Today we will be talking about 4 major topic areas, student achievement, student attitudes, use of updated technology and supporting our teachers. All of these major goal points relate to each other. The better support we offer our teachers, the more technology they will feel comfortable using in the classroom. When appropriate, the correct use of technology can increase the positive attitude of our students, thus giving us better student achievement. In today’s economy and job market, the better we prepare our students for life in the classroom, the better they will find their own place in society.
An important part of educating achild is the development of positive attitudes towards people, the environment, and learning. It is essential to address attitudes consciously, professionally and explicitly within our curriculum. Every classroom has the positive attitudes we aim for, displayed. Teachers recognise these attitudes as they occur in daily routines by children and adults. Class lessons and activities for the students are planned based on these attitudes.In 2009 Adam Berrett conducted a study for his thesis paper, in it he notes: “The integrated technology had no detectable effect on learner outcomes. There were no significant difference between mean learning gains and the different variables tested: class size, gender and teaching styles. However, there did appear to be a positive effect on the students behavior and attitude for learning the material.” Using technology in the classroomStudent Feedback from study done by Belinda Soo-Phing TEOH and Dr.Tse-KianNEOLearning MotivationI can access it wherever I wanted to.Web method more easier way, able to access anytime, anywhere.I prefer to use Web method because I am very bad in communication and quite blurry.I love to get tutorials from the internet. Easy to catch up.I always browse website for learning tutorials.ContentClear and organiszdI was able to learn.• Language is simple and easy to understand• Info is clear and easy to understand.• It was presented nicely and really organized.Multimedia& Interactivity There’s not much text to bore me and many visuals to interact with which isfun.• Allows us to learn more and the multimedia element really helps a lot.• Am motivated as my eyes are interacted with something fun.• The interactive features will lock the information that I just read in my mindlonger.• The interactive features give a deep image in my mind after study.Web Features The best features of a web module are the external links. The external linksand animations are helpful.• Yes I enjoy the Web module because I am not learning alone anymore.
Student AchievementTalk about quote in slide, ask if the group would agree with this statement?How do we create an engaging environment?In next slides we’ll talk about Online Communities and 1:1 study done by American Digital Schools.
Online Learning Communities like that created by a seventh grade science teacher uses a class blog to add supplemental instruction to many of her students. For some, the links to audio, text and video help them understand the key concepts of the material being covered. For others, it is a way to add more content to the material and challenge. Each student, whether needing additional help or needed to be challenged, an online blog gives teachers a way to help each and every student succeed. Online Communities can come in the form of Blogs, Wikis or other such systems like Moodle or Desire 2 Learn.American Digital Schools did a study in 2006 says that:19% of all student devices today are mobile and that 50% will be mobile in 2011Online learning in the eight main subject areas is currently used by only 3.8% of students, By 2011, this will grow to 15.6%
Talk about what technologies we have had in the classroom and how we have naturally evolved into using newer technologies.
Students are already coming to school with portable computers and devices such as an iPhone and iPod in hand. So they’re used to gathering information on the web, getting their email, watching lectures, getting directions, or pinpointing exactly where their friends are — anytime and anywhere.
17% of district directors believe their current professional development program is prepared to support 1:1 computing effectively. In contrast, 73% of superintendents rank professional development extremely important in these same initiatives. American Digital Schools (2006 study)We can also offer in-service training, provide funds for off campus trainings and on-going updates. Without the ongoing updates, we will loose the battle to stay current with technology. As teachers, we all need to be constant learners just as we expect our students to be.
Today we talked about 4 major topic areas in regard to technology use in the classroom. It is vital that we hold to these ideas so that our children become well rounded, educated and productive members of our communities and society.Thank You. Any Questions?
EXCITED & ENGAGED CLASSROOMS
Using Technology in the Classroom
Attitude is Generally Positive
“It is the teacher - what the teacher knows and can do -
that is the most significant factor in student
achievement.” ~~ Harry K. Wong
How do we create an engaging environment
where all of our students can achieve beyond
Student Achievement Helping Hands
Online Learning Communities
How to Build an Online Learning
American Digital Schools (2006
Shows 19% of all student devices
today are mobile and that 50% will
be mobile in 2011
Online learning in the eight main
subject areas is currently used by
only 3.8% of students, By 2011, this
will grow to 15.6%
Updated Technology Uses
Currently Using Should be Using
Composition Books Blogs
Magazine Cutouts Multimedia Graphics
VCR TV carts iTunes University
Chalk &Marker boards Multimedia &
Letters and Notes Interactivities
(chat, email, links)
Today’s students expect
constant access to
classroom and beyond.
Which is why more and more
faculty are using iTunes U to
distribute digital lessons to
Supporting our Teachers
17% of district directors believe their current
professional development program is prepared to
support 1:1 computing effectively. In contrast, 73% of
superintendents rank professional development
extremely important in these same initiatives.
American Digital Schools (2006 study)
Today we talked about
Technology in the Classroom
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