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    • Technology Basics:
      A Great Place to Begin
    • What is educational technology?
      It is about the processes and tools used to address educational needs and problems, putting emphasis on applying the most current tools: computers and other electronic technologies.
      Roblyer& Doering, 2009
    • Why use technology in the classroom?
      To motivate students:
      Technology helps teachers gain the attention of their students.
      Students are more eager to do higher level exercises when the lower level skills are done using technology tools.
      Creating their own products using different technology can be fun.
      Connecting students with others around the world has been motivating to others
      To enhance instruction:
      Technology has been used to provide students with the interaction and immediate feedback that many need.
      Help students visualize concepts and abstract topics
      Giving students access to different information sources and populations
      Provide self-paced learning for capable students
      Facilitating the work of cooperative learning
      Roblyer& Doering, 2009
    • Cont’
       To make student and teacher work more productive
      Using less time to produce projects.
      Grading and tracking student work
      Saving money on consumable materials
      To Help Students Learn and Enhance Their Information Age Skills
      Provides students with much needed technology skills for future vocations.
      To teach students how to seek, use and evaluate information
      Roblyer& Doering, 2009
    • Emerging Technology Trends
      Wireless Connectivity – Using “drops” or “hotspots” around the school building as areas where students can connect to a wireless network.
      Merging of Technologies – Using devices that incorporate different forms of technology. For example a digital camera that lets you take video and share the images easily over the internet.
      Developments in portable devices – Using portable, hand held devices that allow projects to be completed outside the classroom or school.
      Availability of high-speed connections – Faster connections make it easier to use different applications at the same time.
      Visual immersions systems – Giving students access to 3-D images to bring abstract concepts to life.
      Roblyer & Doering, 2009
    • Using the Three Basic Types of Software
      Word Processing Software – It saves time in producing projects, easily enhances documents, and allows the sharing and collaboration of documents.
      Spreadsheet Software – It saves time in producing projects, organizes information, helps visual changes in information when numbers are applied, and increases ease in mathematics.
      Database Software – Lets people share information easily, saves time locatiang and updating information, allows comparisons of information, and helps reveal relationships among data.
      Roblyer& Doering, 2009
    • Software Tools
      Materials organizers – worksheet and puzzle/IEP/test generators
      Data collection and analysis tools – electronic gradebooks, Student management systems, statistical packages
      Graphic Tools – draw/and programs, image editing software, clip art, animation, sound and font collections
      Planning and organizing tools – lesson plan software, scheduling and time management tools
      Research and reference tools – e-encyclopedias, atlases and dictionaries
      Content area tools – CAD systems, reading tools, GPS systems
      Roblyer & Doering, 2009
    • Multimedia and Hypermedia Resources
      Audio – CD audio, recorded sounds, prerecorded sounds
      Video – digitized videos, prerecorded video clips
      Photographs – scanned, digital camera images, commercial collections
      Graphic images – animations
      Texts – by author or imported
      Roblyer & Doering, 2009
    • Resources For Communicating on the Internet
      Asynchronous (left message) communications – e-mail, listserv, bulletin boards, blogs
      Synchronous (live interaction) communications – chatrooms, instant messaging, videoconferencing
      Cyber collaborations – MUDs, MOOs, avatar spaces
      Roblyer & Doering, 2009
    • Great Websites For Teachers
      WEB SITE: Teacher oriented web site by Houghton MifflinURL: Gives you outlines, information on Houghton Mifflin BooksIMPLEMENTATION: Great resource for teachers
      • WEB SITE: The Education Place
      URL: Links and activities in four subject areas for grades K-8. Many choices.IMPLEMENTATION: Content correlates to the Houghton Mifflin reading program. All appropriate for elementary grades.
      WEB SITE: Education WorldURL: All subject areas. Many options and links. Grades K-8IMPLEMENTATION: Worksheets available for copying. Brain teasers and games are especially good for math. Hints and solutions provided.
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    • References
      Gridley, N. & Oakes, L (2010). Best websites for teachers. Retrieved from
      Roblyer, M. & Doering, A. (2010). Integrating educational technology into teaching. Pearson
      Education: Boston, MA