1. What is the value of technology in education?
We are moving to a technolgy based world and our kids need to be prepared for the future
  1. How do we prepare students for the knowledge age and beyond?
We have to give them current updated skills and provide the resources in the classroom
  1. What tools are appropriate for the classroom?
computers, laptops, projectors, elmos, video cameras, digital cameras
  1. How do we create technology-based activities that accompany the curriculum?
We look at the TEKS and think of projects that go with the TEKS. Match your objective to the best fit of technology. (I.E: Inspiration teaching)
  1. Tell what barriers you have encountered to using technology in your class.
access to computers, not enough computers, computers in lab are reserved, websites are blocked
  1. Tell how those barriers can be overcome so that we prepare our students to be 21st century workers.
write grants for more computers. We could use cooperative groups or jigsaws while working on computers.
  1. Tell how this staff development day has gone. Include how can we improve it and how has it been successful.
We would like to learn more about the modules that we will have to complete so that we can be prepared for what is expected of us. We also think that trainings like these would be even more successful if they were given a little later in the year only because many of us are distracted at the start of the year by our rooms, etc. :)