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Sunday, April 23, 2006

Challenges to Technology Implementation (MICCA 2006)

After discussing the challenges you identified with a partner, choose the one challenge and post it here. Don't forget to include the possible causes of this challenge.


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    By Blogger edammons0280613277, at 7:00 AM  

  • Probably the biggest challenge is convincing the teachers to use the technology, convincing them that this is a good thing. Often they look at it as just one more thing to do, one more thing they have to learn, and they don't have the vision to see the possibilites. Often teachers are not open minded enough to change the way they teach, to step out of their comfort zone and try something new.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:11 AM  

  • I would like to see the teachers use techology as part of the daily education, not something they have to do. If the teachers had the vision to integrate lessons throughout the day, the learning process in the classroom would naturally include the computers in all aspects of the teaching day, not just something that they have to do.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:11 AM  

  • We need ti get technology in the hands of each and every student, everyday. Technology needs to be a used to educate about the subject matter, not as an adition to the subject matter.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:12 AM  

  • My concern is helping teachers understand that planning is critical when students are engaging in hands-on use of technology.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:13 AM  

  • One challenge that I face is the different competency levels of both students AND teachers. It is hard to teach everyone at the same time when the class ranges from those who have their own blogs, websites, pda's, laptops, etc, to those who don't even know where the "on" button is on the computer.

    A cause of this may be different backgrounds; some families can afford the access to technology and some can't. Also, different generations and mindsets; some are comfortable with technology and change and some aren't.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:13 AM  

  • One challenge that people are faced with is the comfort level of the teachers as well ss the students. This is doubled by the fact that they lack sufficient training to increase their comfort level.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:13 AM  

  • Determining which technology is actually effective and not just a passing fancy. Another thing for the students to do rather than be taught.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:14 AM  

  • Getting teachers motivated to change/adapt technology as part of regular instruction. Many pay lipservice to it's need but do not integrate it into their lessons even when the technology is available.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:15 AM  

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