Highly Qualified Technology-Using Teachers WebQuest CVED and the Mystery of the
Researcher – Crystal
No child left behind
What is being said about not being certified?
If you would not take an alternatively certified doctor why would you take a teacher.
There is no a specific set of skills that a teacher must master in order to teach.
Certification does not ensure mastery of skills to teach.
Alternate certification ramifications: the teacher field becomes more competitive, giving school districts the opportunity to select the best person for the job. Untrained teacher may not receive the same pay as trained teachers for the first two years.
Requirements to teach:
pass test for certification
If a district hires a new teacher who has not studied education or done student teaching they go through supervised training. They go through a few classes and then when in the classroom a teacher will be assigned to them if they need any assistance
It is your job to do some background research on the context and situation.
Case Study Specialist : Velvette It is your job to find evidence of what good teaching with technology looks like.
i. In Time (http://www.intime.uni.edu/):
INTERGRATING NEW TECHNOLOGIES INTO THE METHODS OF EDUCATION
Program's Main Purpose
In Time Videos
Web Quest (involves critical thinking, comparison, analyzing, modifying, cooperative learning
ii. NETS Digital Video Library (http://tblr.ed.asu.edu/pt3/) Program's Main Purpose:
Technology used in different content areas case study examples:
iii. KITE (Knowledge Innovation for Technology in Education) (http://kite.missouri.edu/) -Program's Main Purpose -6 Project Goals -Video information (focused on InTime Videos)
Planning Specialist : Eunice Your job is to find examples and supporting materials for what teachers actually need to do with technology. 4 important ways technology is good for: 1. Acquiring information --students can get information within the text as they read, students can get information through video clips that are online, and also through age appropriate websites. 2.Manipulating media -- the students may be able in representing a concept or and idea through sound text, and using PowerPoint and other tools to represent data. 3. Presenting information -- students need to present information clearly and in an organized manner with sound, images, curriculum based cds, and age appropriate web sites and student produced work. 4. Collaborating -- the goal for this part is to work with other students in an organized manner.
The Five Basic Technology Skills
Technology Productivity Tools: Every student should have a an understanding of keyboarding, word processing, database , and spreadsheet use.
Basic Operations and Concepts: Students need to know their way around the Windows operating system (and the Macintosh, too, if possible); they need to be able to handle basic networking, files, folders, keyboard shortcuts, printing, shared applications, and troubleshooting hardware and software problems.
Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools: these kinds of tools such as graphics and audio and all sorts of things, students seem to be interested in.
Technology Communications Tools: Students need to be able to research information on the internet in appropriate websites and the use of other materials like using books.
Social, Ethical, and Human Issues: it's important to let kids know and understand how to use the technology in a good way and tell them or show them what is right and wrong to copy down and also have to document it.
Communicator : Damaris
Concerning how technology plays a role for teaching in the 21st century and why teachers need to be skilled and confident technology users, our findings show…
In order to prepare students for the world of tomorrow is to ensure their own knowledge of the use and successful application of technology,
On one hand, we see that traditional schools have emphasized individual performance and competition and have discouraged students from working or even talking together.
However, on the other hand we see that in the new model of school, classroom experiences emphasize critical thinking, teamwork, compromise, and communication - the skills valued in today's workplace- and that can be reinforced through the wise implementation of technology.
Typically the teacher is seen as the heart of the education experience. However, focus should shift and the teacher emerge as the mentor, guide, and broker to the world of knowledge made accessible by technology.
That is NOT to say, however, that teachers should disregard the training they receive, and the government should not deprive them of it. Quite the contrary: we should cherish the practice we receive and work to multiply it through implementation and continuous learning.
Sources not cited in the presentation
The Pros and Cons of Integrating Technology in the Classroom: Making Sense of the Hype -By Eszter Hargittai
Classroom project: CUIN 3315 “What’s the Big Deal? Pro’s and Con’s of integrating technology in the classroom by Celita Luna, Damaris Pagan, Anna Solis