This course has taught me different techniques that I can use to create effective lesson plans for students. I have learned how to engage students more from the table “Technology Solutions with potential for High Advantage” (Doering, A. H., & Roblyer, M. D., 2017, p56.) such graphic tools, simulations, video-based problem scenarios and tool software. These tools that I have learn will become useful in helping my teaching skills in the classroom. Using the knowledge of technology integration, I can help students and my classmates to analyse, learn, explore and think critically and also to be creative, innovative in this digital age.
Student learning is the ultimate goal of education. As an educational technology leader I must create, promote and sustain a dynamic, digital-age learning culture that provides a rigorous, relevant, and engaging education for all students ("National Educational Technology Standards," 2009). In order to achieve this I work with my schools to help develop technology plans. According to See (1992), technology plans must focus on a vision of learning; which should be the impetus that drives technology (Bitner and Bitner, 2002). As a classroom teacher I created units of instruction that incorporated many facets of technology which maximized student learning.
Technology demonstrates a vast impact on how well people will think, learn and interact. The development of technology involved in the classroom yields to advancement for communication and collaboration within the educational community. This involvement will focus on each group; students, parents, community and global community. The detailed information in this draft will clearly describe my plans for each group’s engagement in my classroom communication plan, addressing internet security and safety plans that will lead to an education of quality learning. Classroom communication plans for students are to skillfully create dynamic learning environments, employing an array of exceptional instructional strategies.
In many ways assessments not only show the progress of a student but provide the opportunity for growth as a teacher. At this point in the development of my comprehensive technology plan I will reflect on my future use of software and technology in the support of the assessment of my students. The operative use of assessments in the classroom to support teachers in planning and providing targeted instruction in the content standards can be managed through the use of so... ... middle of paper ... ...g the use of software to support assessment of students throughout the year as a beneficial and time saving task. References Abrahamson, A. (2002).
Technology helps connect fragmented pieces of curriculum, bridge gaps, and makes education more accessible to all learners. The idea of teaching all content areas while providing students with authentic learning experiences shapes them into more well-rounded individuals with a desire to become lifelong learners. Based on a constructivist theory of teaching, cognitive science research, and sound pedagogy, students benefit from integrating technology in interdisciplinary learning. Research Foundations Theoretical Foundations Philosophical. A school’s philosophy serves as an initial framework in which educators make decisions for curriculum implementation.
Technology is present throughout today’s classrooms. “Educational technology might include printed media, models, projected and nonprojected visuals, as well as audio, video, and digital media,” (Lever-Duffy & McDonald, 2008, pg 5). Technology is used to help engage students in lessons and help present information in a clear and distinct manner. “Common technologies, such as a whiteboard, a chalkboard, and a projector, can enhance a lecture substantially and significantly improve communication,” (Lever-Duffy & McDonald, 2008, pg 7). My philosophy of technology integration would be to include resources to my students to help improve their knowledge and understanding of the material being presented .
It is important to note that the use of technology in the classroom can foster learning and improve student’s critical and reflective thinking skills. Teachers and administrators should select materials and technology that are developmentally appropriate and designed to engage the interest in learning. An effective leader has a vision of learning and allows students to set individual goals and plans to reach these goals; the use of technology can increase students’ success. Since the educational reform of No Child Left Behind, educators have struggled to meet the learning standards set by their state and federal government. High academic standards in all core curriculum areas and accountability through assessment are an important aspect in the educational arena.
The common theme was the importance in being able to evaluate what will help the school meet the needs of todays learners and to connect the curriculum with “hands-on” learning experiences. By demonstrating knowledge and current technological skills the media specialist connects the library with teachers, students, administration and parents with information and resources to promote literacy. Technology integration is accomplished by using resources that reflect content standards. To focus on the relationship between education technology and student learning engaging games is one way to achieve the goals with positive results. Digital Tools Todays’ school library media specialist applies trends related to the use of technology in education to support integration throughout the curriculum.
Implementing technological strategies in a way that suits many types of students will be a key factor in my future classroom. Altering lessons for the needs of these diverse learners helps the implementation of technology become a valuable learning tool for all students. To form my lesson to logical mathematical learners, I would create detailed, step-by-step tutorials of Photoshop processes used in my digital art classroom for students to reference. I would post these tutorials on our classroom website. Although achievement of expression is necessary, for diverse students I could pay attention to how they handled the technical Photoshop process to evaluate their projects.
It also teaches digital citizenship and builds an effective, relevant learning community. While I integrate technology into my lessons I must consider the effects it has on both the artistic process and my students. Including technology in my lesson plans requires “Cooperative Learning” between my students and me as well as between the students themselves. The Cooperative learning strategy provides students with ways to interact with each other as well as enhance their learning through technological tools (Pitler, Hubbell & Kuhn, 2012). An online Lino Board, online comments on student work, or an interactive Google map could be implemented and used by students to foster this type of learning.