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Technology in the classroom

  1. 1. Computers reaching and teaching TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM
  2. 2. More and more schools are pushing for technology incorporation into teachers lessons. Although teachers are still needed to plan and execute instruction, modern day technology allows a smoother and more innovative way of reaching students. A well planned lesson will allow the teacher to be a facilitator, and the technology to assist while students learn through discovery, cooperative grouping or continuous engagement of the lesson. TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM
  3. 3. Digital projectors Connects to computer to display PowerPoint presentations, video clips or other media on a screen or whiteboard. Document cameras Can connect to digital projectors to display handouts. Can record videos of lessons, snap pictures with the camera Connect wirelessly to live stream with other classes around the world. COMMON CLASSROOM TECH TOOLS
  4. 4. Interactive whiteboards Can write on them and the information is transferred to a computer. Student response systems/clickers Great for formative assessments and immediate feedback on a concept taught. COMMON CLASSROOM TECH TOOLS
  5. 5. According to the Software and Information Industry Association, “Vision K-20” Survey. Although most schools use a majority of technology for administrative purposes, as much as 52% usage in technology relates to supplemental instructional resources and online tutoring at some U.S. schools. STATISTICS
  6. 6. Over 65% of school districts have data dashboards installed in classrooms 84% Utilize video conferencing to offer virtual fieldtrips to students—up 13% from 2011. Data from Center for Digital Education. STASTISTICS
  7. 7. When students are using technology during instruction they are actively making choices about how to generate, obtain, manipulate, or display information. - REACH MORE. TEACH MORE.
  8. 8. A teacher who tweaked a popular video game called Minecraft for his lesson stated… Students didn’t just create communities within this game and receive credit…[They] held elections within their communities and had to verbally explain the reasons behind certain decisions they made within the system itself and they were excited about it. Sheehy, K. (2011). High school teachers make gaming academic. REACH MORE. TEACH MORE
  9. 9. My first year at Cunningham, I was stuck with an overhead projector and had to use transparencies. It was very time consuming to print and make the copies. I also had to keep stock of erasable markers that I sometimes bought myself due to the school’s tight budget. FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE
  10. 10. With my projector, I open the files from my computer instead of wasting paper to copy. With my document camera, I take a picture of the frequently used handouts and display them from there. I use clickers to play grammar games like Jeopardy to assess my students. They think it’s fun and really get into the competitive spirit. FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE
  11. 11. Now I spend more time making my lessons more creative when I used to spend lot’s of time making copies and ensuring I have the right utensils in place. I rarely have to rewrite notes for my students. My students are more engaged in the learning process when incorporate technology. FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE
  12. 12. Author and date unknown. Effects of technology on classrooms and students. Retrieved from Sheehy, K. (2011). High school teachers make gaming academic. U.S. news and world report. Retrieved from teachers-make-gaming-academic?page=2 Daggett, W.R. (2010). Preparing students for their technological future. -- Retrieved from r.pdf REFERENCES