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Technology for Teachers Contemporary Issue Topic Laurie Darby

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    Contemporary technologytopic Contemporary technologytopic Presentation Transcript

    • ContemporaryTechnology Topic Whiteboards
    • Traditional chalkboards and dry erase boards are being replaced.It’s so much more!• More elaborate presentations• Interactive• Multimedia
    • Kids Connect• Auditory lessons can be created using the multitude of information available on the computer• Physical students are excited about coming up to the board and using the technology• Mental students are using multisensory connections• Also visual and manual
    • TechnologyMost common US brands are • Whiteboard Technology• Promethean is being included in• Smart board classrooms worldwide.• Other brands • 90% of classrooms in – eBeam the United Kingdom – Hitachi Starboard and Australia have this – Polyvision technology
    • What Can This Technology Accomplish?• The best use is the multiple media applications, text, pictures, games and graphics• Application of interactive projects• Teachers must focus on the content not the technology
    • Pros and ConsDraw Backs Benefits• Technology is expensive • More information faster• Teachers require training • New and fun for kids who and time to practice are gaming, texting, etc. strategically • Teacher can work from the• Takes up space; it is desk installed over a plasma screen• Sometimes the technology isn’t working
    • Looking Down the Pike….
    • Smart Desks
    • Sources• http://downloads01.smarttech.com/media/sitecore/en/pdf/r esearch_library/special_ed/smart_inclusion- breaking_news.pdf• http://downloads01.smarttech.com/media/sitecore/en/pdf/r esearch_library/special_ed/closing_the_gap- smart_inclusion_for_the_21st_century_classroom.pdf• www.closing thegap.com/smartinclusion/