iTunes U – show them the resource to download podcasts & pre-lecture activities – make sure to check with your lab instructor on these grades.Clarification on goals and action plans.Picking something we’re covering or have already covered – expand on WHY.Long-term goals.
Clarification on goals and action plans.Picking something we’re covering or have already covered – expand on WHY.Long-term goals.Ask them for the difference
Too much or too broad.
How to search better? How to evaluate whether or not sites are good? Have them come up with an action plan. What could I do to achieve these?Measureable – how do we know you’ve achieved this goal? Document this on your blog.
Visit local schools and observe.Read a book (First days of school)Watch video resources of teachers and see how they do it.Reflect on all of these using your blog.
Contact your lab instructor.
Ask for suggestions. Take 2-3 minutes.
Teachers are required to evidence how they met the standards every day. Some schools require you to submit your lesson plans in advance. Keep track of these lesson plans online. Use technology to communicate with parents.Take 2-3 minutes.
Take 2 minutes.
When it comes to other tasks, effectiveness is important, but efficiency is really of the essence. That’s where technology really comes into play in this arena.1 min.
You were asked to share some specific examples. Discuss this with your group and decide on the most create answer.
Week 4 Professional Uses
Housekeeping<br />iTunes U & Pre-lecture activities<br />Digital story<br />May vary depending on lab instructor…<br />Professional development plan<br />Any other questions?<br />
Common Goal Mistakes<br />I want to use technology better.<br />Learn how to integrate technology into my classroom.<br />Learn how to edit audio, video, and images.<br />3<br />
Short-Term Example<br />Learn to locate the best elementary resources<br />Improve searching strategies<br />Evaluate whether elementary resources are useful<br />Establish 15 websites with high-quality elementary level games for assessment<br />4<br />
Long-Term Example<br />Learn how to manage a classroom<br />Establish classroom management strategies<br />5<br />
Lecture #4<br />Teacher Professional Uses of Technology<br />
Overview<br />Teacher Responsibilities<br />How Do Teachers Use Technology?<br />“Professional” Uses<br />Assessment<br />Administrative Tasks<br />Classroom Management<br />
Teacher Responsibilities<br />What do these include?<br />8<br />
Teacher’s Typical Workday <br />7:45 – 8:15 Begin (Voluntary Free Labor)<br />8:15 – 8:45 “Official” Start of Contract Day*<br />8:45 – 2:45 Responsible for students<br />2:45 – 3:50 Planning time (Generous!!!)*<br />3:50 – 4:15 Bus Duty<br />*Typically lost 1-2 times per week to meetings, conferences, phone calls, principal’s requests, minor/major disasters<br />
The Moral of This Story<br />Everything teachers do OTHER than teaching has to get done in about 5-7 hours per week (unless you’re willing to offer free extra labor)<br />
Pre-Lecture Activity<br />Provide a SPECIFIC example of how you might use technology to address Administrative Tasks, Classroom Management, or Assessment in your future classroom...<br />12<br />
Lecture Question #1<br />What was the most innovative teacher use of technology in your group?<br />Let’s share…<br />13<br />
Here are some of the themes…<br />Classroom website and post assignments online communicating with students and parents<br />in case students forget assignments<br />parents won’t bug me<br />Automatically graded quizzes<br />frees up time<br />Seating chart for classroom management<br />don’t forget names<br />Create worksheets, quizzes, etc<br />quick <br />looks nice<br />targets my specific learning objectives<br />Online tests<br />to prepare students for class<br />Track students<br />to determine concepts needing to cover<br />Engaging media, PPT, “clickers”<br />keep kids interested<br />can provide feedback<br />14<br />
Essays and Feedback<br />Word processing: Microsoft Word, Google Documents, Zoho Writer, Scribd, Revizr, and Open Office<br />Allows teachers to comment on student work directly in student documents<br />Create more professional worksheets tests and other instructional materials<br />
Planning and Research<br />Deli.cioi.us, Google Scholar, Google Notebook, ThinkQuest, my-ecoach, Poster4Teachers, EduBlogs, PortaPortal<br />Collect and organize resources<br />Access to a wider range of resources<br />
Creating Instruction<br />Don’t do more work than you have to…<br />Post, share, and rate<br />Global School Network<br />Open Education Resources<br />Curriki (curriculum + wiki)<br />CampusHippo<br />Freebies for your classroom<br />
Finding Instructional Materials<br />Don’t do more work than you have to…<br />Templates<br />Microsoft templates<br />Flashcards<br />Book report templates (hidden text)<br />Software templates (Inspiration)<br />
Example: Searching for Resources<br />3.3.5 Observe and describe the physical characteristics of Indiana using words and illustrations and compare them to the characteristics of neighboring states.<br />Physical characteristics (such as state capital, major cities and rivers in Indiana)<br />Cultural characteristics (such as population characteristics, communication and transportation networks, religion and customs, and how people make a living or build homes and other structures.)<br />38<br />
Example:Searching for Resources<br />State Kidspiration templates<br />State word processing report templates<br />State presentation templates<br />Book and worksheets<br />Fact booklet (from state website)<br />Webquest on Indiana and neighboring states (see ppt)<br />Search engine website (Kids Search)<br />Websites<br />World Almanac for Kids<br />50 States.com<br />Indiana government website<br />United Streaming presentation<br />Wikipedia<br />Animaniacs state song<br />50 states song<br />Map<br />Library books (5 total)<br />30 textbooks<br />
Teacher Productivity Tools<br />Why should we use these?<br />46<br />
Lecture Worksheet Question #2<br />Describe the benefits of teachers using technology for productivity purposes.<br />Be specific<br />Use content-specific examples<br />47<br />
Technology for Professional Purposes<br />Helps teachers do more<br />increases efficiency, effectiveness, or enhances teaching<br />How does this help?<br />Decreasing time to do a task frees up time for other teacher activities that promote learning<br />
For Lab This Week<br />Professional Development Plan Due <br />Check with lab instructor<br />Bring a link to a useful website<br />We will use and share these in lab<br />49<br />
For Lecture Next Week<br />Review pre-lecture #5 podcast <br />iTunes U<br />Pre-lecture #5 activity <br />Test/Survey Tool<br />Print up lecture #5 worksheet and bring to class September 28th<br />Resources >> Lecture Resources >> Week #5<br />