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DIGITAL EDUCATION:

ARE WE THERE YET?

*Some information in this presentation comes from outside sources.

DIGITAL EDUCATION:
ARE WE THERE YET?
Presented by Joseph Elder
Mentor: Darrell Taylor - Creekside Intermediate
7th Grade Science
Independent Study Mentorship-Fall 2015
ISM Teacher-Mrs. Click

MENTOR
My mentors name is Darrell Taylor

He graduated from college of the mainland with an associates degree,


and then graduated from University of Houston Clear Lake
He first worked at Sante Fe Junior High

This is his 21st year of teaching

ISM: INDEPENDENT STUDY MENTORSHIP


ISM is a Career and Technology Education course that gives students the
opportunity to study under a mentor in a chosen career field.

Students must present a collegiate level project presentation for their final grade
Students learn professional level skills and work environments

Students dress professionally to each mentor visit and wear student ID badge
Students must collect data notes, and research on topic and career

Students must post weekly journals and have an activity sheet that explains your
work throughout the week signed by your mentor.
Students must visit with mentor at least 2 hours a week

TOPIC EXPLANATION
CCISD has been transitioning to tablets for the
past three years. Being directly affected by it, I
was curious how other schools and districts
utilized the tablets and if they were doing it
effectively. This presentation should cover the
aspects of digital education that stifle or
advance students learning experience.

CLASSROOM USES
Teachers are using technology in the
classroom in the following ways:

Using the online textbook


Creating power points
Creating online vocabulary cards
Creating online reviews
Assigning students technology based
projects

CLASSROOM USES
Students in 7th grade all used the
latitude tablets that my class was
issued In 10th grade. I found the
tablets to be bulky and problematic.
Students complete
assignments and
warmups on itslearning,
a website utilized by
ccisd teachers.

DIGITAL RESOURCES

These are just a few of the educational programs that


are popular with teachers and students. There are
thousands of different programs that allow different
teachers to teach in different ways.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CAYQjB1qFQoTCMnywtXcu8gCFYqTDQoda7gMBg&url=http%3A%2F%2Flanguagehopper.blogspot.com%2F2012%2F02%2Fquizlet-andanki.html&bvm=bv.104819420,d.eXY&psig=AFQjCNFlA0nd3ymtJ65aJlXjEoq3UZ4TDg&ust=1444697748870264
http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=imgres&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CAgQjB0wAGoVChMIrpr6uN27yAIVwYYNCh03lAP-&url=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.blendspace.com%2Fpost%2F59241943631%2Fedcanvas-is-now-

blendspace&psig=AFQjCNETqcwCx4UHxvNFRZ10U-TVaNnKQw&ust=1444697964239405
http://ctl.mesacc.edu/crossroads/kahoot/

DIGITAL RESOURCES
From a survey I conducted with 7th grade students, I
found that students use brainpop, blendspace, and
kahoot the most, an they see kahoot as the most
entertaining and effective. From interviews I
discovered that teachers find that kahoot is a good
review, but the online textbook serves as a better
source of education.

THE TRANSITIONING
How difficult is it to transition from traditional textbook to online textbook?

Getting students access to online textbook

Getting the training to use the textbook effectively

Students internet access at home

Having a positive attitude towards online textbooks

Teachers face hours of training issued by district to


make better use of the new technology

THE TRANSITIONING
Students face many difficulties
with the new technology, from
tablet and connection problems
to unfamiliarity with devices.
These problems stifle education
and frustrate students. Where
students once used class
textbooks, they now read them
online

ARE THE STUDENTS MATURE


ENOUGH?

Students are digital natives

Districts set standards for appropriate use

Teachers set standards for appropriate use

Students are taught digital citizenship

Tablet games are available

ARE THE STUDENTS MATURE


ENOUGH?

