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  • 1. Technology: the last educational frontier
    By Jerica Coleman
  • 2. the issue…
    Due to a slipping economy, budget cuts, and dated educational views technology has become a untapped resource in many American classrooms.
  • 3. Questions raised…
    • what are the benefits?
    • 4. Is technology effective?
    • 5. Is it cost effective?
    • Improving computer literacy
    • 6. Motivating students to learn
    • 7. competition
    Benefits of using technology in the classroom
  • 8. 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”
  • 9. ENIAC
    Click on the picture to learn more about this computer from 1946!!!
    Picture from:
  • 10. 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!
  • 11. 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!
  • 12. Competition
    • According to the Huffington Post 2010, America’s educational rank is 14th overall. Which makes America Average!
    • 13. Incorporating technology into K-12 programs can aid in the effort to make America’s education back into a world class leader
    • 14. 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
    All information from CNBC:
  • 15. Top 10 College Degrees Continued…
    Business Administration/Management
    Computer Science
    Electrical Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
    All information from CNBC:
  • 16. According to Cradler and Bridgforth, 1994, technology is effective in the following ways…
    • “Increases the preparation of students for most careers and vocations”
    • 17. “Improves attitude and confidence -- especially for 'at risk' students”
    • 18. “Increases student collaboration on projects”
    • 19. “Significantly improves student problem solving skills”
    • 20. “Improves writing skills and attitudes about writing for urban LEP students”
    So… Is Technology effective???
  • 21. Yes, Technology is effective….
    • Teachers have to be properly trained
    • The technology has to fit the lesson
  • 22. 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:
  • 23. Conclusion
    Technology’s benefits
    • Improves problem solving skills
    • 24. Boosts confidence
    Technology is cost effective
    • When we utilize free online software
    • 25. With a little research
    Technology is effective
    • when used effectively
    • 26. When taught effectively
    Any way you slice it, technology in the classroom is a great idea!
  • 27. Bibliography
    10 College Degrees In Most Demand - CNBC. (n.d.). CNBC. Retrieved July 20, 2011, from
    Cradler, J., & Bridgforth, E. (n.d.). Recent Research on the Effects of Technology on Teaching and Learning. Wested. Retrieved July 20, 2011, from
    McIntosh, E. (n.d.). Technology's impact on learning: PechaKucha - Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Learning. Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Learning. Retrieved July 19, 2011, from
    O'Hara, S., & Pritchard, R. (n.d.). What is the Impact of Technology on Learning? | | An Education & Child Development Site for Parents | Parenting & Educational Resource. Retrieved July 17, 2011, from
  • 28. 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
    TECHNOLOGY: ITS EFFECTS ON CHILDREN. (2010, May 26). ESMAR. Retrieved July 20, 2011, from
    Technology: A Catalyst for Teaching and Learning in the Classroom. (n.d.). North Central Regional Educational Laboratory. Retrieved July 17, 2011, from
    The Pluto Files | NOVA | PBS Video. (2010, March 2). Home | PBS Video. Retrieved July 19, 2011, from
  • 29. Bibliography Continued…
    U.S. Falls In World Education Rankings, Rated 'Average'. (2010, December 7). Huffpost Education. Retrieved July 20, 2011, from
    Thank You!!!