Using Technology to Facilitate K-12 Instruction<br />
Technology in the classroom is important because students use technology constantly outside of school.<br />
Technology in the classroom helps students engage in the lessons fully and be more ready to learn.<br />versus<br />Engaged student in a classroom with technology integrated lessons and activities.<br />Bored student in a classroom without technology integration.<br />
Benefits of technology integration in K-12 classrooms: 1. Less discipline referrals2. Increased instructional classroom time3. Increased graduation rates4. Better prepared students<br />
Checklist prior to using technology for a lesson:<br /><ul><li> Using technology will improve the lesson.
The technology will make the lesson easier to teach the concept.
The teacher knows how to use the software and hardware.
The students will be able to participate in 2 or more ways.
The teacher has a firm understanding of the objective being taught.</li></li></ul><li>Add technology to an existing lesson.<br />* Activotes<br /> - Students can use a wireless voting<br /> device to vote for the correct answer to a multiple choice question presented by the teacher.<br />* Streaming Video<br /> - Use a website like www.unitedstreaming.com to show movie clips that pertain to your lesson.<br />
Teachers need multiple trainings and help. <br />Attend workshops offered by <br /> your district.<br />View help videos from atomic <br />learning and from the company that provided<br />the technology at your school.<br />Schedule time every week for teachers to play around and practice using the available technology.<br />
Benefits of students completing group multimedia project:<br />They learn to work with their peers.<br />Multiple intelligences are covered in a project.<br />Students feel challenged.<br />Students enjoy creating a project that they can share with their peers<br />Multiple objectives fulfilled using one project.<br />
Use technology for a lesson only if it will add to the lesson and make it easier for students to understand the concept.<br />
Teachers and students need quality technology and support.<br />