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  1. 1. USING TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT Allison Gilbert W200 August 7, 2009
  2. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS <ul><li>Critical Issue: Using Technology to Improve Student Achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Using Technology to Improve Instruction and Raise Student Achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Technology and Student Achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Works Cited </li></ul>
  3. 3. CRITICAL ISSUE: USING TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT BY: LEARNING POINT ASSOCIATES <ul><li>With the passage of NCLB ,efforts to integrate technology into schools and classroom practices must not only acknowledge but also provide evidence that technology assists in meeting these accountability demands. </li></ul><ul><li>NCLB requires states to demonstrate that &quot;every student is technologically literate by the time the student finishes the eighth grade, regardless of the student's race, ethnicity, gender, family income, geographic location, or disability&quot; (U.S. Department of Education, 2001). </li></ul>
  4. 4. CRITICAL ISSUE: USING TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT BY: LEARNING POINT ASSOCIATES <ul><li>Students can learn &quot;from&quot; computers—where technology used essentially as tutors and serves to increase students basic skills and knowledge; and can learn &quot;with&quot; computers—where technology is used a tool that can be applied to a variety of goals in the learning process and can serve as a resource to help develop higher order thinking, creativity and research skills </li></ul><ul><li>A major concern of many educators with regard to educational technology is its potential to exclude those who may not have access to it, or may not be able to use it. Regardless of what research may indicate concerning positive effects of technology on student learning, technology will be of limited use in achieving the goals of NCLB if is not available to all students. </li></ul>
  5. 5. MY THOUGHTS ABOUT USING TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT <ul><li>NCLB makes it important that students are educated in technology by the time they are out of 8 th grade </li></ul><ul><li>Computer technology can help support learning and is especially useful in developing the higher-order skills of critical thinking, analysis, and scientific inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>Students can either learn “with” computers or “from” computers </li></ul>
  6. 6. USING TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE INSTRUCTION AND RAISE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT SOUTHERN REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL BOARD <ul><li>Practically every American school is connected to the Internet, and many teachers know how to use computers and “digital content” in their classrooms. The challenge is to accelerate the use of technology in preparing all students for a world that relies heavily on high-tech methods and devices as well as on high-level academic skills </li></ul><ul><li>In gauging the importance of professional development, Education Week concluded that it matters more whether teachers have been trained to use technology than how long they have been teaching </li></ul>
  7. 7. USING TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE INSTRUCTION AND RAISE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT BY: SOUTHERN REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL BOARD <ul><li>High-quality lesson plans that use technology to teach academic subjects are just“a mouse-click away” </li></ul><ul><li>The internet can be used for specific assignments such as weather related tasks which can also improve math skills </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers in a school district in Texas learned how to produce technology-based lesson plans that they shared with one another via the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>As part of the district’s project to integrate technology across the curriculum, teachers had to submit at least 10 lesson plans per year that link technology and academic learning. </li></ul>
  8. 8. MY THOUGHTS ABOUT USING TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE INSTRUCTION AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT <ul><li>Students had increases in reading, mathematics and science in direct proportion to growth in the use of computers </li></ul><ul><li>I found it interesting that it is just as important that the teacher know how to use and be comfortable with the technology the students are using </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can use technology to improve their instruction and assist other teachers, share ideas, and give feedback </li></ul>
  9. 9. TECHNOLOGY AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT BY: NANCY PROTHEROE <ul><li>Schools have often been uncertain about </li></ul><ul><li>the outcomes they want to achieve </li></ul><ul><li>with technology </li></ul><ul><li>Assessments of the impact of </li></ul><ul><li>technology are really assessments of </li></ul><ul><li>instruction supported by technology </li></ul><ul><li>Most achievement tests do not reliably measure the wide range of outcomes sought. New measures need to be used that can assess outcomes such as improved problem-solving skills, deeper understanding, and higher motivation, all of which may be affected by the technology </li></ul>
  10. 10. TECHNOLOGY AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT BY: NANCY PROTHEROE <ul><li>The dynamic nature of technology makes meaningful evaluation difficult. By the time long-term studies are completed, the technology being evaluated is often outdated. </li></ul><ul><li>When used appropriately, computer technology stimulated increased teacher student interaction and encouraged cooperative learning, collaboration, problem solving and student inquiry skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Students from computer-rich classrooms demonstrated better behavior and had lower absentee and drop-out rates than students from class- rooms lacking computers. </li></ul><ul><li>Computer-based teaching was especially effective among populations of at-risk students . </li></ul>
  11. 11. MY THOUGHTS ON TECHNOLOGY AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT <ul><li>I think it is interesting to consider that by the time there are results of long term use of technology in classrooms that technology is already outdated </li></ul><ul><li>It is also important to keep in mind that assesments of technology are often assements of instruction supported by technology </li></ul><ul><li>A good point in the article is to see that student-teacher interaction improves with the use of technology </li></ul>
  12. 12. CONCLUSION <ul><li>Technology is a very important tool students need to be familiarized with early on in their education </li></ul><ul><li>It is just as important that teachers are educated and comfortable with the technology they are using </li></ul><ul><li>There are many ways that computers can be used for various types of learning and achieve multiple curriculum goals </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can also use technology to become better educators and share ideas </li></ul>
  13. 13. WORKS CITED <ul><li>Bottoms, G. What role does technology play in raising student achievement? Using Technology to Improve Instruction and Raise Student Achievement, </li></ul><ul><li>Honey, M (2005).Technology and Youth: Wired Schools and Wired Lives. Using Technology to Improve Student Achievement , </li></ul><ul><li>Protheroe, N (2005).Technology and Student Achievement. National Association of Elementary School Principles , 85(2) , 46-48. </li></ul>
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