Apolonia Marites O. Hernandez PhD EM 714 Reflection: My Role as a mentor amidst technological evolution. Modern Technology is part of everyone’s life. Everything is evolving in technology. In fact the life of very young individual is depending on technology. In fact children in the modern times are demanding innovation and technology in learning and studying. There are cases that learners’ attitude and behavior in the classroom demand the teacher to use technology. Their drive is very much strong not only to the teacher but also to the Department of Education. This is the reason why DepEd requires the teachers to use technology in the classroom and require them to study various techniques using ICT. As a mentor I am not against technological advancement or technological evolution. Actually I like it because technology facilitates my way of teaching and I can make the learning of the students meaningful. I do believe that if the teacher like me use technology like Kahoot, Plicker and other digital tool in education students will be more interested to learn. Because students now are more captured by modern style of learning. Also they become more active, participative, and cooperative in the classroom if the teacher is dynamic. Of course the teacher will not encounter any difficulty in handling the class if she uses those technological tools in teaching. Effective motivation is very essential to make the students active and interested in the class. Using of technology is one of the effective motivation for the students to study and participate actively in the class. The only thing needed by the teacher is to utilize each of those digital tools and computers in teaching. She can do it through accepting those digital educational tools and forget the traditional way of teaching. It is right to say that teacher must not only know or master the subject matter. She must also learn how to use modern technology in teaching. As a mentor and student of PhD I am so glad that I take this subject, “Management of Educational Technology and Innovations” because I gained more knowledge and information about the importance of technology in teaching and coping the demands of modern teaching and learning. I realized that I need to innovate and use technology to make my students enjoy learning. If this so, no one among my learners will give up and drop from the roll.
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