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5362 Final Project

  1. 1. Technology Plan 2010 Clinton Fortenberry EDLD 5362
  2. 2. Out With the Old <ul><li>Textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Sitting Still </li></ul><ul><li>Not Talking </li></ul><ul><li>Working Alone </li></ul><ul><li>Computer labs </li></ul>
  3. 3. In With the New <ul><li>Laptops </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Smart boards </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless internet </li></ul>
  4. 4. Students of 2010 <ul><li>Short Attention Span </li></ul><ul><li>Bored easily </li></ul><ul><li>Engrossed in Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Need visual stimulation </li></ul>
  5. 5. Teachers <ul><li>Many are not technologically savvy </li></ul><ul><li>Well meaning, but unable to develop technologically advanced lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Not sure how to incorporate new technology </li></ul><ul><li>Digital immigrant </li></ul>
  6. 6. Parents <ul><li>Unsure of letting children spend time with electronics </li></ul><ul><li>See a very different version of school than what they grew up with </li></ul><ul><li>Unsure children are learning and how to motivate a generation of children with no patience </li></ul><ul><li>Get answers like “Nothing”, or “It’s boring” when asking children what they learned at school </li></ul>
  7. 7. What’s Next? <ul><li>Districts must facilitate communication between teachers, parents, and students </li></ul><ul><li>Parents must feel welcome in schools </li></ul><ul><li>Information must flow back and forth freely </li></ul><ul><li>Districts must have a plan for creating communication and increasing student achievement </li></ul>
  8. 8. How Will it Work? <ul><li>Districts purchase and implement new technologies to capture student attention </li></ul><ul><li>Districts must keep close records on test scores, contact information, and student attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Online gradebooks allow parents to see grades at all times </li></ul>
  9. 9. How Will it Work? (cont.) <ul><li>Teachers will incorporate technology based lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Technology will be in routine usage </li></ul><ul><li>Internet will be available throughout the school </li></ul><ul><li>Internet will be filtered to protect students/teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple laptop sets will circulate throughout all departments </li></ul><ul><li>Technology funding will be used to purchase, install, and implement new technologies, including teacher training </li></ul>
  10. 10. How Will it Work? (cont.) <ul><li>Teachers will be trained and allowed to experiment with new technology before it is used in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Administrators will hold teachers accountable for routine technology implementation </li></ul><ul><li>District will research technology purchases and only purchase programs/software that will have lasting relevance </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid purchasing cheap technologies on a whim </li></ul>
  11. 11. How Long Will it Take? <ul><li>Technology can be implemented immediately </li></ul><ul><li>Internet lessons can be completed without expensive programs </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate results can be expected, but future planning must be done to help the district focus on and budget these programs </li></ul>
  12. 12. Will it Work? <ul><li>Student achievement should be enhanced with increased focus on technology </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be free to explore and take ownership of learning without the fear of internet predators </li></ul><ul><li>Students can’t help but get excited about technology implementation </li></ul>
  13. 13. Works Cited <ul><li>2009 Horizon Report K-12. http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2009-Horizon-Report-K12.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/students/earlycld/ea400.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.monroecc.edu/depts/instech/SmartClass.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.gdrc.org/kmgmt/c-learn/index.html </li></ul>
  14. 14. Works Cited (cont.) <ul><li>Arsham, H. (2002, March). Impact of the internet on learning and teaching. USDLA Journal, 16.3 . </li></ul><ul><li>Graziano, M., Lenhart, A., & Simon, M. (2001, September 1). The internet and education: Findings of the pew internet and American Life Project. </li></ul><ul><li>Hitlin, P., & Raine, L. (2005). The internet at school. Pew Internet and American Life Project .  </li></ul><ul><li>Levin, D., & Arafeh, S. (2002). The digital disconnect. The widening gap between internet-savvy students and the schools . Pew Internet and American Life Project. </li></ul>