Incorporating Computer-based Instruction Improves Children`s

Incorporating Computer-based
Instruction Improves Children's
Reading Skills
By: Paola Tolentino
Education and Technology History
• In 1932 the keyboard “QWERTY” is
• In 1951 little technology is introduced
to public schools.
•In 1958 National Defense Education Act
brought some new money for education.
Computers were only used in vocational
• In 1962 the first graphical computer
game is launched “Spacewar”.
• In 1984, 31 states were using 31,000
PCs for guidance.
• In 2005 Prometheus opens, first
virtual world wide university.
• In 2010 the use of electronic
textbooks is widespread in US
The Importance of Teaching
with Technology
• Children who received reading intervention
program with computer materials are able to
recognize letters and have more phonological
• Children who learn how to read through inquiry
and computer technologies are able to
addressed a variety of other subjects.
• Children need to be prepare for the digital era.
Education and Technology
Crucial Elements
of the Learning
•The federal government is
investing in more computers for
•The Recovery Act in 2010
provided $7.2 billion for
broadband internet access and
the expansion of computer
•Barack Obama is promoting
technological ways in which
students become familiar with
Education and Technology Expenses in
• Based on ITEST instructors agreed on using
technology to tech children how to read for
several reasons:
1. Children can greatly benefit.
2. Reading software are more appealing to
children than print material.
3. Easier to administer and control.
4. Highly motivational.
5. Easy to target different types of learner.
Teacher’s Internet Usage
• Children enjoy the interactive ways to learn
with computer activities.
• They have showed to have a positive attitude
towards learning in a technological
• Technology tools are more
expensive than traditional
• Distraction among students.
• Technical difficulties.
• Instructors’ training process.
• Encourages sedentary lifestyle.
Soon from now…
• In 2017 students will learn about history via
virtual reality.
• In 2030 computers completely replace
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