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Unit 1 Defining the Field

  1. 1. Instructional Technology in the Elementary Classroom<br />Miriam P. Rodríguez<br />
  2. 2. Technology in Education<br />
  3. 3. Technology and Educators<br />Technology is an integral part of education.<br />Teachers need to know how to use the technology in their classroom.<br />
  4. 4. What is Instructional Design and Technology?<br />“Technology is commonly thought of in terms of gadgets, instruments, machines and devices … ” <br /> (Muffoletto, 1994)<br />
  5. 5. Defining Instructional Design And Technology (IDT)<br />“The field of instructional design encompasses the analysis of learning and performance problems, and the design, development, implementation, evaluation and management of instructional and non-instructional processes and resources intended to improve learning and performance in a variety of settings, particularly educational institutions and the workplace” (Reiser & Dempsey, 2012).<br />
  6. 6. Sunshine Elementary<br />Teachers feel ill prepared to use technology that is available in the classroom.<br />New staff is not trained on software used by campus.<br />
  7. 7. How it All Began!<br />The current problem began two years ago when almost half of the teachers at Sunshine Elementary transferred to other districts.<br />Eleven new teachers were hired.<br />Six of the eleven teachers had no prior teaching experience.<br />
  8. 8. School’s Strengths<br />Supportive Staff<br />Some software programs can be installed at home<br />Lack of resources that address required concepts<br />New Tech Liaison<br />Constant Software Upgrade<br />School’s Weaknesses<br />
  9. 9. Current Strategy<br />Send teachers to workshops<br />Open Lab<br />Online learning modules<br />
  10. 10. Future Strategy<br />Change the role of the technology committee<br />Open lab will address teacher questions on the software in their classroom.<br />
  11. 11. Specific Problem<br />A new work force that is not properly trained on all the available software. <br />
  12. 12. Alternatives<br />Complete online modules at home.<br />Bring in help from the district level on a monthly basis to help address questions about software use.<br />
  13. 13. Conclusion<br />Teachers must receive additional support to prepare themselves to use the technology they have while staying abreast of any changes they might encounter along the way.<br />
  14. 14. References<br />Bellow, A. S. (Producer). (2009, May 15). A brief history of technology in education [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ0nlh5FU5A<br />EducationWeek. (Producer). (2009, August 26). Paul Sanfrancesco: Training teachers on the use of new technology [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=paul+sanfra ncesco+training&aq=f <br />Google Images. (2012). Images from Google images.<br />Muffoletto, R. & Knupfer, N. N. (Ed.). (1993). Computers in education: Social, political, and historical perspectives. New Jersey: Hampton Press.<br />Nesbitt, B. (Producer). (2007, November 12). A vision of K-12 students today [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8<br />Reiser, R. & Dempsey, J. V. (2012). Trends and issues in instructional design and technology (3rd ed.).Boston, Massachusetts: Allyn & Bacon.<br />