Thursday, January 29th, 2009 | Computer Usage
There are many different reasons why you may want to improve your subject knowledge. A few possibilities are:
You may be a new, inexperienced teacher, still needing to grow your subject knowledge.
Perhaps your teacher training did not equip you with sufficient content knowledge.
You may be required to teach a new subject – one that you have never taught before. You need to bring your knowledge of this subject to an acceptable level.
A change in curriculum may result in gaps in your subject knowledge that you would like to fill.
Knowledge changes constantly and for your teaching to remain relevant you have to keep your own knowledge up to date.
You may simply have a desire to grow beyond your current knowledge level.
Regardless of the reason why you want to grow in subject knowledge, a laptop can help you. Here are a few ways in which you can use it:
A wealth of subject information is available in electronic format on the internet. If your laptop is connected to the internet you can do research on any topic.
Much subject information is available on CDs and DVDs; these can be accessed by means of a laptop.
National curriculum statements are available in a format that can be put onto the laptop and will then be available for you to study.
When you take a laptop with you to subject meetings, you will have all your information with you. You can also share information with others.
There are many ways to share knowledge online too. Your laptop will give you access to discussion groups and other forms of communication about your subject.
View your laptop as an electronic textbook with up to date information. It can help you to increase your subject knowledge, but only to the extent that you are willing to use it.
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