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  • 1. By: Mechele Seville, Heather Schwartzmiller, & Lisa Gardner
  • 2. Introduction There are obvious benefits of using technology in the classroom. What might not be so apparent are the negative aspects. Research question “What are the pitfalls of technology usage in k-12 classrooms?”
  • 3. Literature Review Student Effects  Technology can:  be a distraction in class  have negative academic effects  can be used to cheat/plagiarize
  • 4. Literature Review Teacher Effects  Academic dishonesty  Lack of professional development  Lack of access to technology
  • 5. Arguments Technology has both positive and negative effects.
  • 6. Recommendations  Model appropriate and proper usage of technology in the classroom.  Incorporate technology into the lesson only if it is the most effective way of presenting the content.  To avoid plagiarism, teach students how to properly cite information in a creative way E.g. reader’s theater.  Develop a class website that contains appropriate student resources.
  • 7. Our Experiences  Computer tests  Number of student computers  Lack of teacher technology training  Classroom distractions
  • 8. Conclusion  Technology should be used in moderation.  How students choose to use technology makes the difference between helping and hindering learning.
  • 9. Conclusion continued…  “It is not simply the use of technology in general, but rather the purpose for which technology is used, that has consequences for academic engagement. A student may use computers, electronic mail, a PDA, or cellular phone primarily for social purposes; however, those same technologies can also be used for communication about academic matters, thereby increasing educational involvement” (Lloyd & Cooper, 2007).
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