Technology In The ClassroomPresentation Transcript
Technology in the Classroom Lori Elliott EDA 725
Students in the 21 st Century
Today’s students – K through college – represent the first generations to grow up with the new technology. They have spent their entire lives surrounded by and using computers, video games, digital musical players, video cams, cell phones, and all the other toys and tools of the digital age. Computer games, email, the Internet, cell phones, and instant messaging are integral parts of their lives.
- Marc Prensky (2001)
Are you a digital immigrant?
Test your knowledge
The purpose of this project is to investigate the need for technology in the classroom. This need is based upon learning theories. The purpose is also to provide suggestions for appropriate use of technology in the classroom.
Howard Gardner: Multiple Intelligences
Carol Ann Tomlinson: Differentiated Instruction
Robert Marzano: Classroom Instruction that Works
Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works (2007)
Review of Literature
Marc Prensky: Coined the terms digital native and digital immigrant
Eric Jensen: A Fresh Look at Brain Research (Phi Delta Kappan, 2008)
Rewiring the Brain
Prensky and Jensen present research that the brain of the digital natives is different because of neuroplasticity and malleability.
Use of Technology in Classrooms
“If we want to remain relevant in the lives of students, then we must use strategies and materials that fit the learning styles of the digital native.”
- Nussbaum-Beach (2008)
Step by Step
Technology is a tool, not the teacher.
Engagement = Learning
Students do not need to “unplug” when they come to school.
Teachers must understand and use the technology themselves.