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Technology in the classroom

  1. 1. Technology in the Classroom Jose Ortiz U HCL
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Technology has been around a long time </li></ul><ul><li>Many schools are trying to </li></ul><ul><li>integrate technology </li></ul><ul><li>Word processors and </li></ul><ul><li>typewriters were introduced </li></ul><ul><li>long ago </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>Must prepare students for real world </li></ul><ul><li>Many schools already use technology </li></ul><ul><li>State wide technology plans for integration in school districts </li></ul>
  4. 4. Benefits <ul><li>Student engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Student productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Student projects </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative learning </li></ul>
  5. 5. Benefits <ul><li>Student scores increase </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher morale </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping up with technology </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher flexibility in </li></ul><ul><li>lesson </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why Technology? <ul><li>Advances student learning </li></ul><ul><li>Helps with teacher productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Makes learning fun for teachers and students </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps schools up to date with the world </li></ul>
  7. 7. Examples <ul><li>Video conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Projectors </li></ul><ul><li>Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Document readers </li></ul><ul><li>Smart boards </li></ul><ul><li>Read around the world </li></ul><ul><li>Internet activities </li></ul>
  8. 8. Examples <ul><li>Online grade books for teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher help – lesson planning </li></ul><ul><li>Laptops </li></ul><ul><li>Scanners </li></ul><ul><li>Handheld devices </li></ul><ul><li>Ordering product for schools </li></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul>
  9. 9. Cautions <ul><li>Don’t rely too much on technology </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure to train staff </li></ul><ul><li>Involve students </li></ul><ul><li>Model </li></ul><ul><li>Integration not isolation </li></ul><ul><li>Teach with technology not </li></ul><ul><li>just showing and using technology </li></ul>
  10. 10. Integration <ul><li>Teachers having professional development sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Principals and other administrators being onboard with technology </li></ul><ul><li>Up to date equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing with other schools </li></ul>
  11. 11. Integration <ul><li>Students helping students </li></ul><ul><li>Tutoring system for technology </li></ul><ul><li>Parental involvement with schools </li></ul><ul><li>Parent/teacher volunteers (contact) </li></ul>

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