Using Technology to Enhance Classroom Learning. Facilitated by Dr. Sophia Scott. Agenda. Understanding our students Technology & Learning Tips & Techniques for using PowerPoint technology to enhance learning in the classroom
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Using Technology to Enhance Classroom Learning
Facilitated by Dr. Sophia Scott
Understanding Our Students
What does this mean? ROTFL
What do these chat acronyms stand for?
What do these emoticons mean?
The average person will have spent….
Children are exposed to technology for play and learning at a very young age
Howe & Strauss, 2003
The Net Gen is Self-teaching – What does that mean for the classroom?
Technology & Learning
MultitaskingSingle or limited tasks
Pictures, sound, videoText
Random accessLinear, logical, sequential
Interactive & networkedIndependent & individual
It is not about AGE…
We live in a technologically enriched environment
What does the learning environment look like?
The Big Question…
How can teachers enable students to be successful in education?
Students learn from thinking…
thinking is engaged by activity
Peer-to-peer Peer Review
Q & A
Tips & Techniques for using PowerPoint technology to enhance learning in the classroom
How to Design Effective PowerPoint Presentations
Bookman Old Style
Times New Roman
Which slide communicates the
clearest visual message?
Your Visual Image
Your Visual Image
The Purpose of a PowerPoint is …
to give Power to a Point
What do you think of the Following Slides?
Focus on minimizing Distractions!
Mix Lecture with Technology
What are some tips you can offer using PowerPoint in the classroom & Web?
Tips & Techniques for using Website technology to enhance learning in the classroom
Assembling web-based materials
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