Why Integrate Technology In Teaching

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    • There is a wide availability of new and emerging technology tools that can assist teacher in making teaching much easier and much more fun.
    • This integration has become even more essential since technology is becoming the engine on which teaching and learning operates. The world is therefore forced to invest in the use of technology into institutions to meet the needs of students.
  • 3. What is technology about?
    • Technology is about creating instructional environments that can facilitate active engagement, meet the specific and varying learning needs of the students, facilitate collaborative problem solving, providing students with authentic learning environments.
  • 4. How is technology Integration Achieved?
    • Technology integration is achieved when technology is accessible and readily available for the task at hand
    • Technology integration is achieved when technology tools support the curricular goals, and help the students to effectively reach their goals. Students are more actively engaged in projects when technology integration is a seamless part of the learning process.
  • 5. Integrating Technology in Education
    • Technology integration in education requires students to actively use technology, not just view technology-based content created by their teachers. The goal of technology integration is for teachers to apply the use of technology in a seamless manner so that it supports and extends curriculum objectives and engages students in meaningful learning.
  • 6. Accepting Technology Integration.
    • The acceptance of change is a major requirement for technology integration. Technology is continuously changing. It is an ongoing process. It demands continual learning. Change is not always easy. The initial human reaction to change is resistance. Resistance makes for slow change, but change is inevitable.
  • 7. What Is Technology Integration?
    • Technology integration is the use of technology resources -- computers, digital cameras, CD-ROMs, software applications, the Internet, etc. -- in daily classroom practices, and in the management of a school.
  • 8. Technology Integration
    • Technology integration is achieved when the use of technology is routine and transparent. Technology integration is achieved when a child or a teacher doesn't stop to think that he or she is using a computer or researching via the Internet.
  • 9. Integrating Technology in Education
    • Teachers should strive to make technology a part of everyday life in the classroom, while using it to enrich learning activities. They should not use technology just to use it.
  • 10. Technology Integration
    • Teachers should find ways to use technology so that it enhances instruction and improves student learning.
    • The focus of technology integration activities should not be on the technology that is used, but on the student activities that are conducted using technology.
  • 11. Integrating Technology in Education
    • Technology integration does not happen by accident. Teachers must learn how to incorporate student use of technology into meaningful activities in their lesson plans.
  • 12. Technology Integration
    • There is a learning curve to becoming proficient in technology integration, but once the skills are learned and activities are identified and located or developed, teachers find that technology can actually reduce preparation time.
  • 13. Why is Technology Integration Needed?
    • Education leaders have recognized the importance of students learning how to use technology and have enacted new technology standards that require teachers to integrate the use of technology into the curriculum for every subject.
    • They have seen the great need for students to learn to use technology as a part of their daily lives in order to prepare themselves for a future filled with technology.
  • 14. Why is Technology Integration Needed?
    • Almost all workers in business, industry, government, and education are now required to use technology. The technology skills and knowledge that students gain in the classroom will create a foundation for the technology skills and knowledge they will need in the future.
  • 15. Rationale for Using Technology in Education
    • 1. Technology provides motivation for students by:
    • Gaining learner attention
    • Engaging the learner through production work
    • Increasing perceptions of control
    • 2. Technology offers unique instructional capabilities, such as :
    • Linking learners to information and educational resources
    • Helping learners visualize problems and solutions
    • Tracking learner progress
    • Linking learners to learning tools
  • 16. Rationale for Using Technology in Education
    • 3. Technology gives support for new instructional approaches, such as:
    • Cooperative learning
    • Shared intelligence
    • Problem solving and higher level skills
    • 4. Technology skills are required for an information age:
    • Technology literacy
    • Information literacy
    • Visual literacy
  • 17. Rationale for Using Technology in Education
    • 5. Technology increased teacher productivity by:
    • Freeing time to work with students by helping with production and record-keeping tasks
    • Providing more accurate information more quickly
    • Allowing teachers to produce better looking, more student-friendly materials more quickly