Why Technology is Important for Education

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  • キ  I am here today to present a plan for change in our school. We have a good school, but our world is changing and we need to make sure that we are keeping pace in order to give our students the best possible education and prepare them for life once they leave this place.
  • Our world is changing at a mind-boggling pace. It’s hard to keep up, but we need to try.
  • キ  I would like to propose that we increase our budget spending in the area of technology. キ  Our computers are outdated, our network is unreliable, and only a few teachers are attempting to use technology in their classrooms. We need to become intentional in our use of technology. Our technology plan must be one that gets used; it cannot just sit in some file cabinet somewhere.
  • . Our students must receive the best education possible and technology needs to be a part of that!
  • Many College Students Lack Needed Tech Skills When students enter college, they either have it or they don't. And which side of the digital divide they fall on may well shape their identities and what route they take into careers, suggests a new study. "Even though there is no prerequisite for knowing about technology to get to the university level -- there are requirements for math, science and other things -- there is no technology prerequisite," she said. "But once you walk onto campus, you can't enroll in classes, you can't get financial aid, you can't get onto Blackboard (a widely used electronic education software suite), you can't answer emails. If you have no technology knowledge, you will not even survive the first week at most university campuses."
  • New technologies require new literacies. The 20th century paper/pen literacy skills form the basis for a new literacy which will be developed through the use of technology.
  • Already this generation has embraced new technology: the phones, the social networks, gaming. They approach technology without fear – now we need to get them learning the stuff that will really help them later in life.
  • One of our goals as a school is to create self-directed learners. If we constantly manage their learning in all areas, they will never learn to learn independently. Project-based learning and constructivist education are aided by technology. Independent learning is often more stressful and difficult for students, but the difficulty will create a tension that fosters learning, followed by confidence, and resulting in self-directed learners. When students discover the joy of learning - the joy of learning something new that they had in the early grades - then you’ve achieved something great!
  • Increasingly, global teams are required to learn to work effectively in the absence of regular face-to-face interactions. More and more businesses are structured in teams. Students need to be taught to work together, to practice working together, and to learn the tools that allow them to collaborate online.
  • For example, interactive video programs have been demonstrated to increase problem-solving skills. Students across nine states who used Jasper video software as a centerpiece for mathematics instruction for three to four weeks were compared with students who did not. The comparative research demonstrated that the students in classrooms who used the Jasper video programs were better able to complete complex problem-solving tasks (Cognition and Technology Group, 1992). How Does Technology Influence Student Learning? CARET
  • Why Technology is Important for Education

    1. 1. The Importance of Technology in Education By Charles W. Brue
    2. 3. Increase Spending <ul><li>Outdated computers </li></ul><ul><li>Unreliable network </li></ul><ul><li>Only a few teachers are are attempting to use technology in the classroom </li></ul>We need a plan!
    3. 4. Our students must receive the best education possible… … and technology needs to be a part! WHY?
    4. 5. To prepare for college. “ If you have no technology knowledge, you will not even survive the first week at most university campuses.” Joanna Goode, a professor of education studies in the University of Oregon's College of Education.
    5. 6. New skills are needed for a changing workplace <ul><li>Digital-age literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Inventive thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Effective communication </li></ul><ul><li>High productivity </li></ul>“ Workers will need to build on the skills of the 20th Century by mastering a new and different set of skills in the 21st Century” Daniel Pink A Whole New Mind
    6. 7. New technologies require new literacies. The 20th century paper/pen literacy skills form the basis for a new literacy which will be developed through the use of technology. Exercise norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. Ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media. Ability to identify, retrieve, evaluate and use information. Digital Citizenship Media Literacy Information Literacy
    7. 8. … .become more comfortable with technological devices. When students use technology in the classroom, they will … Already this generation has embraced new technology. Now we need to use that affinity for technology to teach them necessary skills and knowledge for life.
    8. 9. … .become self-directed, independent learners.. When students use technology in the classroom, they will … Project-based learning Constructivism Motivation
    9. 10. … .learn to work in teams and collaborate. When students use technology in the classroom, they will …
    10. 11. … .develop better higher order and problem-solving skills. When students use technology in the classroom, they will … video programs have been demonstrated to increase problem-solving skills
    11. 12. Summary Slide <ul><li>Increase Spending </li></ul><ul><li>Our students must receive the best education possible… </li></ul><ul><li>To prepare for college. </li></ul><ul><li>New skills are needed for a changing workplace </li></ul><ul><li>New technologies require new literacies . </li></ul><ul><li>more comfortable with technological devices. </li></ul><ul><li>self-directed, independent learners. </li></ul><ul><li>work in teams and collaborate. </li></ul><ul><li>higher order and problem-solving skills. </li></ul>

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