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  • 1. Optimizing Usage of Technology in Schools
    Created by Amber McCormick
  • 2. Technology can seem like a scary thing!
    http://www.illustrationsource.com/stock/artist/raymond-medici//?size=list&page=4
  • 3. However, today technology is inevitable.
    http://www.visuallee.com/weblog/2000_10_01_archive.html
    http://www.coreideas.com.au/2009/07/examining-social-aspects-of-mobile-phone-use/
    http://www.ihes.com/bcn/tt/eltblog/blog/2006/08/why-bother-with-technology.html
  • 4. Why should we use technology in schools?
    Watch this video by http://t4.jordandistrict.org/payattention found on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEFKfXiCbLw
  • 5. What is the teacher’s role?
    Perhaps the one of the most vital issues
    surrounding technology in education is the role of the teacher. He or she is in charge of making the lessons that integrate technology into today’s modern classroom, and making it accessible to all children.
    http://www.mcpsweb.org/top-technology-teacher
  • 6. What is the role of the administrator?
    According to a technology article by Linda Starr (2009), Education World Tech Team, www.EducationWorld.com, Patrick Greene, professor of education at Florida Gulf Coast University, states, “Providing opportunities for staff development is an important part of the administrator's role…”.
    In addition, it is important that administrators “model the routine, intentional, and effective use of technology” (The Collaborative for Technology Standards for School Administrators, 2001, p.6). If administrators provide professional development opportunities, but do not exhibit their own understanding and usage of technology, how can they expect their teachers to do the same?
  • 7. Watch this video of comments by administrators of schools on technology.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyB26HjxLRs
  • 8. What is the students’ role?
    Show up and learn by being engaged daily.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8
  • 9. Resources of Graphics and Video
    http://www.illustrationsource.com/stock/artist/raymond-medici//?size=list&page=4
    http://www.visuallee.com/weblog/2000_10_01_archive.html
    http://www.coreideas.com.au/2009/07/examining-social-aspects-of-mobile-phone-use/
    http://www.ihes.com/bcn/tt/eltblog/blog/2006/08/why-bother-with-technology.html
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEFKfXiCbLw
    http://www.mcpsweb.org/top-technology-teacher
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyB26HjxLRs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8
  • 10. References
    Collaborative for Technology Standards for School Administrators. (2001, November).
    Technology standards for school administrators [electronic version]. Retrieved from http://www.ncrtec.org/pd/tssa/tssa.pdf
    Lamb, A. (2001, February). Technology obstacles: facing the tears. Retrieved from http://eduscapes.com/sessions/lumber/lumber3.htm
    Starr, L. (2009, September 23). The Administrator's role in technology integration. Retrieved
    from http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech087.shtml