Presentation on theme: "Creative Technology in the Classroom Amanda Dunaway, MSDE Andrea Osman, MSDE Michelle Gremp, MSDE."— Presentation transcript:
Creative Technology in the Classroom Amanda Dunaway, MSDE Andrea Osman, MSDE Michelle Gremp, MSDE
Learning Objectives Participants will identify the need for technology-based instruction in the special education classroom. Participants will determine the process for creating a technology plan. Participants will recognize components of technology-enriched lessons.
Prevalence of technology Tool for learning Technology standards Necessity of Technical Knowledge
2005: Teenagers spent more time using digital media than they spent watching television. 2004: 81% of students had at least 1 address 22% of students had 4 or more addresses 75% of students had at least 1 instant message (IM) screen name
Necessity of Technical Knowledge 2007: 81% of parents strongly agreed the internet helps their child to learn skills and information needed to succeed in school.
Creating a Technology Plan Who needs to be involved? Teachers from various departments Support Personnel Administrators Community members Others
Creating a Technology Plan Who will be served? Students Parents Teachers Staff/Administration
Creating a Technology Plan Determining your needs Research Survey Site Visit
Creating a Technology Plan Making choices Prioritize Current budget Funding opportunities
Creating a Technology Plan Optimizing user knowledge Students Teachers - Training - Teacher liaison - Teacher share
Effective Experiences Teacher Share at CID Server (Speech box) CDs and flash drives Website
Effective Experiences Laptops Digital cameras Microphones Video cameras Interactive whiteboards Internet/ Keyboarding tutors Online portfolios Teacher Tube Education websites Word processing programs What types of technology do you use in your classroom?
Determining Success …the capacity for affecting the learning culture within the school is not about becoming a technology expert. It is about asking the right questions, exploring the answers to those questions, and creating a road map for the effective use of technology by the students and teachers in your building. - Gosmire, D., Grady, M. (2007)
References Brown, Ken (2007). Technology Funding: A how-to guide. Technology & Learning, 27(12), Gosmire, D., Grady, M. (2007). 10 questions to answer for technology to succeed in your school. Education Digest, 72(8),