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An introductory presentation to reassure teachers to take a risk and try using technology in their teaching--it won't replace the teacher.

An introductory presentation to reassure teachers to take a risk and try using technology in their teaching--it won't replace the teacher.

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    Technology and Teachers Technology and Teachers Presentation Transcript

    • Technology and Teachers It’s always good to keep a sense of humor! Shared learning by Peggy George
    • The students are ready for technology. ARE WE?
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    • There’s always something new to learn! http://www. google .com Find these cartoons online by searching with the keywords “ computer cartoons”. http://server3002. freeyellow . com/freeken/cartoon/cartoons .htm Retrieved 7/17/2004 Tiny URL: http://tinyurl.com/28nwcy
    • But…. there’s always a way to learn it!
    • The ways we communicate are changing.
    • The ways we teach are changing! http://www. borg .com/~ rjgtoons /images/ed5.gif
    • Learning takes time. Be patient with yourself.
    • It’s best not to try to learn to use new technology when you’re trying to meet a deadline :-) A computer’s efficiency decreases as the urgency of retrieval increases.
    • The Teacher is the Difference by Bill Page http://teachers.net/gazette/MAY02/page3.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------ There are many factors that can make a difference in student achievement, but: The TEACHER is the difference
      • Textbooks don't teach kids
      • Administrators don't teach kids
      • Rules don't teach kids
      • Tests don't teach kids
      • Block schedules don't teach kids
      • State Departments of Education
      • don't teach kids
      • Support staffs don't teach kids
      • Politicians don't teach kids
      • TEACHERS DON'T GET TO CHOOSE :
      • Their working conditions,
      • rooms, or materials
      • Their students or their schedules
      • Their administrators or
      • their colleagues
      • Their class loads, schedules
      • or student-teacher ratio.
    • Teachers don’t make a difference; THEY ARE THE DIFFERENCE in kids’ learning.
      • Kids don't know anything about
      • school reform
      • high stakes testing
      • inclusion
      • site-based management or
      • assessment-driven curriculum
      • -- they just come to school.
      • They have good days and bad days. Some days they learn a lot.
      • Some days seem to be a waste of   time.
      • Whether they learn a little or a lot
      • depends on what their teacher
      • decides to do.
      • TEACHERS TEACH KIDS.
      • THEY DO IT BY:
      • Their minute to minute decisions.
      • Their communication skills and   knowledge.
      • They can provide motivation.
      • They can make a kid feel competent and   confident.
      • They can provide interest and
      •    offer  opportunity.
      • They can facilitate a kid's learning.
    • THE TEACHER IS THE DIFFERENCE IN KIDS' LEARNING
    • Technology will NEVER replace teachers! However, it is a GREAT tool to enhance our teaching and our students’ learning.