In this lesson we will cover: The importance of technology and how to integrate it.
It's everywhere, entwined in almost every part of our lives including: shopping, socializing, connecting, playing, and now most importantly LEARNING!
Reasons it is Important:
1-Depth of Understanding: Virtual manipulatives and simulators provide a greater depth of knowledge. 2-Learning vs. Teaching: Allows the tables to be turned so that students can pull materials to learn independently while allowing the teachers to be more of a facilitator. 3-Self Expression: Allows for a plethora of ways to share info. (ppt, digital photography, video, claymation, digital music, websites, blogs, etc.)
4-Collaboration: Students need to be able to work together. Now it can be done via web, email, instant messaging, cell phones, etc. 5-Global: The world is now linked together and students must understand and learn about other cultures. 6-Resources: Osceola County provides a variety of software and hardware to engage our students (SmartBoards, Senteos, Desktops, Microsoft Office, etc.)
Technology Integration Matrix
Shows how to enhance learning using technology.
Incorporates 5 levels of interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments with 5 levels of integration.
Ticket Out the Door:
Using the TIM and what I learn at the institute will allow me to help my colleagues to effectively and efficiently use technology to help the students reach their highest potential.