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  1. 1. Technology Use Vs. Technology Integration Which is better? By: Ellyn Garrett
  2. 2. Technology Use: <ul><li>Technology use is when you have electronic equipment available, and you use it in the classroom </li></ul>
  3. 3. Technology Integration <ul><li>Technology integration is like technology use because you are using the equipment that is available to you. </li></ul><ul><li>However, you are using this equipment productively. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Which is better? <ul><li>I believe that technology integration is what schools should be focusing on. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will benefit more from the productive and active use of technology in their classrooms. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is a part of their everyday lives, and it always will be. Knowing how to integrate it into other curriculum is essential for them. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why do some people lean towards technology use? <ul><li>Monetary Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Time Constraints </li></ul><ul><li>Is it effective? </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Don’t Know How to Use It </li></ul>
  6. 6. Budgets <ul><li>Having the money to acquire technology for schools is always an issue. </li></ul><ul><li>Most technology critics believe that schools can not afford technology for their students. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Time <ul><li>Some critics believe that there is not enough time to implement technology into the school day. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is usually a complex thing to teach so it takes up a lot of time. </li></ul><ul><li>They believe that it is hard enough to meet the requirements of other curriculum, and that technology is just added stress. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Effectiveness <ul><li>There has not been an excess amount of research done over the effectiveness of technology in education which makes some critics believe that it is not important. </li></ul><ul><li>Critics often wonder this because they believe it would be published if it was important. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Teacher and Technology <ul><li>Some teachers that have been in the teaching profession for awhile are computer and technology illiterate. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers should be trained in technology so they are able to teach it productively. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Why should technology be implemented in schools? <ul><li>Society relies on technology. </li></ul><ul><li>It enables and assists with communication </li></ul><ul><li>It encourages creativity. </li></ul><ul><li>Grade improvement has been linked to technology integration. </li></ul><ul><li>Kids enjoy working with technology, and it makes them excited about coming to school. </li></ul><ul><li>Students with special needs are often able to complete work better when they use technology. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Society and Technology <ul><li>Society requires technology in many ways. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will have to use technology in society to function as a citizen. </li></ul><ul><li>Most jobs require the use of technology. </li></ul><ul><li>They will also need technology integration to be competitive students and citizens. The more they know, the more they will stand out to future employers and clients. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Communication and Technology <ul><li>Technology is essential for communication, and without technology integration students would be less able to communicate effectively. </li></ul><ul><li>Using technology to communicate connects students to the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can communicate </li></ul><ul><li>through: phone lines, </li></ul><ul><li>emails, video conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>and much more. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Creativity <ul><li>Students can use the web to gather ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Using technology allows students to express themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>It encourage them to communicate with others. This helps them think critically about ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>It allows them to research topics by using more resources. If they did not have the web or other technology they would be limited to books. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Grade Improvement <ul><li>They are engaged in literacy while they are on the web. </li></ul><ul><li>Students spend more time on their work because they are engage in it while using technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology integration improved students’ reading and writing skills. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Pure Enjoyment <ul><li>Students are enthusiastic about working with technology. </li></ul><ul><li>The like the fact that they can write papers faster and modify their work without having to start all over. </li></ul><ul><li>When students are doing work with technology they are more engaged in the curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is a way for students to feel connected to the world. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Students with Special Needs <ul><li>Technology enables students to express themselves easier and freely. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology, such as computers, create a comfortable environment for students because they are non-judgmental. </li></ul><ul><li>It is beneficial for students that struggle with short attention spans. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can take all the time they need when using technology because it is self-paced. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Teachers and Technology <ul><li>Teachers should strive to integrate technology into their lessons. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers should not be afraid to admit they need help learning more about technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage your schools to go to technology education workshops. </li></ul><ul><li>By incorporating technology in your classroom you are supporting your student’s future. For example, it prepares students </li></ul><ul><li>for college, careers, and other </li></ul><ul><li>real-world events, </li></ul>
  18. 18. One Last Thought <ul><li>“ While that report includes some controversial proposals, there is nonetheless a remarkable consensus among educators and business and policy leaders on one key conclusion: we need to bring what we teach and how we teach into the 21st century.” </li></ul><ul><li>( How to Bring Our Schools Out of the 20th Century) </li></ul>
  19. 19. Articles And Websites That I Used For Resources <ul><li>How to Bring Our Schools Out of the 20th Century </li></ul><ul><li>Computers as Mindtools </li></ul><ul><li>Meaningful Learning </li></ul><ul><li>50 ways to integrate technology [by Anne Leftwich] </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Integration: Part 1 & Part 2 </li></ul><ul><li>The Technology Rich Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>The World at your Fingertips </li></ul>
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