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  • Introduction “ Imagine a world with no technology. Where would we be? Look around you. Technology surrounds us where ever we are. A pencil is technology. Paper is technology. Decades ago if someone were to ask us to learn without either of those two things we would insist on their necessity. My name is Joshua Grover. I am a graduate student at MSUM in the field of Educational Leadership with the Emphasis in Technology. My goal in the next few moments is to provide insight to the necessity of integrating technology into education of the students in this district.”
  • (Slide 2) “ I will illustrate such need through four areas in which technology can positively impact student education. Technology in education: Enhances student achievement Enhances teaching towards multiple intelligences Improves student motivation Prepares students to function in society”
  • (Transition: “Let’s begin with how technology in education can enhance student achievement”) “ In an article written by educational professionals: Kathy Braber, Kimberly Fisher, and Howard Pitler, nine researched strategies proven to enhance student achievement were addressed (7).” Nine Strategies Ways of addressing the strategies Instructions :Now because so many pieces of technology can be used to satisfy multiple strategies I’ve chosen to list all of them together and let the audience link the use to the strategy. This would also be a good point to start some audience participation depending on the size of the group. Question for audience before listing ways: “What uses of technology do you think would be applicable to one or all of the strategies?” After some answers begin revealing them on the slide and see if there is any correlation.
  • (Transition: “Now we’ll explore how technology can appeal to multiple intelligences.”) “ The theory of multiple intelligences was developed in 1983 by Dr. Howard Gardner, professor of education at Harvard University.Education today is highly focused on the philosophy or teaching towards each type of learner. This is a list of the types of learner Gardner describes and ways technology outlined at www.eduscapes.com that can help reinforce teaching practices for each:” (Give brief background on eduscape and its creators.) Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson, Professional Teachers, website is a resource for teachers. This slide can also be done in a question and answer style. Main question : “What are some technological ways that would appeal to each type of learner? ” Linguistic: “These "word smart" people learn best through language including speaking, writing, reading, and listening. They are able to verbally or in writing explain, convince, and express themselves. They enjoy writing and creating with words.” Bullet points Logical/Mathematical: “These "number smart" people learn best through numbers, reasoning, and problem solving. They are able to create and manipulate visuals and create mental pictures from many perspectives. They like to weigh, measure, calculate, and organize data.” Bullet points Visual/Spatial: “These "picture smart" people learn best visually and tend to organize their thinking spatially. They like to think and create pictures. They are also drawn to information that is presented in a visual form.” Bullet points Bodily/Kinesthetic: “These "body smart" people learn best through physical activity such as dance, hands-on tasks, constructing models, and any kind of movement. They are able to manipulate and control objects, as well as express their ideas through movement.” Bullet points Musical/Rhythmic: “These "music smart" people learn best through sounds including listening and making sounds such as songs, rhythms, patterns, and other types of auditory expression. They are able to use inductive and deductive reasoning and identify relationships in data.” Bullet points
  • Intrapersonal: “These "self smart" people learn best through metacognitive practices such as getting in touch with their feelings and self motivation. They are able to concentrate and be mindful.” Bullet points Interpersonal: “These "social smart" people learn best through interaction with other people through discussions, cooperative work, or social activities. They are able to create synergy in a room by being aware of the feelings and motives of others.” Bullet points Naturalist: “These "nature" people learn best through the interactions with the environment including outdoor activities, field trips, and involvement with plants and animals. They see the subtle meanings and patterns in nature and the world around them. They are able to adapt.” Existentialist: “These "wondering" people learn best through seeing the "big picture" of human existence by asking philosophical questions about the world.” Bullet points
  • (Transition: “Now let’s briefly look at how technology can improve student motivation.”)   “ As educators, it is imperative that we constantly adjust our teaching strategies to motivate children. Not only can technology be used to appeal to the multiple intelligences it can also be used as an affective motivator. In an essay written by professional educator, Antoinette Harvey-Woodall, she quotes;” Slide quote
  • “ Computer use motivates students because of its ease”. Spell Check Grammar Check Dictionaries Thesaurus Technological collaboration peeks interest from a social aspect. Bogs Social Websites Wikis Multi-media projects allow students to be creative (I.S.T.E., web). Video Production PowerPoint Music Production
  • (Transition: “The final aspect of technology is its use in preparing students to function in society”.) Quote “ Today, it is imperative to prepare students to be valuable members of society. Technology in education only scratches the surface of what is available today and certainly what will be available in the future.” Quote 2
  • Audience Question: “Ask yourselves how technology can be used to prepare students in each of these areas:” (actually take some answers depending on time) “ Technological collaboration promotes the ability to work corporately in an online world”. Ideas: Web Journals Wikis Blogs PowerPoint “ Technology in the classrooms promote partnerships between industry and education as well as prepare students for industry itself” Ideas: Service projects Community projects Publications “ Technology improves student’s digital communication ability.” Ideas: Cell Phones Email Blogs Wikis
  • (Transition: “In conclusion, integrating quality technology is vital to an effective learning environment.”) “ With proper staff training, technology can be a valuable tool in today’s schools. Integrating technology has many positive effects on both students and teachers. Some of those effects are that it: Enhances student achievement Enhances teaching towards multiple intelligences Improves student motivation Prepares students to function in society With the support of the teachers, the administrators, and the community, technology has the power to improve the education of every student. We are at a point where we all need to make a choice to embrace technology or fight it every step of the way. Together, it is my hope that we can make the right choice. Thank you.”
