Technology Used For
Learning in US School
Nicole LeClair
Jeannie Richardson
Danielle Sousa
Tera Stoutenger
Christie VanPatten
Jeannie Richardson
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.
History of Technology in US Schools
 1963 - 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
Computers in Schools
According 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.
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.
 Educational
technology has
evolved from the
ancient abacus to the
calculator, and now to
the computer.
How is Technology Used in Schools?
Educators are using computers to put drills
on overhead projectors or using word
processors to create tests.
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
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
Technology is Expensive
School 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
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.
Work Cited
 “History, the History of Computers, and the History of Computers in
Education”. April 18, 2007.
<http://www.csulb.edu/~murdock/histofcs.html>
 “Technology Use In Rural High Schools Improves Opportunities for
Student Achievement.” March 2005. Southern Regional Education
Board. April 20, 2007.
<http://www.sreb.org/programs/EdTech/pubs/PDF/05T01TechnologyUseinRuralHS.pdf>
Nicole Le Clair
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.mobiledia.com/news/38157.html
http://www.engadget.com/2006/02/02/veri
zon-gives-in-allows-dun-from-cellphones/
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.
Disadvantages of Cell phones
 Distraction 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.
Work Cited
 Alexander, Bryan. "Going Nomadic: Mobile Learning in Higher Education." Educause
Review 39.5(2004) 28-35. 03302007
<http://www.educause.edu/pub/er/erm04/erm0451.asp?bhcp=1>.
 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>.
• Flexibility
• Cost
• Accessibility
• No Travel Expenses
• Self-Directed
• Better for Some Learners
• No Instructor Face Time
• No Social Interaction
• Making Time
• Little Support
• No Campus Atmosphere
• Requires New
Skills/Technologies
Work Cited
 Hansen, Randall. “Distance Learning Pros and Cons.”
Quintessential Careers. 4 April 2007.
http://www.quintcareers.com/distance_learning_pros-cons.html
Danielle Sousa
Computers and Internet Research
in Schools
Pro’s and Con’s
Danielle Sousa
Computers in Schools, Pro’s
 Computer 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).
Computers in Schools, Con’s
 The students can become reliant on
computers and this can negatively
effect their learning.
 Students may use the computers for
things that don’t relate to class, which
becomes a distraction.
 Computers are not always reliable and
students work may get lost if unsaved.
Researching on the Internet- Con’s
 The information found may not be reliable
 Students are more likely to plagiarize
 A study found that 80% of the best students are
plagiarizing to get to the top and 53% say its not a big
deal. (Fisher, 18).
 Search results are unevaluated and unorganized
 Students may rely on internet research and they may not
know how to effectively research sources that are not
on the internet.
Researching on the Internet- Pro’s
 It’s fast and easy to research topics. You find
can easily find something that you want to
learn about.
 There are some very reliable and great
sources found on the internet.
 The more students research, the more they
learn how to use internet research and they
can avoid some of the cons, like unreliable
sources.
References
 Alexander, B. “Using technology in teaching and learning: Resources to help you
navigate a digital world.” College & Research Libraries News 68.2 (2007): 96-101
 "Science and Technology: Pass the Chalk; Computers in School." Editorial. The
Economist 365.8296 (2002): 106+ .
 Fisher, Julieta D., and Ann Hill. "PLAGIARISM in an Electronic Age." Library Media
Connection 23.3 (2004): 18-19.
 Harris, Robert. "Evaluating Internet Research Sources." 17 November 1997. Online.
Internet. [10 April 10, 2007] Available WWW: http://www.virtualsalt.com/evalu8it.htm
 Kelley, Frank. "School Renovation That Supports Learning & Technology." Media &
Methods 41.3 (2004): 31-37
 "Science and Technology: Pass the Chalk; Computers in School." Editorial. The
Economist 365.8296 (2002): 106+ .
Christie Van Patten
How technology has improved communication in schools.
How technology has improved
communication in schools.
-The internet, e-mail, and Instant messaging
programs are largely used by people around
the world to communicate when they are not
able to see the person they need to talk to.
(i.e. MSN, Yahoo Messenger, AIM, e-mail
services, text messaging, and etc.)
-Though it is argued that these forms of
communication take away some important
face to face elements it is believed they are
more helpful than harmful.
In an article the NEA reported that, “We as
teachers and students need access to
laptops and pocket PCs, digital cameras
and microscopes…”
As students these things are essential to us.
For example, if you are a business major many
of the classes require you to have a laptop.
Due to assignments and open laptop quizzes
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Using communications is a large part of keeping up on technology.
This PowerPoint presentation is a great example of online
communication and the collaboration that occurred due to it.
Teams can send one another their files via e-mail or through a
messaging programs. Then once one person has all of the files they
can put them together and create the final product. If questions arise
communications is just a phone call, click of the mouse, or a few
taps of the keyboard away.
An article written by James Morrison said that students are now entering a world that
has 60 % of jobs that will require technological competency.
Works Cited
National Education Association. “Technology and Education.” 2002-2006.
http://www.nea.org/technology/index.html
Morrison, James L. “Technology Tools for Today’s Campuses.” Chapel Hill, NC.
May 1997. http://horizon.unc.edu/projects/monograph/CD/
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