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  • Compare this to the previous pictures – what is similar? What is different? Are whiteboards the only new technology that is ubiquitous?
  • Time to learn as teachers Time to catch students up
  • Too much to do
  • Chris Lehman, Ignite Philly
  • Vernier probeware
  • CoSN video


  • 1. TECHNOLOGY in the K-12 Classroom Why is it important?
  • 2. works as Asst. Director of Learning Technologies at the College of Education- NC State University. With her permission, the following presentation gives all of us something to think about. Bethany Smith The answer, in my opinion, could not have been stated any better than Bethany Smith’s.
  • 3. Some have it
  • 4. Some don’t http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewwhatley/184847826/sizes/o/
  • 5. Some use it http://www.flickr.com/photos/julielindsay/3049226561/sizes/l/
  • 6. Some don’t http://www.flickr.com/photos/23258232@N00/2212767142
  • 7. Why don’t we? http://www.flickr.com/photos/evansent/135767789/sizes/o/
  • 8. Time http://www.flickr.com/photos/jekemp/3553245/sizes/l/
  • 9. Juggling one more thing http://www.flickr.com/photos/bensutherland/3066167162/sizes/o/
  • 10. But really, it’s… Awareness http://www.flickr.com/photos/13025462@N08/3226405500
  • 11. It’s interest, not age. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lyza/276990225/sizes/o/
  • 12. The 21st Century isn’t “coming” – it’s here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/20884341@N00/302931951
  • 13. Teachers will not be replaced by technology, but teachers who don’t use technology will be replaced by those who do. -Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
  • 14. Why do students need us in the age of http://www.flickr.com/photos/manfrys/2226178289/sizes/l/
  • 15. Give students tools to succeed in life http://www.flickr.com/photos/julielindsay/3241222078/sizes/l/
  • 16. Give students tools to make good decisions http://www.flickr.com/photos/dominik99/1403329318/sizes/o/
  • 17. Prepare students for college
  • 18. Prepare students for jobs http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadtripmemories/517066135/sizes/o/
  • 19. Learning & Innovation Skills http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/88/WrightBrothers1900Glider.jpg
  • 20. Creativity http://www.flickr.com/photos/zesmerelda/270924149/sizes/l/
  • 21. Critical Thinking http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Thinker_close.jpg
  • 22. Communication & Collaboration http://www.flickr.com/photos/julielindsay/3049218069/sizes/l/in/set-72157609661303135/
  • 23. Information, Media & Technology Skills http://www.flickr.com/photos/25211216@N00/258331658
  • 24. Integration http://www.flickr.com/photos/13763932@N04/1401862296/sizes/o/
  • 25. Start Small, but Dream Big http://www.flickr.com/photos/73645804@N00/2222523486
  • 26. 21st Century Skills are all about teaching our kids to navigate the world as THEY are experiencing it, not the world WE experienced. -Wil Richardson
  • 27. Bethany V. Smith [email_address] Twitter: bethanyvsmith http://transparentlearning.blogspot.com