Technology Use in Classrooms

 

Tier 1: Teacher Productivity Station

(Supports the learning experience)

Tier 2: Instructional Presentation
and Student Productivity

(Enhances the learning experience)

Tier 3: Student-Centered Learning Classroom

(Transforms the learning experience)

Observable and Best Practices

This tier focuses on the teacher using technology to get his/her job done. The teacher:

 

·          Produces learning materials more effectively

·          Communicates quickly with e-mail

·          Finds instructional resources on the Internet

·          Keeps / Organizes student information, grades more effectively

·          Classroom Website: Post grades, classroom information, calendar, information for parents, etc.

This tier involves teacher facilitation of large group learning activities and student productivity use of (word processing, etc.) technology:

 

·          Brainstorm and share ideas

·          Deliver visual presentations

·          Represent information visually

·          Conduct one-computer classroom lessons

·          Facilitate group discussions and lessons

·          Students write papers, reports on computer or smart keyboard (DANA, Neo)

·          Classroom Website: Post educational resources

This tier promotes student learning and the use of technology through project based learning:

 

·          Inquiry-based, essential questions

·          Research, analyze data and problem-solve

·          Write, develop and publish products

·          Invent products through programming

·          Creating and using WebQuests and Curriculum Pages

·          Authoring/reviewing work online

·          Classroom Website: Post student work and projects (SHARE)

Professional Development

Possibilities

·          Office-suite software training

·          Internet I (searching for information, copyright, citations)

·          Internet II (finding instructional resources on the Internet)

·          Thinkfinity awareness training

·          Presentation systems/techniques

·          Presentation software (PowerPoint, Keynote)

·          Graphic Organizer (Inspiration)

·          One-computer classroom strategies

·          Group Processes Program-Solving software (Decisions/Decisions, etc.)

·          Using handhelds and smart keyboards for writing and other student projects

·          Using tech. in project-based learning

·          Graphics and video-editing

·          Web publishing

·          WebQuests and  Curriculum Pages

·          Using graphing calculators, probeware and/or robotics for problem-solving

·          Internet safety for students

Required
Conditions

·          Computer network

·          Technical Support ensuring successful operation of computers and network

·          Administrative expectations for technology use for administrative purposes

Conditions in Tier 1, plus:

·          Good access to computers for student use

·          Technical Support for projector/document camera use

·          Administrative expectations for technology use for instructional purposes

Conditions in Tier 2, plus:

·          School-based technology integration coach

·          Ubiquitous access to computers for student use

·          Opportunity for publishing and sharing online

·          Administrative expectations and support for technology use for project-based learning

Technology Resources

Standard technology resources, including:

 

·          Standards-based computer

·          Access to at least one printer

·          Internet access

·          Office suite productivity software

·          Thinkfinity and other online teacher lesson resources (use as is)

·          Access to student management software

Resources in Tier 1, plus:

 

·          Document camera

·          Projector

·          Inspiration (graphic organizing software)

·          Thinkfinity, WebQuest and other online teacher lesson resources from the Internet (adapt and use)

·          Printer(s) in classroom (BW Laser) (Color Inkjet)

Resources in Tier 2, plus selected:

 

·          Multimedia production technology (digital camera, camcorder, video-editing software, etc.)

·          Web publishing software

·          Handhelds, graphing calculators

·          Science Probeware

·          Robotics

·          High tech classrooms or computer labs

Estimated Costs

(Excluding tax)

Computer.................................................... $800

Printer (or share of networked laser printer) $200

Office Suite.................................................... $56

 

Document Camera............................................ $438

Projector........................................................... $664

Cart/Projector Mount.......................................... $125

Inspiration.......................................................... $30

Portable DANA Lab....................................... $12,000

Portable Laptop Lab..................................... $45,000

 

 

 

Depends on solution(s) selected.

Other Supportive Technologies that support theis pra

 

·          Electronic Whiteboards.......................... $1230

·          Audience Response Systems (RF)......... $1600

·          Classroom Audio System........................ $263

Developed by Washington’s Educational Technology Support Center Program – v.5 October, 2008