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Integrating technology

  1. 1. INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY:CLASSROOM FAUX PAS ORCLASSROOM SUCCESS? NBEA 2012 ANNUAL CONVENTION BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS APRIL 3-7, 2012 Dr. Elisha Wohleb (, Auburn University Dr. Leane Skinner (, Auburn University Dr. Christal Pritchett (, Auburn University
  2. 2. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK)  Describes how teachers’ understanding of technologies and pedagogical content knowledge interact with one another to produce effective teaching with technology (Mishra & Koehler, 2006)  TPACK is an understanding that emerges from an interaction of content, pedagogy, and technology knowledge  See Figure 1
  3. 3. FIGURE 1
  4. 4. INTEGRATION OF TECHNOLOGY The good, the bad, and the ugly  Technology is a great instructional tool that can enhance student learning, if used correctly
  5. 5. BLOGS How do you use a blog in your classroom? Some ideas…  weblogs-in-education/   Search for blogs: 
  6. 6. WIKIS How do you use Wikis in your classroom? How can we use Wikis?  Example of Wikis  The most famous wiki is the online encyclopedia Wikipedia  EB+2.0+Tools
  7. 7. PODCASTING How do you use podcasting in your classroom? What are the benefits?  The ability to listen to a lecture multiple times  Audio resources for students with disabilities  Beneficial to auditory learners. Online (distance education) students who learn best by hearing may learn course content more quickly when they listen to your podcast rather than when they read your lecture content
  8. 8. VIDEO SHARING How do you use Video Sharing in yourclassroom? TeacherTube & eduTube  Online educational community for sharing instructional videos  Can give ratings and comments How can we use this in the classroom?  Teachers can incorporate video into lesson  Students can:  Record – school news, special events, presentations, ctso activities, etc.
  9. 9. SOCIAL NETWORKING How do you use Social Networking in your classroom? Facebook  The challenge is to use this tool effectively  Can create a class/ctso group  Post assignments, discussions, events  you-should-be-using-facebook-in-your-classroom/ Edmodo  Edmodo is the leading social learning network for K12 education  Teachers can post grades & assign homework  Teacher, Parent and Student accounts can be made
  10. 10. WEBQUESTS How do you use Webquests in your classroom? A classroom-based lesson in which most or all of the information that students explore and evaluate comes from the World Wide Web.  can be as short as a single class period or as long as a month-long unit;  usually (though not always) involve group work, with division of labor among students who take on specific roles or perspectives;  are built around resources that are preselected by the teacher. Students spend their time USING information, not LOOKING for it.
  11. 11. DOODLE Helps schedule meeting, events, etc.
  12. 12. POLL EVERYWHERE Poll Everywhere replaces expensive audience response hardware with standard web technology. works internationally with texting, web, or twitter account
  13. 13. PREZI Cool Tools for Teachers (example of a prezi about technology) 
  14. 14. WHEN IS INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY A FAUXPAS? When technology is utilized in the wrong capacity  Using a blog for collaboration when a wiki would better support collaboration  When a teacher uses a personal Facebook page rather than a classroom page and/or an educational social networking site.  Using a Podcast when a visual representation is necessary  Implementing a Webquest that doesn’t relate to the material being covered  Utilizing a Polling site when computer access and/or cell phones are not allowed.
  15. 15. WHEN IS INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY A FAUXPAS? Outdated Technology  Dated computers  Slow Internet connections No or Little IT/Administration Support  Blocked Web sites  Networking/Hardware Issues Cost vs. Benefit  When the cost is more than the benefit of utilizing the technology
  16. 16. USE CAUTION AND COMMON SENSE All school districts have unique rules.  Understand what is required for Web 2.0 tool to be integrated into the classroom.  Many instances of resistance can be overcome if the gatekeepers learn more about the tools and usability. Be informed about minor students  Good idea to always get parental consentMark, S. (2009, December). Extending classroom teaching with free web 2.0 tools. Business Education Forum, 64(2), 47-50.
  17. 17. USE CAUTION AND COMMON SENSECONTINUED Abide by copyright and intellectual property laws Remember that once uploaded content is forever ALWAYS remember that not every student has computer or Internet access.Mark, S. (2009, December). Extending classroom teaching with free web 2.0 tools. Business Education Forum, 64(2), 47-50.