Presentation on theme: "Wendi Bistak Arin Giannandrea Jen Grabowski. Areas of Concern – Access to Technology – Cost: Money and Time – Standards & Expectations District Perspective."— Presentation transcript:
Wendi Bistak Arin Giannandrea Jen Grabowski
Areas of Concern – Access to Technology – Cost: Money and Time – Standards & Expectations District Perspective
Access to Technology – Inequality based on income – Often hampered by location – Opportunities vary widely District Perspective
– Abuse of programs – Cost of funds – Cost of time – Does technology pay? Value vs. Cost
District Perspective – Goal of NCLB – Complications Standards & Expectations
Teacher Perspective Technology fails the teacher – Training – Technical Support – Practical Use Concept
Teacher Perspective Teacher ability does not equal the technology available Training does not meet the speed of technological advancement
Teacher Perspective Technical Support is just as important as the equipment. However… Technicians Teacher & Available Equipment Need
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!!!!
Home Perspective Is technology hurting our kids? Parents Health Issues Safety Issues Brain Issues
Home Perspective Concerning the Parent Technology doing the parenting Excessive multi-tasking interfering with Family Relationships Children’s technology skills surpass parents
Home Perspective Concerning the Child’s Health Connection between technology and childhood obesity Bad habits Old Order Amish Community
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.
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
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