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Using Technology to Improve Teaching & Learning - Chapter Summary
To refresh your memory about using technology to improve teaching and learning, take a peek at the lessons in this chapter. Right away you'll get a recap on such topics as promoting digital literacy, choosing the right electronic learning media, and suggestions on how to incorporate technology into classroom activities. By the end of this chapter, you will have reviewed the following:
- Conducting research to choose classroom technology
- Building curriculum based on current technology research
- Adding technology to your classroom environment
- Possible technologies to consider using
- How to pick technology that accommodates special needs students
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1. Research on Technology in the Classroom
These days, it's nearly impossible to find a classroom that doesn't have at least one computer in it. Fortunately, research suggests adding technology to a classroom can have a positive effect on teaching and learning.
2. Using Current Research to Design Curriculum
In this lesson, we will explain how to design lessons based on the analysis of current best practices and research findings to improve student achievement. We will also describe the importance of guiding instruction with data-driven decisions by using information gathered from multiple sources.
3. Using Technology in the Classroom
Technology has become much more prevalent and available in the classroom. This lesson will offer some guidelines and strategies for using technology in the classroom.
4. Examples of Technology in the Classroom
Technology is becoming more present and useful in the classroom. This lesson will provide some examples of technology in the classroom and how it can assist student learning.
5. Teaching Digital Literacy in the Classroom
Digital literacy is an important skill for your students to learn. This lesson will provide strategies and tips for teaching digital literacy in your classroom.
6. Selecting Appropriate Technology for Special Needs Students
How many of us enjoy using technology such as Google Drive or iPads? Did you know that these tools can benefit students with special needs? There are many more options as well. In this lesson, we will give pointers on selecting technology.
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Other chapters within the Ohio Assessments for Educators - Computer/Technology (Subtests I & II)(016/017): Practice & Study Guide course
- Hardware & Systems Technology Basics
- Systems Software & Management
- Computer Data & Storage
- Computer & Peripheral Device Troubleshooting
- Acceptable Use Policies & Legal Issues
- Digital Security & Safety Issues at School
- Database Management
- Communicating with Software & Media
- Using Collaborative Online Tools to Communicate
- Electronic Research Tools & Information Literacy
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