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  • 1. Maria GarzaUniversity of Houston-Clear Lake
    Using Technology to facilitate Instruction K-12
    November 6, 2009
  • 2. Technology in the classroom
  • 3. Today technology is an integral part of instruction…
  • 4. Different types of technology in the classrooms…
    Computers
    Software
    Internet research
    E-mail
    Web-based interactive games
    Educational videos
    Video conferencing
    Projectors
    Class presentations
    Video display
    Interactive boards
    Drill and practice / presentations
    Overheads
    Direct teaching / centers
    Radios
    Entertainment
    Notebooks
    Portable
  • 5. Computers…
    Computers, by far, are the most common type of technology in the classroom
  • 6. Computers are an important tool to facilitate instruction…
    Word
    Processor
  • 7. To enhance learning…
    Students use word processors to…
    communicate
    Enhance writing skills
    Classroom projects
  • 8. Computers are an important tool to facilitate instruction..Cont.
    Internet
  • 9. E-mails
    Students
    Communicate
    Enhance technological skills as well as writing skills
    Interact socially
  • 10. Research Projects
    Websites facilitate
    research projects (time saving)
    A click away of almost any information needed
    A lot of visuals
  • 11. Meaningful experiences
    Virtually visit places all over the world
  • 12. References:
    Corcoran, E. (1993). WHY KIDS LOVE COMPUTER NETS using technology to escape the bounds of the classroom, children are learning to work in ways you never dreamed of when you were their age Retrieved October 22, 2009, from http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/1993/09/20/78335/index.htm
    Critical Issue: Using Technology to Enhance Literacy Instruction. (2000). Retrieved October 22, 2009, from http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/content/cntareas/reading/li300.htm
    Microsoft Clip Art
    Using Technology to Support Diverse Learners. Research Base Using Technology to Support Diverse. Retrieved October 22, 2009, from http://www.wested.org/pub/docs/tdl/research.htm

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