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1 Wendi Bistak Arin Giannandrea Jen Grabowski

2 Areas of Concern – Access to Technology – Cost: Money and Time – Standards & Expectations District Perspective

3 Access to Technology – Inequality based on income – Often hampered by location – Opportunities vary widely District Perspective

4 – Abuse of programs – Cost of funds – Cost of time – Does technology pay? Value vs. Cost

5 District Perspective – Goal of NCLB – Complications Standards & Expectations

6 Teacher Perspective Technology fails the teacher – Training – Technical Support – Practical Use Concept

7 Teacher Perspective Teacher ability does not equal the technology available Training does not meet the speed of technological advancement

8 Teacher Perspective Technical Support is just as important as the equipment. However… Technicians Teacher & Available Equipment Need

9 Teacher Perspective Student Achievement is Compromised – It divides gender and promotes stereotypical views of Computer Science and Information Technology Any knowledge gained from classroom instruction becomes IMPRACTICAL!!!! If you don’t use it… you lose it!!!!

10 Home Perspective Is technology hurting our kids? Parents Health Issues Safety Issues Brain Issues

11 Home Perspective Concerning the Parent Technology doing the parenting Excessive multi-tasking interfering with Family Relationships Children’s technology skills surpass parents

12 Home Perspective Concerning the Child’s Health Connection between technology and childhood obesity Bad habits Old Order Amish Community

13 Home Perspective Concerning the Child’s Safety Long list of offenses Cyberbullying – victimized 24 hours a day Need of training in cybersafety, cybersecurity and cyberethics.

14 Home Perspective Concerning the Child’s Brain Lack of real communication skills Damaging to creativity, attention and motivation Violent and aggressive behavior Desensitize children’s ability to see the difference between right and wrong Desensitize children’s ability to see the difference between right and wrong

15 Bibliography Bassett, Jr. D. R., M.S. Tremblay, D. W. Eslinger, J.L. Copeland, J.D. Barnes and G.E. Huntington.(2007) Physical Activity and Body Mass Index of Children in an Old Order Amish, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 39(3), pp Bell, Sherry Mee; Judge, Sharon; Puckett, Kathleen (2006). Closing the Digital Divide: Update From the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study. The Journal of Educational Research, 100 (1), Carll, Elizabeth K. (2007) Violent Video Games: Rehearsing Agression, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 13. Ferguson, Sue. (2005) How Computers Make our Kids Stupid, Maclean’s, 118(23) pp Konrad, Walecia. (2007) Do You Know Where Your Kids Are? Good HouseKeeping.pg.148 Long, Cindy. Mind The Gap. NEA Today, (2008) McQuade, Samuel C. III. (2007) We Must Educate Young People About Cybercrime Before They Start College, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 53(18), pg. B29. Kadijevich, Dj. (2006). Achieving educational technology standards: the relationship between student teacher’s interest and institutional support offered, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 22. Papastergiou, M. & Solomonidou, C. (2005) Gender and information and communications technology: Greek high school students’ favorite internet activities, Computers and Education 44 (4), pp. 377–393. Racine, E. (2005). What’s Going On Online?. Momentum, 36(2), 26, Simkins, Michael. (2006). Does Technology Pay. Technology & Learning, 26 (7) Trotter, Andrew. (2007). E-Rate’s Imprint Seen in Schools. Education Week, 26 (30) 12. Valadez, J & Duran, R. (2007). Redefining the digital divide: Beyond access to computers and the internet, The High School Journal, 90(3), Wallis, Claudia (2006) The Multitasking Generation. Time.167(13)pg.48 Wolfsberg, Jeffrey S. (2006) Student Safety from Cyberbullies, in Chat Rooms and in Instant Messaging, The Education Digest, 72 (2), pp.33-7.


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