Implementation of document cameras and other technologies at Monte Gardens Elementary, Concord, California By Megan Gerdts May 6, 2010 TouroUniversity EDU 710
Got $$$? Buy technology!
Document cameras and projectors purchased for teachers and the librarian
Most teachers can turn on/off and use the basic functions – now they need more training on how to EFFECTIVELY use technology
Statement of the Problem Teachers need to learn how to integrate technology effectively have an attitude toward technology that helps or hinders their successful integration (Mueller, et al., 2008) need to feel like they have a say in how technology is integrated have perceptions about the technology coordinator’s job that affect their integration Monte Gardens Elementary needs an integration plan to help the teachers use recently purchased technology effectively.
Background and Need Many Factors Contribute to the Successful Integration of Technology Attitude Prior experience with technology Prior education with technology Reason for integration Beliefs surrounding technology as a teaching tool Using effective technology while teaching, can significantly increase students’ knowledge, however, the key is that it must be effective… and you must receive training in how to do this!
Purpose of Project Effectively introduce document cameras and LCD projectors to the Monte Gardens staff. Educate the staff on techniques that can be used with document cameras to enhance their standards-based lessons. Teach the staff how to make meaningful cross-curricular connections using technology. Create a reference guide so that teachers have a resource at their finger-tips describing some technical how-to’s
Project Objectives Specific Outcomes of this Project: Staff will know how to use the technologies at Monte Gardens Elementary. Staff will integrate technology into lessons as it is appropriate. Students will be exposed to more technology-enriched lessons. Staff will use the technology coordinator as a resource for both integration questions and technological support.
Summary Implementing technology depends on many factors Teachers’ “baggage” can significantly impact the success or failure of integration. Proper implementation at Monte Gardens is essential – training, supporting, integrating