The Use of Technology in the Classroom

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The Use of Technology in the Classroom

  1. 1. Maria GarzaUniversity of Houston-Clear Lake<br />Using Technology to facilitate Instruction K-12<br />November 6, 2009<br />
  2. 2. Technology in the classroom<br />
  3. 3. Today technology is an integral part of instruction…<br />
  4. 4. Different types of technology in the classrooms…<br />Computers<br />Software<br />Internet research<br />E-mail<br />Web-based interactive games<br />Educational videos<br />Video conferencing<br />Projectors<br />Class presentations<br />Video display<br />Interactive boards<br />Drill and practice / presentations<br />Overheads<br />Direct teaching / centers<br />Radios<br />Entertainment <br />Notebooks<br />Portable<br />
  5. 5. Computers…<br />Computers, by far, are the most common type of technology in the classroom<br />
  6. 6. Computers are an important tool to facilitate instruction…<br />Word <br />Processor<br />
  7. 7. To enhance learning…<br />Students use word processors to…<br />communicate<br />Enhance writing skills<br />Classroom projects<br />
  8. 8. Computers are an important tool to facilitate instruction..Cont.<br />Internet<br />
  9. 9. E-mails<br />Students<br />Communicate<br />Enhance technological skills as well as writing skills<br />Interact socially<br />
  10. 10. Research Projects<br />Websites facilitate<br />research projects (time saving)<br />A click away of almost any information needed<br />A lot of visuals<br />
  11. 11. Meaningful experiences<br />Virtually visit places all over the world<br />
  12. 12. References:<br />Corcoran, E. (1993). WHY KIDS LOVE COMPUTER NETS using technology to escape the bounds of the classroom, children are learning to work in ways you never dreamed of when you were their age Retrieved October 22, 2009, from http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/1993/09/20/78335/index.htm<br />Critical Issue: Using Technology to Enhance Literacy Instruction. (2000). Retrieved October 22, 2009, from http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/content/cntareas/reading/li300.htm<br />Microsoft Clip Art<br />Using Technology to Support Diverse Learners. Research Base Using Technology to Support Diverse. Retrieved October 22, 2009, from http://www.wested.org/pub/docs/tdl/research.htm<br />

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