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A PowerPoint for SDV 107 at J. Sargeant Reynolds

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  • 1. Technology in Education Myths New ways for doing the same old thing

2. Myth #1 Using technology involves the student in the learning process.Students using technology become activeparticipants in thelearning process instead of passive listeners . 3. Technology doesnt do this. Good teaching does this. Technology often makes this easier to do and leverages student interests but ask anyone whos had to sit through a two hour Powerpoint if the technology engaged them in the learning process. 4.

  • Myth #2
  • Using technology eliminates most discipline problems. When the student is involved in the work, there is little time for trouble.

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  • Technology does nothing to eliminate discipline problems. Technology does, once again, help you design engaging lessons which can decrease discipline problems but not because of technology.

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  • Myth #3
  • Using technology allows students to take ownership of the project.

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  • A well designed lesson givesstudents ownership. Its not about the technology, its about the ownership.

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  • Myth #4
  • Using technology transforms the teacher from authority expert to facilitator. The teacher becomes more of a participant when the students use technology to find answers online.

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  • No, but c hanging your teaching styleto take advantages of the increased access the web gives you might transform a teacher but its a change in mindset not in technology usage

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  • Myth #5
  • Technology use is part of the normal learning process for students; it is in theircomfort zone.

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  • True, but do teachers keep up?

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  • Myth #6
  • Using technology reduces theworkload on the teacher.

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  • Great for collaboration, preparing for next year, chores like grading, data

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  • Myth #7
  • Technology is used everywhere - in math, science, engineering, transportation, manufacturing, and every business application you can think of.

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  • I agree with this with the caveat that technology is used in relevant and real world ways. Thats certainly not always the case in schools.

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  • Myth #8
  • Using technology allows for the free exchange of information.

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  • Very truebut schools usually block this

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  • All ideas from www.bionicteaching.com