Leading the Change: Encouraging Teachers to Integrate Technology into Classroom Instruction
Somer Harding, Las Virgenes Unified School District, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Administrators face many challenges as they encourage teachers to integrate technology into their lessons. Schools must move away from computer classes as the only exposure students have with technology and move towards rich, integrated, productive classrooms where technology is utilized by digital natives. In order to provide students with a 21st century education, teachers must allow students to remain connected to the digital world as they enter the classroom, must allow them to produce and share work with a wide audience, must develop lessons that seamlessly present all curriculum through a digital lens and focus their attention on engaging students in a world that is rapidly changing. Ideas for motivating and managing this cultural shift from the traditional one-room schoolhouse to a global-learning model will be presented, with definitive suggestions how to lead the change and inspire a team of educators towards a common purpose.
Harding, S. (2010). Leading the Change: Encouraging Teachers to Integrate Technology into Classroom Instruction. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1962-1966). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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