IntroductionAn era of making work easier using technology is on. So why not education ? technologies can increaseeducational productivity by accelerating the rate oflearning; reducing costs associated withinstructional materials or program delivery; andbetter utilizing teacher’s time. Technology infusesclassrooms with digital learning tools, such ascomputers and hand held devices; expands courseofferings, experiences, and learning materials
What is Educational Technology? Processes: Learning Theories Models of CurriculaDesign Acknowledgement ofFuture Inventions Tools: Film Slides Computers Internet Productivity Software Learning Software
Why to use Technology? Engaging – Using technology allows you to engage thelearner’s attention and enables students to create their ownwork and feel more control over the learning experience. Unique – Facilitates the creation of unique experiences forstudents. Learning Theory and Approaches – Enables differenttypes of interactions; cooperative learning, student-centeredlearning and problem solving. Teacher Productivity – Teachers can use software to createlesson plans and handouts. In addition, computers provideeasy access to numerous resources that can be used in theclassroom. Skill Building – Students can improve their technologicalskills and learn how technology can help them succeed.
ABC’s of TechnologyTechnology is Accessible– Teachers need to know how to use thetechnology so that it is helpful to them. Beneficial and enhancing for the learners –There has to be a reason to use technology. Cost effective Demonstrating something that cannot be done ina less complex way Easy to use
How can we use technology in education ? Lore Flipped classroom Lesson cast CALL e boards
Lore The new startup is using a Facebook type platform-riding the wave of what works- and tailoring it foreducation. This social network allows professors andstudents to communicate, follow one another, anddiscuss class work and lectures. In addition to the social aspect, it allows fordocument uploads, calendar sharing, and a gradebook option. Students can follow their professorsand interact with them.
Flipped classroom . Rather than spending the class time lecturing thestudents, the lectures are delivered to the student’s invideo format for them to watch at home (or in studyhall). Then, the classroom time is set aside for 1 on 1 help,discussion, and interaction based on the lecturehomework. With nearly every student carrying a mobiledevice or laptop, this model may give students andteachers more time to work on areas of difficulty ratherthan simple straight lecture. For too long, instructorshave seen that precious class time go to waste while ateacher scribbles on a blackboard and has their back tothe students.
Lesson cast Teachers need help and support with their lesson plansjust as much as students need help with studying forexams. LessonCast allows teachers to submit a 2-minutelesson plan strategy, idea, or resource using video,documents, PowerPoint, etc. and share it with otherinstructors. The free-based software is just another way to offernetworking opportunities and a general pool ofknowledge that globally impacts education in a positiveway. Teachers Paying Teachers is a similar network thatallows educators to sell their lesson plans to otherinstructors.
What is CALL? CALL is Computer Assisted Language Learning. The CALL lessons allows students to learn on their ownusing structured and unstructured interactive lessons. Bidirectional learning Individualized learning CALL is a tool that helps teachers to facilitate languagelearning process and can be used to reinforce what hasbeen learned in the classrooms. It can also be used as remedial to help learners withlimited language proficiency.
What is e board? An eBoard is like an "Online Corkboard" that allowsteachers and administrators to quickly and easilypost messages, photos, files, and links to their owninformation on the Internet. The purpose of this toolis to enable communication between teachers,administrators, parents and students that can help tofoster student achievement beyond the classroomwalls.
ConclusionTechnology support both teaching and learning,;supports learning 24 hours a day, 7 days a week;builds 21st century skills; increases studentengagement and motivation; and accelerateslearning. Technology also has the power to transformteaching by ushering in a new model of connectedteaching. This model links teachers to their studentsand to professional content, resources, and systemsto help them improve their own instruction andpersonalize learning.