In my third class, we learned how audio can enhance the class environment. We had the opportunity to create an audio file where the professor had already recorded part of conversation. My group and I created the other part of the conversation and we listened to the recordings during class. It was very creative and fun.
We discussed the use of video instruction for a substitute teacher, which may be more beneficial than written instructions. In this instance, you can visually show the person where supplies are kept and give more details than a written note can provide. It could be a very useful tool that is not being utilized.
Technology is a great avenue to explore in a variety of ways in the classroom. If you know you are going to be out in the future, record a video of yourself to be shown in class while you are out. It’s a great way to show students that you care and are willing to use technology like they do.