Technology: the last educational frontier By Jerica Coleman
the issue… Due to a slipping economy, budget cuts, and dated educational views technology has become a untapped resource in many American classrooms.
what are the benefits?
Is technology effective?
Is it cost effective?
Improving computer literacy
Motivating students to learn
Benefits of using technology in the classroom
Improving Computer Literacy Aids in… Making students productive members of society Keeping students up to date with technology Preparing them for college success Makes the students “well rounded”
ENIAC Click on the picture to learn more about this computer from 1946!!! Picture from: http://www.seas.upenn.edu/about-seas/eniac/operation.php
Motivation Read this article about Pluto and write 1 paragraph about it… Watch this PBS video about Pluto and write 2 paragraphs about it… Interactive slide… Click on the heading that is interesting to you & see a activity that matches those interests!
What did you pick? If you’re like most students you rather watch a semi interesting video about Pluto instead of reading a dry article! Free access to educational videos are another awesome way technology can enhance a classroom!
According to the Huffington Post 2010, America’s educational rank is 14th overall. Which makes America Average!
Incorporating technology into K-12 programs can aid in the effort to make America’s education back into a world class leader
The country that is more technologically literate/advanced will be on top
Top 10 College Degrees Management Information Systems/Business Data Processing Computer Engineering Marketing/Marketing Management Information Sciences & Systems Economics/Finance All information from CNBC: http://www.cnbc.com/id/23795840?photo=1
Top 10 College Degrees Continued… Business Administration/Management Computer Science Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Accounting All information from CNBC: http://www.cnbc.com/id/23795840?photo=1
According to Cradler and Bridgforth, 1994, technology is effective in the following ways…
“Increases the preparation of students for most careers and vocations”
“Improves attitude and confidence -- especially for 'at risk' students”
“Increases student collaboration on projects”
“Significantly improves student problem solving skills”
“Improves writing skills and attitudes about writing for urban LEP students”
Is Technology cost effective??? True… technology is pricy! It is also true that a lot of technologies are free! If you have internet access in your classroom, you have recourses! You just might have to do some research Free examples: Skype Youtube
Conclusion Technology’s benefits
Improves problem solving skills
Technology is cost effective
When we utilize free online software
With a little research
Technology is effective
when used effectively
When taught effectively
Any way you slice it, technology in the classroom is a great idea!
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Bibliography Continued… Penn Engineering - ENIAC Museum. (n.d.). Penn Engineering - Welcome to the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). Retrieved July 19, 2011, from http://www.seas.upenn.edu/about-seas/eniac/operation.php TECHNOLOGY: ITS EFFECTS ON CHILDREN. (2010, May 26). ESMAR. Retrieved July 20, 2011, from http://esmar-ufg.blogspot.com/2010/05/technology-its-effects-on-children.html Technology: A Catalyst for Teaching and Learning in the Classroom. (n.d.). North Central Regional Educational Laboratory. Retrieved July 17, 2011, from www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te600.htm The Pluto Files | NOVA | PBS Video. (2010, March 2). Home | PBS Video. Retrieved July 19, 2011, from http://video.pbs.org/video/1425502261/
Bibliography Continued… U.S. Falls In World Education Rankings, Rated 'Average'. (2010, December 7). Huffpost Education. Retrieved July 20, 2011, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/07/us-falls-in-world-education-rankings_n_793185.html Thank You!!!