Bridging the Gap: Learning and Technology Teachers can work to build virtual environments for thestudents Technology as a tool Relevant to the student, relevant to learning Cell phones, email, iPods, iPads, etc. Built in support system with teachers, parents, and students. Cooperative scheduling process More individualized learning Increased parental involvement
21st Century Teaching21st Century teaching involves embracing the evolution ofteaching. This role extends beyond the role of simpleinstructor to facilitation of the overall learning process. Thisfacilitation is complimented and largely guided with thevarious innovations of technology.
21st Century TeachersJust as the 21st Century teaching, classroom, andlearners have certain qualities, so does the teacher ofthe future. Early adopters Fully embrace the new technologies Middle grounders Struggle with implementing new technologies Non conformists Refuse to make technology inclusive into instruction
21st Century LearnersThe 21st Century Learner comes equipped with thenewest technologies Interact through social media, blogs, and wikis Taking in lectures through smart phones and i Pods Communicating and working with laptops and PDAs
Elements of the 21st Century Classroom SMART Technologies Includes devices that give students are larger role in their own learning process. Interactive Whiteboard Projector Teacher Computer Student Devices Audio system Interactive response device
Technology and Teaching...Making A World of Difference