Technology Use Vs. Technology Integration By: Stephanie Heller
What is Technological Literacy? <ul><li>The U.S. Department of Education (1996) defines technology literacy as "computer skills and the ability to use computers and other technology to improve learning, productivity, and performance." </li></ul><ul><li>References: http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te4lk7.htm </li></ul>
What is Technology Use? <ul><li>Technology use is very simple and everyone uses some form of technology in their everyday lives. This technology use can be anything from using the coffee machine to using the internet. Technology use is a very broad topic, which is why people use it so much. </li></ul>
What is Technology Integration? <ul><li>Technology integration is way more specific than that of technology use. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology integration is when the teacher uses technology in order to teach the students the curriculum in a more entertaining manner. </li></ul><ul><li>When the teacher uses technology to teach the students she is also teaching them computer/technology skills. It is like she is teaching the students two subjects at once! </li></ul><ul><li>Technology integration is using technology for a purpose. When you integrate technology there is meaning behind why it is being used. </li></ul>
<ul><li>We live in the 21 st century where technology is everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Children use technology in their homes whether it be video games or even something as simple as the toaster oven. The children are used to using technology. By implementing something that the children love and can relate to, into the classroom, the children will enjoy the information that the teacher is introducing them to. </li></ul><ul><li>Or goal as educators is to make sure that our students learn in the most productive way possible, while also enjoying themselves. If technology does this for the students, than why not use technology?! </li></ul><ul><li>“ Technology brings into the classroom more interesting and diverse materials than ever before possible. Multimedia technologies and the Internet -- which come together in the World Wide Web -- are evolving rapidly and promise to offer easy access to everything from historical documents to breaking news. Hundreds of libraries and museums, including the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian, have already recorded parts of their collections in digital form and distribute these resources through electronic media. Science students are witnessing exciting astronomy discoveries as they unfold thanks to technologies that allow them to view images from the Hubble telescope.” </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.edutopia.org/world-your-fingertips </li></ul>Why Integrate Technology?
Examples of Technology Use <ul><li>This type of technology is one that does not involve critical thinking! This is how a lot of children use technology in their homes! This is NOT how educators want to use technology! </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using AIM or AOL instant messaging to talk to friends. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Playing non-educational video games at home. </li></ul></ul>
Examples of Technology Integration <ul><li>Technology integration is the use of technology to further enhance the educational experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Using the internet to research information for a research paper! </li></ul>
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