Technology Wishlist• Desktop PC’s • Internet Access• Lap Tops/Tablets • Network Access• Projectors • Tech. Integration• Printers Spec.• Smartboards • Network• Scanners Administrator• • Tech. Assistant Cameras This seems a tall order until you consider…
DIGITAL DIVIDE• “30 Million American households do not have a computer…”• “For kids in low-income households, the only place to get online is at school…” Long, Cindy. “Mind the Gap” NEAToday Mar. 2008: 24-31.
Why Do We Need This?•Technology enhances student learning•Promotes productivity (of students and teachers)•Supports different kinds of learners•Allows for “real-world” connections
Learning• Constructivist Theory says that students learn by doing,making connections to things they already know.•Theory of Multiple Intelligences says that students learnin different ways•Technology supports all learning styles, and allows fordifferentiation
Enhance Learning According to How People Learn, “…[Technology] has great potential to enhance student achievement and teacher learning, but only if it is used appropriately.”Bransford, John D., et al, editors. How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition: Washington D.C., The National AcademiesPress, 2000. 206.
How It’s Being Used Click on Movie to Play http://blip.tv/file/683591
Tech GE’s and VT Standards The sample movie demonstrated the following…• IT 7-8:1 Students demonstrate proficiency in the effective use of technology• IT 7-8:3 Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity• VT 5.29 Students use the elements and principles of 2-D and 3-D design in the visual arts• VT 5.30 Students use a variety of visual arts media
Tech GE’s: What Students Should Know• Capture images and other information• Import them into a computer,• Launching a program (via local machine or network),• Modifying folders (naming, renaming, copying, pasting, etc.)
Vt. Standards for Art: What Students Should Know• Selecting and using a drawing program• Modifying a digital image (flip, rotate, resize, crop, etc.)• Saving images in the appropriate format (e.g., jpg, tif, gif).
Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences Verbal Visual Logical Kinesthetic Musical Intrapersonal Interpersonal Naturalist Existential
Verbal The ability to use language (oral or written) to express oneself• Podcasts• Word Processors• Blogs• Wikis
VisualThe ability to organize thoughts through the use of graphic images908070 • Charts/Graphs • Visual Organizers6050 East40 West30 North2010 0 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr • Tutorial Videos
Logical The ability to think analytically in order to solve problems• Spreadsheets• Flowcharts• Step Oriented
KinestheticThe ability to learn through physical movement and interaction • Tablet • Touchscreens • Games or Models http://interactive.usc.edu/archives/immersion%20touch%20screen.jpg http://www.charttiff.com/software/GPSxCAD/Pictures/Otter_TabletPC.jpg
Musical The ability to create music and recognize sounds, rhythms and patterns• Sound/Voice Recording• Music Compositon Software http://www.scena.org/lsm/sm9-4/images/sibelius-saisie-decran.jpg http://www.tempomusic.com/images/sibelius5_box_large.jpg
IntrapersonalThe ability to learn through self-reflection, with an understanding of emotions and attitudes • Blogs • Voice/Recorders http://www.more.net/about/podcast/images/rcamic01.jpg
Interpersonal The ability to work collaboratively and learn through personal interactions• Social Networking Software
Naturalist The ability categorize and understand the natural world • Science tools • Thermometers • Air Sensors http://www.greatscopes.com/biovid.htmhttp://www.tiptemp.com/assets/17/tipWD-35639-30.jpg
Existential The ability to understand the bigger picture and see their place in it• Wikis• Blogs• Social Networking Software
In Closing… Students have different learning styles They construct new learning from old experiences Technology can aid in learning, teaching, and productivity
Works CitedBransford, John D., et al, editors. How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition: Washington D.C., The National Academies Press, 2000. 206.Long, Cindy. “Mind the Gap” NEAToday Mar. 2008: 24-31.Prensky, Marc. “Adopt and Adapt: Shaping Tech for the Classroom.” Edutopia. 2 Dec 2005. 4 Feb 2008 <http://www.edutopia.org/adopt- and-adapt>Unknown. “Howard Gardner: Multiple Intelligences and New Forms of Assessment.” Edutopia. 1999. 17 Feb 2008. <http://www.edutopia.org/howard-gardner-interview#graph1>