TECHNOLOGY Is Fertile-Beltrami worth the investment? Presented by Timothy Sykes
1. Higher Order Thinking Skills
2. Multiple Learning Styles
3. Specific Learning Strategies
4. Student Achievement
5. Successful Integration Plan
Higher Order Thinking Skills are developed through the use of technology Meta-Analysis Authors Findings Harvey-Woodall 2009 Shifts learning from skills to Complex Problem Solving Ringstaff & Kelley 2002 Shifts learning from skills to Complex Problem Solving Higher Order Thinking skills develop Technology most effective for problem solving , conceptual development, and critical thinking Cradler, McNabb, Freeman, & Burchett 2002 Higher Order Thinking skills develop Problem Solving skills increase Students become Independent Learners
Multiple Learning Styles are reached through technology Intrapersonal Interpersonal Spatial Bodily Kinesthetic Musical Logical Mathematical Linguistic Learning Intelligences
9 Instructional Strategies that enhance student achievement combined with technology uses Instructional Strategies that Enhance Student Achievement Technologies Used in the Classroom 1. Identifying similarities and differences (Yields a 45 percentile gain) Word Processor / Organizing & Brainstorming software / Data Collection Tools / Spreadsheets 2. Summarizing and note taking (Yields a 34 percentile gain) Word Processors / Organizing & Brainstorming software / Web Resources / Data Collection Tools / Spreadsheets 3. Reinforcing effort and providing recognition (Yields a 29 percentile gain) PowerPoint / Word Processors / Multimedia 4. Homework and practice (Yields a 28 percentile gain) Teacher email / Podcasts / Class websites / Publisher websites / Tutorial software / Collaborative websites (wikis) / WebQuests
9 Instructional Strategies that enhance student achievement 5. Nonlinguistic representations (Yields a 27 percentile gain) Multimedia / Word Processors / Concept mapping software / Paint software / Organizing & Brainstorming software / SmartBoard technologies 6. Cooperative learning (Yields a 23 percentile gain) Wiki’s / Discussion board’s / Collaborative websites / Interactive software / Group presentations 7. Setting objectives and providing feedback (Yields a 23 percentile gain) Class website / SmartBoard technologies / Online gradebook / Discussion boards / Class wikis 8. Generating and testing hypothesis (Yields a 23 percentile gain) Data Collection Tools / Interactive software / Interactive video programs / Webquests 9. Questions, cues, and advance organizers (Yields a 22 percentile gain) Response systems / Word Processors / Web Resources / Organizing & Brainstorming software
Increasing Student Achievement with technology Increased Student Achievement Application directly supports standards Enhanced attitudes & learning environment Engages students over traditional methods Improved retention, attendance & discipline Increases student motivation Increased skills and knowledge Better designed projects Disadvantaged achieve twice national avg. gains Teachers using technology appropriately
Research suggests Successful Technology Integration Requires: Evaluation Time Resources Ongoing Professional Development Technological Pedagogy Technology Vision Strong Technological Leadership
Is Fertile-Beltrami worth the investment?
“ Technology is ubiquitous, the issue is not whether, but how we contend with it.” (Earle, 2002)
References Brabec, K., Fisher, K., & Pitler, H. (2004). Building better instruction: How technology supports nine research-proven instructional strategies. Learning and Leading withTechnology , 31(5), 6-11. Cradler, J., McNabb, M., Freeman, M., & Burchett, R. (2002). How does technology influence student learning? Learning and Leading with Technology , 29(8), 46-56. Earle, R. S. (2002). The integration of instructional technology into public education: Promises and challenges. Educational Technology , 42 . Harvey-Woodall, A. (2009). Integrating technology into the classroom: How does it impact student achievement? Retrieved from http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED505984.pdf Ringstaff, C., & Kelley, L. (2002). The learning return on our educational technology investment: A review of findings from research. WestEd, 2002.