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Maria Garza University of Houston-Clear Lake

CHRISTINA BOHANONUniversity of Houston Clear LakeUsing Technologyto Facilitate Instruction

April 11, 2010

Technology in the classroom

Today technology is an integral part of classroom instruction

Types of technology in the classroom includeComputersSoftwareInternet ResearchE-mailWeb-based Interactive GamesEducational VideosVideo ConferencingProjectorsClass PresentationsVideo DisplayInteractive BoardsDrill and Practice / PresentationsOverheadsDirect Teaching / CentersRadiosEntertainment NotebooksPortable

ComputersComputers, by far, are the most common type of technology in the classroom

Computers are an important tool to facilitate instruction

Word Processor

To enhance learningStudent use word processors CommunicateEnhance Writing SkillsClassroom Projects

Computers are an important tool to facilitate instruction...

Internet

E-mailStudentsCommunicateEnhance technological skills as well as writing skillsInteract socially

Research ProjectsWebsites to facilitateresearch projects (time saving)A click away of almost any source of information neededAccess to many forms of visual information

Meaningful experiences

Virtually visit all over the world

References:

Corcoran, E. (1993). WHY KIDS LOVE COMPUTER NETS using technology to escape the bounds of the classroom, children are learning to work in ways you never dreamed of when you were their age Retrieved April 11, 2010, from http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/1993/09/20/78335/index.htm

Critical Issue: Using Technology to Enhance Literacy Instruction. (2000). Retrieved April 11, 2010, from http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/content/cntareas/reading/li300.htm

Microsoft Clip Art

Using Technology to Support Diverse Learners. Research Base Using Technology to Support Diverse. Retrieved April 11, 2010, from http://www.wested.org/pub/docs/tdl/research.htm