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  • 1. Technology in Classrooms Ashley Sylvester
  • 2. Why Integrate Technology• Technology has become an important part of our classroom. In the early 1900’s places of business, homes, and schools did not have technology such as computers and mobile devices anywhere. Many people dismissed the use of technology in school, but because of the technology advancements school teachers now use technology such as mp3 players, cell phones, and tablet computers to help enhance student learning.
  • 3. Before Technology • Type writers • Dial Up telephones • Postal Mailed Letters • Over head projectors • Chalk boards • Videotapes
  • 4. Technology used today• Cell phones• Personal Computers• Portable Tablets• iClicker• Interactive Whiteboard• Graphing Calculators
  • 5. Benefits for technology Integration • Fast communication • Better engagement • Student motivation • Better instructional material
  • 6. Benefits for technology integration• Better Interaction• Increase family involvement• Enhance real world skills
  • 7. Things to consider with technology• Students prior knowledge• Availability of computers at school and home• Accountability and safety• Accessibility• Classroom management
  • 8. Things to consider with technology• Patience is the key• Is the technology effective and appropriate• Is the technology purposeful• Ethical use
  • 9. Sample Lesson (Elementary) Computer Care PosterLevel: K-2Objective: The student will use KidPix or MS Paint and createa poster about computer careProcedure:1. The teacher discusses computer care rules with students2. The student creates 2 posters on scrap paper that illustrate computer care rules3. The student chooses one of their drawings to illustrate computer care rules4. The students uses KidPix of MS Paint to create a poster about computer care5. Student print poster6. The teacher displays the best posters around the computer in the classroom to remind students of proper computer care
  • 10. Sample Lesson (Middle School) Cyber Trip USA Level: 6th Objective: The student will read for information, use the internet for research, and create a travel brochure for a state Procedure 1. Assign each student a state to research 2. Go to the computer lab or library to do research. Half the students use computers and the other half use printed material 3. Repeat process to insure all students have access to both resources 4. Students assemble their travel brochures uses Microsoft Word 5. Students will then create a Work Cited page that list where they found their information 6. When they finish, they print out the brochure and Work Cited Page
  • 11. Resources• Why Integrate Technology into the Curriculum• Technology Lesson Plans• General Technology Education Issueshttp://technology-to-enhance-