  • Transcript

    • 1. Joshua S. Grover
    • 2. Technology Enhances Student Achievement Technology Aids in Teaching of Multiple Intelligences Technology Improves Student Motivation Technology Prepares Students for Society End
    • 3.
        • 1. Identifying Differences and Similarities
        • 2. Summarizing and Note-Taking
        • 3. Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition
        • 4. Homework and Practice
        • 5. Nonlinguistic Representation
        • 6. Cooperative Learning
        • 7. Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback
        • 8. Generating and Testing Hypotheses
        • 9. Cues, Questions, and Advance Organizers
      • Word processors
      • Web Journals
      • Publishing Programs
      • Graphic Organizers
      • Graphing Calculators
      • Wikis
      • Blogs
      • Webinars
      • Digital Photography
      • Online Resources
      • Etc.
      Technological Ways to Reinforce Back
    • 4.
        • 1. Linguistic
        • Voice annotated Word Processing
        • Desktop Publishing
        • Story Creation Software
        • 2. Logical/Mathematic
        • Organizational Software
        • Calculating Tools
        • Desktop Publishing
        • 3. Visual/Spatial
        • Photo Sharing
        • Digital Photography
        • Design Software
        • 4. Bodily/Kinesthetic
        • Keyboarding
        • Video Production/Drama
        • Claymation
        • 5. Musical/Rhythmic
        • Keyboard Instruments
        • Music Software
        • Music Clips
    • 5.
        • 6. Intrapersonal
        • Computer Based Journaling
        • Self-paced Internet Research
        • Problem Solving Software
        • 7. Interpersonal
        • Blogs
        • Email
        • Social Networking
        • 8. Naturalist
        • Audio/Video Recording (Natural World)
        • Microscopes
        • Electronic Journaling
        • 9. Existentialist
        • Email
        • Blogs
        • Wikis
      Back
    • 6.
        • “ Research shows that traditional methods of teaching can no longer be utilized to capture the interest of children who are being reared during the rapid growth of the computer age. As a result, the use of technology can serve as a catalyst for helping the teachers understand individual learning styles of the children they teach.” (Harvey-Woodall, p.3)
    • 7.
        • Why Does Technology Motivate?
        • Easy To Use
        • Collaboration is a Social Activity
        • Sparks Creativity
        • (I.S.T.E., web).
      Back
    • 8.
        • “ Technology, perhaps no single word better articulates the characteristics that distinguishes our society’s past, present and future. No human endeavor, whether individual or corporate, remains untouched by some aspect of technology.”
        • (Moore, p. 30)
        • “ The American Digital Schools survey of 2006 suggests that by 2011, more than 50% of schools nationwide will have implemented a one-to-one computing initiative in some form or another. The report indicates that teachers in schools or classrooms with one-to-one access to computers believe that the benefits of the computer access begin with academic achievement but, more important, extend to valuable life skills.” (Donovan and Green, p.2)
    • 9.
        • How Does Technology Prepare
        • Students for the World?
      Collaboration Industry Digital Communication (Moore, p.32).
    • 10. Enhances Student Achievement Reaches Multiple Intelligences Motivates Students Prepares Students for the World

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