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