The Importance of Technology in Education<br />By: Catherine Casper<br />
Benefits of Educational Technology <br />Improves overall skills in Math, Reading, and Writing<br />Breaks the mundane learning cycle, learning becomes more interesting<br />Prepares students for the future<br />
What is Educational Technology?<br />Educational Technology is a way for teachers to deliver content to students, different direct and face to face. In doing so, teachers will use mechanism of informational technology to deliver educational materials.<br />
How do we use technology in the classroom? <br />Deliver lessons<br />Research within the classroom<br />
Who uses technology? <br />Teachers<br />Students<br />Administrators<br />Parents<br />
Impact of technology in education. <br />Develops a positive attitude towards learning<br />Increases skills of students<br />Increases work skills for the workforce<br />
A few ways to use technology in the classrooms. <br />Create a web page to display student assignments, writings, and art work<br />Videoconferencing with classrooms around the world<br />Spreadsheets to keep classroom data organized<br />Spreadsheets to make math more interesting<br />Publish a class newspaper<br />
Potential Problems.<br />Distracts some students<br />Can be very expensive to keep updated<br />Not all teachers are comfortable using technology, creating inconsistencies<br />Teacher are not properly trained<br />
Making sure the use of technology is successful on your campus. <br />Teachers need to be properly and continuously trained. <br />Administrators need to set clear goals for the use of technology<br />Technology selections need to be useful instead of troublesome <br />Provide the appropriate technical support for teachers<br />
Goals for teachers using technology. <br />Understand what technology you are using <br />Determine how this technology will better serve your goals and objectives<br />Make sure the technology is enhancing your lessons<br />Is it clear that the technology will directly encourage the learning of all students<br />
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