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Technology in education


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Research on the effectiveness of technology in education

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Technology in education

  1. 1. A research presentation by Christina Reynolds <ul><li>Menu </li></ul><ul><li>Why Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Wrong Technology </li></ul><ul><li>How Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Yes Technology </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Teaching without technology is like trying to hit a target with an arrow without using a bow </li></ul><ul><li>Why should we use technology? </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional teaching methods no longer engage children in the computer age (3) </li></ul><ul><li>Research shows that Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Increases student learning (2, 4, 5) </li></ul><ul><li>Increases social skills (1) </li></ul><ul><li>Engages students and increases motivation and achievement (1, 5) </li></ul><ul><li>Prepares students for the future (2, 3) </li></ul>Menu
  3. 5. <ul><li>Social Skills </li></ul><ul><li>More cooperation and collaboration in technology rich classrooms (1) </li></ul><ul><li>Work Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Educator’s job is to prepare students for future (3) </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Prep or career academics can prepare students for future jobs (2) </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about the working world by using school to work programs (2) </li></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><li>Better attitudes with computer based instruction and cooperative group work (5) </li></ul><ul><li>Increased achievement and motivation for special needs children (5) </li></ul><ul><li>Increased motivation in technology rich classroom (1) </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>Some people would rather not shoot the arrow with the bow because they have seen others try and fail </li></ul><ul><li>Inadequate teacher training (4) </li></ul><ul><li>Poor attitudes towards using technology (5) </li></ul><ul><li>Technology use on ineffective instructional methods (2, 5) </li></ul><ul><li>Wasted district resources </li></ul><ul><li>Poor attitudes towards technology (5) </li></ul>Reasons why technology fails Results in Avoid by <ul><li>Forming a technology plan (3) </li></ul>Menu
  6. 8. Attitude Ineffective methods Lack of Teacher Training <ul><li>Teacher positive attitude created higher achievement (5) </li></ul><ul><li>Drill and practice use showed lower NAEP scores (5) </li></ul><ul><li>Report states that few teachers are comfortable with technology (4) </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of teacher training can negatively affect special needs students (4) </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><ul><li>Need to learn how to use the bow, practice using the bow and arrows, and maintain all equipment if you want to consistently hit the bullseye </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Administrative focus on instructional technology (3) </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development (3) </li></ul><ul><li>Implement technology to supplement curriculum (2, 3) </li></ul><ul><li>Without any of these, technology will not be effective (3) </li></ul><ul><li>Would be like using the bow to shoot the arrow, but still missing the target </li></ul>Technology plan Menu
  8. 10. <ul><li>Score improvements when teachers are trained (5) </li></ul><ul><li>Trained teachers lead to higher achievement (5) </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher role imperative to understanding (2) </li></ul>Proper Use <ul><li>Higher order thinking applications improve NAEP scores (2) </li></ul><ul><li>Higher order thinking use raised achievement (5) </li></ul>How Technology
  9. 12. <ul><li>With training and maintenance, the arrow will hit the target with more precision and accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Data from research studies shows that technology used correctly will increase student learning on all levels (1-5) </li></ul><ul><li>NCLB standards will be easier to meet (2) </li></ul><ul><li>Saves money and time (5) </li></ul><ul><li>Technology increases lifelong learning (3) </li></ul>Let’s use our resources to hit the bullseye! Menu
  10. 13. <ul><li>Campbell, D., Kratcoski, A., & Swan, K. (2005). Situated Learning in a Ubiquitous Computing Environment. RCETJ. 2 (1), 17-45. </li></ul><ul><li>Cradler, J., McNabb, M., Freeman, M., & Burchett, R. (2002). How does technology influence student learning? Learning and Leading with Technology , 29 (8), 46–49. </li></ul><ul><li>Harvey-Woodall, A. (2009). Integrating Technology into the Classroom: How Does It Impact Student Achievement? Retrieved on February 11, 2011, from </li></ul><ul><li>Hasselbring, T. S., & Glaser, C. H. W. (2000). Use of Computer Technology to Help Students With Special Needs. The Future of Children , 10 (2), 102–122. </li></ul><ul><li>Schacter, J. (1999). The Impact of Education Technology on Student Achievement: What the Most Current Research Has to Say. Santa Monica, California: Milken Exchange on Education Technology. </li></ul>