Technology

Technology In Education
Tiffany Goodard
AED 200
July 4th, 2010
Melissa Randolph

Technology In Education
The technology newly used was the decision to purchase as High Definition Television for the classroom use. It was interesting when thinking and exploring all the new technology and what will benefit the children further in their education. This particular device allows the teacher to see information in a larger picture along with his/her students. There is a feature on the High Definition Television that allows you to plug a cable in that helps transmit digital data by PC, television, audio, MP3, video games, and other devices through only on special cable (HDTV infoport.com, 2009).
When shopping around at pricing and information about HDTV, I was astonished the amount of individuals that did not know much about them but, only the bottom price and what they believe was the best deal and pictures. When asking questions about the HDTV with my local Best Buy store. One simple obvious question was with the removal of analog, is this the only alternative is to buy HDTV? Do I have any other option available to me as a consumer? I experienced much dissatisfaction with Best Buy and decided to look at the next electronic store that was still in busy that was Ultimate Electronics.
The outcome was a little bit better as they informed me that there were several other options instead of buying an HDTV. I found this to be comforting, because the new HDTV were pricy. As a consumer buying a product that I am not too familiar with can cause people to take advantage of me. So I try to come up with educated question so at least I look familiar with the product. I asked a sales associate were Digital Television and High Definition that same? The answer to that question was a simple no.
What is digital television and how was it different from Analog? After much research I found that before the law was passed that all families and individuals had to change from analog to digital because of many towers that were being shut down to cost. Analog compared to cable was that the picture color was lower, smaller because it was coming through the towers, and if there was any interference you were faced with a snowy screen until the inference was taken care of or whether cleared up. Cable TV eliminates all issues that analog has, as cable TV which is Digital TV sends a clear picture, no matter how much someone adjusts the antennas. The new digital TV will search out any lines, snow, and distortion in the picture for good.
After all my research, questions, and answer I decided that this would be a good project for the class. Instead of me the teacher asking for the request on a new TV for the class, I thought that it would be a good idea to have the students develop a proposal and present it to the principal for the purchase of this device.
Project Description as followed: How students will rally together to put a proposal and presentation to buy a new High Definition Television for the classroom.
1. Group A- student’s task will be to research articles on the Internet using search engines about HDTV, and Analog TV.
2. Group B- student’s task will be to research the local newspapers that discuss the switch from Analog to Digital television.
3. Group C- student’s task is shopping online for SD TV, HD TV using Ebay.com, finding the best price with the pre-selected list of features.
4. Once all groups have accomplished there task, then they will work in groups of (3 teams) to complete a presentation in MS PowerPoint within focus projector for the principal and administrative departments based on their discoveries for three alternatives.
5. Group A - keep current TV and purchase transformer.
6. Group B - purchase SD TV standard Digital TV to replace Analog TV.
7. Group C – purchase HD TV comparable priced.
8. Conduct a rehearsal before giving presentation.
9. Each team will ask questions they think that the principal will ask and give answer to those questions.
10. Type a memo inviting the principal to a meeting to here/see the presentation.
11. All three teams will give their presentation
12. Send out Thank you cards to the principal for his/her time.
13. The student will then fill out a purchase order using Desktop software MS Memory.
Using Table 13.10, discuss what ISTE National Educational Technology Standard
I. Technology Operation and Concepts
The teacher must be able to demonstrate basic comprehension and skill of concepts that are associated with technology. This includes the basic operations and concepts required to educate using the technology standard. Also, necessary to teach student’s the importance of research and how to use technology as a tool in completing essays, finding information, and learning new applications. The unique learning opportunities for problem-solving and decision-making tools available (ISTE.org, 2008).
II. Planning and Designing Learning Environments and Experience
Teachers must learn techniques to integrate learning experience with technology, by creating learning experiences with digital tools that foster students learning and creativity. Teachers need to create an atmosphere that allows all students to seek their individuals’ interest and talents to actively pursue learning experiences.
III. Teaching, Learning and Curriculum
The ability to share the course syllabus on a weekly or periodic schedule with parents and students using new technology formats such as e-mail, IPod, or other digital media. Notifying students of assignments and due dates, upcoming test using digital media.
IV. Assessment and Evaluation (ISTE.org, 2008)
Parents and students can be notified their individual progress by means of technology methods today. Customize and personalize learning activities to address student’s diverse styles, working strategies, and abilities via digital tools and resources available to them. Providing students with multiple and varied formative and summative assessments aligned with content and technology standards and use resulting data to inform learning and teaching.
V. Productivity and Professional Practice
Review best practices from others at the local and national levels, and to find ways to improve productivity by using technological tools and applications. Also, consider ways of communication through technology to parents, students and other educators to increase productivity and enhance professionalism.
VI. Social, Ethical, Legal and Human Issues
The teachers should always be aware of the code of ethics involving the use of any digital or technology tools or services. Teach and demonstrate safe use of the Internet, and make sure students are aware of the good and bad information that can be larking out there. Be mindful of “legal and ethical use of digital information and technology, including respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the appropriate documentation of sources” (ISTE.org, 2008).

References
HDTVInfoport.com. (2009). Digital TV and HD TV Essentials. Retrieved July 4th, 2010 from
http://www.hdtvinfoport.com/HDTV.html
ISTE.org. (2008). International Society for Technology in Education. Retrieved July 4th, 2010 from http://www.iste.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Educator_Resources http://www.oppapers.com/essays/Technology/351201

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