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  • 1. Technology Plan 2010 Clinton Fortenberry EDLD 5362
  • 2. Out With the Old
    • Textbooks
    • Sitting Still
    • Not Talking
    • Working Alone
    • Computer labs
  • 3. In With the New
    • Laptops
    • Wireless Internet
    • Wikis
    • Smart boards
    • Collaboration
    • Wireless internet
  • 4. Students of 2010
    • Short Attention Span
    • Bored easily
    • Engrossed in Technology
    • Need visual stimulation
  • 5. Teachers
    • Many are not technologically savvy
    • Well meaning, but unable to develop technologically advanced lesson
    • Not sure how to incorporate new technology
    • Digital immigrant
  • 6. Parents
    • Unsure of letting children spend time with electronics
    • See a very different version of school than what they grew up with
    • Unsure children are learning and how to motivate a generation of children with no patience
    • Get answers like “Nothing”, or “It’s boring” when asking children what they learned at school
  • 7. What’s Next?
    • Districts must facilitate communication between teachers, parents, and students
    • Parents must feel welcome in schools
    • Information must flow back and forth freely
    • Districts must have a plan for creating communication and increasing student achievement
  • 8. How Will it Work?
    • Districts purchase and implement new technologies to capture student attention
    • Districts must keep close records on test scores, contact information, and student attendance
    • Online gradebooks allow parents to see grades at all times
  • 9. How Will it Work? (cont.)
    • Teachers will incorporate technology based lessons
    • Technology will be in routine usage
    • Internet will be available throughout the school
    • Internet will be filtered to protect students/teachers
    • Multiple laptop sets will circulate throughout all departments
    • Technology funding will be used to purchase, install, and implement new technologies, including teacher training
  • 10. How Will it Work? (cont.)
    • Teachers will be trained and allowed to experiment with new technology before it is used in the classroom
    • Administrators will hold teachers accountable for routine technology implementation
    • District will research technology purchases and only purchase programs/software that will have lasting relevance
    • Avoid purchasing cheap technologies on a whim
  • 11. How Long Will it Take?
    • Technology can be implemented immediately
    • Internet lessons can be completed without expensive programs
    • Immediate results can be expected, but future planning must be done to help the district focus on and budget these programs
  • 12. Will it Work?
    • Student achievement should be enhanced with increased focus on technology
    • Students will be free to explore and take ownership of learning without the fear of internet predators
    • Students can’t help but get excited about technology implementation
  • 13. Works Cited
    • 2009 Horizon Report K-12.
  • 14. Works Cited (cont.)
    • Arsham, H. (2002, March). Impact of the internet on learning and teaching. USDLA Journal, 16.3 .
    • Graziano, M., Lenhart, A., & Simon, M. (2001, September 1). The internet and education: Findings of the pew internet and American Life Project.
    • Hitlin, P., & Raine, L. (2005). The internet at school. Pew Internet and American Life Project . 
    • Levin, D., & Arafeh, S. (2002). The digital disconnect. The widening gap between internet-savvy students and the schools . Pew Internet and American Life Project.