- 1. Using Technology to Enhance Classroom Learning Facilitated
by Dr. Sophia Scott
- Understanding our students
- Tips & Techniques for using PowerPoint technology to
enhance learning in the classroom
- Tips & Techniques for using Website technology to enhance
learning in the classroom
3. Understanding Our Students 4. Pop Quiz
- What does this mean?ROTFL
- Pneumonic for remembering the 5 plant cell types
- Reserve Officers Training Florida
- Record of True Foreign Languages
- Rolling On The Floor Laughing
5. Pop Quiz
- What do these chat acronyms stand for?
6. Pop Quiz
- What do these emoticons mean?
7. Pop Quiz
- Which of each pair of Web sites is designed for younger
learners, which is designed for us?
8. Website comparisons
9. Who are our Students?
10. By age 21,
- The average person will have spent.
- 10,000 hours on a cell phone
- Under 5,000 hours reading
Prensky, 2003 11. Children are exposed to technology for play
and learning at a very young age 12. Neuroplasticity
- The brain reorganizes itself through life
- Developmental experiences
- Their brains are really wired differently
13. The Net Generation
- Gravitate toward group activity
- 8 out of 10 say its cool to be smart
- Focused on grades and performance
- Busy with extracurricular activities
- Identify with parents values; feel close to parents
- Respectful of social conventions and institutions
- Fascination for new technologies
- Racially and ethnically diverse
Howe & Strauss, 2003 14. Teen use of Web
- 100% use it to search for information on colleges, careers
- 74% use instant messaging as a major communication vehicle
- 54% of students (7-12 grade) know more IM screen names than
home phone numbers
15. Teen use of Web for Communication
- 81% e-mail friends & relatives
- 56% prefer the Internet over the telephone
16. Why do teens go the Web?
- Find new & exciting information
- Show others what they can do
17. The Net Gen is Self-teaching What does that mean for the
classroom? 18. Teens & Multi-tasking Online 19. Technology
& Learning 20. Todays Learners
Oblinger, 2004 21. Hypertext minds: Qualities
Prensky, 2001 22. Concerns
- Choose NOT to pay attention
- Lack identification of source quality
23. NetGen learning preferences
Oblinger, 2004 24. Students vs. Faculty Students Faculty
Pictures, sound, video Text Random access Linear, logical,
sequential Interactive & networked Independent & individual
Multitasking Single or limited tasks Spontaneous Deliberate
Engaging Disciplined 25. Generational Comparisons
- Ctrl+Alt+Del is as basic as ABC
- They dont understand the return key
- Computers fit into backpacks
- They have always had a personal identification number
- Photos are processed in under an hour
- Gas has always been unleaded
- Rogaine is available for the follicularly challenged
26. Multiple Media Literacy
- 2 million children have a personal website (ages 6-17)
- 6 million will have one by the end of the year
27. It is not about AGE We live in a technologically enriched
environment 28. Compare yourself
- Are you comfortable composing documents longhand?
- Have you turned remembering over to a technology?
- Are you connected? (Internet, cell phone)
- Do you engage in more than one activity at a time?
- Do you play computer or video games?
29. What does the learning environment look like? 30. 31. 32.
33. Environments for learning
- Every students learns all the time
- Learning is in & out of classroom
- Every setting can be a learning environment
- Direct experience shapes individual understanding
- Individuals learn by establishing & reworking patterns,
relationships & connections
34. The Big Question How can teachers enable students to be
successful in education? 35. What students want in a learning
- Teacher to have an in-depth knowledge in their field
- Faculty ability to use technology Effectively
- Dont overuse the technology
36. Interaction Students learn from thinking thinking is engaged
by activity Junassen, 2003 37. Balance Action Reflection Visual
Text Social Individual Process Content Speed Deliberation
Peer-to-peer Peer Review 38. Engaging Learning Experiences
Emotional Engaging Passive Active Case Study Voting Debate Problem
Solving Real Project Games Facilitated Discussion Lecture Q & A
39. Tips & Techniques for using PowerPoint technology to
enhance learning in the classroom 40. Preparing Presentations
- Use a design template so you can focus oncontent
- Use PowerPoint interactively
- Outline the lecture using PowerPoint
- The Joy of Six max of six points & six words per point
41. How to Design Effective PowerPoint Presentations 42. Know
Your Audience 43. Organize the Content EffectivePowerPoint
PowerPoint inThe Classroom PowerPoint onthe Web PowerPointNuggets
44. Font Styles Garamond Bookman Old Style Comic Sans Ariel Courier
New CG Times Times New Roman 45. Present in a Variety of Ways
46. Say it With Graphics 47. Which slide communicates
theclearest visual message? 48. Your Visual Image 7 Seconds Eye
Contact Entry Non-Verbals Attire Organization Movement Demeanor 49.
