In today’s agenda, we had a lecture by Dr. Fariza on traditional versus modern tools in teaching. Basically we are exposed to these tools for a long time specifically throughout our school days. As our age increased, the era is growing as well. Teaching aids progressed into something more advanced than before. Quite rarely to see teachers especially the ones located in the city areas to use manila card, mahjong paper or a blackboard with chalk to teach the students. Nowadays, teachers equipped themselves with knowledge based on tech software by going to courses from time to time. This is because some of them are not exposed with these varieties of teaching aids as they are too used or stuck in time where they prefer using traditional method or tools in teaching.
From my opinion, not that it is wrong to do so, as the aim of this tools is to implement knowledge. If using chalk and a blackboard could help the students get good grades, then why not? Having technology in class can be a distraction too sometimes as students may not get the aim of the lesson and paid attention on something else instead. Both methods have its pros and consequences but basically it depend on the teacher themselves; how they use the tools to carry on the teaching and learning process. I have went through session with teachers using both method and was able to pass the subject taught without fail. So basically, aids or no aids, it really depends on the teacher themselves.
Moving on, we are each given a tool in teaching by groups to find its definition, purposes, advantages and disadvantages and when and how to use the tool. For our group, we got hand-outs. Basically a hand-outs is a printed material with information which is usually given out free of charge to accompany a lecture or to advertise something. A hand-out for me is something that should be practiced until today as it help the students; like me to know what is up and to keep track with what the lecturer or speaker is talking about. Apart from that, small notes can be written on the hand-out hence we are able to recall back what has been taught easier. A short presentation is prepared with the use of Microsoft Powerpoint to help imply our message to the rest. With that, I end my post with our short presentation on hand-outs that was recorded earlier on :)