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Educational technology

  1. 1. Improving Teaching and Learning For The Future.
  2. 2.  Technology is becoming a dominant aspect of our society (Harvey-Woodall, 2009).  Future occupations will require collaboration across international and cultural boundaries and new way of integrating knowledge (Haste, 2009).  It is necessary for students occupational prospects (Lebens, Graff & Mayer, 2009).
  3. 3. Motivation • Traditional methods no longer capture the interest of children growing up in this computer age (Harvey-Woodall, 2009). • Students demonstrate higher motivation and engagement when using technology (Harvey- Woodall, 2009).
  4. 4. Differentiated Instruction (DI) • DI is a teaching method based on the idea that instruction should vary according to the individual and diverse needs and interests of students in the classroom (Looi, et al., 2009). • Supports instructional activities that enable differentiated instruction (Looi, et al., 2009). • Use of technology can help teachers understand the individual learning styles of the students they teach (Harvey-Woodall, 2009).
  5. 5. Achievement • Higher levels of motivation and engagement result in increased student achievement (Harvey-Woodall, 2009). • Can contextualize learning because it can happen any time or place (Looi, et al., 2009). • Teachers should become familiar with the latest technology in an effort to make teaching activities as relevant and current as possible (Harvey-Woodall, 2009).
  6. 6. Achievement (cont‟d) • Research suggests ICT implementation can support the achievement of disadvantaged and low achieving learners (Lebens, Graff & Mayer, 2009).
  7. 7. Flexibility • Online education provides flexibility for students and teachers (Webb, 2009). • Learning can happen any time and anywhere (Looi, et al., 2009).
  8. 8. Audio Podcasts • Advocates believe it offers unique educational benefits such as the time-shifting ability (Hew, 2009). • Spoken word can influence a learner‟s cognition and motivation (Hew, 2009).
  9. 9. Cell Phones • Take pictures of things outside the classroom for use in learning activities inside the classroom (e.g. Studying angles in math class). • Calculator function • Use the voice recorder for interviews in English class • Use the MP3 function to listen to notes. (Rogers, 2009)
  10. 10. Wikis • Can support a variety of collaborative learning activities. • Supports metacognitive tasks, like reflection or self/co-explanation. • Published online so they are accessible to others at different times and places. • Students feel they are working in a student- owned and centered workspace. Larusson & Alterman, 2009
  11. 11. Smart Boards • Are interactive electronic whiteboards (Gerard, Widener & Greene, 1999) • Increases motivation, attention and time on task (Mechling, Gast & Krupa, 2007). • Can help improve the mastery of letter sounds by simultaneously hearing the sound, seeing the letter, and touching the letter (Campbell & Mechling, 2009).
  12. 12. Internet • Powerful tools and information resources for academic work and life in general. • Can be used to produce web pages or blogs to express their personal ideas or opinions. (Chou et al., 2009)
  13. 13.  The instructor plays a major role in how technology is utilized within the classroom.  Teachers must understand how technology can be connected with pedagogy and curriculum content. (Harvey-Woodall, 2009)
  14. 14.  Substantial support from administrators.  Longer, ongoing PD that focuses on integrating technology into the classroom.  Presented within context of student-centered instructional practices.  Should be researched based.  Student achievement should be at the forefront. (Harvey-Woodall, 2009)
  15. 15.  Must address needs of the individual (Wells, 2007).  Create leadership roles (Wells, 2007).  Constant support person in close proximity (Plair, 2008).  “Extension agent” model for inservice training (Hurst, 1994).
  16. 16.  Campbell, M. & Mechling, L. (2009). Small group computer-assisted instruction with smartboard technology: An investigation of observational and incidental learning of nontarget information. Remedial and Special Education, 30(1), 47-57.  Chou, C. et al. (2009). Tool, toy, telephone, territory, or treasure of information: Elementary school students‟ attitudes toward the internet. Computers & Education, 53, 308-316.  Gerard, F., Greene, M. & Widener, J. (1999). Using SMART board in foreign language classes. 1-7.  Harvey-Woodall, A. (2009). Integrating technology into the classroom: How does it impact student achievement?. Jackson State University, 1-10.  Haste, H. (2009). What is „competence‟ and how should education incorporate new technology‟s tools to generate „competent civic agents‟. The Curriculum Journal, 20(3), 207-223.  Hew, K. (2009). Use of audio podcasts in K-12 and higher education: A review of research topics and methodologies. Education Technology Research Development, 57, 333-357.  Hurst, D. (1994). Teaching technology to teachers. Educational Leadership, 74-76.  Larusson, J. & Alterman, R. (2009). Wikis to support the “collaborative” part of collaborative learning. Computer- Supported Collaborative Learning, 4, 371-402.  Lebens, M., Graff, M. & Mayer, P. (2009). Access, attitudes and the digital divide: Children‟s attitudes towards computers in a technology-rich environment. Educational Media International, 46(3), 255-266.  Looi, C. et al. (2009). Anatomy of a mobilized lesson: Learning my way. Computers & Education, 53, 1120- 1132.  Mechling, L., Gast, D. & Krupa, K. (2007). Impact of SMART board technology: An investigation of sight word reading and observational learning. Journal of Autism Developmental Disorder, 37, 1869-1882.  Plair, S. (2008). Revamping professional development for technology integration and fluency. The Clearing House, 82(2), 70-74.  Rogers, K. (2009). Cell phones as instructional tools. Principal Leadership, 9(6), 65-67.  Webb, K. (2009). Online learning for all students. Principal Leadership, 9(8), 64-65.  Wells, J. (2007). Key design factors in durable instructional technology professional development. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 15(1), 101-122.
  17. 17.  Slide 6: http://melanie1987.wordpress.com/2007/11/11 /exam-question-1/  Slide 10: http://zedomax.com/blog/tag/blogs/  Slide 12: http://www.diversityfocus.org/  Slide 13: http://learningandscience.blogspot.com/2008/0 5/smart-board-use-in-san-jorge-school- may.html  Slide 14: http://monsterguide.net/how-to- use-the-internet

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