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Technology Basics
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  • 1. Technology Basics:
    A Great Place to Begin
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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
  • 9. 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
  • 10. 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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  • 11. 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