Effects of technology on student achievement

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  • 1. Remarks: Welcome and thank you for coming
  • Earle article, Viadero study on the wise use of technology 2. Integration does not mean just placing computers in classrooms.
  • GLEF Blast Newsletter, 2001: “Around the nation, teachers are using technology to create exciting and creative learning environments where students teach and learn from each other, solve problems, and collaborate on projects that put learning in a real-world context.” Tiene & Luft, 2001: working in a technology-rich environment…improved patterns of social interaction, changes in teaching styles, more effective teaching, increased student (and perhaps teacher) motivation, enhanced student learning…
  • Bain & Ross study, 1999 Mann, Shakeshaft, Becker, & Kottkamp study, 1999 Review of studies conducted by the CEO Forum, 2001
  • How Does Technology Influence Student Learning? Article Students in classrooms that used the Jasper video programs were better able to complete tasks(Cognition and Technology Group, 1992) Technology can have a positive effect on math scores (Wenglinsky, 1998) HOTS pull-out program Disadvantaged students in grades 4-7 achieved twice the national average gains on reading and math test scores.
  • Workforce preparation section of article Cradler, 1994 Johnson, 1996, study on benefits of using information technologies to bring the world of work into the classroom.
  • 1.Vaughan study 2006 3. Vaughan study page 13
  • 1. Vaughan study page 12.
  • Building Better Instruction article Marzano analysis
  • 1. Building Better Instruction article
  • Building Better Instruction article – Strategies Applied section Closing remarks: Thank you for supporting our district’s learners. They are worth the investment. They are our future.
  • Effects of technology on student achievement

    1. 1. Effects of Technology on Student Achievement Presentation to the School Board Summer 2010
    2. 2. <ul><li>Technology Can Be Used as a Process for Education </li></ul><ul><li>Students Achieve More Using Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Lower Level Students Achieve More Using Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers Are Better Instructors by Incorporating Technology </li></ul>
    3. 3. Technology Can Be Used as a Process for Education <ul><li>It is not just hardware. </li></ul><ul><li>It can improve pedagogy. </li></ul><ul><li>“ The educational technology that can make the biggest difference to schools and students is not the hardware, but the process of designing effective instruction.” </li></ul><ul><li>~Wager (1992) </li></ul>
    4. 4. Technology Can Be Used as a Process for Education <ul><li>It improves students’ thinking skills, </li></ul><ul><li>engagement levels, and collaborative skills. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Students Achieve More Using Technology <ul><li>Content Area Achievement Levels Improve </li></ul>
    6. 6. Students Achieve More Using Technology <ul><li>Higher Order Thinking Skills Improve </li></ul><ul><li>~Koedinger, Anderson, Hadley, & Mark (1999) </li></ul>
    7. 7. Students Achieve More Using Technology <ul><li>Students Are Better Prepared for the Workplace </li></ul><ul><li>When they are better prepared – </li></ul><ul><li>They have a better chance to get hired! </li></ul>
    8. 8. Lower Level Students Achieve More Using Technology <ul><li>English Language Learners Score Higher </li></ul>
    9. 9. Lower Level Students Achieve More Using Technology <ul><li>Struggling Readers Score Higher </li></ul>
    10. 10. Teachers Are Better Instructors By Incorporating Technology <ul><li>Classroom Instruction That Works </li></ul><ul><li>Nine Strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying Similarities and Differences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Summarizing and Note Taking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Homework and Practice </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nonlinguistic Representations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperative Learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Generating and Testing Hypotheses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cues, Questions, and Advance Organizers </li></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Teachers Are Better Instructors By Incorporating Technology <ul><li>They Use Supportive Technologies </li></ul>
    12. 12. Teachers Are Better Instructors By Incorporating Technology <ul><li>They Have More Efficient and Effective Lesson Planning </li></ul>

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