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Action Research

  1. 1. The Digital Classroom<br />By: Scott Ross<br />
  2. 2. “Old School” education<br /><ul><li> Two Factors: </li></ul> -No Time<br /> -No motivation<br />What’s the Problem ?<br />
  3. 3. `<br />Why is Technology Important ?<br />
  4. 4. Improved communication<br /> -Teacher Websites and Blogs<br />Integrated curriculum<br />Staff Collaboration<br />Increase of skills<br />What’s the Benefit ?<br />
  5. 5. Investment and funding.<br />State and national standards.<br />Uninterested students.<br />The Big Question… “WHY?”<br />
  6. 6. Technology + Theory<br />Creating<br />Evaluating<br />Analyzing<br />Applying<br />Remembering<br />Understanding<br />
  7. 7. To motivate educators to implement technology.<br /> -Willingness to try new things.<br /> -Have knowledge of integration.<br />Goal for Improvement<br />
  8. 8. Evidence<br />
  9. 9. Our Students are known as “Technology Natives.”<br />They are surrounded by cell phones, computers, the internet, digital cameras, and game consoles.<br />Research<br />
  10. 10. 90 percent of students between the ages of 5 and 17 use computers.<br /> <br />94 percent of online teens use the Internet for school-related research.<br /> <br />96 percent say doing well in school is important to their lives.<br />88 percent say college is critical.<br /> <br />70 percent participate in community service or volunteer work.<br />Technology Centered Life<br />
  11. 11. Today’s students are very tech savvy.<br />Students are approaching their lives and their daily activities differently.<br />Students use of technology becomes more sophisticated with more use.<br />Conclusions<br />
  12. 12. Teachers must integrate technology to make lessons meaningful activities. <br />Don’t compete, motivate and inspire<br />What does this mean ?<br />
  13. 13. Educators do not feel prepared for the digital world.<br />Using technology to improve learning requires new methods and materials (Tech. Integration 2000).<br />Funding for digital tools.<br />Teacher participation. <br />Concerns<br />
  14. 14. A year long plan:<br /> - Technology Learning Sessions<br /> - Collaboration as the Site Tech Rep.<br /> - Assess through school wide survey’s and teacher participation.<br />Solution<br />
  15. 15. At least 80% of the school staff using an online tool (i.e. Blog, wikispace, teacher web, etc.).<br />Improve knowledge of digital tools (i.e. Projectors, Emos, and cameras).<br />Some will excel, others will struggle.<br />The total number of participants.<br />Outcomes<br />
  16. 16. Two Things:<br />Technology will be used differently<br />Personal/Professional Growth<br />How will growth be measured?<br />Work Evidence<br />Surveys<br />What will Change?<br />
  17. 17. Conclusion<br />
  18. 18. Fletcher, H. Geoffrey; Fighting the War of Ed Tech Funding. The Journal: transforming Education through Technology. Jan. 2005.<br />Forehand, M. (2005). Bloom&apos;s taxonomy: Original and revised.. In M. Orey (Ed.), Emerging perspectives on learning, teaching, and technology. Retrieved &lt;insert date&gt;, from<br />Hinson, Janice , Ed. D., Kimberly LaPrairie, Janet Cundiff.One Size Does Not Fit All. The Journal: transforming Education through Technology. June 2006.<br />Knobel, Michele; Schools look to Teacher-Training Institutions for Tech Leadership. Edutopia Mag. June 2009. From<br />Nagel, David. Should Schools Shift Print Dollars Toward Digital Resources? The Journal: transforming Education through Technology. Nov. 2008<br />Technology Integration. The Journal: transforming Education through Technology. Feb 2000. <br /> <br />Vail, Kathleen; American School Board Journal; Sep2005, Vol. 192 Issue 9, p30-31, 2p, 1 color<br />Citations<br />