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2. Introduction:Educating Digitally:Classrooms withoutbooks 3. Need:Offers educators anendless array of tools thatcan be used to effectivelyenergize a room full ofbored, busy bodies. 4. Research:Research: US schools spend hundreds of millions ofdollars each year on technology. Hooking everyAmerican classroom up to the Internet has been apriority of the Clinton administration. In a recent USEducation Department survey, parents placedtechnological skills just below reading and writing asthe areas their children most needed to master toensure a successful future. "Technologies themselveswont bring revolution," says Ms. Hawkins. "Scoreswont magically rise when you put computers in theclassroom. But computers can help people to learn(Griffith, 1999)." 5. Development Concerns:The stakes of technology in education arerising. The cost, once Internet connectionsand multimedia equipment are taken intoaccount, is far higher than it was whencomputers were simply used as wordprocessors. Expectations of what technologycan do for learning have also been elevatedby the advent of the world wide web, video-conferencing, and other tools (Griffith,1999). 6. Educating Digitally: ClassroomsWithout Books TimelineHunter/Gatherer: Classes wereThe Industrial Age :changed theAgricultural Age: Focus shifted to platform of education. The need fornot conducted in school houses. biblical teachings. There were fewschool persisted and lead to publicLessons with taught using word books and the school houses thatschools where technology lacked. Asof mouth. Nearly 10,000 years emerged were primarily Sunday technology emerged in the outside ago.schools. The 16th 18th century. world , the technology for schools also emerged. 1700-Present. /inventors/blfarm1.htm 7. S-Curve: Educating Digitally ClassroomsWithout Books/Interactive Whiteboards Interactive Whiteboards$1,200,000,000$1,000,000,000 $800,000,000 $600,000,000Interactive $400,000,000Whiteboards $200,000,000 $0 1985 1995 2005 8. S-Curve: Educating Digitally ClassroomsWithout Books/Computers in Classrooms Computers In Classroom120%100% 80% 60%Computers In 40%Classroom 20% 0% 0 100020003000 9. S-Curve: Educating Digitally ClassroomsWithout Books/Computers in Classrooms Computers in Classroom7,000,0006,000,0005,000,0004,000,0003,000,000Computers in2,000,000Classroom1,000,00001980 1985 1990 1995 2000 10. Key Innovators/Early AdoptersPerson Inclusion RationalSchool Board Provides funding and approval for expensesAdministration Provides funding and approval for some expenses. Can convince board to meet the cost of education expenses.FacultyCan convince administration to meet the cost of expenses.ParentsParental involvement can convince educational leadership to meet the cost of expenses.Students Increase student performance can promote action within educational leadership. 11. Key Innovators/Early Adopters PersonStrategy to Adopt School BoardResearch that supports the usage of technology in classroom. AdministrationResearch to prove that technology is effective. Funds for implementation of technology in classroom. Faculty Training to teach effective usage of technology. Research to support the usage of technology. Parents Data to support technology. Inclusion methods for parents to get involved. StudentsTraining and encourage student involvement. 12. Key Laggards in WorkplacePerson Rejection?Adoption StrategyBoard of Education May reject due to costs orAwareness of grants. Provide lack of research. new budget for approval. Indicate research to support adoption.Administration May reject due to costs, lack Awareness of grants. Provide of research, scheduling,new budget for approval. space requirements. Indicate research to support adoption.FacultyMay reject because of lack of Provide research, training research or training, measures, rearrange scheduling, and space schedule, show space saving requirements. adjustments.ParentsMay reject due to lack or Awareness of grants. Provide research, budget for approval. Indicate research to support adoption. 13. Achieving Critical Mass Stakeholders must aware of the usefulnessand effectiveness of adoption. Stakeholders should also be informed ofresearch that supports adoption. 14. Centralized or DecentralizedApproach? The adoption of this technology is best suitedfor the decentralized approach. There will be a wide sharing of control amongmembers of the teacher, students,administration, and board. Peer diffusion of innovations. Teachers, administration, and board memberswill decide which innovations should diffuse. A problem centered approach to technology. High degree of local adaptation. 15. Key Change Agents1. Develop a need for change1. Indicate how this innovationon behalf of client.can lead to improvedacademic performance.2. Establish an information 2. Progress reports to indicateexchange relationship.the success and failure of theprogram.3. Diagnose Problems3. Suggest possible solutions.4. Create an intent to change 4. Identify end client.5. Translate intentions into5. Design a blueprint/checklistaction. to fit desirable goals.6. Stabilize adoption/prevent 6. Execute plan accordingly.discontinuance. Plan for potential roadblocks.7. Create a terminal relationship 7. Communication frombeginning to end. 16. Explanation of Possible CriticalMass The implementation of technology has become afocal point in standard based classrooms. Therole of technology has slowly progressed fromelectronic devices such as radios to classroomprojectors. The transition of classroomswithout books has been made easier because oftechnology grants and an increase in demandfor educational technology devices.Technological devices such as IPAD, Kindle, andthe Nook have also created an atmospherewhere textbooks are no longer necessary. 17. Need for Educating Digitally:Classroom Without Textbooks School is about to start. During pre-planning many of theteachers in our district had to relocate materials due to therecent renovations. In that process there were many student textbooks andteachers editions that went into moving. Technology has emerge in the sales in electronic books areincreasing regularly. Devices such as Kindle, Book Nook, IPADs, and home computersmake it possible to read endless books all on one small device. This technology also allows bookmarker and highlighting. This technology also aids in the longevity of the books for as longas the device holds up. It also aides in students interests in technology as a forum ineducation. 18. Citations:Griffith, V. (1999, Jan 13). The challenge is to matcheducational needs with computer power: ACADEMICVIEWPOINT: HARVARD PROFESSOR JANHAWKINS: Intelligent use of information technologycan help the learning process, but traditional teachingmethods will continue to play a vital role in and outsidethe classroom, says jan hawkins, interviewed here byvictoria griffith. Financial Times, pp. 16-16. Retrievedfrom 19. Citations eHow. (2011, September 1). The History ofInteractive Whiteboards. Retrieved July 30, 2012,from eHow: Wikipedia. (n.d.). Interactive whiteboard.Retrieved July 30, 2012, from Wikipedia: eHow. (n.d.). The History of Computers in School.Retrieved July 30, 2012, from eHow: