Welcome to EDU 590 INTRODUCTION “Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works.”by Howard Pitler, Elizabeth R. Hubbell, Matt Kuhn and Kim Malenoski Central Michigan University
Introduction – Why Technology?Technology can increase: Student learning Student understanding Student achievement Student motivation Student control over own learning Development of higher-order thinking skills (Bloom’s Taxonomy – p. 4) Potential of differentiated instruction At-risk student achievement However….
Introduction – Why Technology? ONLY WHEN LEARNING GOALS AND OBJECTIVES ARE CLEARLY RELAYED TO THE STUDENT Image Reference: Microsoft ClipArt, 6.11.11
Introduction – 9 Instructional StrategiesAs identified by McREL research:www.mcrel.org/instructionmetanalysis (Pitler, p. 8) 1. Identifying similarities and difference 2. Summarizing and note taking 3. Reinforce effort and providing recognition 4. Homework and practice 5. Nonlinguistic representation 6. Cooperative learning 7. Setting objectives and providing feedback 8. Generating and testing hypothesis 9. Cues, questions, and advanced organizers
Introduction – 4 Planning Questionsfor InstructionPitler and co. identify 4 planning questions forinstruction (p. 10 – Figure 5). 1. What will students learn? 2. Which strategies will provide evidence of student learning? 3. Which strategies will help students acquire and integrate learning? 4. Which strategies will help students practice, review and apply learning?
Introduction – 7 Categories ofTechnology (Pitler, p. 12)1. Word processing application2. Spreadsheet software3. Organizing and brainstorming4. Multimedia5. Data collection tools6. Web resources7. Communication software
IntroductionWhat instructional strategies work bestwith which technology? • Review Figure 7 on pg. 13. • You may want to keep a copy of this chart when you are doing your lesson planning. •Do you agree completely with the matrix? •Think about lessons you have created in your classroom that integrate technology. What technologies and instructional strategies did you use – does it fit the matrix?