I will start out by introducing myself, and by discussing my purpose for the presentation, which is simply to show how education can be aided by technology
At this slide, I will discuss how important technology integration is “essential” for student success. That the platform we utilize is crucial, with also a focus base of instruction. The main criteria to focus on is student achievement in improving test scores, utilizing higher order thinking and problem skills, applying technology and instruction to real world situations, and lastly to show how professional development can aid in student achievement. With each point I will relate the message in which to talk about the main points.
At this point I will reference the data from my readings. The Impact for Educational Technology had seven key points. Will reference a few, from the author John Schacter. Kulik’s Meta-Analysis Study, Sivin-Kachala Study, and Dale Mann’s Study.
In this section I will reference the material from How Does Technology Influence Student Learning. This was written with the goal to share being that by using higher order skills the learners apply their content knowledge in a variety of ways leading to innovation and deeper understanding of content.
Talk about higher-order thinking skills and their relationship to education. Knowledge Comprehension Application Analysis Synthesis Evaluation
This section allows for teachers to examine things and their relevancy to the real world. Building that fundamental base of instruction makes it easier for one to feel comfortable in the work environment. Showing students word, excel, spreadsheets, and power-point makes them feel at ease when approached with these later in life.
Read the quote from Harvey-Woodall -- “Teachers are the key and professional development must be constantly analyzed to determine the most productive way to help teachers understand the importance of innovative ways to make the use of technology foster learning” (Harvey-Woodall 2009) Most important take away from this slide is the second point, of understanding how learning styles affect the way we teach. Reaching out across all levels to develop student achievement.
The main focus of the A. Harvey-Woodall piece was that Teachers must know enough about the technology to be completely comfortable teaching others about it. This section is about telling teachers to get out of their comfort zone, and understand that research has shown how technology aids in specific measurable objects, and learn how to incorporate technology to help increase their students’ performance.
The Nine Research Proven Instructional Strategies leads us to believe that their focused content with supportive technology will lead to higher student achievement. That these strategies applied will help drive a student to learn them and get results. Staying focused on the strategies, focus on technology, and on each specific task will aid in overall development and maximization of learning.
That with reinforcing our main points of achievement in content learning, using higher order thinking, learning real world applications, and teaching teachers how to teach and student how to learn you can only see the positive aspects in test scores and in knowledge retention. I would like to leave by clarifying our last main points and giving a message with each. Overall our goal today was to help show the impact that the use of innovative technology will have on student learning.
Highlight and Discuss key take aways.
Work cited list.
Raising the Bar to Hit Student Achievement Standards By Leonard Beck Ed 633
Achievement in Content Learning Focusing on Improved Test Scores
Utilizing Higher Order Thinking and Problem Skill Development
Ability to apply learning to real-world situations
Teacher Professional Development to improve Student Achievement
Achievement in content area learning to Improve Standardized Test Scores
Kulik’s Meta-Analysis Study showed students who used computer-based instruction scored at the 64 th percentile on tests of achievement compared to students in the control conditions without computers who scored at the 50 th percentile .
Sivin-Kachala study found that students’ attitudes toward learning and their own self-concept improved consistently when computers were used in instruction.
Dale Mann’s study of West Virginia’s Basic Skills/Computer Education found it was more cost effective in improving student achievement than:
Higher-Order Thinking & Problem Solving “ Research and evaluation shows that technology can enable the development of critical thinking skills when students use technology presentation and communication tools to present, publish, and share results of projects” (Cradler 2002). Higher-order thinking skills developed with the use of educational technologies 1. Researching skills 2. Comparing and contrasting skills 3. Synthesizing skills 4. Analyzing skills 5. Evaluating skills
“ Research shows that when students learn to use and apply applications used in the world of work, such as word processors, spreadsheets, computer-aided drawing, Web site development programs, and the Internet, they acquire some of the prerequisite skills for workforce preparedness” (Cradler 1994).
Teachers are the key, and professional development must be constantly analyzed to determine the most productive way to help teachers understand the importance of innovative ways to make the use of technology foster learning” (Harvey-Woodall 2009)
Use of technology can help teachers understand the individual learning styles of the students they teach (Harvey-Woodall 2009).
Schacter, John. (1999). The Impact of Education Technology on Student Achievement: What the Most Current Research Has to Say. Santa Monica, California: Milken Exchange on Education Technology
Cradler, John. Mcnabb, Mary. Freeman, Molly. Burchett, Richard. (2002) How Does Technology Influence Student Learning? US & Canada: Learning & Leading with Technology, Volume 29 Number 8
Harvey-Woodall, Antionette. (2009) Integrating Technology into the Classroom: How Does It Impact Student Achievement? Jackson State University, Mississippi Online Submission
Brabec, Kathy. Fisher, Kimberly. Pitler, Howard. (2004) Building Better Instruction: How Technology Supports Nine Research-Proven Instructional Strategies. Denver, Colorado: Learning & Leading with Technology, Volume 31 No 5.