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Information about Technology and Teachers

Published on September 7, 2007

Author: pgeorge

Source: slideshare.net

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An introductory presentation to reassure teachers to take a risk and try using technology in their teaching--it won't replace the teacher.

Technology and Teachers It’s always good to keep a sense of humor! Shared learning by Peggy George

The students are ready for technology. ARE WE?

 

 

There’s always something new to learn! http://www. google .com Find these cartoons online by searching with the keywords “ computer cartoons”. http://server3002. freeyellow . com/freeken/cartoon/cartoons .htm Retrieved 7/17/2004 Tiny URL: http://tinyurl.com/28nwcy

But…. there’s always a way to learn it!

The ways we communicate are changing.

The ways we teach are changing! http://www. borg .com/~ rjgtoons /images/ed5.gif

Learning takes time. Be patient with yourself.

It’s best not to try to learn to use new technology when you’re trying to meet a deadline :-) A computer’s efficiency decreases as the urgency of retrieval increases.

The Teacher is the Difference by Bill Page http://teachers.net/gazette/MAY02/page3.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------ There are many factors that can make a difference in student achievement, but: The TEACHER is the difference

Textbooks don't teach kids Administrators don't teach kids Rules don't teach kids Tests don't teach kids

Textbooks don't teach kids

Administrators don't teach kids

Rules don't teach kids

Tests don't teach kids

Block schedules don't teach kids State Departments of Education don't teach kids Support staffs don't teach kids Politicians don't teach kids

Block schedules don't teach kids

State Departments of Education

don't teach kids

Support staffs don't teach kids

Politicians don't teach kids

TEACHERS DON'T GET TO CHOOSE : Their working conditions, rooms, or materials Their students or their schedules Their administrators or their colleagues Their class loads, schedules or student-teacher ratio.

TEACHERS DON'T GET TO CHOOSE :

Their working conditions,

rooms, or materials

Their students or their schedules

Their administrators or

their colleagues

Their class loads, schedules

or student-teacher ratio.

Teachers don’t make a difference; THEY ARE THE DIFFERENCE in kids’ learning.

Kids don't know anything about school reform high stakes testing inclusion site-based management or assessment-driven curriculum -- they just come to school.

Kids don't know anything about

school reform

high stakes testing

inclusion

site-based management or

assessment-driven curriculum

-- they just come to school.

They have good days and bad days. Some days they learn a lot. Some days seem to be a waste of   time. Whether they learn a little or a lot depends on what their teacher decides to do.

They have good days and bad days. Some days they learn a lot.

Some days seem to be a waste of   time.

Whether they learn a little or a lot

depends on what their teacher

decides to do.

TEACHERS TEACH KIDS. THEY DO IT BY: Their minute to minute decisions. Their communication skills and   knowledge. They can provide motivation. They can make a kid feel competent and   confident. They can provide interest and    offer  opportunity. They can facilitate a kid's learning.

TEACHERS TEACH KIDS.

THEY DO IT BY:

Their minute to minute decisions.

Their communication skills and   knowledge.

They can provide motivation.

They can make a kid feel competent and   confident.

They can provide interest and

   offer  opportunity.

They can facilitate a kid's learning.

THE TEACHER IS THE DIFFERENCE IN KIDS' LEARNING

Technology will NEVER replace teachers! However, it is a GREAT tool to enhance our teaching and our students’ learning.

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