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  • 1. Technology
  • 2. Computers
    • Computers are advancing at an amazing speed, this will change the way that education is handled in ways that can not be imagined. 
  • 3. Snapshot Survey
    • The Snapshot Survey done by Norris, was done to see how many teachers were using technology in their classrooms and what influenced their technology use. The research showed that students are not using technology for long periods of time
    • Fourteen percent of teachers are not using technology with their students at all.
    • Eighteen percent of teachers are using technology with their students for more than forty five minutes a week.
    • The majority of the teachers used technology with their students for an average of fifteen minutes a week.
  • 4. Cost
    • Technology is not cheap, and the initial investment is not enough. Technology must constantly be upgraded to keep up with the changes
  • 5. Age
    • The target grade level for students to be technically literate was set at eighth grade.
  • 6. Positive
    • In English language arts and social studies, teachers report observing significant change in student skills and knowledge acquired after their students’ first multimedia project. After student completion of the first multimedia project, teachers reported increased student knowledge in:
    • research skills,
    • ability to apply learning,
    • to real-world situations,
    • organizational skills,
    • interest in the content
  • 7. Local
    • A five-year report (1987-1992) by the Sacramento School District found that students using multimedia and telecommunications showed improved attitudes toward reading, social studies and science, and became more active and independent in learning. Some also showed improved reading scores.
  • 8. Work Cited
    • Darling, David. Computers of the Future. Parsippany: Dillon, 1996.
    • Hardin, Joseph, John, Ziebarth. Digital Technology and its Impact on Education. 200. University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign. 13 Feb. 2009 .
    • Hintz, Sandy, Martin Hintz. Computers in Our World Today and Tomorrow. New York: Watts, 1983.
    • Tapscott, Don. Grown up Digital: How the Next Generation is Changing the World. New York: Mc Graw-Hill, 2009.
    • Oblinger, Diana, James Oblinger. Educating the Net-Generation. 2005. Educause. 21 Feb 2009