Education Technology: Why is it Essential to Assist with Student Outcomes?

by Julie Channell

Educational Technology
a. Model related to educational technology b. What is educational technology? c. How should it be used? d. Student outcomes

Using a Combination of Directed and Constructivist Models for Educational Technology
-Integrating educational technology motivates students learning -Lends itself to limited staff and materials -Assists with technology challenges in the building that impacts learning -Assists with visual and information literacy skills Roblyer, M.D., & Doering, AH (p. 45)

What is Educational Technology?
-Use of technology to support learning process *Equipment- easier to use and more accessible to students and there are more accessibility options *Internet -Assists with communication for students and teachers -Assessment of student skills and data collection -Parents are realizing that education is different for their children then it was for them and needs to be presented differently (Pictures, By Incorporating September 2010)

How Should Educational Technology be Used?
1. Motivation of student to participate 2 .Enhance Instruction 3. Productivity

Motivation
-Students are more engaged learners with technology especially when they feel success -Students are motivated when they can share their work with others via technology -Students can see how educational opportunities link them to the real world experiences and applications -Students have a private learning environment where they can have answers explained repeatedly in addition to working at their speed

Enhance Instruction
-Allows for real life application of educational information -Allows student to work at their speed -Allows all students with various abilities and challenges to access instruction with adaptations -Allows for differentiation of instruction and tool use

Productivity
-Many programs keep data collection -Provides feedback to students regarding skills analysis -Easier way to share information for students and staff with supports like Microsoft Office tools and the internet -Allows teachers to be more efficient

How does Educational Technology Impact Learning?
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Rising scores on state tests Improved student attendance Increased student comprehension Motivation Attitude Strong study Parent and teacher support Improved student retention Improved placement in jobs

Technology Impact on Learning (September 2010).

An Example of Success Measures in Technology-Rich Schools
School
Christopher Columbus Middle School Union City, NJ

Student Population
91 percent, minority, 79 percent free-lunch eligible

Measure
Rising scores on state tests; improved student attendance

Blackstock Jr. High School Port Hueneme, CA

65 percent minority, 76 percent Title I

Improved test scores; increased student comprehension, motivation, attitude; strong student, parent, and teacher support

East Bakersfield High School Bakersfield, CA

60 percent minority, very low English proficiency

Improved student retention; improved placement in jobs

Northbrook Middle School Houston, TX

Largely minority, low socioeconomic status

Largely minority, low socioeconomic status

Pictures, By Incorporating(September 2010)

Conclusion
Educational technology comes with many advantages to enhance student learning and assist educators with monitoring students learning. It assists students gain real life experience while in the classroom. Educational technology also provides students with future job placement opportunities since 60% of all jobs in the nation will requires skills in computer and network use (Ed.Gov ¶, 11).

References
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