod house, „you be
the historian” and wall painting.
Many websites contain learning quizzes, games and activities while exploring the websites teachers may determine whether they’re just for fun or really something that will help students learning a skill or address a standard.
The interactive methods are attractive, they stimulate initiative, apply knowledge and skills. The students will be more responsible and thus they will easily communicate / cooperate. A proper atmosphere will be created for extracurricular activities, too: “Art and Music resources”, “Science resources”, “Communication art resources”. So, at school, using websites properly they can get better results.
Being taught the way they agree, students will be actively and deliberately involved, able to learn more. Actually it’s our duty to teach them in a pleasant, agreeable and useful way. And let’s take Maria Montessori’s words into consideration: ” Do not educate children for today’ world. This world will not exist when they are grown-ups. And nothing enables us to know what their world will be. Then let’s teach them to adapt themselves.”