“ Research and evaluation shows that technology can enable the development of critical thinking skills when students use technology presentation and communication tools to present, publish, and share results of projects.”
Impact #3… Technology increases student test scores. When teachers incorporate computers into their instruction, students’ test scores increase.
Impact #4… Technology serves for helping teachers in their teaching styles. “ Lesson planning should focus first on content and classroom strategies, then on ways in which technologies can enhance the lesson.” (Brabec, p. 11) Technology Tools Uses Talk Board For students who struggle with communicating Document Camera For students who are visually learners and benefit from modeling Adapted Mouse For students with motor difficulties Amplification System For speech-impaired or hard of hearing students
Impact #5… Technology provides an increasing opportunity for student-centered instruction. Technology Tools Uses Word Processors (Word) Develop a variety of documents Spreadsheets (Excel) Organize and arrange data in a neat and efficient way Internet and other Search Engines Allows the capability to search for information PowerPoint Creating a presentation for a large group Clicker A device for large group assessment or class participation Smart Board Student interaction in teaching and learning