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~It’s Okay You Won’t Break It~ Helping Reluctant Teachers Tap into Technology 3/21/2013 [ERICA M DEAN MACUL 2013 DETROIT,MI] Presented by: Erica M Dean.

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1 ~It’s Okay You Won’t Break It~ Helping Reluctant Teachers Tap into Technology 3/21/2013 [ERICA M DEAN MACUL 2013 DETROIT,MI] Presented by: Erica M Dean Instructional Specialist (English Language Arts) Detroit Public Schools

2 Introduction About me – Graduate, Wayne State University BA in Education (Homeroom and Science DX endorsements) M.Ed in Education-Instructional Technology K12 Integration – Coursework Completed, University of Michigan-Dearborn Campus Educational Technology Endorsement – Educator with Detroit Public Schools since 2001 K-6 Homeroom, Elementary Science, 6 th -8 th Grade Science, and Literacy Coach Currently serving as Instructional Specialist (English Language Arts) – Educational Leadership Program Student, Marygrove College 3/21/2013 [ERICA M DEAN MACUL 2013 DETROIT,MI]

3 Review of Technology Shifts in Education The History of Technology in Education (video courtesy of YouTube) The History of Technology in Education 3/21/2013 [ERICA M DEAN MACUL 2013 DETROIT,MI]

4 Why is Classroom Technology use important? Digital natives (knowing your students) – A term created by Marc Prensky (2001) to refer to students who “are native speakers of technology, fluent in the digital language of computers, video games, and the Internet” (Prensky, 2005, p.9). Prensky, M. (2005). Listen to the Natives. Educational Leadership, 63(4), Digital immigrants (some teachers feel this way) – Those individuals who were not born into the digital world, yet have had to adopt aspects of the technology 3/21/2013 [ERICA M DEAN MACUL 2013 DETROIT,MI]

5 Technology in Practice Effective integration: What does it look like? – According to ‘’ “the goal of technology integration in education is the wise and competent use of technology to facilitate learning…certainly teaching can be enhanced with the use of technology, but effective use of technology requires understanding of the learning goals as well as the utility and function of the technology in accomplishing these goals (Davies, 2011,p.50) Davies, R. (2011). Understanding Technology Literacy: A Framework for Evaluating Educational Technology Integration.Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 55(5), /21/2013 [ERICA M DEAN MACUL 2013 DETROIT,MI]

6 Technology in Practice Using the tools at your disposal – Two key questions to ask: What technologies do I have in my classroom or school? How can I use the available technology to effectively support instruction 3/21/2013 [ERICA M DEAN MACUL 2013 DETROIT,MI]

7 Technology in Practice What technologies do I have in my classroom or school? Common to schools as of today are: Desktop PCs/Apple “Macs”, document cameras, interactive whiteboards, netbooks, digital cameras Addition technology can include tablets/iPads/mp3 players…and even the use of cell phone technology Remember: Every school is different-Some technologies are not readily available/permitted at all schools. Check the Technology Policy for your district 3/21/2013 [ERICA M DEAN MACUL 2013 DETROIT,MI]

8 Technology in Practice How can I use the available technology to effectively support instruction? After identifying what technologies are available, it is time to discover what the technology can do for you and your students 3/21/2013 [ERICA M DEAN MACUL 2013 DETROIT,MI]

9 Where do I begin? Two great websites for teachers to begin their technology journal – introductionhttp://www.edutopia.org/technology-integration- introduction 3/21/2013 [ERICA M DEAN MACUL 2013 DETROIT,MI]

10 Additional Resources For articles on the topic of educational technology: – MEL: Michigan Electronic Library MEL: Michigan Electronic Library – Google Scholar Google Scholar Educational Technology Resources – Michigan Department of Education Techplan.org – REMC of Michigan REMC of Michigan – ISTE.org ISTE.org Connect with your colleagues in Michigan and beyond – MACUL (Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning) MACUL (Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning) 3/21/2013 [ERICA M DEAN MACUL 2013 DETROIT,MI]

11 Points to Remember Breathe Analyze and then determine the available technology you can effectively use to support instruction Do not be afraid to ask for help with your technology Practice with the technology you have until you are comfortable using it with your students Breathe 3/21/2013 [ERICA M DEAN MACUL 2013

12 Thank you so much Contact information – – Good luck with your technology and remember, “It’s okay, you won’t break it!” 3/21/2013 [ERICA M DEAN MACUL 2013


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