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Weathering e-motions when Integrating Technology.

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Weathering e-motions when Integrating Technology.

  1. 1. Let’s recap…<br />
  2. 2. Success of initiatives to implement technology in educational settings depends strongly on support & attitudes of teachers involved.<br />
  3. 3. Teachers are main gatekeepers in allowing educational innovations to diffuse into the classrooms. Rhonda Christensen, Effect of technology integration education on the attitudes of teachers and their students<br />
  4. 4. Positive teacher attitudes towards computing are critical if computers are to be effectively integrated into classroom settings. <br />
  5. 5. New teacher’s role: facilitator, guide and mentor. <br />Teachers: change agents who can transform practices constructing more active, creative & socially interactive approach through use of technology. <br />
  6. 6. Changing schools requires much more than buying computers. We need to prepare students for their future, not ours. <br />
  7. 7. “We must make two radical changes, we must learn how to use technology but fundamentally change how we teach.” (Fabry & Higgs)<br />
  8. 8. Rethink how kids learn & how to best use modern learning technology. It is an important tool and our students, digital natives, are ready for it.” Rosemberg M. Marc My Words: Learning Technology in Our Schools – How We Can Help<br />
  9. 9. Knowledge is more like something students construct rather than something that can be transferred. <br />
  10. 10. Deep understanding of what motivates & engages students. <br />Thinking and feeling are connected. <br />Patterning is emotional. <br />Jane Carlson-Pickering, <br />Teachers in Technology Initiative.<br />
  11. 11. Rethink the process of learning, recontextualize ways ICTs are transforming knowledge, culture and patterns of socialization.<br />Terren, <br />Growing up Digital… Teachers too?<br />
  12. 12. View technology as an instructional tool for delivering subject matter in the curriculum.” <br />Woodbridge J, Technology Integration as a Transforming Teaching Strategy. <br />
  13. 13. Our challenge: using technology in ways to promote meaningful learning for students.<br />
  14. 14. “ICT provides new possibilities of educational change, of a more innovative practice, collaborative & interactive professional development.” <br />Terren, Growing up Digital… Teachers too?<br />
  15. 15. Technology can add richness, enhance creativity, critical thinking and bring the outside world into the classroom. <br />
  16. 16. Technology can increase student’s motivation to learn, help learners visualize problems and solutions, acquire technology, information and visual literacy and support cooperative learning, shared intelligence and critical thinking. Laurie B Dias - Skip Atkinson, Technology Integration: Best practices, Where do teachers stand?<br />
  17. 17. We have the possibility of developing in our students the skills and perspective to cope with an increasingly complex world, of giving them a bigger window to see what lies out there.<br />
  18. 18. Are we human or are we dancers?<br />
  19. 19. Where to start?<br />Just a hint:<br /><ul><li> Patience,
  20. 20. Persistence
  21. 21. Lots of teacher sharing!</li></li></ul><li>Are we human or are we dancers?<br />It’s up to us….<br />
  22. 22. You can find me:<br /><ul><li>mail: gladysled@gmail.com
  23. 23. Blogs:</li></ul>www.teachertrails.blogspot.com<br />www.airedigitalnt.blogspot.com<br /><ul><li>Facebook: Gladys F. Ledwith
  24. 24. Twitter: @gladysled</li></li></ul><li>Thank you!<br />

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