Today’s youth are digital natives and learn differently than you or I did when we were in school. To ensure that students learn they must be taught in a way that meets their needs – by the use of technology. Technology helps student achievement, increases student learning, helps students use higher order thinking questions, and prepares them for working in the 21 st century. Our school needs your help – we need your support and investment in the leader’s of tomorrow! Please watch this brief video on technology for the students of the 21 st century.
Technology helps teachers incorporate literacy into the classrooms which helps students with their learning and test scores. Studies have shown that standardized tests scores increased 94 points in schools where technology was available to all students (Cradler, 47)
Various forms of technology can be used in the classroom to help in student learning. NEW uses for IPods and IPhones – students can work on school assignments on their handheld devices and upload them into Brainhoney. Brainhoney is a type of LMS that is being used by virtual schools around the country. Students who have 30+ miles to ride on a bus, can work on homework while on their way home!
Blooms-Taxonomy shows levels of skills The higher order thinking skills are the top three tiers of the pyramid shown Technology helps students with these higher order thinking skills (Cradler, 48) Teaching the iGeneration: 5 Easy Ways to Introduce Essential Skills With Web 2.0 Tools. In this book, each chapter introduces an enduring skill: information fluency, persuasion, communication, collaboration, and problem solving. Then, the authors present a digital solution that can be used to enhance traditional skill-based instructional practices. A collection of handouts and supporting materials tailored to each skill and tool type ends each chapter. As you can see – endless resources that indicate technology in education increases higher order thinking skills – with the proper use of technology by the teachers. This above mentioned books helps them learn how to do this.
Different uses of technology can help teachers meet all levels of differentiated instruction According to e-school news: ISTE gave teachers classroom type projects to help them meet the differentiated instruction levels I-search Web Quests R.A.F.T.T Jigsaw According to eSchool news, DI and technology can also be used to promote skills in the 21 st century, which we will discuss next.
For students to be successful after high school they must have technology skills Technology skills will make students more employable after high school Skills in technology will help students become life long learners
Technology in 21st century schools
TECHNOLOGY IN 21 ST CENTURY SCHOOLS Jill Daignault
MENU Introduction to Technology in Education Achievement in Content Areas Higher Order Thinking Skills 21 st Century Skills and Preparation
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION Video from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8
ACHIEVEMENT IN CONTENT AREAS <ul><li>“ Alignment between content-area learning standards and carefully selected technology uses can significantly increase test scores.” (Cradler, 47) </li></ul>
<ul><li>Mathematics Education </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics modules </li></ul><ul><li>Flash movies </li></ul><ul><li>Science Education </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Microscopes </li></ul><ul><li>Weather Channel </li></ul><ul><li>Flash </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies Education </li></ul><ul><li>Modules </li></ul><ul><li>National Digital Library </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>English Education </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry Forge </li></ul><ul><li>-Center for Technology and Teacher Education </li></ul>EFFECTIVE INTEGRATION OF TECHNOLOGY CONTENT AREAS:
DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION Image from: http://hubpages.com/hub/Differentiated-Instruction “ Educators can differentiate instruction through a range of instructional and management strategies, including software, video streaming, and the web.” - eSchool News
21 ST CENTURY SKILLS AND PREPARATION Image and information from: http://www.p21.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=254&Itemid=119 <ul><li>“ People in the 21st century live in a technology and media-suffused environment, marked by various characteristics, including: </li></ul><ul><li>access to an abundance of information </li></ul><ul><li>rapid changes in technology tools </li></ul><ul><li>the ability to collaborate and make individual contributions on an unprecedented scale. </li></ul><ul><li>To be effective in the 21st century, citizens and workers must be able to exhibit a range of functional and critical thinking skills related to information, media and technology.” </li></ul>
RESOURCES <ul><li>“ Center for Technology and Teacher Education: Content Areas.” Web. 23 Feb. 2011. < http://www.teacherlink.org/content/ >. </li></ul><ul><li>Cradler, J. et al. “How does technology influence student learning?.” Learning and Leading with Technology 29.8 (2002): 46–49. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Earle, R. S. “The integration of instructional technology into public education: Promises and challenges.” EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY-SADDLE BROOK THEN ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS NJ- 42.1 (2002): 5–13. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Palozzi, V. J, and T. E Spradlin. “Educational technology in Indiana: Is it worth the investment.” Education policy brief 4.4 (2006): n. pag. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Reynolds, G.M. Ph.D. “Using Technology in Education.” Using Technology to Improve Student Learning. Viewpoints Vol 12. 3-25. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Schacter, J. “The Impact of Educational Technology on Student Achievement: What the Most Current Research Has To Say.” Milken Exchange on Education Technology . (1999) 3-11. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Partnership for 21st Century Skills - Home.” Web. 23 Feb. 2011. < http://www.p21.org/index.php >. </li></ul>