7 Seconds Eye Contact Entry Attire Organization Non-Verbals Your
Visual Image Movement Demeanor 50. Use Animation When Appropriate
51. Editing PowerPoint Presentations
- FOCUS on content & not presentation
- Read & Edit before showing
52. The Purpose of a PowerPoint is to givePowerto aPoint 53.
What do you think of the Following Slides? 54. Great Graphics 55.
Keep it Real
- At Southeast, youll learn two kinds of skills and knowledge:
those particularly targeted for a specific career or profession
(your major), and those that will serve you regardless of your
chosen profession (University Studies). In your major, youll learn
leading-edge information that will allow you to be successful in
your first job. InUniversity Studies , youll learn skills and
knowledge that will go beyond job-specific abilities. These are the
skills that will make you a valuable employee and a valued
- Advising :At Southeast, you are encouraged to consider many
academic and career interests. Our academic advisors can help by
providing guidance related to course selection and registration. If
you havent selected a major, the University Studies advisor can
provide you with assistance.
- First STEP Orientation :Sign up for our specially designed
Southeast orientation program. This critical program connects
students and parents with faculty, staff and other Southeast
students and parents. During the day you not only will meet with an
adviser and get that all-important class schedule but also you will
get your official I.D. card, get advice about academic majors and
possible careers, learn about social activities and find out where
those critical offices and services you will need are located.
- First Year Seminar :Check out our nationally recognized and
required First Year Seminar, where youll be introduced to the
University Studies program and the value of a liberal education
while addressing one of a variety of themes.
- Kent Library :Southeast's Kent Library is your partner in
finding information for completing research papers and class
assignments. Library professionals can work with you in person, by
phone or e-mail. Online resources bring the library to wherever you
are, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
56. I like Color
57. Animation and sound too far
58. Preparing Materials
- Can use PowerPoint for transparency handouts
59. PowerPoint in the Classroom
- Leave out information to be filled in class
60. PowerPoint in the Classroom
- Minimize animated text, sound and transitions
- Black out the screen (use B on keyboard)
- Use three slides per minute
- Dont turn your back on your students
61. Avoid PowerPoint Overload 62.
- Focus on minimizing Distractions!
63. Mix Lecture with Technology 64. PowerPoint on the Web
- Can enhance learning online
- Use creative ways to present the information
- Specify what you want your students to look for (terms,
- Narrative the clips for added interactivity
- View as both PowerPoint & HTML
65. Issues with PowerPoint on the Web
- Some animations & slide transitions are not supported
- Some images do not show in certain resolutions
- Frames could be a problem
66. PowerPoint Nuggets
- Focus on Content not presentation
- Do not overuse PowerPoint
- Make PowerPoint Interactive
67. What are some tips you can offer using PowerPoint in the
classroom & Web? 68. Tips & Techniques for using Website
technology to enhance learning in the classroom 69. Assembling
web-based materials 70. First Things First!
- What's thepurposeof your web site? If you can narrow down what
you want your viewers to do when they're at your site, you can save
yourself a lot of time by focusing your web site content.
- What kind oftechnologyis your audience using?
71. Tips for Basics of Web Design
- Recognize Bandwidth (design to 28.8 modem)
- Graphics (GIF or JPEG? GIF better for bandwidth
- Monitor resolution (design to 640X480)
- Recognize multiple platforms and browsers (MAC or PC and
Netscape or Explorer)
- Navigation should be consistent & easy to use
72. Notes and hints...
- To get "headings," use the style drop-down menu. This is the
first dropdown menu in your toolbar.
- Use "bold" and "italics,"but stay away from underlining text.
This makes the text look like it's a link , which is confusing to
- To get sub-bullets, click the "indent" toolbar button
73. Maintaining a web site
- Use the navigation and interface tools
- Get feedback from students & others
75. Student Comments
- Have a place for questions
- Have clear instructions & directions
- Respond in a timely manner
- Have a purpose for the content (dont like busy work)
76. In summary.
- Balance technology & lecture
- Use PowerPoint & Websites effectively
- Engage students in different learning experiences
- It is NOT about technology it IS about interactivity!
77. Thank you for your Time! Any Questions or Comments