Using technology in order to enhance student learning pp

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Using technology in order to enhance student learning pp

  1. 1. Using Technology In Order To Enhance Student Learning In The Classroom<br />Matthew S. Davis<br />Action Research Project<br />Arkansas State University<br />ELCI 6533 Theories of Instruction<br />
  2. 2. Literature Review Findings<br />“Suddenly, I possessed the means to take the tools of my teaching—class discussion, essay writing, and literature—and launch them into a different dimension, a different space…”(Rochette 2007) on using technology in her classroom for the first time. <br />“When technology leads to rethinking the curriculum to fully incorporate new tools, the impact can be profound.” (Kleiman, 2000)<br />
  3. 3. Background<br /><ul><li>Students use technology in their lives away from the classroom
  4. 4. Technology helps to keep students engaged
  5. 5. Technology allows students to have fun while learning.</li></li></ul><li>Purpose/Relevance<br />Will using technology enhance student learning in the classroom?<br />What types of technology are best suited for schools?<br />What if I (the teacher) am not tech savvy?<br />
  6. 6. Data Collection/Method<br />During the school year 07/08, all material was presented via lecture only. <br />Worksheets were given for review and reinforcement<br />During the school year 09/10, all material was converted to power point presentations<br />Slide shows were used for review <br />Slide shows were used on a smartboard as interactive games.<br />
  7. 7. How data was collected: Cont.<br />I used student records from 2 different school years<br />07/08, eight students were taught content all year without the aid of power point presentations.<br />09/10, eight students were taught with power point presentations.<br />Cumulative folders were looked for data<br />Student progress reports were also a source of data.<br />Comparing student pass rates on state standardized and benchmark tests<br />
  8. 8. Results: Comparing results based on technology usage….<br />With out technology<br /><ul><li>Average student grade was 83
  9. 9. 60% pass rate on benchmark testing
  10. 10. Average State Standardized test score was 423 (below 400 = fail, 400 to 499 = pass, 500-600 = pass advanced proficiency.) All scores fell within the pass range. </li></li></ul><li>Results: Comparing results based on technology usage continued….<br />With Technology<br />Average student grade was 90<br />80% pass rate on benchmark tests<br />Average State Standardized test score was 477 (below 400 = fail, 400 to 499 = pass, 500-600 = pass advanced proficiency) 3 students received pass advanced proficiency scores!<br />
  11. 11. Conclusion:<br />Based on data collection:<br /><ul><li>Technology obviously enhances student learning in the classroom.
  12. 12. Student in-class participation doubled
  13. 13. Homework and independent projects were completed in a more acceptable and timely manner.
  14. 14. Daily attendance increased </li>

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