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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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    1. Using Technology to Enhance Classroom Learning Facilitated by Dr. Sophia Scott

    2. Agenda • Understanding our students • Technology & Learning • Tips & Techniques for using PowerPoint technology to enhance learning in the classroom • Tips & Techniques for using Website technology to enhance learning in the classroom

    3. Understanding Our Students

    4. Pop Quiz What does this mean? ROTFL • Pneumonic for remembering the 5 plant cell types • Reserve Officers Training Florida • Record of True Foreign Languages • Rolling On The Floor Laughing

    5. Pop Quiz What do these chat acronyms stand for? • LOL • POS • GNSTDLTBBB • CUL8R

    6. Pop Quiz What do these emoticons mean? ;-) >:-(  ^5 (((((name))))  (::()::) @[_]~~ 

    7. Pop Quiz • Web site comparisons • Which of each pair of Web sites is designed for younger learners, which is designed for “us”?

    8. OURS http://www.sciencemag.org http://www.yahoo.com http://www.ask.com http://www.hgtv.com http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com THEIRS http://www.brainpop.com http://yahooligans.yahoo.com http://www.ajkids.com http://www.nick.com http://www.sikids.com Website comparisons

    9. Who are our Students? • Baby Boomers • TV generation • Typewriters • Memos • Gen X • Video games • Computers • E-mail • Net Gen • The Web • Mobile devices • Instant messenger • Online communities

    10. By age 21, The average person will have spent…. • 10,000 hours video games • 20,000 emails • 20,000 hours TV • 10,000 hours on a cell phone • Under 5,000 hours reading Prensky, 2003

    11. Children are exposed to technology for play and learning at a very young age

    12. Neuroplasticity • The brain reorganizes itself through life • Stimulation • Developmental experiences • Their brains are really “wired” differently

    13. The Net Generation… • Born in or after 1982 • Gravitate toward group activity • 8 out of 10 say “it’s cool to be smart” • Focused on grades and performance • Busy with extracurricular activities • Identify with parents’ values; feel close to parents • Respectful of social conventions and institutions • Fascination for new technologies • Racially and ethnically diverse Howe & Strauss, 2003

    14. Teen use of Web • 100% use it to search for information on colleges, careers & jobs • 74% use instant messaging as a major communication vehicle • 54% of students (7-12 grade) know more IM screen names than home phone numbers

    15. Teen use of Web for Communication • 81% e-mail friends & relatives • 70% instant message • 56% prefer the Internet over the telephone

    16. Why do teens go the Web? • Find new & exciting information • Learn more/better • For community • Show others what they can do • Be heard

    17. The Net Gen is Self-teaching – What does that mean for the classroom?

    18. Teens & Multi-tasking Online

    19. Technology & Learning

    20. Today’s Learners… • Digitally literate • Mobile • Always on • Experiential • Social (stay connected) Oblinger, 2004

    21. Hypertext minds: Qualities • Crave interactivity • Read visual images • Visual-spatial skills • Parallel processing • Inductive discovery • Fast response time Prensky, 2001

    22. Concerns… • Short attention span • Choose NOT to pay attention • Lack reflection • Lack text literacy • Lack identification of source quality

    23. NetGen learning preferences • Teams, peer-to-peer • Structure • Engagement & experience • Visual & kinesthetic • Things that matter Oblinger, 2004

    24. Students vs. Faculty Students Faculty MultitaskingSingle or limited tasks Pictures, sound, videoText Random accessLinear, logical, sequential Interactive & networkedIndependent & individual EngagingDisciplined SpontaneousDeliberate

    25. Generational Comparisons • Ctrl+Alt+Del is as basic as ABC • They don’t understand the “return” key • Computers fit into backpacks • They have always had a personal identification number • Photos are processed in under an hour • Gas has always been unleaded • Rogaine is available for the follicularly challenged

    26. Multiple Media Literacy • 2 million children have a personal website (ages 6-17) • 6 million will have one by the end of the year

    27. It is not about AGE… We live in a technologically enriched environment

    28. Compare yourself • Are you comfortable composing documents longhand? • Have you turned “remembering” over to a technology? • Are you connected? (Internet, cell phone) • Do you engage in more than one activity at a time? • Do you play computer or video games?

    29. What does the learning environment look like?

    30. Environments for learning • Every students learns all the time • Learning is in & out of classroom • Every setting can be a learning environment • Direct experience shapes individual understanding • Individuals learn by establishing & reworking patterns, relationships & connections • Change is stimulating

    31. The Big Question… How can teachers enable students to be successful in education?

    32. What students want in a learning environment… • Teacher to have an in-depth knowledge in their field • Faculty ability to use technology Effectively • Don’t overuse the technology

    33. Interaction Students learn from thinking… thinking is engaged by activity Junassen, 2003

    34. Balance Action Reflection Visual Text Social Individual Process Content Speed Deliberation Peer-to-peer Peer Review

    35. Engaging Learning Experiences Real Project Games Debate Emotional Engaging Voting Problem Solving Case Study Facilitated Discussion Q & A Lecture Passive Active

    36. Tips & Techniques for using PowerPoint technology to enhance learning in the classroom

    37. Preparing Presentations • Use a design template so you can focus on content • Use PowerPoint interactively • Outline the lecture using PowerPoint • Use text sparingly • The “Joy of Six” – max of six points & six words per point

    38. How to Design Effective PowerPoint Presentations

    39. Know Your Audience

    40. Organize the Content

    41. Font Styles Garamond Ariel Comic Sans Bookman Old Style Courier New CG Times Times New Roman

    42. Present in a Variety of Ways Use: • Tables • Charts • Shapes • Graphics • Stair steps • Don’t overuse Bullets

    43. Say it With Graphics

    44. Which slide communicates the clearest visual message?

    45.  Non-Verbals  Attire  7 Seconds  Organization  Eye Contact  Movement  Entry  Demeanor Your Visual Image

    46. Your Visual Image Non-Verbals 7 Seconds Eye Contact Entry Attire Organization Movement Demeanor

    47. Use Animation When Appropriate