Using Technology in the High School Classroom

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Using Technology in the High School Classroom

  1. 1. Technology in the High School Classroom Debra Kelly
  2. 2. There is a lot of technology available, why not use it?
  3. 3. Lap top/iPad Desk Top PC SMART Boards Wiki Some Examples of Technology
  4. 4. PC’s & Cell phones: Good examples of Classroom Technology http://naec.co.uk/technology_in_the_classroom/
  5. 5. Students are familiar with the technology Students tend to have higher grades with the use of technology Students have a sense of ownership Students are more creative Students enjoy school more when using technology Advantages of Technology in the Classroom
  6. 6. School districts cannot afford to provide technology Teachers are not willing to use new technology in the classroom Teachers are unwilling to learn new technology Equipment is abused or not used to its full potential Disadvantages
  7. 7. “We must leverage technology to provide engaging, powerful learning experiences for all students, giving them authentic tools to solve real-world problems and opportunities to become better prepared for our globally competitive workforce.” – Karen Cator, Director of the Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education The Government Agrees
  8. 8. “We recognize that student attendance and graduation are increasingly important issues facing public schools. We are looking to target specific schools as we have seen the TechCrew program have a positive impact in these areas.” –Victor Herrera, Director of Technology, Theodore Roosevelt High School, Chicago Many Schools are realizing the Importance of Technology in the Classroom
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  10. 10. beyondmontessori.wordpress.com/2011/11/26/the-debate-over-technology-in-the-classroom/ http://www.thestar.com/life/technology/2012/10/30/technology_for_teachers_the_digital_cla ssroom_has_arrived.html Http://www.mouse.org/sites/default/files/MOUSE%20Quotes%20April%202011.pdf http://www.mouse.org/sites/default/files/MOUSE%20Quotes%20April%202011.pdf http://www.pbs.org/about/news/archive/2012/teacher-survey-fetc/ http://www.pbs.org/about/news/archive/2012/teacher-survey-fetc/ References

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