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Proper Technology Integration LazaroTorres INST 6031 Spring 2010
Technology in Today’s Society Demands for technology in today’s world require extensive knowledge in this discipline It has been demanded that student’s get a better grasp of technology in school
Importance of Teachers It’s very important that we as teachers: Have knowledge of the technology that we bring to bring all of our students Bring the best possible resources for technology available to our students
Benefits of Proper Technology Integration Those who greatly benefit with proper technology integration are Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students
Benefits of Proper Technology Integration LEP students will able to: Learn and comprehend higher order level thinking skills Achieve academic success Achieve success in with the state standardized tests
How Can This be Done? The administrator needs to focus on supporting their teachers with adequate professional development in technology
Proper Technology Integration for Teachers Most teachers cannot be expected to learn how to use educational technology in their teaching successfully through a quick one-time fast-paced workshop
Proper Technology Integration for Teachers Teachers need to have: A training that is long enough to get a better grasp on the technology sources An in-depth hands-on training that will allow the teachers to use and learn the technology resources
Benefits of Proper Professional Development for Teachers Teachers be more proficient with the continuous new technology skills are ever changing and properly integrate the technology in the classroom.
Benefits of Proper Technology Integration from Teachers If technology is to be properly integrated, students will be able to: Have a positive attitude in school Will become more knowledgeable and more proficient with technology Will be able to have a better chance of academic success
References 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 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 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