Welcome, the changing future is through technology and our children are among the net generation and will be educated through new innovations as well as modern technology as I will uncover the need for advancement in our school’s technology programs and classroom activities to advance to AYP on our report card status. We have been seven years rated effective services and these changes alone could put us over the top!
Did you know where online learning could take a classroom for interactive learning? Take a look at the prediction for future education learning.
Where are other school going? Where do we need to go? How can we promote careers in technology if students are not exposed to technology opportunities in our lessons in the classroom?
This is a traditional classroom experience that many of you board members can recall in the classroom. Look at the new and improved way to learn. It is unlocking the students with new opportunities to explore with lessons across the globe and communicate with discovery learning.
Some of the keys to technology innovations are centralized in group efforts and collaboration of learning. Working in groups are one of the practices still used from Dewey as we all know and remember cooperative learning techniques.
Online learning is virtual experiences the students can escape from the classroom and explore online a variety ways to interact with the outside world.
Some of the key changes for our school system should be recognized through change and implemented with cooperative problem solving techniques.
Since the innovation of Smart board technology many students are interacting in a diverse atmosphere to learn material inside and outside the classroom.
Here is a variety of elements this generation of techno savvy students will be encountering over the next ten years. Critical mass is extremely important for the success of technology in the classroom. Building a future on success will start with your decision to implement technology changes in the classroom, you can see students need to continue to drive this innovation beyond the classroom into the workforce.
We are uniting in the classroom to make a positive change and must instill the social connections with community members and the workforce to transition a safe and mature learner upon graduation.
According to Rogers, here are some of the key attributes for professional development:Trialability, Observability and Compatibility
As innovators and Early Adopters are discovering the new waves of technology it’s the transitions through Majority and Laggards that will inhibit the learning process and we do not need to be falling into these categories. Let’s move with the flow and innovate our students with smart boards in every classroom.
The multimedia tools were invented in 1991 by David Martin, co-founder and co-CEO of Smart Technologies.http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/23/earlyshow/main1931179.shtml. This is one of the leaders of the innovation. I am proud to say, I contacted a representative from Smart board technologies and they are online with us now through SKYPE Software and will interact with us in a conversation and answer any questions. Let’s see if they are here… shall we…http://www.researchmoneyinc.com/conferences/200903/speakers.php
Here is a sample I can show you and walk you through a brief lesson with smart boards. New Horizons for Learning. (2005). Technology in education. Retrieved July 18, 2011,from http://www.newhorizons.org. Roblyer, M.D. (2006). Integrating educational technology into teaching. (4th ed.). New Jersey: Pearson Education Inc.
The early majority category demonstrates the followers as they indulge in technology innovations as seen in a bell curve representation.
The late majority followers are a little skeptic as you may be too, but let me re-assure you it is the wave of the future and technology is the key to success in the classroom.
For those of you not on board yet, the Laggard column is where you belong. These are the last people to try new innovations and wait at the back of the line. We do not need to be at the back, however let’s move to the front and take action tomorrow! It’s time for a change and time for technology to educate our students.
The S-curve technology is a powerful innovation that powered by new and improved technology as we teachers discover the future lessons with the power of technology.
The growth and time are key features in the S-curve and emerging technology. Take a look here as new technology emerges through the current trends.
Where do we go from here? Well, the breakdown of technology starts with the s-curve then to the rise and exploring phases, with a plateau there could come a decline in the innovation or the progression of the innovation may occur and success will be reached in the technological innovation.
Here is a sample of the five stages towards the innovation process: Setting an agenda, Matching descriptions, Redefining the problems, Clarifying the results and setting up a routine for successful innovations.
The role of the champion is powerful and sustains the future of technology in education. Let’s encourage and motivate others to follow our footsteps as we excel in education and become the first school in our region to reach AYP on our state report card!
Here is the need and with changes come increased learning, innovative technology and academic success. I will be honored to motivate, educate and illustrate technological changes as future learning is discovered through technology.
Why should we integrate this Smart board innovation I recap for you the plan to strategize success for all learner in the classroom and across the district with interactive hands-on learning to reach AYP.
Yes, innovative learning is for everyone. Are you ready for a change? How about a new experience, then let’s explore technology in our classrooms and uncover endless opportunities for our students.
It’s your turn to choose and innovative technology holds the future to success. The answer is Smart-boards in each classroom for 2012 goals. Thanks for your time and cooperation with my presentation and demonstration of the smart-board technologies.
Technology Innovations: Centralized Group Focus<br />Technology innovations have changed over the years of learning. New Technology changes with collaborative projects, student presentations and demonstrations to their peers as “network” advancements to centralize the unit of innovation to work effectively toward a common goal. <br />
References:<br />New Horizons for Learning. (2005). Technology in education. Retrieved July 18, 2011,from http://www.newhorizons.org. <br />Roblyer, M.D. (2006). Integrating educational technology into teaching. (4th ed.). New Jersey: Pearson Education Inc. <br />Rogers, E. M. (2003). Diffusion of innovations (5th ed.). New York, NY: Free Press.<br />