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  • 1. Why Use Technology inthe Classroom?By: Melanie McCarthy
  • 2. What is technology? Merriam-Webster defines technology as the specialized aspects of a particular field or endeavor. When we think of technology, we think of tools  Cars  Televisions  Computers  Handheld Devices  Advances in the medical field
  • 3. We live in a high-tech world! Technology is a part of our daily lives.  Email  Transportation  Online Collaboration  Text Messaging  Voice Commands Our lives have evolved as new technologies were introduced and implemented.
  • 4. How can technology help students? The outside worlds is technologically advanced. Introduces and familiarizes students with technologies they will see once they join the working world. Allows them to develop skills the outside world demands.
  • 5. Presentation Software PowerPoint  Facilitates collaboration among students during group projects  Students take pride in developing and editing a final product Smart Boards, Projectors, Lumens, ELMOs  Highly visual and interactive  Promotes class participation and movement
  • 6. What kinds of technology can beused in the classroom? Presentation Software and Devices  PowerPoint  Smart Boards  Projectors/Lumens/ELMOs Document Production  Word  Excel Collaboration Programs  Google Docs Games  World of Warcraft  Civilization Social Networks  Facebook  Twitter
  • 7. Document Production Microsoft Word  Allows students to create their own product  Students take pride in creation and editing of a final product  Allows students to quickly and easily spot mistakes and change them Excel  Promotes organization  Promotes interest in math related subject matter
  • 8. Gaming Fosters development of key skills demanded from the working world  Allows players to create programs specific to their goals  Allows players to recruit other players  Allows players to create strategies and manage disputes  Promotes collaboration and problem solving Creates unique and effective learning environment Bridges the gap between the classroom and the real world
  • 9. Social Networking 60% of students age nine to 17 report using social networking to discuss school related issues Creates an online educational community beyond the classroom Facilitates collaboration and discussion Proves education is not limited to solely the classroom
  • 10. ReferencesDoering, A.H., & Roblyer, M. D. (2013). Integrating educational technology into teaching (6th Edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ. Pearson Education, Inc.Groff, J., Haas, J., Klopfer, E., & Osterweil, S. (2009). Using the technology of today, in the classroom today. The Educational Arcade. Retrieved from http://education.mit.edu/papers/GamesSimsSocNets_EdArcade.pdfPulda, Arnold. Using technology in the classroom. The College Board. Retrieved from http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/members/homepage/11376. htmlAuthor Unknown. (2012, March 8). New research shows promise of technologyto help teachers reach individual students, but can’t replace emotional work ofclassrooms. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from http://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-research- shows-promise-of- technologies-to-help-teachers-reach-individual- students-but-cant-replace- emotional-work-of-classrooms-2012-03- 28