Technology and Teaching - The Center for Effective Learning

Technology and Teaching
Linda L. Jordan
The Center for Highly Effective Teaching
Technology: Guiding Questions
How do you use it as a teacher and an
What is available to you?
How do you stay current?
Info Byte
This is the number of people who are connected
by handheld communication devices – 40% of
the world’s population.
Enter the Mobile Wallet, a technological advance
that allows cell-phone users to buy products and
services over their cell phones.
Mobile Wallet, the study says, “are projected to
grow significantly, to 1.4 billion by the year
Delta Sky Magazine, February 2009
Info Byte
357 texts
352% is the increase, according to the Nielson Company, in
how many text messages were sent between April and
June 2008 compared with the same period in 2006.
What’s more, 2008 was the first year in which text messages
surpassed calls in terms of frequency
Maybe you don’t send or receive the average 357 text
messages per cell phone per month? If not, look to the
13-to-17-year-olds you know. The typical mobile teen
subscriber sends/receives and average of __?__ per
Delta Sky Magazine, February 2009
High-Tech Revolution
The high tech revolution is redefining
how we:
Reach people
Influence people
Exert political and social exchange
Glimpse into the lives of co-workers, neighbors,
celebrities, and politicians.
Young minds tend to be the most exposed
High-Tech Revolution
This revolution has also plunged us
into a state of continuous partial
attention, described as continually
staying busy-always scanning for
Differs from multi-tasking where we
have a purpose for each task and are
trying to improve productivity
Loss of Face-to-Face
Social Discourse
Internet is replacing TV as prime source of brain
We rely on the Internet and digital technology for
entertainment, political discussions, and even social
reform as we chat with friends and co-workers.
As the brain evolves and shifts its focus toward new
technological skills, it drifts away from fundamental
social skills such as reading facial expressions
during conversation or grasping the emotional
context of a single gesture
2007 University of Texas: study of more than
1,000 children found that on a typical day 75% of
them watch TV, 32% watch videos/DVDs-total
exposure? One hour 20 minutes. For 5-6 year
olds, an additional 50 minutes is spent in front of
the computer.
Kaiser study: young people ages 8 to 18 expose
their brains to 8.5 hours of digital and video
sensory stimulation each day (most spent
passively-watching TV/videos/DVDs, listening to
music, video games, and using the computer)
Digital Natives vs. Immigrants
Who is comfortable with technology?
Who has had it as part of their life
since birth?
Students vs. Teachers
Digital Natives vs. Digital Immigrants
Receiving information
quickly and from multiple
multimedia sources
Parallel processing and
Processing pictures,
sounds and videos before
simultaneously with many
Learning that is relevant,
instantly useful and FUN!
Slow and controlled
release of information
from limited sources
Singular processing and
single or limited tasking
Provide text before
pictures, sounds and
Students work
independently rather
than to interact/network
Teach to teach to the
curriculum guide and
standardized tests
Texting Queen
13-year-old Morgan Pozgar was
crowned the National Texting
champion on Saturday after she typed
from "Mary Poppins" in 15 seconds.
The competition was sponsored by
drug companies hoping to market
arthritis medications for kids.
Your Safety & Your Students Safety
MS/HS/College/Job Hunting
Cyber Bullying
Money Spent
Math Blaster & Oregon Trail
vs. technology as a teaching tool
Integrated into lessons
Tool to help teach
Web Site Information
November Learning
Author of web sites
Example: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Finding the Publisher of a web site
Social Networks
My Space
Create your own (voice thread)
Smart boards
Wireless boards
Live Scribe Pens
Turning Point Technologies
Elmo/Document Cameras
Flip Cameras
Smart phones
Rethinking Homework
Wolfram Alpha
Open Source
Power Point
Uses of Technology in the
Primary Classroom
Using Technology in the
Middle School & High School Classroom
Social Networking
Second Life
Great Web Site Examples
United Streaming
Teacher Tube
Ideas and Resources for Teachers
Instructional Strategies
Great Web Sites Cont.
TED Talks
Open Source Software
Google Educator
You Tube
A Vision of Students Today
You Can’t Be My Teacher
What is yet to come?
X-Box: "Project Natal" (pronounced nuh-TALL)
Memristor: allows computers to make
decisions by understanding past
patterns of data it has collected, similar
to human brains collecting and
understanding a series of events.
The illiterate of the
twenty-first century will
not be those
who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot
learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Alvin Toffler, author of Future Shock
Schools Exceeding Expectations
2011 National Professional Development Conference
“From Ordinary to Extraordinary”
Excellence in Education
Conference Dates: April 28-30, 2012
Pre-Conference: April 27, 2012
Location: Columbia, SC
Susan Kovalik, Founder of the HET Model
Horacio Sanchez, Pres. Resiliancy, Inc.
Richland Two District, Columbia, SC
Two Strands: Breakout Sessions
For more information, go to:
Contact: Debora Schweikl at 1.253.815.8800

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