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  • The theme song “Life is a Highway” from the movie Cars will be playing in the background as I begin this presentation. I will discuss education as being a journey with several tools used along the way – maps, signs, a tow truck now and then, and the trip in general. Emphasis on lots of ways to get from point A to point B (ultimately graduation in our arena), but the tools including teachers and technology are vital. In the end we need lifelong learners with 21 st century skills to keep us all moving down the road (of progress).
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    • 1. School Board Presentation February 2009 Pam Sukalski
    • 2.
      • Individualized instruction
      • Connection to “life”
      • Motivation factors
      • Improved test scores
    • 3.
      • Individual learning paths
      • Computer-based instruction models
        • PLATO (Hannafin, 2008)
        • KidBiz (Barone, 2008)
    • 4.
      • 21 st Century Skills
      • Barone, 2008 article
        • Scaffolding
        • Todd Wright quote
        • Wright’s Techies
        • 7 skills learned
      Partnership for 21 st Century Skills – Route 21 is the online, one-stop-shop for 21st century skills-related information, resources and community tools. http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/route21/
    • 5. Student Interest in Learning About Science with the Web-LE Excerpt from Table 3, Wang, 2007 Item Strongly Disagree % Disagree % Neutral % Agree % Strongly Agree % Using software such as this fossilization program to learn about science is boring. 3.7 48.1 40.7 3.7 3.7 My motivation to learn about fossilization is greater than my motivation to learn about most other units. 3.7 11.1 33.3 44.4 7.4 I hope teachers will use more software like this in my classroom. 3.7 7.4 18.5 59.3 11.1
    • 6.
      • Florida’s EETT Laptop Initiative
    • 7. Example of CBI Success on Standardized Tests – Hannafin, 2008
    • 8.
      • 4 th grade Criterion-Referenced Test Scores
        • 72% met or exceeded the benchmark criteria for English language arts
        • 65% of those qualifying for free or reduced-cost lunches met or exceeded the benchmark criteria for English language arts
        • 67% of Hispanic students met or exceeded the benchmark criteria for English language arts
        • Barone, 2008
    • 9.
      • Need for Professional Development Opportunities
        • Faculty Buy-in
      • Need for Planning: District, School, Grade
        • Scaffolding
    • 10.
      • Barone, D., & Wright, T. E. (2008). Literacy instruction with digital and media technologies. Reading Teacher , 62 (4), 292-303. Retrieved January 30, 2009, from Academic Search Premier database.
      • Dawson, K., Cavanaugh, C., & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2008). Florida's EETT leveraging laptops initiative and its impact on teaching practices. Journal of Research on Technology in Education , 41 (2), 143-159. Retrieved January 30, 2009, from Academic Search Premier database..
      • Hannafin, R., & Foshay, W. (2008). Computer-based instruction’s (CBI) rediscovered role in K-12: An evaluation case study of one high school’s use of CBI to improve pass rates on high-stakes tests. Educational Technology Research & Development , 56 (2), 147-160. Retrieved January 30, 2009, from Academic Search Premier database.
      • Tracey, D. H., & Young, J. W. (2007). Technology and early literacy: The impact of an integrated learning system on high-risk Kindergartners' achievement. Reading Psychology , 28 (5), 443-467. Retrieved January 30, 2009, from Academic Search Premier database.
      • Wang, S., & Reeves, T. (2007). The effects of a web-based learning environment on student motivation in a high school earth science course. Educational Technology Research & Development , 55 (2), 169-192. Retrieved January 30, 2009, from Academic Search Premier database.

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