Using Technology toFacilitate K-12 InstructionCreated by P. Garza
Technology enhances studentengagement during lessondelivery.
In one study, low-socioeconomicstudents were foundto benefit directlyand on a morespecific level whenteachers integratedtechnology in theirinstruction (Mims,2009).
Teacher-directedtechnology instructionAccording to the CaliforniaResearch Bureau,“technology may beproductive in K-12 schoolswhen it is applied within anappropriate educationalframework under thedirection of a teacher, andtaking into consideration theneeds of the students andwhat is appropriate to thesubject.” (Umbach, 1998).
Technology• Teacher-led technology inclusion in the classroom is beneficial and improves students’ learning level.
Integration of theSmart Board• Works as a touch-screen.• User is able to drag items within the Smart Board.• Students can work independently or have teacher as a facilitator.
Benefit of Integrating Technologyin Our Classrooms. Studies show student learning performance increases. Allows students to have genuine experiences. Increases student motivation. Prepares students for real-world skills that can be executed in a job setting.
Resources Mims, C., Polly, D., & Grant, M.. (2009). Technology integration in K-12. The foundations of instructional technology. Retrieved from http://projects.coe.uga.edu/itFoundations/ Smith, G. E., & Thorne, S (2007). Differentiating instruction with technology in k-5 classrooms. Retrieved from http://www.iste.org/images/excerpts/DIFFK5-excerpt.pdf Umbach, K. W. California Research Bureau, California State Library. (1998). Learning-related outcomes of computer technology in k-12 education (CRB-98-010). Retrieved from website: http://www.library.ca.gov/crb/98/10/98010.pdf Images retrieved from Google.