Sunday, September 29, 2013

My views on the importance of technology in education

Technology in education is my area of ​​special interest and expertise. A vital component for the results of today's students is the creation of a link between technology and the acquisition of knowledge of the students. This is an area often overlooked by more traditional superintendent. The access to the most relevant and timely to explore a topic or solve a problem can only be achieved through universal access to high-tech resources in the classroom. My opinion is that "information" has become the most valuable asset for the global economy of today, and, therefore, the preparation of students adequate information processing is essential. This means moving away from simple text-based teaching methods and greater reliance on primary sources and sources of electronic information. The people, in all their school experience, should be systematically taught a variety of methods to obtain, process and use information for the achievement of academic goals.

Since the early 1980s, I have achieved an outstanding record to bring technology in the classroom. More recently, I have successfully secured enough money competitive grant to provide a laptop for each student at Round Lake High School (2,200 students), which is currently in progress. This massive deployment included the creation of a new network infrastructure, Internet bandwidth is increased, the wireless access points in each classroom, and a number of safety features such as monitoring student desktop and LoJack anti-theft devices.

Gone are the 60 lb bookbags, and everything that a student needs is resident on the hard drive of your PC or downloaded from a network server. My emphasis on building IT system to support information technology in the classroom 01:01 provides for the shore infrastructure for a problem-based curriculum to occur. I have been at the forefront of establishing a high-bandwidth infrastructure in my school, in order to meet the needs of the learner previously frustrated by digital analog world class. My 21th century philosophy of learning ensures that students have access to technology resources in which the real-time exchange of information with training partners in the world is possible through applications such as video conferencing, blogs, wikis, networks personal learning, and more.