Integrating
Technology in the
Classroom
Educational Technology Presentation
Artevia Murphy Parler
What is to be Learned
• The need for technology
• Student benefits from technology
• School benefits from technology
• Fou...
The Need for Technology
Technology has revolutionized the way we think, work,
and play. It revolutionizes the learning pro...
More Reasons
Another reason for technology integration is for today’s
students to have 21st century skills:
• Personal and...
5 Minute Video Clip
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d59eG1_Tt-Q
Student Benefits
• Improves learning
• Engage more in learning
• Promotes problem solving skills
• Take responsibility for...
…students have expressed higher satisfaction from the
computer mediated learning and rated the learning as more
effective ...
• E-learning includes advantages that are not found in
traditional learning such as:
Time for digesting information and re...
School Benefits
• If the school integrated more technology such as digital
textbooks, how does that benefit the school?
Reasons
• Archbishop Stepinac High School (White Plains)
mentions if textbooks are $90 a piece and you have 6
subjects, th...
More Reasons
• Can prevent students from carrying a lot of textbooks
around in their backpack
• Easily accessible
• Prepar...
4 Key Components of
Learning
Active Engagement
• Better student attitudes
• Improvement in thinking and writing
• Motivation to study
• Long-term learn...
Example of Active
Engagement
• Practice journal or blog writing to communicate with
students
Participation in Groups
• Develops task management skills
• Allows the opportunity for different people to come
together t...
Example of Participation
in Groups
• Group computer activities that allows participants to
practice team building skills
Frequent Interaction
• The definition of interaction is “the activity of being with
and talking to other people, and the w...
Example of Frequent
Interaction
• Interactive whiteboards are relatively new with
instructional technology.
• These whiteb...
Connection to Real World
Experts
• Complete an assignment other than the reason that it will
be graded.
• Embed multi-medi...
Example of Connection to
Real World Experts
• Connecting through student interests
• Connecting through student experience...
Overcoming the Fear of
Technology
3 Major Reasons
• Inadequate professional development
• Lack of technical support
• Few computers
Teachers fear of learning something new is one of the
hurdles of integrating technology in the classroom.
• Meet in small ...
1 Minute Video Clip
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbhBAvhZ72c
Technology Tool
Examples
Interactive Whiteboard
• Promenthean Interactive Whiteboard/SMART Board
• Interactive whiteboard designed for engaging stu...
PowerSchool
• Web-based student information system
• Collaborative environment for parents, teachers, and
students
• Atten...
Prezi
• Cloud-based presentation software and storytelling tool
for presenting ideas on a virtual canvas
• Users can zoom ...
Kidblog
• Designed for K-12 teachers who want students to have
individual blogs
• Publish posts and participate in academi...
Conclusion
• Positive effects of technology in the classroom
• Steps to take to make sure technology is integrated in the
...
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  1. 1. Integrating Technology in the Classroom Educational Technology Presentation Artevia Murphy Parler
  2. 2. What is to be Learned • The need for technology • Student benefits from technology • School benefits from technology • Four key components of learning • Overcoming the fear of technology • Technology tool examples
  3. 3. The Need for Technology Technology has revolutionized the way we think, work, and play. It revolutionizes the learning process. Studies have shown that when integrating technology in the classroom, learning improves within students.
  4. 4. More Reasons Another reason for technology integration is for today’s students to have 21st century skills: • Personal and Social Responsibility • Planning, Critical Thinking, Reasoning, and Creativity • Strong Communication Skills • Visualizing and Decision Making • Knowing how and when to use technology and choosing the most appropriate tool for the task
  5. 5. 5 Minute Video Clip • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d59eG1_Tt-Q
  6. 6. Student Benefits • Improves learning • Engage more in learning • Promotes problem solving skills • Take responsibility for their learning outcomes
  7. 7. …students have expressed higher satisfaction from the computer mediated learning and rated the learning as more effective than in the traditional framework.
  8. 8. • E-learning includes advantages that are not found in traditional learning such as: Time for digesting information and responding Enhanced communication among learners The ability to conduct an open discussion Higher motivation and involvement among learners
  9. 9. School Benefits • If the school integrated more technology such as digital textbooks, how does that benefit the school?
  10. 10. Reasons • Archbishop Stepinac High School (White Plains) mentions if textbooks are $90 a piece and you have 6 subjects, than you’re almost at $600. • By buying an iPad mini or Galaxy, it will cost around $399 which will be cheaper than buying traditional textbooks.
  11. 11. More Reasons • Can prevent students from carrying a lot of textbooks around in their backpack • Easily accessible • Prepares students for life after high school as more colleges and universities are increasingly going digital
  12. 12. 4 Key Components of Learning
  13. 13. Active Engagement • Better student attitudes • Improvement in thinking and writing • Motivation to study • Long-term learning skills
  14. 14. Example of Active Engagement • Practice journal or blog writing to communicate with students
  15. 15. Participation in Groups • Develops task management skills • Allows the opportunity for different people to come together to create something greater than each member could achieve alone
  16. 16. Example of Participation in Groups • Group computer activities that allows participants to practice team building skills
  17. 17. Frequent Interaction • The definition of interaction is “the activity of being with and talking to other people, and the way that people react to each other.”-Macmillian Dictionary
  18. 18. Example of Frequent Interaction • Interactive whiteboards are relatively new with instructional technology. • These whiteboards are now taking the place of chalkboards and dry erase boards. • Studies have shown that using interactive whiteboards have increased student achievement.
  19. 19. Connection to Real World Experts • Complete an assignment other than the reason that it will be graded. • Embed multi-media in a rich context in which students can will learn and practice skills • Gather and present information • Solve problems
  20. 20. Example of Connection to Real World Experts • Connecting through student interests • Connecting through student experiences • Connecting through significant issues
  21. 21. Overcoming the Fear of Technology
  22. 22. 3 Major Reasons • Inadequate professional development • Lack of technical support • Few computers
  23. 23. Teachers fear of learning something new is one of the hurdles of integrating technology in the classroom. • Meet in small group professional-learning communities • Set aside time for teachers to look at other teachers use technology • Start with small, fast projects that enhances learning
  24. 24. 1 Minute Video Clip • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbhBAvhZ72c
  25. 25. Technology Tool Examples
  26. 26. Interactive Whiteboard • Promenthean Interactive Whiteboard/SMART Board • Interactive whiteboard designed for engaging students and delivering unique presentations • Promenthean board- is not touch sensitive • SMART Board-walk up to the board and touch the screen
  27. 27. PowerSchool • Web-based student information system • Collaborative environment for parents, teachers, and students • Attendance management • Optional seating chart formats w/student photos • Discipline management • Assessment reporting
  28. 28. Prezi • Cloud-based presentation software and storytelling tool for presenting ideas on a virtual canvas • Users can zoom in and out of their presentation media and navigate through information within 3D space www.prezi.com
  29. 29. Kidblog • Designed for K-12 teachers who want students to have individual blogs • Publish posts and participate in academic discussions within a secure blogging community • Practice writing skills • Reflect on learning http://kidblog.org/home/
  30. 30. Conclusion • Positive effects of technology in the classroom • Steps to take to make sure technology is integrated in the classroom

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