In a survey I conducted on 7th


grade students, I found that
57% of students use their
devices to play games, and
22% of those students play
during instruction. For many
students, that means the
devices serve as a distraction
from education

ADVANTAGES VS DISADVANTAGES
ADVANTAGES
COST EFFECTIVE: PAPER TEXTBOOKS ARE
COSTLY

DISADVANTAGES
COSTLY TRAINING

STUDENTS ARE MORE ENGAGED IN LEARNING GETTING STUDENTS TO USE AS A LEARNING


TOOL
INTERNET ACCESS AT SCHOOL

INTERNET ACCESS AT HOME

PROMOTES LIFELONG LEARNERS

CONSTANT MALFUNCTIONS

PREPARES STUDENTS FOR REAL WORLD

NEW PROBLEMS ARISE WITH TABLETS AND


CONNECTION

ADVANTAGES VS DISADVANTAGES
The devices used for
education are able to
quickly submit and grade
work and access learning
material, though many
problems cripple their
utility. Tablets arent
effective in presenting
ideas as classroom labs
are

PRODUCT

https://getkahoot.com/

PRODUCT

FROM THE TEACHERS POINT OF VIEW


From interviews with multiple teachers, each with differing
experiences and opinions, I have learned much about how
teachers react to the new technology.
Generally,

the teachers found that the devices and programs


certainly have advantages over traditional education when they
work properly, they are not an improvement quite yet.

They

found the students becoming frustrated when devices do not


work, but embracive and excited when they do.

Where

some teachers believe the devices should have been


handed out as a class, others believe that students need individual
tablets for home utilities.

FROM THE STUDENTS POINT OF VIEW


From a survey I conducted over the use of technology in
school, I have found some general opinions that 7th graders
using issued devices hold.
Only

75% of students hope to see more digital education in the


future

Generally,

in order to improve digital education, the students


suggested fixing all the malfunctions and problems that occur with
the tablets

71%

believe that digital education is an improvement over


traditional education

4%

of students want to see more of it in the future but dont believe


its an improvement

THE REST OF THE NATION


Traditional

textbooks cost over $100 each and become outdated


and damaged very quickly

We

spend $7,000,000,000 every year on new textbooks

Most

date

textbooks bought or rented by schools are already out of

Obama

by 2017

want every student to have a digital device for textbooks

David Nagel. The End of Textbooks http://scholastic.com N.P. Nov.-Dec. 2008 Rapp. Web. 15. Oct. 2015
Toppo, Greg. Obama Wants Schools to Speed Digital Transition USAtoday.com. N.P. 31. Jan. 2012. Web. 06. Nov. 2015

CONCLUSION
In conclusion, digital education has many uses in the
classroom from warmups to projects. There is a wide
variety of digital resources for education and
thousands of programs available yet not quite as much
physical resources to back it up. Many students and
even teachers face problems when switching from
traditional education to digital education but only
students are faced with the maturity to properly utilize
the technology.

CONCLUSION CONTINUED
There are many advantages and disadvantages of
digital education, and generally it is not seen as an
improvement over traditional education yet, but it has
and will continue to improve. It is quickly being
adopted by schools all over the nation, and will
eventually become a primary resource of education.

THANK YOU
Thank you to:

Mr. Taylor for helping me and teaching me so much and


being so cooperative

My parents for being so supportive and helping me with my


research

Mrs. Click for helping me to create a project, conduct my


research, and teach e about the class

Mrs. Alksne for switching me into this class after Microsoft


applications stopped counting as a DAP credit

CITATIONS
Pictures:
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jB1qFQoTCMnywtXcu8gCFYqTDQoda7gMBg&url=http%3A%2F%2Flanguagehopper.blogspot.com%2F2012%2F0
2%2Fquizlet-andanki.html&bvm=bv.104819420,d.eXY&psig=AFQjCNFlA0nd3ymtJ65aJlXjEoq3UZ4TDg&ust=1444697748870264

http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=imgres&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CAgQjB0wAGoVChMIrpr
6uN27yAIVwYYNCh03lAP-&url=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.blendspace.com%2Fpost%2F59241943631%2Fedcanvas-isnow-blendspace&psig=AFQjCNETqcwCx4UHxvNFRZ10U-TVaNnKQw&ust=1444697964239405

http://ctl.mesacc.edu/crossroads/kahoot/
Articles:
"The End of Textbooks?" Scholastic.com. N.p., n.d. Web. Nov.-Dec. 2008.

CITATIONS
Leaders Discuss Transition to Digital Textbooks." LEAD Commission. N.p., n.d. Web. 11
Oct. 2015.
Nagel, David. "Report: Students Use Smart Phones and Tablets for School, Want More -THE Journal." Thejournal.com. N.p., 05 Aug. 2013. Web. 11 Oct. 2015.
Toppo, Greg. Obama Wants Schools to Speed Digital Transition USAtoday.com. N.P.
31. Jan. 2012. Web. 06. Nov. 2015