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  • 1. TextTechnology in the Classroom Positive Enhancement to Traditional Teaching...
  • 2. TextTechnology in the Classroom Positive Enhancement to Traditional Teaching...
  • 3. Or negativeand potentially dangerous distraction? Could it be both?
  • 4. Computers in schools are multiplying:During the 1984-85 school Students per computer in public schoolsyear, there were 63.5 studentsfor every one computer in 70public schools. During the1997-98 school year, there 52.5were 6.3 students for everycomputer. And in the 352004-2005 school year, therewere 4.0 students for every 17.5computer.Taken from: Computers in Public Schools — 0Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/askeds/ 1984-1985 1997-1998 2004-2005computers-public-schools.html#ixzz1SfRnDcnq
  • 5. To see how one school uses Computers and technology in other various ways, technological click here: aids are beingincreasingly used http:// in classrooms to voicethread.com/ enhance ?#q+computers learning. +in +school.b232280. i1207851
  • 6. But problems and dangers do exist...
  • 7. But problems and dangers do exist...Technical difficulties Potential for cheatingInappropriate and Cyberbullyingineffective usage Cyber predatorsNecessity of ongoingeducator trainingTechnology gap - rich vs.poorDependency on technologyDiminishing social skills
  • 8. Research Purpose: Thegoal of this research is to determine, understand, and suggest solutions for the problems associatedwith the use of technology to educate.
  • 9. Technical problems hinder teaching and learning. If replacement computers arent available, valuable classroom time is wasted. (Miles, 2011)Technical Difficulties Is technology enhancing well-thought out lesson plans, or is it being used as Ineffective Uses a substitute for quality, interactive teaching? Ongoing Training Required Technology is improving rapidly!Can district training keep teachers one step ahead of their students?
  • 10. The Technology Gap
  • 11. The Technology Gap Is technology affordable in every district? Is professional development for all teachers possible? Does every student have access to a computer outside of the classroom?(Merrow, 2009)
  • 12. Dependency on Technology (Dare I say “Addiction?”) For a discussion on the future of children growing up in this technological age, go to: http://voicethread.com/?#q +dependence+on +technology.b755163.i399883 3 (Gentile, 2004)
  • 13. Decline in traditional social skills, relationships and activities It is much more convenient to text someone or write on their Facebook than it is to pick up the phone and call them or much less, talk to them in person. (Payne, 2009)Computers can alienate students from the teacher,potentially causing them to learn less. (Stream,2011)
  • 14. Cheating Why bother writing an essay if I can download one off the web? if I can read aWhy bother reading summary online in less than a minute? Why bother studying if my friend can text me the answer? (Merrow, 2009)
  • 15. http:// Bullying www.youtube.com/ watch?v=aa6Vxc4cB2w Predators http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=Cx7RemmnAiI& NR=1CYBERBULLYING ANDONLINE PREDATORS
  • 16. But what can we do? Finding somesolutions benefits both educators andstudents alike. By understanding thedifficulties posed by technology in theclassroom, teachers can formulate waysto solve the problems and enhance the student’s learning environment with safe and efficient uses of modern teaching aids.
  • 17. What Solutions?Train teachers regularly Give students access to school computers outside of school Educate parents to limit use for entertainment purposes Use technology creatively as enhancement to learning, but let them play and socialize too Monitor carefully to avoid cheating and prevent danger
  • 18. Conclusion
  • 19. ConclusionTechnology: Friend or Foe? “Ultimately, the quality of the class Told you it will depend solely on the quality was both! of the teacher and not the presence of technology.” Hollowell, 2010
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