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  • First of all, in order for teachers to use technology in a way that increases student achievement it is recommended they have proper training. A minimum of ten hours of training is suggested. Research indicates that teachers who are trained have higher achieving students than teachers not adequately trained. In that training it is necessary to teach the proper integration of technology. One study in West Virginia showed a link between proper technology usage and higher problem solving and critical thinking scores amongst eighth graders. Another study showed that math scores were 13 weeks above grade level. On that note a 1994 Survey for the Office of Technology Assessment discovered that less than 10% of new teachers felt prepared to used specific technologies in the classroom. (Ringstaff and Kelley 2002)
  • A paper discussing budgets for technology suggested schools should spend 30% on equipment and 70% on infrastructure. By infrastructure we mean teacher training and technical assistance. Most schools spend money on the tangible items without the foresight that the equipment will not be used appropriately by untrained teachers. It has been stated in one research paper that 80% of the districts spend less than10% of their budget on training and continued support. (Ringstaff and Kelley 2002)
  • When technology is incorporated correctly into the curriculum student achievement increases. An eight year longitudinal study at New Hampshire’s Brewster Academy showed that SAT I scores had average increases of 94 points for those students who had participated in a technology-integrated school. A study in West Virginia attributed increased SAT-9 test scores to the alignment of the curriculum standards with specific software. Teachers reported that student research and organizational skills increased with participation in one multimedia project. It was also stated that Logo programing, computer-assisted instruction and various math software aided higher achievement in math. It is vitally important to make sure technology is carefully aligned with curriculum standards in order to obtain student achievement increases. (Cradler, McNabb, Freeman and Burchett 2002)
  • Explain laptop program: Established in 2001,Harvest Park Middle School, Pleasanton Unified School District in Pleasanton, California, supported with partnership between high-tech business in the area and the schools. Laptops were used on a daily basis for a variety of projects in all subject matter.
    The fact that so many pieces of data were collected adds validity to the study.
    (Gulek and Demirtas 2005)
  • This data was collected 3 years into the program. GPA’s were collected and averaged for each grade. The most significant difference was in the sixth grade. Data was only collected from students enrolled in the program. (Fulek and Demirtas 2005)
  • This chart shows a comparison of the end-of-the-course letter grade between laptop and non-laptop users in the core areas of English Language Arts and Mathematics. The results indicate that there is a difference in grades between the two groups. More laptop students in grades 6-8 had earned A’s and B’s than non-laptop users. Even though in the 8th grade the data indicates that more non-laptop users earned A’s in English Language Arts the total number of laptop users earning an A or B is 90% compared to only 79% of non-laptop users. (Gulek and Demirtas 2005)
  • The STAR Norm-Referenced Test is a mandated test in the state of California. The data shows a clear indication that laptop users were more likely to score at or above the national 50th percentile mark in all grade levels than non-laptop users. (Gulek and Demirtas 2005)
  • These practices have been determined, through the analysis of 5 major large scale studies of technology use, to be the most effective in improving student learning. Discuss briefly what each of these consist of. These practices should then be embedded into our curriculum. (Schacter 1996)
  • The most successful schools have a high density of computers with easy access. It is recommend that schools maintain a 1:5 ratio of computer to students. (Ringstaff and Kelley 2002)
  • Some of the equipment that could be utilized.
    Give a short conclusion reiterating the main points.
  • Technology investments ppt

    1. 1. TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENTS… WORTH THE GRADE? Presented by: Lisa Woodbury
    3. 3. Teacher Professional DevelopmentTeacher Professional Development A. Minimum of ten hours of training B. Trained teacher’s students outscore untrained C. Learn to integrate to be successful D. Likely to require student usage E. 10% of new teachers feel unprepared F. Math scores increase
    4. 4. 30% 70% Budget for Professional DevelopmentBudget for Professional Development
    6. 6. LAPTOP PROGRAM ENHANCES ACHIEVEMENTLAPTOP PROGRAM ENHANCES ACHIEVEMENT Why it started?  Searching for innovative programs  Harvest Park Middle School formed a partnership with tech business Why it started?  Searching for innovative programs  Harvest Park Middle School formed a partnership with tech business Sources of Data Collected During Study: GPA’s end-of-course grades writing assessment standardized norm-reference test California standards test Sources of Data Collected During Study: GPA’s end-of-course grades writing assessment standardized norm-reference test California standards test
    7. 7. Hard Data From Laptop ProgramHard Data From Laptop Program Grade Laptop Non-Laptop 6 3.50 3.13 7 3.28 2.94 8 3.23 3.07 2003–04 Cumulative Grade Point Averages by Grade2003–04 Cumulative Grade Point Averages by Grade
    8. 8. Hard Data From Laptop ProgramHard Data From Laptop Program End-of- Course Letter Grade Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Laptop Non-Laptop Laptop Non-Laptop Laptop Non-Laptop English Language Arts A 50% 38% 39% 23% 36% 39% B 42% 32% 45% 33% 54% 40% C 7% 21% 11% 28% 10% 17% D 1% 6% 3% 9% 0% 3% F 0% 3% 2% 7% 0% 1% Mathematics A 40% 33% 37% 30% 24% 23% B 41% 31% 38% 32% 36% 29% C 14% 20% 18% 21% 20% 28% D 2% 6% 5% 8% 20% 11% F 3% 10% 2% 9% 0% 9%
    9. 9. Total Language Total Math Grade 6 Laptop 88% 96% Non-Laptop 78% 83% Grade 7 Laptop 86% 83% Non-Laptop 76% 76% Grade 8 Laptop 89% 83% Non-Laptop 77% 77% Hard Data From Laptop ProgramHard Data From Laptop Program 2004 STAR Norm-Referenced Test Results by Grade: Percent of Students Scoring At or Above National Average (50th Percentile)
    10. 10. Positive Results of Best PracticesPositive Results of Best Practices
    11. 11. Computer ResourcesComputer Resources High density More access 1:5 ratio High density More access 1:5 ratio
    12. 12. Hardware/SoftwareHardware/Software