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Technology Infusion Presentation

  1. 1. Technology Infusion Presentation Betsy Beach Administration of Technology Resources FRIT 8132
  2. 2. Whole School Setting <ul><li>Betsy Beach </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Infusion Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>FRIT 8132 </li></ul><ul><li>Urban school system </li></ul><ul><li>Title One School </li></ul><ul><li>Last year, this school </li></ul><ul><li>did not meet AYP. </li></ul><ul><li>Currently, this school </li></ul><ul><li>offers school choice as </li></ul><ul><li>an NI (needs </li></ul><ul><li>improvement) school. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Classroom Setting: Numbers and Demographics <ul><li>Betsy Beach </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Infusion Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>FRIT 8132 </li></ul><ul><li>7 th grade </li></ul><ul><li>Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>110 students on team total </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 28 students per class </li></ul><ul><li>35% African American </li></ul><ul><li>25% White </li></ul><ul><li>40% Hispanic </li></ul>
  4. 4. Classroom Setting: Test Results <ul><li>Betsy Beach </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Infusion Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>FRIT 8132 </li></ul><ul><li>100% of the students on this teacher’s team passed the English/Language Arts section of the CRCT. </li></ul><ul><li>98% of the students on this teacher’s team passed the Reading section of the CRCT. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Classroom Setting: Collaborative Model <ul><li>Betsy Beach </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Infusion Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>FRIT 8132 </li></ul>Following a new ‘push-in’ collaborative model, this classroom consists of one special education teacher and one general education teacher. There are approximately 9 special education students and 19 general education students. Having taught together for 4 years now, the two teachers are excellent co-teaching models.
  6. 6. Objectives Supported <ul><li>Betsy Beach </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Infusion Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>FRIT 8132 </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher is using technology to support the following county and state objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>use search routines to locate databases and on-line information </li></ul><ul><li>use reference works to gather information: dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedia, atlases, almanacs, CD ROM, databases and Internet </li></ul><ul><li>select and narrow topic and research questions </li></ul><ul><li>categorize and organize information using maps, webs and outlines </li></ul><ul><li>prepare table of contents and bibliography </li></ul><ul><li>use available technology to assist in writing </li></ul>
  7. 7. What type of technology is being used on a daily basis? <ul><li>Betsy Beach </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Infusion Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>FRIT 8132 </li></ul>Assignment as explained to the students: Based on nonfiction articles they have recently read, the students will pick a research topic. Before students read the article, they began a KWL chart about the topic. Now, after reading the articles, students still have many lingering questions about their topics. Using their newly developed research skills, students will research their remaining questions, create a power point summarizing their findings, and present the information to the class.
  8. 8. What type of technology is being used on a daily basis? <ul><li>Betsy Beach </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Infusion Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>FRIT 8132 </li></ul>Phase One: Research After booking a computer lab for her students weeks in advance, the teacher is finally able to begin her research unit. Using the following website, students are allowed to exercise a bit of freedom in the sources from which they draw information. Instructional Resources
  9. 9. What type of technology is being used on a daily basis? <ul><li>Betsy Beach </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Infusion Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>FRIT 8132 </li></ul>Phase Two: Creation of Power Point presentation Since many of the students are technologically savvy, they did not require much help getting started in Power Point. Saving their files to the network frequently, students were completely engaged and excited to report their research findings. As per their objectives, students were diligent about citing their resources. Their bibliographies were close to perfect since they were learning how to do them on a computer…the backspace key came in handy on those works cited pages!
  10. 10. What type of technology is being used on a daily basis? <ul><li>Betsy Beach </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Infusion Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>FRIT 8132 </li></ul>Phase Three: Presentation Thanks to a local special tax, every classroom has been fitted with a ceiling mounted projector that can be connected to teacher laptops or the one student workstation in the classroom. The teacher I interviewed uses this on a daily basis for her warm-up and on a weekly basis for Power Point presentations. Because the Power Points were saved on the network, they were easily accessible for the students. Using Power Points allowed the students to show their creativity while displaying their ability to master the objectives.
  11. 11. What difference has this technology made? <ul><li>Betsy Beach </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Infusion Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>FRIT 8132 </li></ul><ul><li>When the teacher began this unit 4 years ago, it took twice as long to complete because of the lack of knowledge of the internet and power point. </li></ul><ul><li>Compared with objectives (like grammar, for example) that are less hands on, the students retain the research objectives much more often. Because the students are able to actually do the objectives, they are more likely to remember it come test time! </li></ul><ul><li>Students are more engaged! Technology is definitely ‘cool’ as far as the students are concerned. The teacher notices that the more she uses technology, the more attentive her students are. And the less discipline notices she writes! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Support Issues <ul><li>Betsy Beach </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Infusion Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>FRIT 8132 </li></ul><ul><li>This teacher is very technologically savvy, so she can solve many of her tech issues. However, there are some issues that she struggles with… </li></ul><ul><li>To log into a computer in the lab, students must have their student ID and password. This tends to create many problems. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students forget their passwords. When this happens, the teacher must email the TCT, and the password will not be reset for at least 24 hours. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>With an extremely transient population, new students’ paperwork is processed slowly, causing lag time in between students’ arrival and the point they can log in. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>With over 2500 students at the school and only six computer labs, the teacher sometimes faces a challenge in securing a lab for student use. Planning ahead is the only way to ensure a lab. </li></ul>

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