Adding Technology into the Classrooms of Huntsville Independent School District

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Recently the school board in the Huntsville Independent School District decided that it would be a great idea to jump into the twenty-first century and add technology into the classrooms. The members of the school board have read articles like “Why Integrate Technology into the Curriculum?: The Reasons Are Many”, which tell why it would be a great idea to add technology into the classroom as well as articles like “In Classroom of Future, Stagnant Scores”, which talks about all of the new ways to learn with technology. The one thing that both of these articles as well as any article you will find both for and against technology in the classroom say that when making this leap from traditional teaching to this new way a great amount of…show more content…
Joe Whitehead, the teacher of the course have said that they are willing to teach the teachers what they know. This is why I propose that during the summer the teachers have to go to a one week training program were Mr. Whitehead and his A+ certified students can teach the teachers the basics of figuring out what the problem is and start to fix the problem. This way the teachers can start fixing the problem while they are waiting for one of the five students to come and finish fixing whatever the problem may be, this will cut down on some of the time it takes to fix the issue. This solution is a cost effective way to start chipping away at the wasted time. For teachers who want to learn how to completely find, isolate and fix the technical issue the work shop could be a month long but only mandate the teachers to attend the first week when the basics are being taught.
Now that the teachers can start fixing their own technical issues the 25 minutes will be shorter. The next problem is setting up/knowing how to use the technology. During the mandatory week of training you can bring in students to teach the teachers how to use this technology. It would only coast the school some pizza, chips, and soda and fixes two problems. Students complain about teachers not understating what it is like to be a student and sit in a “boring class”, and teachers complain that the students do not understand what it is like to get up in front of a class to teach.

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