Creating a game plan is an essential step in the process of integrating technology in the classroom. I am first year college teacher, who lecturer in the Business Department of our State College. The subject that I have chosen to develop my game plan is the enhancement of quality Customer Care.
My game plan to inspire and facilitate student learning and creativity is to introduce technology to them as a way of life. This method will be used to help reinforce the importance of its use to help them to be creative in their learning experience. As a teacher one of my goals are to give them computer based tutorials, according to the book; Technology Integration for Meaningful use in the Classroom, the authors indicates that these tutorials provide a complete lesson on a specific topic including 1) presenting new information 2) providing practice and 3) evaluating student learning. The authors continue to exclaim that computer tutorials have the advantage of being able to provide sophisticated, feedback at the level needed by individual students. ( Cannamo Ross Ertmer) The implementation of these tutorials in my quality customer service care class will help students to understand the subject area more, and also give them an experience with the use of technology in our lesson
Another goal that can be established is the use to Concept maps; this can be achieved with the use of software called webspiration. This helps student to organize knowledge and present knowledge that they have learnt. The authors of the book; Technology integration for meaningful use in the classroom, states that students are forced to think about how concepts in a domain fit together and to identify additional ideas or concepts that need to be included.
(Cannamo Ross Ertmer) This is an excellent plan of action because students are able put different steps in together, in order to be better customer service agents.
In order to take action, my classroom I will create a technology enriched learning environment. Each student will have access to their computer, along with wireless connection on the internet, outside the classroom environment. When they are in the classroom they will access to an interactive white boards, to help with their learning experience. As an instructor I must ensure that I prepare my instruction. According the authors in the book, Technology Integration for Meaningful use in the Classroom, they advice to make sure that resources are loaded properly. (Cannamo Ross Ertmer) Nothing is more distracting when as a teacher we are not prepared. This consumes a lot of time and the students leave more unlearnt that they came.
According to Dr. Ertmer, technology should be approach with confidence; you must believe that it can work and you must have content knowledge (Laureate Education 2009). This I believe is important for the implementation of technology in the classroom.
Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2009). Enriching Content Area Learning Experiences With Technology, Part 1” [Webcast]. Integrating Technology Across the Content Areas. Baltimore, MD: Author
Cennamo, K., Ross, J. & Ertmer, P. (2009). Technology integration for meaningful classroom use: A standards-based approach.