Technology Used For Learning in US School

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Technology Used For Learning in US SchoolNicole LeClair Jeannie Richardson Danielle Sousa Tera Stoutenger Christie VanPatten

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Jeannie Richardson

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The history of technology in education has come a long way over the years.  Technology being used for education  has gone through many different changes to continuously improve education.  Many schools over the years have started to implement technology into their curriculum because they realize computers and technology are our future.

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History of Technology in US Schools1963 - Vocational Education Act passes with new money supporting the use of technology in schools 1965 - Elementary and Secondary Education Act brings new money into schools for technology 1986 - 25 % of high schools use PCs for college and career guidance 1995 - The Internet and the world wide web began to catch on as businesses, schools, and individuals create web pages

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Computers in SchoolsAccording to the National Center for Education Statistics, only 3% of public schools offered instructional rooms with internet access for their students in 1994 compared to 87% in 2001.  That is a huge change in such a short amount of time and this shows how much progress has been made in the history of technology. 

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Technology Integration Technology integration is the selection of appropriate tools, resources, techniques, and systems to promote and support student learning Some of the resources that schools use are content-specific instructional software, e-mail, online courses, and the internet.

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Educational technology has evolved from the ancient abacus to the calculator, and now to the computer. 

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How is Technology Used in Schools?Educators are using computers to put drills on overhead projectors or using word processors to create tests.

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How is technology beneficial for schools?Most students have a computer in their house or they have access to one so they can work on projects at home or finish up work they couldn’t finish in class. By connecting to their school network, students can extend their learning. Parents have access to teacher’s web-pages and e-mail address so they can stay in contact with teacher and find out what student should be learning. Students can work at their own pace

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How is technology harmful for schools?Cheating is much easier with the use of cell phone and Ipods Students have become too dependent on the internet and don’t do enough of there own work

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Technology is ExpensiveSchool systems nationwide spent an estimated 6.9 billion dollars on personal computers, servers, internet access, software, and other implements in order to make technology available

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There is still going to be some obstacles in implementing technology in education.  Schools need the proper funding to put technology into their schools because technology is very expensive and the schools with less money to spend particularly city schools will be behind other schools that have more money to spend on their technology.

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Work Cited“History, the History of Computers, and the History of Computers in Education”. April 18, 2007. “Technology Use In Rural High Schools Improves Opportunities for Student Achievement.” March 2005. Southern Regional Education Board. April 20, 2007.

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Nicole Le Clair

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Cell phones a hand-held mobile radiotelephone Can be either used for talking or texting Texting is a form of communicating through typed words from cellular to another. popular device among adolescents and young adults http://www.engadget.com/2006/02/02/verizon-gives-in-allows-dun-from-cellphones/http://www.mobiledia.com/news/38157.html

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Advantages of Cell phones“ Is there anything students can learn on a voice-only phone? Languages, literature, public speaking, writing, storytelling, and history are just a few of the subjects that are highly adaptable to voice-only technology,” Marc Prensky Schools can incorporate the newer technology to better serve the students and the vastly changing technology generation. The phone has the use for social interaction Marc Prensky’s idea is the phone can be transformed into a useful tool, instead of being an annoyance.

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Disadvantages of Cell phonesDistraction for teenagers Cheating in classrooms during exams Harder for older teachers and professors to catch the cheating in action Example: in Texas, a professor unplugged the wireless connection in the classroom, so the students would pay attention In most college syllabuses, it is common to read that if a cell phone is found during a test on a individual, it will result in an automatic zero on that exam. The result in some schools, is a ban on the device on campus.

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Work Cited Alexander, Bryan. "Going Nomadic: Mobile Learning in Higher Education." Educause Review 39.5(2004) 28-35. 03302007 . Aoki, Kumiko and Edward J. Downes. "An analysis of young people's use of and attitudes toward cell phones." Telematics and Inforamatics 03062003 349-64. 03302007 . Dillip, Bobb, Datta Damayanti, and "Wired Generation; Today's teenagers are causing concern because of the hours they spend multi-tasking with their gadgets, TV and the Net. Is their obession with technology a positive or negative factor?." India Today 11202006 48. 03302007 . Ling, Rich. "The Mobile Connection: The Cell Phone's Impact on Society." International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction 1(2005): 101-04. Prensky, Marc. "What Can You Learn from a Cell Phone? Almost Anything! ." Innovate 1.5. 06132005 30032007 http://www.elearningsource.info/elearning/What%20Can%20You%20Learn%20from%20a%20Cell%20Phone.pdf>.

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Flexibility Cost Accessibility No Travel Expenses Self-Directed Better for Some Learners

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No Instructor Face Time No Social Interaction Making Time Little Support No Campus Atmosphere Requires New Skills/Technologies

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Work Cited Hansen, Randall. “Distance Learning Pros and Cons.” Quintessential Careers. 4 April 2007. http://www.quintcareers.com/distance_learning_pros-cons.html

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Danielle Sousa

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Computers and Internet Research in Schools Pro’s and Con’s Danielle Sousa

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Computers in Schools, Pro’sComputer knowledge and skills are becoming more of a necessity. Fast and effective for doing work Research found that having a computer in the room to teach (using powerpoint) is beneficial for the students learning (Alexander, 96).

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