Our Students are known as “Technology Natives.”<br />They are surrounded by cell phones, computers, the internet, digital cameras, and game consoles.<br />Research<br />
90 percent of students between the ages of 5 and 17 use computers.<br /> <br />94 percent of online teens use the Internet for school-related research.<br /> <br />96 percent say doing well in school is important to their lives.<br />88 percent say college is critical.<br /> <br />70 percent participate in community service or volunteer work.<br />Technology Centered Life<br />
Today’s students are very tech savvy.<br />Students are approaching their lives and their daily activities differently.<br />Students use of technology becomes more sophisticated with more use.<br />Conclusions<br />
Teachers must integrate technology to make lessons meaningful activities. <br />Don’t compete, motivate and inspire<br />What does this mean ?<br />
Educators do not feel prepared for the digital world.<br />Using technology to improve learning requires new methods and materials (Tech. Integration 2000).<br />Funding for digital tools.<br />Teacher participation. <br />Concerns<br />
A year long plan:<br /> - Technology Learning Sessions<br /> - Collaboration as the Site Tech Rep.<br /> - Assess through school wide survey’s and teacher participation.<br />Solution<br />
At least 80% of the school staff using an online tool (i.e. Blog, wikispace, teacher web, etc.).<br />Improve knowledge of digital tools (i.e. Projectors, Emos, and cameras).<br />Some will excel, others will struggle.<br />The total number of participants.<br />Outcomes<br />
Two Things:<br />Technology will be used differently<br />Personal/Professional Growth<br />How will growth be measured?<br />Work Evidence<br />Surveys<br />What will Change?<br />
Fletcher, H. Geoffrey; Fighting the War of Ed Tech Funding. The Journal: transforming Education through Technology. Jan. 2005. http://thejournal.com/articles/2005/01/01/fighting-the-war-on-ed-tech-funding.aspx?sc_lang=en<br />Forehand, M. (2005). Bloom's taxonomy: Original and revised.. In M. Orey (Ed.), Emerging perspectives on learning, teaching, and technology. Retrieved <insert date>, from http://projects.coe.uga.edu/epltt/<br />Hinson, Janice , Ed. D., Kimberly LaPrairie, Janet Cundiff.One Size Does Not Fit All. The Journal: transforming Education through Technology. June 2006. http://thejournal.com/Articles/2005/06/01/One-Size-Does-Not-Fit-All.aspx?sc_lang=en&Page=1<br />Knobel, Michele; Schools look to Teacher-Training Institutions for Tech Leadership. Edutopia Mag. June 2009. From http://www.edutopia.org/digital-generation-schools-education-technology<br />Nagel, David. Should Schools Shift Print Dollars Toward Digital Resources? The Journal: transforming Education through Technology. Nov. 2008 http://thejournal.com/articles/2008/11/19/should-schools-shift-print-dollars-toward-digital-resources.aspx?sc_lang=en<br />Technology Integration. The Journal: transforming Education through Technology. Feb 2000. <br />http://thejournal.com/articles/2000/02/01/technology-integration.aspx?sc_lang=en <br />Vail, Kathleen; American School Board Journal; Sep2005, Vol. 192 Issue 9, p30-31, 2p, 1 color<br />Citations<br />
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