Using technology to reach 21st century learnersPresentation Transcript
By: Sarah Hobbs
UHCL Graduate Student
Students are very use to the technologies
they have available on a daily basis.
Many know how to use technology better
than their teachers and parents.
They use technology all the time. They are
very mobile and plugged in throughout many
of their activities.
Try to integrate technology but many lack
current technology resources
Many feel that they lack training on the
technologies that they have.
Many feel like they don’t have time to
implement technology effectively
Many do not have enough resources for an
Should be implemented into the classroom
because it can help teach all types of
Can help enhance already strong content
Helps students receive the 21st century skills
they need in order to be successful in the
Help increase student participation
Reach students at their level
Take students to places where we can not
travel as a class
Increase understanding of difficult topics
Add support to topics discussed in class
Provide additional learning opportunities to
support higher level thinking
Technology integration is not where students
attend a technology class.
True integration means that learning is
supported through the use of technology.
Technology and its benefits can not take away
the benefit of having a strong knowledgeable
The Strongest teachers use technology
to ENHANCE learning and move
students to new levels of
Step 1 –Determine
Step 2- Assess tech teks
Step 3- Decide objectives
Step 4- Design
Step 5- Prepare
Step 6- Analyze results
Step 7- make revisions Retrieved from Roblyer
Interactive white boards
Virtual field trips
Math and reading support programs
Visit other teachers using technology and
observe them. Don’t forget to ask questions.
Attend professional development for specific
Ask the technology specialist for assistance
Ask administrators to provide additional
Watch online tutorials and videos
Teachers are required to use technology in the
classroom, according to PEDAS requirements.
Technology TEKS are also a part of each grade level
curriculum and should be included as part of
Students need to be able to see technology at work
and produce work with it especially as they move
into higher level classes, that assume they know
basic technology skills.