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How schools can support technology use

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How schools can support technology use

  1. 1. How Schools Can Support Technology Use Utilization of Technology in the Classroom
  2. 2. Through Technology... • Students Explore • Students Learn • Students Grow
  3. 3. Bill Goodwyn, CEO of Discovery Education “I'm so energized and optimistic about where our public schools are headed. A lot of it's because of what's happening with education technology and the impact it has. You're seeing great pockets of instruction and improved student outcomes”
  4. 4. Barriers to Implementation of Technology 1.Administration
  5. 5. The Role of the Administrator “Strong leadership in an educational setting means that school principals and other school leaders must play multiple roles in the change process, including role model, leader, motivator, resource provider, and facilitator”
  6. 6. Barriers to Implementation of Technology 1.Administration 2.Unproven and Uncomfortable
  7. 7. Overcoming Unproven Mentality • Sell technology as an administrator • Encourage teachers who use it well to do the same • Promote the benefits • Have teachers who refuse to observe how it engages students in other classrooms • Use statistical data that shows how technology improves student achievement
  8. 8. Overcoming Uncomfortable •Ongoing Professional Development •Teacher “peer coaching” •Faculty Meetings to promote and practice
  9. 9. Barriers to Implementation of Technology 1.Administration 2.Unproven and Uncomfortable 3.Organization and Structure
  10. 10. British Journal of Educational Technology, S. H. Billig “When technology implementation projects are highly visible and valued by the school community, teachers will be more likely to attempt implementation in their classrooms, persisting through the difficult early stages to gain confidence and see results”
  11. 11. Barriers to Implementation of Technology 1.Administration 2.Unproven and Uncomfortable 3.Organization and Structure 4.Lack of Resources and Support
  12. 12. Alexandra Moses “Nearly half of educators surveyed by the National Education Association said insufficient support impacted their use of technology”
  13. 13. How to Support Technology in Your School • encourage and model the use of technology • provide sufficient professional development opportunities • organize and structure a technology-enhanced culture of learning • offer the necessary support needed to properly put technology into action

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