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Idt Week1 Discussion

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Idt Week1 Discussion

  1. 1. Educational Technology Discussion Group Discussion
  2. 2. What is Educational Technology <ul><li>A process—not just equipment. </li></ul><ul><li>Starts with an Idea/Need. </li></ul><ul><li>Needs Assessment to prove the need. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What do learners know now. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you want them to learn (Goals/Objectives). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop the instruction. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Cont’d <ul><li>Test the instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Implement instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Observe the system. </li></ul><ul><li>Assess the system. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are the Goals/Objectives met? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make changes. </li></ul><ul><li>Implement the system again. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Integration Strategies--Teacher Roles <ul><li>First Steps: </li></ul><ul><li>Know your learners (skills, attitudes, learning styles). </li></ul><ul><li>Know the consequence of implementation (backup plans). </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the instructional system and how it fits in with ISTE/National standards. </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared and stay consistent </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Anything with a wire can fail--have a plan. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Assessment is key--did the implementation help fill gaps? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Integration Strategies--District’s Role <ul><li>Determine gaps between instruction and standards. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the hardware and software currently in place </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mac or PC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networked environment? Where will data be stored and how will it be extracted. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adequate training for the Teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure the teacher understands his/her role in the implementation. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide assessment tools. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Importance of Assessment <ul><li>How do you know if it worked? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look at needs assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look at Goals/Objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine Gaps </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assess the implementation as well as the technology. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Did the integration of technology aid in curriculum or get in the way? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Integration Issues <ul><li>Cost? </li></ul><ul><li>Not being familiar? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I know it will work? </li></ul><ul><li>What if they do not learn (can be related to cost). </li></ul>
  8. 8. Issues: Teacher or Educational Technologist? <ul><li>What does this do to the teacher workload? </li></ul><ul><li>Who should be responsible for development of materials (teacher or district). </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the expert? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3rd Party? </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Key Terms <ul><li>Student Centered Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Assisted Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Internet/Web Based Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Objectivism and Constructivist Approaches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The role of technology in learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When to use Drill and Practice (Directed)? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When to allow students interestes to initiate learning (Constructivism)? </li></ul></ul>

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