Essay on Students ' Levels Of Use Of Educational Technology
Adoption- At this stage, students are taken to a lab to do occasional work on a computer, such as writing a paper or creating a PowerPoint presentation. Some students may elect to continue this work at home, thus using their home technology for schoolwork.
Adaptation- At this stage, students are asked to write more papers and create PowerPoint presentations. Students may be told to use the web to find information. They may even be asked to sign up for a teacher’s Remind or take a poll using their cell phone in class. Students are using the Learning Management System in some of their classes to retrieve course work and upload assignments, sometimes receiving their grades immediately.
Appropriation- At this stage, students’ engagement with technology for educational purposes begins to grow. Their use of technology at school mirrors their use at home. They randomly search Internet sites for information, create Prezi’s, and participate in online discussions. Students receive meaningful feedback from their teachers that helps them master content, and their learning improves. Students are asked to work on cooperative, project-based learning and are…