Technology and Marzano Teachers given over 1 ½ years to practice technology skills saw increase of over 15% in scores. Describesa “sweet spot” in which teachers were trained to use technology, used it for 2 years, and used it 75% of the time. (Computer Using Educators (CUE) conference, March 2009 retrieved from http://www.edutopia.org/interacitve - whiteboards-technology)
Marzano’s Advice Districts need to train teachers in the use of interactive white boards Districts also need to train weak teachers in effective teaching. Warns that too much technology can decrease results not increase them (Computer Using Educators (CUE) conference, March 2009 retrieved from http://www.edutopia.org/interacitve -whiteboards- technology)
Reasons to use Interactive Whiteboards Interface with computer, projector, and data projector, which allow students to follow teacher instructions Allow for physical manipulation of materials Allow notes or drawings to be manipulated, then saved or printed
More Reasons Grabs students’ attention through use of color and highlighting Accommodates different learning styles Solves limited computer access issues(retrieved from http://teachers.net/gazette/JAN02/mabell.html)
ESL Considerations ESOL students benefit from visual learning Increase motivation for skill practice Audioelements add listening and speaking practice
More ESL Considerations Display of teacher modeling increases comprehension Immediate response system can track students comprehension Allows for marking of important information to increase focus
Final point to consider:Our goals must dictate our use of technology as itis a learning tool to help us reach those goals.
References Bell, M. A. (2010, January 7). Teacher feature. Retrieved from http://teachers.net/gazette/JAN02/mabell.html Information about the features of smart board interactive whiteboards that can help students who have special learning needs. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.blossomlearning.com/ShowResource. aspx?rid=56 Wolpert-Gawron H. (2009). Technology combined with good teaching leads to success. Retrieved from http://www.edutopia.org/interactive- whiteboards-technology-success