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Senin, 15 November 2010


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By: Yani     
           As an assistance teacher in SMAN43 Jakarta for two weeks. I have found some interesting lessons that can be my reflection as a young generation of teacher.  First, let me tell about the background of school and how technology is used to enhance the students learning.    
           SMAN 43 Jakarta has 681 students and 18 classes. It consists of IPA and IPS students. In that school provides some technologies, such as computers in language laboratory and LCD. There are 21 computers in the language laboratory that are used to enhance the students learning in English and German classes. The school just has about seven LCDs that are saved in teacher room. Because of the limited of LCD, for the teacher who wants to use it in their teaching in the classroom, they have to order it before and use their own laptop. If they do not have laptop, they can borrow it with the other teacher who has. In addition, there is nothing screen for LCD in there, so the students just see the materials in the laptop from the wall.
            . Here, I was focus in XI IPS classes because my master teacher just teaches in those classes. Every class has 36 up to 40 students. Based on my observation and interview, my master teacher did not use the technology that have provided by school. She is a “digital immigrant” who is not familiar with technology. She was born on 1956 and she had begun to teach since 1984.
Can you imagine how old she is! Based on my interview, she knew that it was a mistake that she did not use technology; however she said that she was too old to learn about technology. So, I could not evaluate how effective technology in the classroom because my master teacher did not use it. However, on general, the technology in that school is not really effective because the limited of number. Every class is not provided computers and LCD as well.
If I had to be a teacher in those classes, I will capitalize the technology in there to enhance the students learning. For example, in the first week the students studied about the genre of texts. If I had to teach in those classes with the same lesson and condition, I will give the explanation about genre of text by using power point. Then, I will also play the music to escort them when they do activities in their groups. The purpose is to create an interesting air in the classroom.
Then, in the second week, the students studied about advising and warning expression. If I had to teach in the same lesson, what I want to do to capitalize the technology is I will bring the students to language laboratory. I will show the video about advising and warning expression. So, as a visual, they can see the situation and the expression of native speaker by looking the picture/video. In addition, they can practice the best pronunciation, intonation about advising and warning expression.


What I have learn based on my observation, evaluation and capitalization about using technology in classroom is as a generation of a teacher I have to update with technology to enhance the students learning to face 21st century challenges

2 comments:

an.pane mengatakan...

With the technology provided in the school, What would be the barriers or difficulty for you if you had an opportunity to teach the school with the same situation and the same students?

28 November 2010 20.49
Yani mengatakan...

I think, the possible difficulty that I will face is I will need extra strategies to encourage the students that many of them are not familiar with technology in English learning, because they never get it before. oya thank you for your comment ya pane..:-)

6 Januari 2011 22.24

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