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  • * Insert a title that reflects the needs of your audience. Suggested titles include: Success for All Students; Achieving High Standards; Learning with Technology; or Expanded Learning Through Technology. * Begin your presentation by relating a story – from districts or schools that are familiar to you or drawing from EDvancenet technology stories – that provides a "snapshot" of a learning experience expanded and enhanced by technology use. Such a snapshot could include: • a description of the activity • the learning goals • the technologies used • how the students were involved * Describe the role of policymakers and school leaders in supporting the learning experience you describe by, for example, developing administrative support, engaging stakeholders, and advocating for professional development. BE AWARE of the questions and concerns typically in the minds of policymakers and school leaders. Some of these include (a) how they will fund the program, (b) how to know if a program will really make a difference, (c) what it will cost, (d) how to address equity issues, (e) how to involve the community and have a program that reflects its input, and/or (f) how much to comfortably rely on others for necessary technical information. For additional pointers, review “Tips for a Winning Presentation” on the EDvancenet Web site at .

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  • Integrating Technology — the “Why” Best Practices in World Languages
  • Technology continues to change . . .
    • • teaching
    • • learning
    • • the learning environment
    What are you seeing in these areas?
  • Are we adequately preparing our students for today and tomorrow? How does technology fit? Technology Standards Refreshed
  • National Technology Standards (NETS) Refreshed “ What students should know and be able to do to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly digital world …”
  • NETS * Students
    • 1. Creativity and Innovation
    • 2. Communication and Collaboration
    • 3. Research and Information Fluency
    • 4. Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving & Decision-Making
    • 5. Digital Citizenship
    • 6. Technology Operations and Concepts
  • Does Technology Improve Student Achievment?
    • An analogy to that question could be the question “Do pencils improve student achievement?” The answers to both are, it all depends on what you do with them.
    • Research can be imprecise and difficult to apply.
    • Tests often do not examine skills that information technology helps students learn.
  • Students Learn . . .
    • 10% of what they read
    • 26% of what they hear
    • 30% of what they see
    • 50% of what they see and hear
    • 70% of what they discuss with others
    • 80% of personal experience
    • 90% of what they say as they do it
    • 95% of what they teach
    Cook & Cook, 1998, as quoted in “Education Insights” presentation by Diana Oblinger, IBM Global Education
  • What evidence is there that “information technology” helps students learn?
  • Rephrase the question…
    • W hat evidence is there that the information technology we want to use—in the ways we propose to use it, for the curriculum we want to teach in the time we have, with the teachers we employ and with the professional development and technical support we can provide—will help our students learn better?”
    • Information Technology in Education: A Backgrounder for Reporters , ISTE, 1999, <http://www.iste.org/Research/Projects/Background>
  • Assessing Teaching/Learning with Technology
    • Is the technology being used &quot;Just because it's there&quot;?
    • Is the technology allowing the teacher/students to do Old things in Old ways?
    • Is the technology allowing the teacher/students to do Old things in New ways?
    • Is the technology creating new and different learning experiences for the students?
  • How are Stevenson teachers and students using technology to teach and learn?