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Education Consultant
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Overview of technology in the classroom.

Overview of technology in the classroom.

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  • 1. Education Consultant for Information & Communications Technology Wayne Davies
  • 2. Information
    • constraint, communication , control, data, form , instruction, knowledge, meaning, mental stimulus, pattern, perception, representation
  • 3. Communication
    • The dimensions of communication comprise content, source, form , destination and purpose.
    • Technology has an impact on source and form and affects destination.
  • 4. Technology
    • Technology is a practice developed using the scientific method .
    • What is the scientific method ?
    • Collect data through beliefs, knowledge, observation and experimentation.
    • Formulate and test an hypothesis based on results.
    • Undergo peer review.
  • 5. ICT
    • Information and Communications Technology is the application of technology to the learning process.
  • 6. Educational Goal of ICT
    • To complement the teacher-student relationship with tools and methods that facilitate and enhance learning.
  • 7. Tools
    • Are these in order of coolness?
    • Books
    • Pencils
    • Pens
    • Smart boards
    • Projectors
    • Tablets
    • Audio and video recording and playback devices
  • 8. Tools in the Classroom
    • Official
    • computer labs and computers in classrooms
    • class website to display student work
    • class wikis and blogs (problematic)
    • Unofficial?
    • smart phones
    • e-book readers, tablets
    • audio playback devices
  • 9. ICT Facilities (Unesco)
    • Simulations : virtual laboratories, or work areas
    • Video/Audio Conferencing, Broadcasting: remote lectures, presentations
    • Lecturing : Slides using LCD projector or overhead
    • Hypermedia , Didactic courseware, Intelligent Tutoring (self-paced learning): using Internet, using software on computer
    • Automatic testing/feedback : prepackaged or teacher-generated
    • E-books: used in the place of textbooks and exercise books
  • 10. Methods
    • They include problem-based and inquiry based teaching.
    • Examples:
    • situational problems in math
    • teacher-generated questions in social science
  • 11. Through the Grades
    • Nursery School and Preschool
      • Children can’t use logic; are egocentric and tactile
      • Pretend cellphones, computers, busyboxes
    • Grades 1 to 3
      • Children can use logic with some help; becoming social
      • Acquire knowledge about technology
      • Collect media; label and file appropriately
      • Fantasy role playing, avatars
      • Simple Word Processor
  • 12. Through the Grades
    • Grades 4 to 6
      • Children begin to think logically from 12 onwards
      • Learn word processing, spreadsheet, database, email software
      • Explore : Internet , graphics software, capture and change sounds
      • Use ICT for knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis
      • Wikis, blogs, streaming videos, mashing, electronic portfolios
  • 13. Through the Grades
    • Grades 7 to 9
      • Learn to be independent, discriminatory and reflective with technology, especially the Internet
      • Learn how to navigate and use the Internet, wikis, blogs, email and websites safely
      • Simulation games, electronic portfolios
      • Flipped-classroom homework videos
      • Internet research, word processing, text, video and image presentation
      • Use ICT for knowledge comprehension application, analysis, synthesis, evaluation (by Grade 9)
  • 14. Through the Grades
    • Grades 10 and 11
      • Learn how to use ICT to manage themselves : gleaning information from websites, using calendars, career development websites, working independently and collaboratively on projects
      • Simulation games
      • Flipped-classroom homework videos
      • Electronic portfolios
      • Internet research, word processing, spreadsheets
      • Video production
  • 15.  
  • 16.
    • Learning Management Systems
      • Online delivery:
        • Calendars, courses, reports and transcripts
        • Messaging, forums and notifications
        • Test markup languages and grading
      • Blended delivery: face-to-face learning with computer mediation
      • Process-based assessments using simulations of real-world situations
  • 17. How Technology Enhances Education (Jenkins)
    • Simulation : safe and dynamic models of real-world processes
    • Multitasking and distributed cognition : interact with tools and expand mental capacity
    • Networking and collective intelligence : pooling knowledge through social media, etc …
  • 18. Technology’s Role
    • Let’s get constructivist and ask questions!
    • Does information concerning new technology in education have value?
    • Is new technology too expensive or too difficult to use?
  • 19. Technology’s Role
    • What does a student learn from experiencing technological innovation?
    • What role does technology play in shaping a student’s future?
    • Does technology circumvent, replace or enhance the traditional relationship between teacher and student?
  • 20. A Consultant’s Work
    • Here is some of what a consultant may do.
    • Establish contacts in each school.
    • Inquire about how technology is used in schools.
    • Keep up-to-date with emerging hardware, software and Internet applications.
    • Advise on new technologies.
    • Act as resource for new technologies (guides and slide presentations).
    • Give workshops introducing new technologies.
  • 21. Myself
    • I’ve many transferable skills .
    • Eleven years in high school
    • very familiar with the modern students’ educational needs and wants
    • can make decisions based on my experience as a high school teacher
    • Eight years in technical writing
    • schooled in computer-based information systems
    • experienced in how computers are used in business
    • skilled at explaining how to use technology