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  • Increasing technology integration in the classroom
    Brandon Freel
  • Overview
    Current technology in use
    If it isn’t broke, why fix it?
    Forms of technology used
    Implementing new technology
  • Why Technology, why now?
    Without the integration of technology in our schools, we are only putting the students at a disadvantage and closing them off from the outside world.
    “Technology is like a fish. The longer it stays on the shelf, the less desirable it becomes.” – Andrew Heller
    Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road” – Stewart Brand
  • Current technology in use
    • Overhead Projectors
    • Computers
    • Internet
    • Regular email communications
    • Assignments with an online resource requirement
  • Student Perception of Technology Use
    The Good
    Students reported being exposed to a variety of technologies in their college classrooms
    The Bad
    Students described ways in which faculty members are ineffective in their use of technology.
    The Ugly
    Several student responses described faculty members as using technology in order to “hide behind it”.
  • Percentage of students exposed to different types of technology in their college classes
  • Why teachers aren’t using technology
    Intimidation
    Students know how to use it better than they do
    Lack of preparation
    No prior knowledge of programs
    Fear of programs not operating
  • Why schools should install technology?
    >90 percent of all schools are connected to the Internet
    >33 percent of teachers have Internet access in their classrooms
    Financial incentives are a time-tested method of encouraging teachers
    School systems can provide compensation for professional development in technology on weekends or during summers
    Mini-grants can be used to reward teachers who develop innovative uses for classroom technology
  • How to implement technology
    • Prepare a technology budget
    • Write technology grants
    • Order, install, and inventory software and hardware
    • Provide technology in-services for teachers and staff
    • Establish after school computer programs
  • Coaching Teachers at Different Skill Levels
    A school may be home to educators with a wide variety of skill levels in technology
    Individual tutoring, peer coaching, collaboration, networking, and mentoring
    Teachers learn at different rates
    Have individual needs when mastering new skills
    Technology training should be flexible yet cover a comprehensive set of skills.
  • Computer Technology
    • Powerpoint
    • Web page design programs
    • Wiki web pages
    • Email
    • Video chatting
  • Internet Technology
    • Skype
    • Facebook
    • Diigo
    • Online homework assignments
    • Youtube
    • Blogs
  • Percentage of teachers who believed selected technologies were essential in their teaching 2000-01
  • Summary
    • Provide incentives for teachers to use technology
    • Provide technology in-services for teachers and staff
    • Utilize free programs offered on the internet
    • Utilize computer programs to enhance lessons
    • Establish after school computer programs
  • References
    Ivers, K.S. (2003). A teacher's guide to using technology in the classroom. Retrieved from http://books.google.com
    Gahala, J. (2001, October). Critical issue: promoting technology use in schools. Retrieved from http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te200.htm
    Smith, G.E. (n.d.). Student perceptions of technology in the classroom: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Unpublished manuscript, Department of Psychology, Elon University, Elon, North Carolina. Retrieved from http://faculty.mckendree.edu/ATLAS/student_perceptions.htm
    U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences. (2005). Computer technology in the public school classroom: teacher perspectives (NCES 2005-083). Washington, DC: Retrieved from http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2005/2005083.pdf