Innovation Public High School (IPHS) need to address their issues in order to prosper in the 21 st century technological era.
The lack of funds to support a professional development program for teachers
The lack of funds to acquire new equipment and software
The lack of technical support
The lack of technical knowledge of students, teachers, and administrators
The lack of access to technology from school and home
With budget increases within a year, IPHS will receive new equipment with enough technical support to accommodate all staff in a timely manner.
Increasing technical support, IPHS need a safe, intuitive, online environment that connects administrators, teachers, students and parents in a responsible way. All parties can interact and ask questions, share knowledge, and rely on experiences.
An Educational Technology Specialist will facilitate each staff development session to train all stakeholders how to use the new equipment and software.
A program will be created that provides laptops to qualifying students to assist them in completing homework assignments and projects at home.
IPHS must also understand the differences between educational technology and instructional technology to integrate technology into the curriculum successfully.
Association for Educational Communications and Technology (2001). What is the Knowledge Base? Retrieved from http://aect.org/standards/knowledgebase.html
“ The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is a professional association of thousands of educators and others whose activities are directed toward improving instruction through technology” (2001).
Edtech, Boise State University, 2011. What Is Educational Technology?. Retrieved from http://edtech.boisestate.edu/web/edtech.htm
This website has a lot information regarding the ways of design, deliver, facilitate, and manage instruction for learners of all ages, whether it is face-to-face in a classroom, online, or a combination of methods.
Educational Technology in US Public Schools: Fall 2008 (April 2010) http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2010/2010034.pdf
“ This report provides national data on the availability and use of educational technology in public elementary and secondary schools during fall 2008. The data are the results of a national school-level survey that is one of a set that includes district, school, and teacher surveys on educational technology” (2010).
International Technology Education Association (1995). Condensed Glossary. Retrieved from http://www.iteaconnect.org/TAA/Resources/TAA_Glossary.html
This website provides a detailed explanation of the field of educational technology and defines instructional technology. “The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) is the professional organization for technology, innovation, design, and engineering educators”(1995).
J. Tarjan and D. Spence, "What I (a Faculty Member) and What I (a Chief Academic Officer) Learned From Team Teaching in Both a Classroom and a Distance Learning Environment," Exchanges: The Online Journal of Teaching and Learning in the CSU . Retrieved from http://www.exchangesjournal.org/print1119.html
This article provides information about the combination of rich media tools with relatively simple and ubiquitous technology, such as chat rooms, discussion boards, and interactive Web environments, to name a few.
School District U46, 2011 Instructional Technology, 2011. Retrieved from http://www.u-46.org/
This article provides a look at what Instructional technology is from a students’, teachers’ and parents’ point of view. This article speaks about how to integrate technologies like cameras, CD players, PDA's, GPS devices, computer-based probes, calculators and electronic tools.