Using Technology in the Classroom<br />By: Melissa Smith<br />ByPresenterMedia.com<br />
Technology—a world view<br /><ul><li>New age of hand held computers and internet access in the palm of your hand
Most careers require their applicants to be technology educated
Students become more contributing members of society
Students are more likely to go to college and receivehigher paying jobs</li></li></ul><li>The Students<br />Students become explorers<br />The students design and create programs using their own ideas<br />They produce a product that is meaningful to them<br />They can produce movies, documentaries, presentations., etc.<br />The School<br />Higher test scores<br />Higher student retention<br />How does it help?<br />Use in the Classroom<br />
59% of teachers claim that technology is enhancing their students engagement in the classroom.<br />What technology is being used?<br />MP3 players for podcasts<br />Video Cameras/Cameras<br />Promethean Boards<br />GPS systems<br />Computer Programs<br />Technology + Students = Success<br />
Projects<br />Groups or Individual<br />This will differentiate instruction and create a subjective product<br />Classroom<br />Technology enhanced lecture<br />Technology led classroom experience<br />This will create an engaged learning experience<br />Integration<br />
Technology in Use Today<br /><ul><li>There are many popular technology programs being used in the classroom today. Here are a few that allow students to experience real life problem solving.
Skill Building Programs</li></li></ul><li>“It should no longer be considered a privilege to use computers, but rather a right and a need for every student who has these resources available to them.” (Tanke, 2009, p.1)<br />All students and teachers should have access to technology and computers.<br />It is the responsibility of the school and teacher to use the resources they have available to them<br />Computers are no good to the students or the teachers if they sit on the desk and not get used.<br />Teachers need to take more time to integrate technology into their lessons.<br />A Right to Use Computers<br />
http://www.4teachers.org/<br /><ul><li>Teach with Technology
4Teachers.org works to help teachers integrate technology into their classrooms by offering online tools and resources. This site helps teachers locate and create ready-to-use Web lessons, quizzes, rubrics and classroom calendars. There are also tools for student use. Discover valuable professional development resources addressing issues such as equity, ELL, technology planning, and at-risk or special-needs students.