Administrators, principals, parents, and teachers should all be aware of the essential opportunities that technology creates for our learners. We are preparing them to achieve in their upcoming education opportunities and in future careers. Technology is a goal to be had by all involved in the future generation’s success.
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In an eight-year longitudinal study of SAT-I performance at New Hampshire’s Brewster Academy (Bain & Ross, 1999), students participating in the technology-integrated school reform efforts (School Design Model) demonstrated average increases of 94 points in combined SAT I performance over students who participated in the traditional school experience.
Enables teachers to be more comfortable, proficient, and confident in incorporating into the classroom Allows teachers to bring creative and affective technology and software into the classroom to be incorporated in their curriculum The more comfortable the teacher is with technology, the more the students will learn from it Provides instruction on effective ways to integrate technology rich learning experiences for their students
Eighth grade students who’s teachers receive professional technology training were reported to progress thirteen weeks above grade level In over seven hundred research studies done on students in grade fourth through eighth who had access to various technology sources at school showed positive gain on standardized tests
In English language arts and social studies, teachers report observing significant change in student skills and knowledge acquired after their students’ first multimedia project Technology creates learning opportunities for students to become experts in a subject allowing them to teach and explain an activity or subject matter to a peer
Smart Boards create opportunities for students to be engaged Effective tool for students with disabilities Create visuals similar to students math and science books Access the internet for valuable educational resources Creates opportunities for students to teach one another More realistic representation of information being worked with i.e. coins for Math Photo from Mrs. Batchelor’s Kindergarten class, Rock Quarry Elementary School, Tuscaloosa City Alabama. http://blogs.tusc.k12.al.us/rockquarrylibrary
Investing in our student’s future, TODAY! Leah M. Nagel ED633
Overview <ul><li>How does technology affect student learning and achievement? </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Training for Educations </li></ul><ul><li>Science and Mathematics technology </li></ul><ul><li>Promethean Boards/Smart Boards as effective classroom technology tools. </li></ul>
How does technology affect student learning and achievement? 4th grade students who used technology progress 3-5 weeks ahead of their peers who did not use technology Students participating in the technology-integrated school reform efforts demonstrated average increases of 94 points in combined SAT I performance
Technology Training for Educations Training is Essential TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION EFFECTIVENESS CREATIVITY CONFIDENCE
Science and Mathematic technology, play an important role in our student’s understanding and learning experience.
Technology creates multimedia and group learning opportunities When you teach you learn twice! <ul><li>Significant change in student skills and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Technology allows student to become the “expert” </li></ul><ul><li>Group projects implore students to teach each other </li></ul>
Promethean Boards/Smart Boards <ul><li>Create learning opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Creates effective visuals </li></ul><ul><li>Adapts to various learning styles </li></ul>
Summary <ul><li>Professional teacher training is an effective key to student’s learning while working with technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Studies discovered that students show positive progress on tests, research abilities, and group cooperation projects when using technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology should be considered an essential classroom tool. </li></ul>