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Richard Hinshaw - Education Technology Powerpoint

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Richard Hinshaw - Education Technology Powerpoint

  1. 1. EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY IN THREE U.S. STATES Richard Hinshaw EDUC W200 5/04/2010 click here for MAIN MENU
  2. 2. Choose one of these three U.S. states to learn more about what’s new in educational technology: ALABAMA PENNSYLVANIA FLORIDA click here for CONCLUSION
  3. 3. <ul><li>Alabama Selects </li></ul><ul><li>for Technology Education Adoption </li></ul><ul><li>The Alabama State Department of </li></ul><ul><li>Education has approved two online </li></ul><ul><li>programs from to assist with </li></ul><ul><li>students’ technology literacy. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the programs selected is EasyTech , which is a web-delivered curriculum. This program helps teachers to integrate technology literacy into math, science, language arts, and social studies lessons. </li></ul><ul><li>EasyTech is designed to simultaneously improve students’ technology skills and core curriculum proficiency. </li></ul><ul><li>There are different levels of the curriculum appropriate for elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools. </li></ul><ul><li>click here for NEXT SLIDE </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Alabama Selects </li></ul><ul><li>for Technology Education Adoption </li></ul><ul><li>The second program Alabama selected </li></ul><ul><li>from is the 21 st Century Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment. </li></ul><ul><li>This assessment is designed to provide data on how well students can understand and apply technological skills. </li></ul><ul><li>The 21 st Century Skills Assessment also provides a portfolio that enables school districts to accurately assess creativity and innovation. </li></ul><ul><li>Anonymous.; Alabama Selects for Technology Education Adoption. (2010, March). Education Letter, 17. Retrieved May 4, 2010, from Career and Technical Education. (Document ID: 1969492411). </li></ul><ul><li>click here for NEXT SLIDE </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Alabama Selects </li></ul><ul><li>for Technology Education Adoption </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Reflections: </li></ul><ul><li>It is good to see that a state such as Alabama is willing to move forward with new and interesting ways of educating students. </li></ul><ul><li>I am hopeful that many other states will move away from only using textbooks in classrooms. Web based curriculums will be an integral part of moving education forward into the future. Many students are already immersed in the internet at home, so we must include the internet in education as well. </li></ul><ul><li>click here for MAIN MENU </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Technology Education in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania Elementary Schools </li></ul><ul><li>In an article from the journal Technology and Children, Ian Finn describes his experiences as an elementary technology education teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2008, Belle Vernon Area School district added technology education to its science and technology curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>The school district hired Finn to teach fourth grade. The goals of the program included improving students’ test scores, helping them become more interested in technological problem solving, and investigating the designed world. </li></ul><ul><li>click here for NEXT SLIDE </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Technology Education in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania Elementary Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Finn designed his curriculum around the five technology clusters; Communication, construction, manufacturing, energy / transportation, and biotechnology. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the student activities included designing company logos, screen printing t-shirts, wiring electrical circuits, using simple machines, and investigating the four environments of transportation . </li></ul><ul><li>Finn, I. (2009, March). Technology education in Belle Vernon elementary schools. Technology and Children , 13(3), 16- 17. Retrieved May 4, 2010, from Research Library. (Document ID: 1673584961). </li></ul><ul><li>click here for NEXT SLIDE </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Technology Education in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania Elementary Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Reflections: </li></ul><ul><li>As a future teacher, it is great to hear about another teacher’s experiences with technology education. I hope to use technology as an integral part of my classroom, and Ian Finn’s experience will influence how I teach. </li></ul><ul><li>I believe more schools should be required to have technology educators to help students and other teachers integrate technology into the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>click here for MAIN MENU </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Pinellas County, Florida Schools Invest in Technology to Equip Students </li></ul><ul><li>The journal School Planning & Management reports on the influx of new computers received by the Pinellas County Schools in Florida. </li></ul><ul><li>In January 2010, the school district deployed more than 7,000 Dell Latitude 2100 netbooks. These computers are specifically designed for students to use in the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>The goal of supplying these computers is to help students develop skills that will help them compete in the global workforce. </li></ul><ul><li>click here for NEXT SLIDE </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Pinellas County, Florida Schools Invest in Technology to Equip Students </li></ul><ul><li>Over 400 of the Dell computers were allotted to the Meirose Elementary Center for Journalism and Multimedia. </li></ul><ul><li>At this school, each student in the innovative one-on-one mobile journalism program will be able to have their own computer. Students will be able to create power point presentations, take virtual field trips, and engage in online learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Anonymous. County Schools Invest in Technology to Equip Students. (2010, February). School Planning & Management, 49(2), 48. Retrieved May 4, 2010, from ProQuest Education Journals. (Document ID: 2021390381). </li></ul><ul><li>click here for NEXT SLIDE </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Pinellas County, Florida Schools Invest in Technology to Equip Students </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Reflections: </li></ul><ul><li>I can only imagine how much more I would have enjoyed my younger years in school if I had the same access to technology that these students have. I am jealous! </li></ul><ul><li>In a situation where students have so much more technology at their fingertips, teachers must be prepared to effectively use this technology to enhance the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>click here for MAIN MENU </li></ul>
  12. 12. CONCLUSION <ul><li>Schools all around the country are finding new and innovative ways to educate students about technology </li></ul><ul><li>Some schools are using web-based curriculums, some are employing education technology teachers, and some are providing their students with laptop computers in the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>As technology continues to change the world, it is imperative that schools and teachers learn and adapt so they can prepare students for this ever-changing landscape. </li></ul><ul><li>click here for MAIN MENU </li></ul>