Kiesthetic Learners

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will reach the kinesthetic learner as well. There is a large bank of interactive tools online that teachers can take advantage of to reach the learners that need to do or create in order to learn. “Using multimedia technology offers opportunities for individualized instructions in a classroom with learners of a new language at various skill levels and different learning styles, therefore making effective use of instructions time” (D. Hollenbeck & J. Hollenbeck , 2009). Teachers can even use technology to differentiate within the same assignment. This will help reach all types of learners. However, some students just need to be provided multiple forms of teaching to learn, and the internet makes that possible. There are outlets provided …show more content…
“ Research and various studies have showed that using multimedia in the classroom increases, creativity, innovation problem solving and improves communication between people,” (D. Hollenbeck & J. Hollenbeck , 2009). Shared experiences give students the outlet to learn science through multiple sensory techniques. It can also help to give students language skills that could make them more marketable in their future job search. Technology can take an abstract idea and make it more concrete giving, which would give students the skills that they need to succeed in the classroom (D. Hollenbeck & J. Hollenbeck , 2009). Our nation is built on accepting people of different cultural backgrounds. Global communication helps give students perspective on how to respect different cultures. It makes school exciting and different. Students can relate to other students around the world. Much of the focus of this paper so far has been global communication. However, the use of technology helps to bridge the gap between different types of learners locally as well. Technology allows teachers to reach a variety of learners in a classroom. This allows students to work at different paces and in their own way. Students can stay within their comfort zone, so to speak, when it comes to learning. “Learning to work with others as one acquires and learns new language skills is vital in the …show more content…
Bonk and Cunningham referenced Brooks (1990) by stating, “In employing constructivism, some teachers believe that better learning occurs when knowledge is the result of a situated construction of reality.” While this is a new concept to me, I recognize the importance and the need to explore global education through communication. I believe that having a well detailed plan is very important when implementing something new. I am currently teaching mathematics at the high school level. When designing any lesson, it is important to consider the key points that you want the students to take away from the lesson. As mentioned in the first part of this paper, global communication has many positives. It can allow students to explore concepts while using their creativity as well as teaching culture and diversity. I decided to research opportunities on the internet that would allow me to create projects for my students that will give them the opportunity to do all three. I found a program called CAPspace. CAPspace stands for collaborations around the planet. This program is a networking tool that takes advantage video networking. Between this program and Google, the students can easily work collaboratively on projects. The plan is to design 2 projects a year to help students work with other students around the world. For this purpose, I found another application called Global Education Collaborative. This creates an

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