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Technology Integration. For School Leaders. . . . Technology Integration. What is Technology Integration? Is it putting computers in school? Is it providing application software? Is it 30 minutes of computer skill development?. Technology Integration. What is Technology Integration?

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**Technology Integration**For School Leaders**** Technology Integration What is Technology Integration? • Is it putting computers in school? • Is it providing application software? • Is it 30 minutes of computer skill development?**Technology Integration**What is Technology Integration? It is using computers to teach 30 minutes of reading. **** Technology Integration What is Technology Integration? • Is it learning to use a Word Processor? • Is it learning to search the internet?**Technology Integration**What is Technology Integration? It is learning how and why to use a word processor to better communicate ideas. **Technology Integration**What is Technology Integration? It is, searching the internet for information related to curricular goals and activities **Technology Integration**What is Technology Integration? Using technology resources in the general content areas, to allow students to learn how to apply computer skills in meaningful ways and in real-world situations.**Technology Integration**“True integration comes when students learn through computers, not about them”.**Technology Integration**Why Integrate Technology? • Technology tools provide students and teachers with: • access to primary source material on the Internet. • opportunities for expressing knowledge and understanding via images, sound, and text.**Technology Integration**Why Integrate Technology? • Students are motivated by Technology • Enhances the curriculum**Technology Integration**The School Leader’s Role • Move beyond merely ensuring access • Develop strategies to sustain technology • Develop plans directed at improving learning achievement • Ensure that curriculum drives technology**Technology Integration**Tools • Productivity Software • The Internet • Computer Assisted Instruction • Digital Cameras • Word Processing & Presentation Software**Productivity Software**Electronic Grade Book**Productivity Software**Monitoring Student Progress**Productivity Software**Tracking Attendance**Productivity Software**Customized Math Exercise Sheets Addition Multiplication**Productivity Software**Random Generator**The Internet**E-Mail • Learn about other cultures • Encourage collaboration between other teachers & students • Practice English writing skills**The Internet**Class Websites/Blogs • Understand our students better • Students engage with each other • Writing as conversation • Practice makes perfect • Become highly effective writers**The Internet**Inter-Active Sites • Compound Words • My Face – in Spanish • Multiplication Practice • Pollination**The Internet**WebQuests A WebQuest is a classroom-based lesson in which most or all of the information that students explore and evaluate comes from the World Wide Web**The Internet**WebQuest Examples • Water Conservation - • No Bullying Proposal – Language Arts • Human Body Systems • Around the World**Computer Assisted Instruction**CAI • Math Arcade**CAI**What does CAI look like for Reading? • Starfall Words are spoken aloud by the computer and the program will not allow the student to place the wrong letter in the word. Students hear, see, and take action to learn phonics.**Digital Cameras**Activities Make a poster showing pictures of playground rules being followed.**Digital Cameras**Activities Illustrate baking recipes step-by-step on a poster. Display the results, even after the real thing has been eaten!**Digital Cameras**Activities Difficult procedures can be illustrated for students easily with photos. Take pictures the first time.**Word Processing Software**Word • Students write stories or essays • Advance organizers • Draw diagrams/charts • Track changes for feedback**Word Processing Software**Excel • Helps create graphical representations of data**Word Processing Software**Excel • Helps create graphical representations of data • Makes tasks easier for teachers • Integrates real life situations with technology**Presentation Software**PowerPoint • Involves more senses • See things we only could talk about • Multi-media can make things more interesting**Steps to Integration**Role of Computer Teacher • Work closely with all teachers • Design projects that employ technology • Knowledgeable about software and internet searches**Steps to Integration**Ways to Encourage Teachers • Support & encourage training • E-mail notices & agendas to staff • Ask for electronic lesson plans • Insist that all teachers create a class Webpage • Look at what other schools are doing**Steps to Integration**What You Need To Know • How to use word processing • How to use the internet • How to use email • The status of technology in your school • Which teachers are and are not using technology**Steps to Integration**What You Need To Do • Support your computer teacher • Reward teachers using technology • Encourage teachers who are not using technology • Visit classes to see computer use • Take an active role in using technology**Steps to Integration**What You Need To Provide • Opportunities for staff development • Sufficient up-to-date, workable computer equipment • Funds for computer improvements & troubleshooting, future planning • Internet access**Steps to Integration**1 – 2 – 3 – 4 • Understand the use of current and emerging technologies • Evaluate current status • Solicit teachers’ participation • Train teachers to be mentors**Steps to Integration**5 – 6 – 7 • Show how technology can save time • Keep computers working • Provide incentives**Technology Integration**Technology should be used only for meaningful work directly tied to academic curriculum**Technology Integration**Seize the opportunity . . . take your school to the next level! THE END! to the next level!

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