SWAT TEAMS• Implementing technology into the dailymathematics curricula has become morecomplex.• To promote higher mathachievement, focus mustshift to thinking andexperiencing math conceptsat a higher level and in realworld settings.
SWAT TEAMS1. Clearly defined goals thatpromote critical thinking forstudent learning and assessment2. Accessibility and availability oftechnological resources andfunding3. Professional development ofteachers in computer usage4. Easy, accessible resources tomanage and implementSuccessful implementation is dependentupon several critical factors:
SWAT TEAMSMathematics Lesson Structure– US 90% skills10% application– Japan 40% skills15% application45% developing newconcepts and higherorder thinking- Based on data from 1999 Trends inMathematics and Science Study(TIMSS)
SWAT TEAMS"Teachers must be offered training in usingcomputers," Sulla (1999), "but their trainingmust go beyond that to the instructionalstrategies needed to infuse technologicalskills into the learning process."Critical Issue: Using Technology toImprove Student AchievementNorth Central RegionalEducational Laboratoryhttp://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/ technlgy/te800.htm
SWAT TEAMSComputer/technology integrationcan occur with the following –– Calculator activities– Internet resources– Teacher Created Tools– Computers– Mobile devices