TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM Technology of education is an array of tools that might prove helpful in advancing student learning. An increased use of technology in the classroom by K–12 teachers yields a perceived positive impact on student learning, engagement and the development of 21st century skills. Technology in the classroom can help students become capable users, information seekers, problem solvers and decision-makers.
EXAMPLES OF DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGY Smartboard An interactive white board that allows the teacher to project an image from a laptop to the front of the room.
EXAMPLES OF DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGY Elmo Projector The main purpose of the Elmo projector is to display documents and other objects on the wall or board that are translucent that the teacher wants to magnify for the students to see.
EXAMPLES OF DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGY Projector Projectors hook up to the teacher’s laptop and projects the screen from the laptop on the white board in the front of the room. This allows students to see a larger version of what is on the laptop screen.
EXAMPLES OF DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGY Eggspert This is the flashing, beeping, buzzing, interactive game system that can be used anywhere in the classroom. It has two fun game modes, Quiz Show and Wheel of Fortune.
Technology in the classroom can be used in many ways: Computer Software TV CDs Class Blogs Online Grading and Response WebEx PowerPoint ..And many more!
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY Assistive technology is technology used by individuals with disabilities in order to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible. Using this type of technology will help children with disabilities become more independent.
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY Aids for Daily Living Blind and Low Vision Communication Computers Deaf and Hard of Hearing Environmental Adaptations Prosthetics Transportation Walking Wheeled Mobility
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY DEVICES• Computer Example: • EZ Eyes Keyboard • Keyboard has large print so it’s easier to see and use
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY DEVICES Communication MegaBee It uses eye movement and blinking as a method to select letters.
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY DEVICE Deaf and Hard of Hearing Global 360 Alarm Clock/ Timer with Bed Shaker This device wakes you up by vibrating the bed.
BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY Everyone’s opinion will vary on how technology is best used in the classroom. Whatever is best for that classroom, and as long as the teacher is trained.
TYPE OF LEARNING IT’S BEST USED WITH Technology increases the number of ways that educators can teach students by creating more dynamic visuals. Technology engages many types of students regardless of learning style, language barriers and academic needs.
ADVANTAGES Exploring the world beyond textbooks When schools install SMART interactive Whiteboards in the classroom, teachers are no longer limited to presenting information from a textbook. Students can use the web for experiments that would be impossible to try within the constraints of a standard science classroom. The entire world of the web is at their fingertips! Empowering students With technology, students are invited to participate in interactive technology-based learning, they take ownership of their educational process. Students don’t have to sit there while the teacher lectures. Students feel proud when they learn how to use computer technology in their classroom. This helps them to be more motivated in the classroom that they can do things independently. Better attendance rates Some schools have iPads available for the students to learn, and this encourages students to come to school more. The children are interested because the learning is with something they can relate to.
ADVANTAGES CONTINUED Increased student productivity 65% of educators believe technology has helped students become more productive in the classroom. Technology helps students access information more quickly without limiting students to just the resources available in the classroom and libraries. Connect with the students more easily
DISADVANTAGES Upkeep and maintenance expenses Once technology is provided for the schools, the cost of upkeep and maintenance can be too great for the school to maintain. There are new things coming out daily, so having up-to-date software is very expensive. Broken equipment could also be very expensive for school budgets. In order for the school to be successful in using technology it must be up to date. Time lost There are many times that there are connection problems, downloading issue, and other issues that can cause road blocks when doing a lesson. There are many demands of students and the amount of time spent in the classroom is more and more valuable. Not trained A teacher needs to be trained to use the proper equipment because if they don’t understand it then how can it be taught? Overuse and misuse of laptop Overuse of laptops by students will make them slowly forget how to write by their hands. Also, children can misuse laptops by using them for the internet, or things that they aren’t supposed to be on during class.
CONCLUSION “Teachers will not be replaced by technology, but teachers who don’t use technology will be replaced by those who do.” –Sheryl Nussbaum- Beach