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Technology in Education
Transcript of Technology in Education
Linking Past to Present
- History Game
* Match each past and projected event(s) to its decade
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Reasons for Technology in Education
How is Technology Improving Education?
Teachers as . . .
Expansion of time and place
Depth of understanding
Learning vs. teaching
New media for self expression
Individual pacing and sequence
Pace of change
Cost of upgrading
Creating professional development programs
“It is not about the technology; it’s about sharing knowledge and information, communicating efficiently, building learning communities and creating a culture of professionalism in schools. These are the key responsibilities of all educational leaders”.
– Marion Ginapolis
Greater access to rich multimedia content
Increase use of online courses
Growing interests in personalized learning
expert (hollogram) teachers for virtual classrooms
out of work
need self-discipline when they have options to learn anytime and anyplace
using tablets instead of textbooks
using screens instead of blackboards
expanded opportunities for "on the job" training earlier on as more discreet skills are needed
individual help through private tutoring or online tutoring
more personal or at-home technology expenses
childcare for students now being served at home (ie. middle school)
have access to same instruction as students
may function as tutors (like in the old days)
schools as resource centers
schools as learning centers
specialized social skill training
some early grade centers for developmental learning
vocational/technical training "on the job"
greater curricular input
greater financial gains
free student workers
education tailored to business needs
possible greater financial supports
technology companies control marketplace
Hottest Issues & Trends
Interactive White Board Apps
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Great for Flipped Classrooms or Subs
Interactive White Board App
Create a virtual notebook
Sketch, Doodle, Figure
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Scientific Graphing Calculator
One Device/2 Functions
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Link social media networks.
Receive alerts from one source.
Social Network App
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better simulations and models
probes and sensors
role playing games
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