are the five things a teacher (any teacher) must DO to implement instructional
technology in the classroom?
Develop lesson plans that incorporate technology. (For example: Illustrate
lectures and presentations with images, list internet sites in reference
materials, use technology in classroom presentations and discussions.)
Teach students to use technology to help complete tasks. (For example:
Suggest that students use spell checking, internet references in papers,
charts and graphs in papers, reports, and presentations.)
Require all students to use technology to help complete tasks on a regular
basis. (For example: Ask students to keep an electronic daily journal,
ask students to use the internet to search for information, allow students
to use e-mail for information gathering.)
Include the use of technology in the grading system. (For example: Use
electronic gradebooks, spreadsheets, etc.)
Continue to change as newer technology becomes available. (Access the internet
on at least a weekly basis, check out your class enrollments from the computer,
put course notes on web page for students to access, use computer for presentation
and lecture, illustrate data collection on site with use of computers and
What are the five things a teacher (any teacher) must KNOW to implement
instructional technology in the classroom?
The importance and advantages of educational technology.
That the available technology is reliable and that technical support is
available on short notice.
How the available technology relates to the curriculum.
How to use the technology that the students will be using.
How to structure class time so that some students are using technology
while others are doing something else, assuming access to technology is
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