The Use of Interactive Technology in the K-8 Science Curriculum

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  • 1. The Use of Interactive Technology in the K-8 Science Curriculum By: Kelly Lake
  • 2. What is interactive technology?
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  • 3. 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
  • 4. What are some of the interactive technologies available?
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    SMARTBoard Blogs Interactive Websites
  • 5. SMARTBoards
    • Hundreds of interactive SMARTBoard lessons/activities for all grades
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    Using SMARTBoards in the classroom
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. 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