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Technology In Schools. BY Desmond Thomas. How many of you like using technology in school?. Did you know?. 75 percent of tomorrow’s jobs will require use of technology. An example is becoming a teacher. Why I chose this topic?. Thesis .

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Technology in schools

Technology In Schools

BY

Desmond Thomas



Did you know
Did you know?

  • 75 percent of tomorrow’s jobs will require use of technology.

  • An example is becoming a teacher.



Thesis
Thesis

  • Although technology gives access to information, it can be a distraction.


Some teachers that are new to technology have troubles adapting to it
Some Teachers that are new to technology have troubles adapting to it

  • The teachers that are new to using computers say it takes time and effort to learn about technology

  • Training teachers to use computers can be costly and time-consuming.

  • There are Some teachers that are unwilling to participate in extra training.


Teachers say
Teachers say adapting to it

  • Teachers that use computers to make lessons say it is not easyfinding the right material online to make a lesson.

  • teachers may spend a lot of time planning lessons and they become overwhelmed.


The number of schools using laptops are growing
The number of schools using laptops are growing adapting to it

  • In Fort Morgan, the Board of Education invested $500,000 in new technology to improve education

  • But spending this much on technology means that they had to make budget cuts on teaching positions


Continued
Continued adapting to it

  • The board of education also approved the purchasing of 124 smart boards

  • The cost of buying each smart board was about $1,287 each

  • So the total amount spent on the smart boards were $159,588



Teachers say technology has its negatives

Some college professors banned laptops from their classrooms.

The teachers that banned laptops think they are a distraction to their students.

teachers say technology has its negatives



No benefit
No Benefit classrooms.

  • studies showed that technology does not have a significant benefit to students’ grades


Studies show
Studies Show! classrooms.

  • There was a study on Students that spend more time on computers for recreational use.

  • Those students performed worse than expected on reading and literature.



Monitoring

  • There is software to monitor computers. software to study performed worse on tests than students that were practicing the normal way

  • This software is used to make sure students are doing what they are supposed to do on the computers.

Monitoring


Blocking

  • There are also programs that block some websites. software to study performed worse on tests than students that were practicing the normal way

  • But there are ways of getting around these programs.

  • You can use proxies to get around website blocks

  • And even though website blocks work for http sites some of these programs do not support https

Blocking


Technology costs

  • A school spent $380,000 in a year on technical support. software to study performed worse on tests than students that were practicing the normal way

  • In 2004 the U.S invested about $66 billion into technology

  • Public and private sources for educational technology are projected to total $30 billion nationwide this year.

Technology costs


More costs

More Costs


Positives
Positives more expensive.


Types of technology
Types of technology more expensive.

  • The types of technology we use in schools are:

  • Laptops

  • Desktops

  • smart boards



Smart boards
Smart Boards stories, word documents, power points, videos and podcasts

  • Smart boards can be used for presentations or bringing out a lesson either with notes or demonstration on the board




Technology improves interaction
Technology improves interaction children’s schooling.

  • Technology also showed improved interaction among students and between students and teachers.


Interview agreements
Interview agreements children’s schooling.

  • The teacher that I interviewed agreed that the positives of technology outweigh the negatives.


Other positives with technology
Other positives with technology children’s schooling.

  • students usually like the chance to be creative and do things hands on.


Something that could improve technology
Something that could improve technology children’s schooling.

The teacher that I had an interview with said that if He had to choose something to add to technology;

it would be a sound booth for recording podcasts.


Video
video children’s schooling.


Re s tated thesis
Re- children’s schooling.Stated Thesis


Additional interview info
Additional interview info children’s schooling.

  • The teacher that I interviewed said that he would like it if the people that were wary of technology actually gave it a chance to show it’s potential


More info

More info


Interesting
Interesting difficulties with technology

  • Most students prefer typing or reading something on the computer rather than writing or reading on paper.

  • If you have internet access you can find information that you are looking for at any time.

  • in some schools if you miss a day you can check the assignment you missed on a website and do the work you missed at home.

  • Learning-disabled students can master complex problem-solving skills as well as nondisabled students with the support of educational technology.


Alternatives
Alternatives difficulties with technology

  • There are alternatives to using programs that you have to pay for.

  • Instead of using Microsoft programs that you have to pay for to make papers or power points or anything there are free alternatives.

  • The most popular free programs that you can use for making papers are Google docs and open office

  • The popular free alternative programs for making power points are either using Prezi or using once again Google docs


What i think about technology in schools
What I think about technology in schools difficulties with technology


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