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Weathering e-motions when Integrating Technology. Feb 2011 - Montevideo


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  • 1. Let’s recap…
  • 2. Success of initiatives to implement technology in educational settings depends strongly on support & attitudes of teachers involved.
  • 3. Teachers are main gatekeepers in allowing educational innovations to diffuse into the classrooms. Rhonda Christensen, Effect of technology integration education on the attitudes of teachers and their students
  • 4. Positive teacher attitudes towards computing are critical if computers are to be effectively integrated into classroom settings.
  • 5. New teacher’s role: facilitator, guide and mentor.
    Teachers: change agents who can transform practices constructing more active, creative & socially interactive approach through use of technology.
  • 6. Changing schools requires much more than buying computers. We need to prepare students for their future, not ours.
  • 7. “We must make two radical changes, we must learn how to use technology but fundamentally change how we teach.” (Fabry & Higgs)
  • 8. Rethink how kids learn & how to best use modern learning technology. It is an important tool and our students, digital natives, are ready for it.” Rosemberg M. Marc My Words: Learning Technology in Our Schools – How We Can Help
  • 9. Knowledge is more like something students construct rather than something that can be transferred.
  • 10. Deep understanding of what motivates & engages students.
    Thinking and feeling are connected.
    Patterning is emotional.
    Jane Carlson-Pickering,
    Teachers in Technology Initiative.
  • 11. Rethink the process of learning, recontextualize ways ICTs are transforming knowledge, culture and patterns of socialization.
    Growing up Digital… Teachers too?
  • 12. View technology as an instructional tool for delivering subject matter in the curriculum.”
    Woodbridge J, Technology Integration as a Transforming Teaching Strategy.
  • 13. Our challenge: using technology in ways to promote meaningful learning for students.
  • 14. “ICT provides new possibilities of educational change, of a more innovative practice, collaborative & interactive professional development.”
    Terren, Growing up Digital… Teachers too?
  • 15. Technology can add richness, enhance creativity, critical thinking and bring the outside world into the classroom.
  • 16. Technology can increase student’s motivation to learn, help learners visualize problems and solutions, acquire technology, information and visual literacy and support cooperative learning, shared intelligence and critical thinking. Laurie B Dias - Skip Atkinson, Technology Integration: Best practices, Where do teachers stand?
  • 17. We have the possibility of developing in our students the skills and perspective to cope with an increasingly complex world, of giving them a bigger window to see what lies out there.
  • 18. Are we human or are we dancers?
  • 19. Where to start?
    Just a hint:
    • Patience,
    • 20. Persistence
    • 21. Lots of teacher sharing!
  • Are we human or are we dancers?
    It’s up to us….
  • 22. You can find me:
    • mail:
    • 23. Blogs:
    • Facebook: Gladys F. Ledwith
    • 24. Twitter: @gladysled
  • Thank you!