Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan Brittany Morrow Grand Canyon University: EDU-225 July 3, 2011 Abstract This paper is a personal technology plan that includes my personal philosophy on integrating technology in the classroom as well as my professional goals concerning technology in the classroom. My Mission and Vision Statement are included as well as a plan for communications, integrating technology, software to support assessment, and technology ethics for a strong guideline in the classroom. Although this plan will need to be revised as advances in technology are made this is strong ground work that I can build on as a professional educator. Using this plan I can ensure that my students are using the latest
Many of our students have smartphones, laptops, and tablets they use throughout the school day for school work. While some students depend on their devices to look up the current fashion trends and football stats, we feel that technology has also enabled students to think in a different way. Many students are quick on their feet to Google information to prove their friend wrong, send texts and emails in less than 10 seconds, and get excited when they are allowed to use their
Should Students Be Digitally Connected in Public Schools? Alta M. Lockley University of Arkansas Fort Smith Should Students Be Digitally Connected In Public Schools? Education is ever-changing and students need to be confident, creative, connected and active lifelong learners. Digital technologies are very important to our student’s world as they use them to connect with each other, learn new skills and pursue their interest. Luckey (2009) stated “For students in particular, technology is almost an extension of themselves. They use it to communicate, to discover the world, to play games, to collaborate, to create things, to write, to read, and to organize their lives. Nothing can be more foreign to them than school without technology or where technology is relegated to its own special place.” Mobile devices with the power of digital technology are being placed in every student’s hand in schools around the world which equips them with the personal technology needed to learn and communicate in the 21st century. While these programs can be very effective for students, they can be challenging for schools. Some educators believe that digital technology in the classroom may cause more of a distraction to students; however integrating digital technology in the classroom helps students become more engaged. In the digital world, data is at students’ fingertips 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Technology is everywhere and many students have adopted practices
Remember that scary, grotesque, evil monster we were all scared of when we were younger? Well, it's alive, we just can't see it, and it's called technology. As we all know, technology is changing and evolving every day; but it's almost as if the technology is taking over the minds of our future generation. Schools are incorporating technology into learning more and more all the time. Every month there is a new phone, tablet, television, laptop and even thousands of websites. These devices can come in handy and can be helpful, but they almost are consuming everyone's mind and minimizing critical thinking. Many of technology users are children or young adults. Although the use of technology in education can have some positive results, it has more negative effects that are affecting students.
I review the Blue Valley School District Acceptable use policy for student’s K-12. Technology use is important for all students, teacher, parents and school districts in order to provide a safe digital learning environment. Technology gives way to valuable educational experience that all students are entitled to. School districts have the responsibility to provide acceptable use policies for the digital devices, and the Internet provided to students, which is owned by the district. Whenever technologies are brought upon school grounds, or to school activities, even when the technologies are not owned by the school the technologies are still subject to adhere to the acceptable use policies. The intended use of technology in education is to open new learning experiences, benefit the student’s education experience, and create skills for future academic endeavors.
Responsible Use Policy The Rowan Salisbury School System is a progressive district that has taken the necessary measures to develop a system of policies and procedures to help inform and protect the users of its technological resources. The author’s of Board Policy Code: 3225/4312/7320 outline the responsible use of technology for
The saying is that the next generation is the most important. This is not only true, but slowly becoming more and more limited. Limited in that the school systems in the United States are lacking in developments needed for kids to obtain up to their full potential of knowledge. This
The first component of this multiyear plan is to create the short-term goal of assessing and improving accessibility of technology because “Inadequate access to and/or underutilization of instructional technology impedes students’ learning” (Ford & Moore, 2013, p. 407). The “digital divide” that exists among schools is a notable factor and this could help narrow the disparities among student achievement (Ford & Moore, 2013). Therefore, in a two-month timeframe, administrators and the school leadership team would determine the infrastructure of existing technology and analyze funding options for immediate and future needs. This strategy not only enhances the equitable use of technology in the classroom; which affects the school’s accountability ratings, it also provides an evaluation tool to document student achievement. The next step involves the principal collaborating with the Information Technology (IT)
The article 7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals was about principals and their effectiveness in changing the technology culture within the school. The article begins by telling how that schools systems need use more technology and that often there are teachers on staff that want to do new initiative things in their classrooms but are being held back by school policy or staff that don’t want to change. Students are technology oriented and as school we need to reach the students and communicate the lessons to them on their terms. The article talked about how so many schools do not allow students to use their phones in the school. I understand the liability issues but are we truly preparing them students for the real world.
Thinking Critically about Technology in the Classroom With the day-to-day use of iPads within the classroom, it is crucial that teachers find the right balance between protecting our children and giving them the apparatuses they need to make the most of today’s technology for supporting educational initiatives. There are many ethical concerns that arise with the common use of technology today: unstructured and unmonitored iPad time can lead to psychological and
PGE 3- Leader in Digital Tools and 21st Century Learning The context of my leadership and knowledge of digital learning is comprised of ten years of experience as the media specialist in two different high schools. When I first became a high school media specialist in 2006 our system was using
On a daily basis, both businesses and individuals rely on technology. It cannot be denied that technology has become part of our everyday life. As individuals, we all depend on technology, either for education, health purposes, transportation, communication, romantic relationships, and/or business growth . It is impossible
Technology has revolutionized the human experience by changing the way one learns. Technology can best be defined as a tool that supports and promotes human learning. This can be seen through the usage of calculators, tablets (example: iPad), Smart Boards, video cameras, and, of course, the computer. These are all innovations that can have a profound impact on classroom learning. Although there are some schools that have a strict policy that technology should be removed from the modern day classroom, other schools believe that integrating technology into the classroom helps prepare our students for the elaborate world they will face going forward. Throughout this essay, I will be focusing on the technology policy and how it has a positive
Each administrator, teacher, student, or any other employees, who use electronic devices are required to read and sign the Acceptable Use Policy Form, before they can access any type of electronic device on school or district office property. Administrators and Teachers are encouraged to use technology on a day-to-day basis. All students are entitled to have equitable opportunities to employ a variety of technological tools that will enhance the learning process and assist them in attaining
As an educator, it is difficult to eliminate While working at a public charter school in North Carolina, smart boards, LCD monitors, and Apple iPads are assigned to each classroom, from kindergarten to ninth-grade (each year, the school adds another grade). Initially, it was odd to me and I verbally expressed my concern to other faculty members and administrators. After watching the interactions between the students and the media devices, devices only containing educational value, I saw the need for media literacy in a school environment. As educators, it’s our job to “nurture students’ civic [and other types of] character” development (Seider, 2012).