The Use of Interactive Technology in the K-8 Science Curriculum By: Kelly Lake
What is interactive technology? <ul><li>C </li></ul>
Interactive technology... <ul><ul><li>Engages students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows students to be more attentive and...
What are some of the interactive technologies available? <ul><li>  </li></ul>SMARTBoard Blogs Interactive Websites
SMARTBoards <ul><li>Hundreds of interactive  SMARTBoard lessons/activities  for all grades </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>U...
Benefits of Blogging in Science <ul><ul><li>Blogs are interactive and allow for students to engage in critical thinking, d...
Interactive Activities for the Classroom  <ul><li>Kindergarten -  Eye on the Sky </li></ul><ul><li>1st Grade -  As the Ear...
Resources <ul><li>Blog Image (n.d.) Retrieved from www.guardian.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a Sci...
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The Use of Interactive Technology in the K-8 Science Curriculum

  1. 1. The Use of Interactive Technology in the K-8 Science Curriculum By: Kelly Lake
  2. 2. What is interactive technology? <ul><li>C </li></ul>
  3. 3. Interactive technology... <ul><ul><li>Engages students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows students to be more attentive and interested </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives students an opportunity to work collaboratively  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes SMARTBoards and Internet sites </li></ul></ul>Click above to view a science lesson using interactive technology
  4. 4. What are some of the interactive technologies available? <ul><li>  </li></ul>SMARTBoard Blogs Interactive Websites
  5. 5. SMARTBoards <ul><li>Hundreds of interactive SMARTBoard lessons/activities for all grades </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Using SMARTBoards in the classroom
  6. 6. Benefits of Blogging in Science <ul><ul><li>Blogs are interactive and allow for students to engage in critical thinking, discussion, and debate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on writing skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student work can be shared </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog entries can be modified for any skill level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can receive feedback from their peers  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All comments can be previewed before being posted on a blog </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Sites for classroom blogging: </li></ul><ul><li>Kidsblog </li></ul><ul><li>Edublogs </li></ul>
  7. 7. Interactive Activities for the Classroom <ul><li>Kindergarten - Eye on the Sky </li></ul><ul><li>1st Grade - As the Earth Turns </li></ul><ul><li>2nd Grade - Changing State </li></ul><ul><li>3rd Grade - Venn Diagram </li></ul><ul><li>4th Grade - The Great Plant Escape </li></ul><ul><li>5th Grade - Cells Alive </li></ul><ul><li>6th Grade - Atoms and Molecules </li></ul><ul><li>7th Grade - The Circulatory System </li></ul><ul><li>8th Grade - Stellarium </li></ul>*Activities for grades 6 & 7 are for the SMARTBoard. These activities need to be downloaded in order to view.
  8. 8. Resources <ul><li>Blog Image (n.d.) Retrieved from www.guardian.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a Science Classroom Blog (2007). Retrieved from http://outreach.mcb.harvard.edu/teachers/Summer07/KeithHartan/Classroom_blog.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The Interactive Classroom Photo (n.d.)  Retrieved from http://www.missteacha.com/?p=352   </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>SMARTBoard image (n.d.) Retrieved from www.mpsaz.org  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Using the Smart Board in the Elementary Classroom (n.d.) Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8P-sv9dOu8&feature=related </li></ul><ul><li>Wordle (n.d)  http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/2258389/Interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Promethean Teacher Video (n.d) Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoQ3NFjosTQ </li></ul>
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