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Excuses!

  1. 2. EXCUSES! EXCUSES! We hear them everyday!
  2. 3. Why Don’t Teach the in Classroom Technology Some
  3. 4. “ I don’t have time!” -Jim L. Holland “ We don’t have any good software to use!” “ I am not a computer person!” “ My students can’t behave in the computer lab!”
  4. 5. What’s the Real Deal? <ul><ul><li>“ Let’s not beat around the bush and put a pretty face on what we call our schools’ technology instruction!” </li></ul></ul>-Jim L. Holland
  5. 6. <ul><li>“ If it’s free time in a computer lab, call it high-tech recess .” </li></ul>-Jim L. Holland
  6. 7. <ul><li>“ If it’s prescriptive drill and kill software… </li></ul>-Jim L. Holland
  7. 8. … call it a substitute teacher !!!” -Jim L. Holland
  8. 9. <ul><li>“ If it’s a lack of knowledge, call it refusing to learn.” </li></ul>-Jim L. Holland
  9. 10. <ul><li>“ If a class can’t behave well enough to earn computer lab privileges, call it classroom mismanagement .” </li></ul>-Jim L. Holland
  10. 11. – Jim L. Holland <ul><li>“ But if it’s a teacher who does whatever it takes to use whatever tool is available to give students every opportunity to learn… </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>… CALL THAT SUCCESS </li></ul>– Jim L. Holland SUCCESS -a teacher who gets it.”
  12. 13. <ul><li>Are teachers giving students the tools they need to survive in the future with technology? </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Answer these questions! </li></ul><ul><li>Are you motivating students to learn? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you engaging students in learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you helping students apply , infer , and synthesize information? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you adapting , syncing , shifting , and extending student learning? </li></ul><ul><li>How can teachers be prepared ? </li></ul><ul><li>What does the future of technology hold? </li></ul>
  14. 15. NEW IDEAS
  15. 16. <ul><li>Integrate! Find ways to use technology in your classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Grow with your children. </li></ul><ul><li>Be positive about technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Teach higher level skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Be open-minded, willing to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>Involve mentors. </li></ul><ul><li>Get on board! </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>“ Teacher surveys indicate that about half of U.S. teachers use technology in classroom instruction. That use, however, varies greatly from school to school. In some schools, staff technology use nears 100 percent; in others, it is virtually non-existent.” - Linda Starr </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>“ Many teachers, the experts say, still are reluctant to use technology, mostly because of a lack of time, a lack of resources, or a lack of confidence in their ability to use the available technology.” Linda Starr </li></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>2000–01 Survey: </li></ul><ul><li>Which type of technology do teachers think is essential? </li></ul><ul><li>A majority of teachers (57 percent) agreed with the statement, “Computers and other technology for my classroom(s) were sufficiently available.” </li></ul><ul><li>25 percent “strongly” agreed that this was the case. </li></ul><ul><li>However, 35 percent of all teachers disagreed with the statement, including 15 percent who “strongly” disagreed. </li></ul><ul><li>-Kleiner, A., and Lewis, L. (2003). Internet Access in U.S. Public Schools and Classrooms: 1994–2002 (NCES 2004–011). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics. </li></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>A </li></ul><ul><li>LITTLE </li></ul><ul><li>ENCOURAGEMENT </li></ul><ul><li>IS </li></ul><ul><li>NOT </li></ul><ul><li>ENOUGH! </li></ul><ul><li>-Linda Starr </li></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>IT </li></ul><ul><li>NEEDS </li></ul><ul><li>TO </li></ul><ul><li>BE </li></ul><ul><li>BACKED </li></ul><ul><li>UP </li></ul><ul><li>WITH </li></ul><ul><li>TRAINING </li></ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><li>IMPLEMENTATION! </li></ul><ul><li>- Linda Starr </li></ul>
  21. 22. <ul><li>The </li></ul><ul><li>Questions… </li></ul><ul><li>Answers… </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions… </li></ul><ul><li>Lie Within You! </li></ul><ul><li> Are you willing? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you ready? </li></ul>
  22. 23. <ul><li>YOU </li></ul><ul><li>MUST </li></ul><ul><li>BE </li></ul><ul><li>THE </li></ul><ul><li>CHANGE </li></ul><ul><li>YOU </li></ul><ul><li>SEE </li></ul><ul><li>IN </li></ul><ul><li>THE WORLD. </li></ul><ul><li>- Ghandi </li></ul>

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