Mastering the high-tech classroom


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Mastering the high-tech classroom

  1. 1. Mastering the High-Tech Classroom By Emily Railey
  2. 2. Time • Most teachers’ chief complainant is that they do not have enough time. • Technology integration in the classroom • Help you understand and use technology to have more time in your classroom.
  3. 3. Knowledge Knowledge and ease key to success You may know some of these hi-tech techniques, but understanding and utilizing them to the full extent can benefit you and your students. How often do you use technology in your classrooms? Do you understand all the technology
  4. 4. How to make technology work for you: • Organization • Differentiated Instruction • Communication • Internet • Transition
  5. 5. Organization Tools • Microsoft Office • • Google •
  6. 6. Microsoft Office and/or • Organize lessons, grades, and student information. • To-do lists; why not use an online or software support system. Calendars on your email, laptop, or phone can help you organize to-do lists, appointments, correspondence, and schedules. • Lessons, quizzes, hand-outs, substitute information, discipline plans, and many more of your daily tasks. Scanning documents can save space and the environment. • Save more time for instruction planning and can give you some much needed down time.
  7. 7. Differentiate Instruction • Assessment • Surveys • Communication
  8. 8. Surveys and Getting to Know Students • Through Emails, Surveys, Clickers, • Learning style assessments • What rewards and punishments will work best for you? • Foster open communication and motivation • Ask them how they would like to learn a topic? • Communication is essential through technology • Twitter, blogs, and open dialog • Communication and expectations are clear •
  9. 9. Instructional Techniques • Improve and differentiate instruction through different mediums (like videos, tutorials, blogs, and sharing of expertise and research) to meet student’s different learning styles. • Foster metacognition (which is thinking about how you learn) and will grab student’s attention and help engage them remember by using their senses. • Clickers can be used in surveys, quizzes, and class participation, which aids in student attention and involvement.
  10. 10. Communication • • • • • Collaboration Tutoring Home Rubrics
  11. 11. Collaboration • Collaborating with other professionals and teachers through sites like, , Follett, Twitter, SMART exchange, and many more offer forums to share ideas and successes. Collaboration can be comforting to know you are not alone, and no one is an expert at everything.
  12. 12. SMART Boards • SMART boards are in almost every classroom, and they use notebook software. • Notebook software is much more user friendly for capturing images, importing files, and manipulating documents. • Interactive component for instruction with move and reveal, or dragging and dropping presentations.
  13. 13. Smart Boards Cont. • Page recorder can save your presentations for replaying later. • Working with peers with hands-on activities and games can also facilitate communication and cooperation in your classroom. • Using all student’s senses and learning styles Wiley, J. (2008) Smart Board Interactive Whiteboards For Dummies. John Wiley & Sons Canada.
  14. 14. pects/pages/VAK_quest.htm • 1st is a learning assessment tool • Tailor instruction • Students to understand how to study
  15. 15. Internet • Free tools on-line for teachers and students to enhance learning. • Full of important resources and knowledge for everyone to explore, with in guidelines. • Also many software instructional programs and web sites are offered through your school district site ( rStaff.aspx) • Videos, tutorials, and pictures expert information at one click • My favorites tools are Google and Youtube
  16. 16. Building Comprehension • Students can created a Facebook page for a biographical report • Students can create a Moviemaker, Photostory, Slideshare, and/or Animomoto about a book they read
  17. 17. • YouTube, Teacher Tube, and Student Tube offer an abundant amount of videos and tutorials on a vast array of topics for you and your students. • Other tutorials:
  18. 18. • Google apps provides a variety of different games, social learning, quizzes, tutorials, plans, study guides, and dozens more that can enhance your students experiences. •!
  19. 19. • Twitter is a popular among educators for blogging and communicating with parents and their community, while also building their own personal success network.
  20. 20. Authentic Assessment Tools • Journaling through blogs, web sites, and/or live binders. • To assess their learning • • •
  21. 21. Preparing For the Future • Technology savvy kids are more aware of their interests and dreams • Most college classes are on-line • Most jobs require advanced typing, Microsoft Office, and even internet researching skills. • Finding a job and creating opportunities requires the internet (websites like GA411 students can create resumes, take interest tests, and browse careers).
  22. 22. Importance • Receptive to the growing innovations of technology • Realize goals and realize their future. • I will close with two videos on how innovative technology has transformed classrooms. • Don’t you wish they had these technological advances when we were students?
  23. 23. Transition • • • • Training College Career Success • tch?v=vPO_HGafBsE tch?v=AhoOG5Kf1w4 •