Technology & TeachingIs investing in technology having an impact on the education of our students? Why plan for professional development involving the use of technology? Presented by: Nichol L. Anderson
IntroductionPreparing Students for Effective Classroom the Future Implementation TECHNOLOGY Student Learning Professional Impact Development
Preparing Students for the Future Using TechnologyChildren are fascinated by technology at a young age.Much of the work we do as adults requires appropriate knowledge of technology use.
How to Effectively Implement Technology in the Classroom The Vision How do we get there?
Contrasting Views of Instruction and Construction Instruction ConstructionClassroom activity Teacher-centered didactic Learner-centered interactiveTeacher role Fact teller always expert Collaborative sometimes expertStudent role Listener always learner Collaborator sometimes expertInstructional emphasis Facts memorization Relationships inquiry and investigationConcept of knowledge Accumulation of facts Transformation of factsDemonstration of success Quantity Quality of understandingAssessment Norm-referenced Criterion-referenced portfolios and performancesTechnology use Drill and practice Communication, collaboration, information access, expression Menu
How is Technology Impacting Student Learning? Learning “from” Computers The Computer does the teaching and acts as a „tutor.‟ Learning “with” Computers Technology is used as a tool.
Student Learning & Computers Learning “from” Learning “with” Computers Computers Achievement gains were documented Teachers and students control the up to 25% in skill and up to 1005 in curriculum problem solving. For collecting information – inquiry and Retention in mathematics classes and collaboration - Online libraries and up attendance also improved. to date information Percentile gains on achievement tests To differentiate instruction to students‟ 9-22% over control groups individual learning needs - Students with disabilities and gifted students can Reduction in the amount of time benefit required for students to learn basic skills. To give visual representation to higher- order concepts – Simulations and real Improvements in motivation (Smith). world applications. Menu
Educating Educators-Planning for Professional Development Menu
Conclusion“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” ~Ghandi Menu
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