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Educational Technology

  1. 1. Educational Technology By: Rachel E. Richardson
  2. 2. “ Georgia Approves Fast ForWord, Reading Assistant for K-8 Instruction“ By: Chris Riedel <ul><li>Summary: </li></ul><ul><li>The Georgia Department of Education has just approved a new technology to be implemented into their K-8 Language Arts and Reading instruction programs </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific Learning’s Fast ForWord and Reading assistant is designed to help students improve a range of language and reading skills </li></ul>
  3. 3. &quot;Georgia Approves Fast ForWord, Reading Assistant for K-8 Instruction“ Cont. <ul><li>Summary (cont.): </li></ul><ul><li>This product is research-proven to increase brain processing efficiency, as well as reading and language skills </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia Department of Education hopes to use this technology to accelerate the learning process in order for students to get the most out of their educational programs </li></ul>Riedel, Chris (2008, December, 3). &quot;Georgia Approves Fast ForWord, Reading Assistant for K-8 Instruction&quot;. T.H.E. Journal , Retrieved Dec. 7, 2008, from http://www.thejournal.com/articles/23663
  4. 4. Personal Reflection <ul><li>Georgia schools are trying something new in an attempt to further assist their students </li></ul><ul><li>Their goal is to give students the opportunity to learn in a way they might not have been able to in the past </li></ul><ul><li>They want the students who pass through their school system to get the best education possible </li></ul>
  5. 5. “ Smart Debuts Updated Whiteboard Lineup“ By: Dave Nagel <ul><li>Summary: </li></ul><ul><li>The company Smart Technologies recently released an updated version of their Smart Board 600i product </li></ul><ul><li>Updates include longer-lasting projectors and improved image quality </li></ul>Nagel, Dave (2008, Dec. 1). &quot;Smart Debuts Updated Whiteboard Lineup&quot;. T.H.E. Journal , Retrieved Dec. 7, 2008, from http://www.thejournal.com/articles/23659
  6. 6. Personal Reflection <ul><li>The Smart Board 600i is a way for teachers to combine the classic chalkboard with their computers </li></ul><ul><li>They can “write” directly on the board, but they also can use their computer to help aid in teaching </li></ul><ul><li>It seems rather pointless except as a way to save time switching from the computer to the classic chalk board, except for the possible long-term financial aid in the money they could save in buying chalk and/or dry erase markers and erasers </li></ul>
  7. 7. “ Students Meet Up with Scientists in Antarctica and Engineers at NASA with Videoconferencing Tools” By: Dian Schaffhauser <ul><li>Summary: </li></ul><ul><li>Students from around the world have access to research centers like NASA, Antarctica, and various other places due to Polycam visual communication technologies </li></ul><ul><li>This gives students a unique opportunity to expand their horizons </li></ul>
  8. 8. Students Meet Up with Scientists in Antarctica and Engineers at NASA with Videoconferencing Tools Cont. <ul><li>Summary (Cont.): </li></ul><ul><li>This technology allows students to experience and learn about things that previous generations could never have done </li></ul>Schaffhauser, Dian (2008, Nov. 19). Students Meet Up with Scientists in Antarctica and Engineers at NASA with Videoconferencing Tools. T.H.E. Journal , Retrieved Dec. 7, 2008, from http://www.thejournal.com/articles/23609_2
  9. 9. Personal Reflection <ul><li>It is one thing to learn about a subject out of a textbook or just from a lecture, it is another to actually be able to see and interact with what you’re learning </li></ul><ul><li>This technology is an amazing opportunity for students to become immersed in the world around them and to interact with other students, educators, and researchers from around the world </li></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion <ul><li>Some of the technologies available for education just seem like high tech gadgets that are otherwise a bit useless </li></ul><ul><li>However, there are enough of them that actually serve a worthwhile purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Technologies can give students unique learning opportunities that are fun and innovative </li></ul><ul><li>The ultimate purpose to educational technologies should ultimately be aiding students in learning and creating a lifelong desire to continue to do so </li></ul>

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