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The importance of technology in education

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