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Technology Powerpoint (W-200)


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Technology Powerpoint (W-200)

  1. 1. Elizabeth Cope W-200 June 23, 2009 Section # 11934
  2. 2.  Title Slide  Reflection (appropriation)  Table of Contents  Mobile wireless technology use and implementation (slide 1)  Literacy instruction with digital and media technologies (slide 1)  Mobile wireless technology use and implementation (slide 2)  Literacy instruction with digital and media technologies (slide 2)  Reflection (mobile wireless)  Reflection (literacy)  Appropriation, mastery, and resistance to  Conclusion technology in early childhood education (slide 1)  Works Cited  Appropriation, mastery, and resistance to technology in early childhood education (slide 2)
  3. 3.  This article focuses on technology use in the elementary education classroom  Approximately 95% of Kindergarten to 12th grade classrooms had Internet access in 2005  Knowing the above statement it was interesting to read that 2/3 of teachers feel underprepared to use technology  Challenges teachers face in teaching with technology: lack of resources, personal knowledge and skills, lack of school planning, and assessments  Even though 95% of classrooms had Internet access in 2005, most students did not receive enough time to develop new skills with technology to make a difference
  4. 4.  Another main focus in this article was on a 4th grade classroom who had laptops  Mr. Wright, their teacher, issued laptops on the first day of school for the students to use inside and outside of school  Mr. Wright’s class set up a website for others to see the work they completed with their laptops including podcasts, activities for different seasons, and practice quizzes  Quote: “What makes today’s kids really sit up and fires their neural fibers? Technology. Kids don’t see laptops, MP3 Players, cell phones, PDAs, DVD players, and video games as technology, it’s just their life. Schools need to connect education to their student’s lives with technology.” Todd Wright (4th grade teacher)
  5. 5.  I found it interesting that while 95% of classrooms use the Internet; most students do not have enough time to develop new skills and 2/3 of teachers feel underprepared to use technology  I was surprised to read that 4th grade students were issued laptops and were allowed to take them home as well  The website the class formed was interesting and I love the artwork on there by the students  I could not believe how much the students knew about the use of laptops and how much they learned  The quote by Todd Wright was very true and showed me that classroom teachers have to incorporate technology in their classrooms because that is what kids have grown up with
  6. 6.  Quote: “The goal of our study is to explain the use of technology and stances toward future use of technology in teaching pre-service teachers (PST) by examining their access to and professional development with interactive computer tools.” (James Laffey)  Some teachers do not use technology in their classroom because they feel it harms their students  Surveys were sent out to PST’s to ask them about their experiences with technology in the classroom
  7. 7.  Surveys showed results for the following categories: descriptive and comparative statistics about demographic variables, level and subject area they were preparing to teach, current technology use, and attitudes about technology and teaching (Laffey 364)  Not only were surveys sent out, but each PST was involved in a 10 question questionnaire to get more information  PDAs were used to communicate with the following people: teachers, peers, prepare for lessons, and to meet school requirements
  8. 8.  After reading that many teachers feel technology can harm their students I began to wonder where that fear came from.  If students grow up with technology at their fingertips, how can that be harmful?  I would like to know how many PSTs used technology in their classroom even if they were not comfortable with it  I was surprised to see how many uses there were for PDAs in the classroom not only for the students, but also for the teacher to prepare lessons
  9. 9.  Mobile wireless technology includes two areas: mobility and computing (Sang 55)  Mobility: continuous accessibility to users  Wireless: communication using radio waves, infrared waves, and microwaves instead of wires  Examples of wireless technology in K-12 classrooms: wireless phones, PDAs, handheld computers, and laptops  Quote: “As mobile wireless communication becomes an integral part of our society, it will become an accepted and necessary part of the curriculum for students in the public schools.” (Sang 58)
  10. 10.  “The National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS-S) identifies six skills students should master: learning about available technology and how to use it, using effective communication skills, researching, learning, processing facts and concepts, and problem solving” (Sang 58)  “Teachers can also benefit from PDAs: helps in organizing teaching materials and courses, communicating with students and parents, giving individual attention to students, managing research materials, and schedule meeting appointments” (Sang 61)
  11. 11.  I enjoyed reading that PDAs do not only benefit students, but teachers as well  This would probably make teachers more likely to use PDAs knowing they will benefit as well  I did not realize how many benefits were involved with the use of PDAs  The quote was very true and would make teachers think twice before ignoring the role technology plays in students lives
  12. 12.  These three articles were very interesting and opened up my eyes to how technology truly can influence our lives  As future educators it is our responsibility to keep up on technology and how it can impact our students lives for the better  Technology may not be easy to keep up on, but it will be worth it to give students new ways to learn that keep them interested  Technology should not be viewed as bad just because it is difficult to learn. If we use that theory in every area in our life then none of us would finish college because it is difficult.  All three of these articles had interesting information including benefits for students and teachers, laptops in the 4th grade, and PSTs thoughts on technology in the classroom
  13. 13.  Barone, Diane, and Todd Wright. "Literacy Instruction With Digital and Media Technologies.“ Reading Teacher Volume 62. Issue 4.December 2008. 292-303.17 Jun 2009.  Laffey, James. "Appropriation, Mastery, and Resistance to Technology in Early Childhood Pre-service Teacher Education." Journal of Research on Technology in Education. Volume 36. Issue 4. July 2004. 361-382.17 Jun 2009.  Sang, Kim, Kerry Holmes, and Clif Mims. "Mobile Wireless Technology Use and Implementation: Opening a Dialogue on the New Technologies in Education." Tech Trends: Linking Research & Practice to Improve Learning Volume 49. Issue3. May 2005. 54-89. 17 Jun 2009.