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ED633: Technology and Information Systems

ED633: Technology and Information Systems
Welcome to the 21st Century
PowerPoint reviews what technology skills will be necessary for schools to move into the 21st Century

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  • Hopefully, this Powerpoint will ask and answer the questions of: Are we ready for the digital future? What will we need? Who will benefit? Will technology increase academic achievement?

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  • Welcome to the 21 st Century Are we ready?
  • Something to think about Click Here
  • The basic goal of education has not changed. Students need to be prepared for life-long learning and success in a rapidly changing society. Tools and methods need to be changed to accomplish this.
  • What do we need?
  • Provide the people, tools, and equipment Word Processing Spreadsheet Database Software Trained personnel to operate and maintain a network infrastructure Bandwidth that will sustain and provide constant and rapid information processing Enough available, networkable computer equipment to provide students with plenty of access. Desktop or laptop computers for every teacher and administrator Multimedia Packages like Powerpoint and Kidpix Studio Deluxe Simulaton Software like SimCity and Oregon Trail Drill and Practice software Web based services like Renaissance Learning for Accelerated Reading email Web publishing software
  • Train Teachers and Administrators Ongoing, step by step training Resources for lesson building activities Learning new teaching strategies Embedding technology into lessons Time and opportunities to work and learn with technology School wide support Curriculum focused, Standards based lesson preparation Tools to gauge progress Easy Access to equipment
  • We are all learners.........We are all teachers Provide the tools and equipment Train teachers and administrators Involve our community
  • What are the benefits?
  • Students
    • Technology helps them to connect to the world
    • Using technology students accelerate, enrich, and deepen basic skills
    • Technology allows greater access to knowledge and information.
    • Using technology lets students create, collaborate, and cooperate. Helping them to relate academics to the practices of today's workforce.
    • Technology gives students more ways to manipulate, interpret, and present information.
    • Technology motivates and engages students in the learning process.
  • Teachers and Administration
    • Technology helps teachers and administrators to use their time more efficiently.
    • Supports teachers in their instructional tasks and professional learning
    • Enhances the educational process and strengthens teaching.
    • Contributes to change in schools.
  • Will an investment in technology increase academic achievement?
    • Yes! Under the right conditions…
    • Where teachers are comfortable and moderately skilled in using computers
    • Where schools’ class schedules allow time for students to use computers as part of class assignments
    • Where enough equipment is available and convenient to permit computer activities to flow seamlessly alongside other learning tasks.
    • Where teachers’ philosophies support a student-centered, constructivist method that incorporates collaborative projects defined partly by students
    Becker, H. (2000). Findings from the teaching, learning, and computing survey