Technology in Today’s Society<br />Demands for technology in today’s world require extensive knowledge in this discipline <br />It has been demanded that student’s get a better grasp of technology in school<br />
Importance of Teachers<br />It’s very important that we as teachers:<br />Have knowledge of the technology that we bring to bring all of our students <br />Bring the best possible resources for technology available to our students<br />
Benefits of Proper Technology Integration<br />Those who greatly benefit with proper technology integration are Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students<br />
Benefits of Proper Technology Integration<br />LEP students will able to:<br />Learn and comprehend higher order level thinking skills <br />Achieve academic success <br />Achieve success in with the state standardized tests<br />
How Can This be Done?<br />The administrator needs to focus on supporting their teachers with adequate professional development in technology<br />
Proper Technology Integration for Teachers<br />Most teachers cannot be expected to learn how to use educational technology in their teaching successfully through a quick one-time fast-paced workshop<br />
Proper Technology Integration for Teachers<br />Teachers need to have:<br />A training that is long enough to get a better grasp on the technology sources<br />An in-depth hands-on training that will allow the teachers to use and learn the technology resources <br />
Benefits of Proper Professional Development for Teachers<br />Teachers be more proficient with the continuous new technology skills are ever changing and properly integrate the technology in the classroom. <br />
Benefits of Proper Technology Integration from Teachers<br />If technology is to be properly integrated, students will be able to:<br />Have a positive attitude in school<br />Will become more knowledgeable and more proficient with technology<br />Will be able to have a better chance of academic success<br />
References<br />North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (2003). Critical Issues: Using Technology to Support Limited-English-Proficient (LEP) Student’s Learning Experiences. Retrieved from http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te900.htm<br />North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (2005). Critical Issues: Using Technology to Improve Student Achievement. Retrieved from http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te800.htm<br /> Tech Leader Series Course #1 (2003). Unit 1 Introduction to Technology Integration. [Online Course Topics]. Retrieved from online website of the University of Alabama: http://www.online.tusc.k12.al.us/shortc/techint/u1-1.htm<br />
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