Technology Integration Podcast


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Technology Integration Podcast

  1. 1. Technology Integration: The Next Step Colleen Ites Dr. Hargrave - CI 501 July 11, 2008
  2. 2. Definition and application of educational technology <ul><li>Reiser and Ely (1997) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Changes to definition reflect changes in technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Standards are revamped as technology evolves </li></ul><ul><li>Educators are learning experts; students are tech integration experts </li></ul><ul><li>Use both to implement technology education across the curriculum </li></ul>
  3. 3. The technology skills divide <ul><li>Established teachers not prepared or confident in technology skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Often teach to the technology standard as opposed to integration of technology skill </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pre-service tech training is evolving </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leaves skills divide between old and new staff </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology integration will only succeed with overall community support </li></ul>
  4. 4. Technology mentors <ul><li>Create technology mentors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have staff use Technology Integration Matrix from USF for baseline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pair teachers skilled in technologies with those who are not </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet in pairs, small and large groups throughout the year to discuss and develop </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use of feedback and revision loops will build staff knowledge overall </li></ul>
  5. 5. The how-to’s of technology integration <ul><li>Make language or technology common in all classrooms and subject areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Science: VR media for dissections, natural sciences, & engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math: algorithms for search engines & software design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social studies: United Mindstreaming & media deconstruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language arts: audio-books and tech-rich texts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialists: VR and application software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Must be taught naturistically & seamlessly </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher competence & confidence essential </li></ul>
  6. 6. Using student schema <ul><li>Students come in with extensive problem-solving skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ownership and use of cell phones, i-pods, and handheld devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bilingual in TXT or IM languages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to download video or audio files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to circumvent parent protocols </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Educators need to build on these skills, not try to suppress them; become co-learners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Necessary skills for workforce of the future </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Student equity and technology <ul><li>Determine those at disadvantage & partner with those who are not </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ELL, special needs, at-risk, religious or cultural tech stigma, lower SES; often bring fresh perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Encourage student creations using technology and student choice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student must defend creations; creates atmosphere of mutual respect and new classroom schema </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid gender, racial, or status bias </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow ownership of material through appropriate audio and video </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use non-graded formative assessment to encourage risk-taking and acceptance of new ideas / viewpoints </li></ul>
  8. 8. Technology integration is not an option <ul><li>Tech integration is a skill students need for the rest of their lives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students: tolerance of others’ viewpoints is essential skill </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers: must be advocates for tech integration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrators: become support system for tech integration of staff & students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community: school is no longer just the 3R’s </li></ul></ul>
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