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Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan, Draft of Section Three: Integrating Instructional Technology

Prepare a draft version of Section Three: Instructional Technology of the Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan,

1) peruse samples of integrated lessons using technology.

2) Write a summary and rationale, drafting how technology would be used to facilitate and enhance instruction in the classroom in your Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan

3) Explain what the possible pros and cons might be in using technology to facilitate learning.

4)Discuss the differences between wired and wireless classrooms.

5) Support your rationale with evidence from three to five peer-reviewed articles

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To approach solving this assignment, first search for and locate the three to five peer-reviewed (that means journal articles, generally not Web sites) resources that you are to cite in your eventual paper on this topic. If your school or public library has access for you to search academic subscription databases, use those. The ones I will provide here are available on the open Web, in case you do not have such subscription access. If you do not like any of them, you can certainly replace one or all of them with other articles that you prefer to use. The assignment instructions tell you to use several sorts of resources. In part 1, you are to look at various lesson plans that use integrated technology, so you can answer part 2. In part 3, you are to support your arguments (in the paper) using these three to five peer-reviewed articles (part 5) I have been discussing. So, the articles you are looking for need to explain to you the pros and cons of using technology to present your lessons.

1) peruse samples of integrated lessons using technology. These lesson plans are to help you get ideas in order to answer part 2, how YOU will plan to use technology in your own classroom. I have suggested three for you here, but you can, of course, choose other sites that you might like better. This site contains a number of lessons, at whatever grade level you might choose: http://www.internet4classrooms.com/integ_tech_lessons.htm.
This site from the state of Michigan, also contains a number of technology lesson plans in various grade levels and various subject areas. http://www.remc11.k12.mi.us/bstpract/.
This final lesson plan resource from the discovery Channel has free teacher lesson plans that integrate technology at URL: http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/.

2) Write a 750-1,000 word summary and rationale, drafting how technology would be used to facilitate and enhance instruction in the classroom in your Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan.
I will format this sample paper using APA 6th edition formatting. If you are to use MLA or some other format, please edit this suggested example to match what you are supposed to use.

3) Explain what the possible pros and cons might be in using technology to facilitate learning. Technology costs more, must be maintained, repaired and updated frequently. Technology is great when it works. There is a learning curve for both teachers and students when using new technology. There must be backup plans for when, not if, the technology fails. Sometimes technology is used for bell and whistle effect even when it is not really useful or preferred to present the content. Content is generally more interesting to the modern digital native student when it is presented via technology, or when technology is used in the assignment's solution. There are only a few that you might discuss - include others from your resources and articles.

4)Discuss the differences between wired and wireless classrooms. Cost, convenience and reliability.

5) Support your rationale with evidence from three to five peer-reviewed articles

the Journal. (November 1, 2002). Wireless vs. hard-wired network use in education. Retrieved from ...

Solution Summary

Pros and cons of integrating technology into the modern classroom - Web based URL references, and model sample response in APA format.

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