Education. A successful example of the adoption of an online curriculum planning tool should provide key features of the adoption phase including the district-wide support for attendance at professional development meetings. It should include teacher involvement in the design of the online tool and buy-in at multiple levels. These tools need to align with the teachers’ existing practices. Even experienced teachers will need support and additional time to develop student-centered uses of technology in the
Together with the media coordinator, and the district’s instructional technology facilitators, we developed a survey for teachers and students to determine in-service needs. Questions in the survey were based on North Carolina’s Digital Learning Progress Rubric, Craven County Schools Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina Information & Technology Essential Standards (NCITES), and the observations from the school’s media coordinator. Surveys were given to both students and teachers. Results from both surveys, school level EOG data and qualitative data from the media coordinator, along with AASL’s Standards for the 21st Century Learner, were used to determine the in-service needs for the faculty.
We were able to present an Instructional Technology Plan that guide major adoptions in technology for the schools with special emphasis on the integration of technology to teaching and learning. Once implementation began we were able to see Interactive Whiteboards in every classroom in the High School and most core content area classrooms in the middle school. Elementary was reserved to a second year and every classroom and School Library was included in the initiative. The plan was owned by the stakeholders and they were engaged in professional development to take full advantage of the technologies.
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
Hernando County has a technology initiative; however, within the each classroom it can be hard to obtain, due to lack of technology. Within Challenger K8 most classrooms have about 2 working computers in the elementary grade levels. In middle school there are classrooms with no computers. We have 5 computer labs that can be scheduled for daily use and then scheduled for testing. Through our community partners the school has received 4 smart boards, and an iMac Lab. Our media person just received a grant for a class set of ipads. Some teacher have bought there own for students to utilize within the class. Hernando County also provided a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy for schools to use at their discretion. The middle school uses BYOD on a daily bases for informal formative assessments, games, and engagement. Teachers also conduct surveys at the beginning of the year to understand what technology is at the student finger tips at home. O’Neal suggests, “it is critical that we look at the use
As we discussed, I find the Canvas technology related to using data-driven instruction fascinating and an amazing opportunity for the future. In addition, testing is also a major concern; enhancing student achievement would be a top priority for the person in this job. With this in mind, I would love to foster a safe, engaging, learning environment and implement AISD's tools while honing my own abilities though PLC's and professional development .
Technology affects the way we learn, think, and communicate. Many schools have progressed the way they teach by using technology. Having schools connected to special programs online give students an easy to do their assignments and check their grades as many times as they want. It is a quick and efficient way for students to perform tasks and learn. Many schools, like the Allen High School use an online program called Canvas. Canvas is a simple way of teaching and learning by connecting all digital tools made by teachers. It is an easy way to be able to communicate with teachers and for them to submit an assignment for the day. It is also a simple way for a student to research any topic they were having trouble on. School technology has been a great success for our society.
Jared Moody is a teacher that is always researching technology and looking for the best tech to bring to his classroom and our school. He is using technology on a daily bases in his classroom. Jared uses programs like Prezi, Powerpoint, Hapara, Animoto, and many others, to present lessons in a new and different ways for his students. In turn, then he teaches his students these same programs, so they use them in their presentations to the class. He also uses Canvas to help manage his students and their assignments and projects. When you talk with his student they say that they like using in his class are, Zaption, Newsela, Kahoot, Code.org and Kidsblog. He is truly creating a digital world in his classroom, which spills over into the school.
The Paradise Valley Unified School District uses Chromebooks throughout all its schools K-12. The IT department has recently created Google Classrooms for all the teachers in the district to help with creating a more 21st century learning environment for students. However, the district is lacking in professional development around technology integration. This training
The Board of Education for the Rowan Salisbury Schools are fully aware of how twenty-first century technologies can affect the manner in which our teachers teach and our students learn. It is the goal of the district to provide a safe and nurturing atmosphere that is technologically rich. Providing every student and employee with access to these tools is meant to enhance and improve the learning experience that will ultimately improve the academic achievements of all of our students. The use of the District’s resources are not a right, but come with responsibilities for proper care and use of all district owned technology. The Board also reserves the right to place restrictions on the proper care and use of its devices.
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.
. The student use of innovative classroom tools will be aligned with the Cityscape School’s curriculum and under the direct supervision of campus faculty. The use of Cityscape School’s technology is a privilege, not a guaranteed right, and inappropriate use will result in the cancellation of that privilege.
Education is one of the most important professions in the working world. Technology has done many things for us in today’s society especially for education and schools. Technology in the school system has impacted the students and teachers in many positive ways, including virtual field trips, testing tips, teacher resources, class web sites, and lesson plans. With computer use in our schools, we have access to many different sources and various types of learning.
Technology is becoming increasingly decentralized allowing for information to be accessed anywhere at anytime. Computer and communication technologies are an increasingly ubiquitous part of instruction across many disciplines necessitating a more flexible and mobile deployment
In general, most K–12 academic settings today utilizes technology for educational and non-academic use (Helms, 2014). Researchers agree that budgeting can share a significant impact on classroom technology integration because many schools do not have the funds to pay for teacher training and all of the cost associated with maintaining technology resources (Blackwell, 2014; Chou et al., 2012; Helms, 2014). The lack of adequate technology training, support and funding can also influence teachers’ attitudes (Kirkwood et al, 2014). A gap appears to exit in empowering teachers with technology skills to implement an interactive learning experience for all learning styles (Helms, 2014).