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  1. 1. Increasing technology integration in the classroom<br />Brandon Freel <br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Current technology in use<br />If it isn’t broke, why fix it?<br />Forms of technology used<br />Implementing new technology<br />
  3. 3. Why Technology, why now?<br />Without the integration of technology in our schools, we are only putting the students at a disadvantage and closing them off from the outside world. <br />“Technology is like a fish. The longer it stays on the shelf, the less desirable it becomes.” – Andrew Heller<br />Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road” – Stewart Brand<br />
  4. 4. Current technology in use<br /><ul><li>Overhead Projectors
  5. 5. Computers
  6. 6. Internet
  7. 7. Regular email communications
  8. 8. Assignments with an online resource requirement</li></li></ul><li>Student Perception of Technology Use<br />The Good<br />Students reported being exposed to a variety of technologies in their college classrooms<br />The Bad<br />Students described ways in which faculty members are ineffective in their use of technology.<br />The Ugly<br />Several student responses described faculty members as using technology in order to “hide behind it”.<br />
  9. 9. Percentage of students exposed to different types of technology in their college classes<br />
  10. 10. Why teachers aren’t using technology<br />Intimidation<br />Students know how to use it better than they do<br />Lack of preparation <br />No prior knowledge of programs<br />Fear of programs not operating<br />
  11. 11. Why schools should install technology?<br />>90 percent of all schools are connected to the Internet<br />>33 percent of teachers have Internet access in their classrooms<br />Financial incentives are a time-tested method of encouraging teachers<br />School systems can provide compensation for professional development in technology on weekends or during summers<br />Mini-grants can be used to reward teachers who develop innovative uses for classroom technology <br />
  12. 12. How to implement technology<br /><ul><li>Prepare a technology budget
  13. 13. Write technology grants
  14. 14. Order, install, and inventory software and hardware
  15. 15. Provide technology in-services for teachers and staff
  16. 16. Establish after school computer programs</li></li></ul><li>Coaching Teachers at Different Skill Levels<br />A school may be home to educators with a wide variety of skill levels in technology<br />Individual tutoring, peer coaching, collaboration, networking, and mentoring<br />Teachers learn at different rates <br />Have individual needs when mastering new skills<br />Technology training should be flexible yet cover a comprehensive set of skills.<br />
  17. 17. Computer Technology<br /><ul><li>Powerpoint
  18. 18. Web page design programs
  19. 19. Wiki web pages
  20. 20. Email
  21. 21. Video chatting</li></li></ul><li>Internet Technology <br /><ul><li>Skype
  22. 22. Facebook
  23. 23. Diigo
  24. 24. Online homework assignments
  25. 25. Youtube
  26. 26. Blogs</li></li></ul><li>Percentage of teachers who believed selected technologies were essential in their teaching 2000-01<br />
  27. 27. Summary<br /><ul><li>Provide incentives for teachers to use technology
  28. 28. Provide technology in-services for teachers and staff
  29. 29. Utilize free programs offered on the internet
  30. 30. Utilize computer programs to enhance lessons
  31. 31. Establish after school computer programs</li></li></ul><li>References<br />Ivers, K.S. (2003). A teacher's guide to using technology in the classroom. Retrieved from <br />Gahala, J. (2001, October). Critical issue: promoting technology use in schools. Retrieved from <br />Smith, G.E. (n.d.). Student perceptions of technology in the classroom: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Unpublished manuscript, Department of Psychology, Elon University, Elon, North Carolina. Retrieved from<br />U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences. (2005). Computer technology in the public school classroom: teacher perspectives (NCES 2005-083). Washington, DC: Retrieved from <br />