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EDU 710 proposal


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EDU 710 proposal

  1. 1. Implementation of document cameras and other technologies at Monte Gardens Elementary, Concord, California<br />By Megan Gerdts<br />May 6, 2010<br />TouroUniversity EDU 710<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br /><ul><li>Got $$$? Buy technology!
  3. 3. Document cameras and projectors purchased for teachers and the librarian
  4. 4. Most teachers can turn on/off and use the basic functions – now they need more training on how to EFFECTIVELY use technology</li></li></ul><li>Statement of the Problem<br />Teachers<br />need to learn how to integrate technology effectively<br />have an attitude toward technology that helps or hinders their successful integration (Mueller, et al., 2008)<br />need to feel like they have a say in how technology is integrated <br />have perceptions about the technology coordinator’s job that affect their integration<br />Monte Gardens Elementary needs an integration plan to help the teachers use recently purchased technology effectively. <br />
  5. 5. Background and Need<br />Many Factors Contribute to the Successful Integration of Technology <br />Attitude<br />Prior experience with technology<br />Prior education with technology<br />Reason for integration<br />Beliefs surrounding technology as a teaching tool<br />Using effective technology while teaching, can significantly increase students’ knowledge, however, the key is that it must be effective… and you must receive training in how to do this!<br />
  6. 6. Purpose of Project<br />Effectively introduce document cameras and LCD projectors to the Monte Gardens staff.<br />Educate the staff on techniques that can be used with document cameras to enhance their standards-based lessons.<br />Teach the staff how to make meaningful cross-curricular connections using technology.<br />Create a reference guide so that teachers have a resource at their finger-tips describing some technical how-to’s<br />
  7. 7. Project Objectives<br />Specific Outcomes of this Project:<br />Staff will know how to use the technologies at Monte Gardens Elementary.<br />Staff will integrate technology into lessons as it is appropriate.<br />Students will be exposed to more technology-enriched lessons.<br />Staff will use the technology coordinator as a resource for both integration questions and technological support.<br />
  8. 8. Summary<br />Implementing technology depends on many factors<br />Teachers’ “baggage” can significantly impact the success or failure of integration.<br />Proper implementation at Monte Gardens is essential – training, supporting, integrating<br />