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Preparing our kids for the future

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  • 1. Preparing Our Kids for the Future by Diane AustinInst. 6031
  • 2. Our children live in a tech savvy world
    Cell phones
    Video games
    ATM machines
    Computers
  • 3. We need to integrate technology into the classroom
    Teachers and school districts have a responsibility to prepare our students to be productive citizens in society.
  • 4. Reasons to integrate technology
    Increased motivation
    Differentiated instruction
    Authentic problem-solving
    Improves social skills by working in groups
    Computer literacy
  • 5. New hardware and software can easily be integrated
    Interactive SMART boards are replacing white boards and overheads.
  • 6. Glogster (digital posters)
    Students enjoy creating their own unique presentations and it allows the teacher an opportunity to customize projects and build in “choice.”
  • 7. Photo Story
    Students take a series of digital pictures and insert them into the free program, along with narration and/or music. For students who aren’t good with keyboarding or who are tired of Powerpoint – this is a great option!
  • 8. Your students can create a rebus story using the computer
    Highlights has a great interactive website for the rebus story!
  • 9. Why not start today!
    Help is available:
    On-line tutorials
    District workshops
    Ask your colleagues for tips
  • 10. References
    Barron, J. (2010, April/May). A picture is worth at least one word. Retrieved from EDTECH Focus on K-12: http://www.edtechmag.com/k12/issues/april-may-2009/a-picture-is-worth-at-least-one-word.html
     Flickr:CreativeCommons: Photos retrieved July 5, 2010: Barron, J. (2010, April/May). http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons
    A picture is worth at least one word. Retrieved from EDTECH Focus on K-12: http://www.edtechmag.com/k12/issues/april-may-2009/a-picture-is-worth-at-least-one-word.html
     
    Highlights:http://www.highlightskids.com/Stories/Rebus/rebus_theNoise0705/0705_theNoise.asp
    Rubenstein, G. (2010, April 26). Ten tips for personalized learning via technology. Retrieved from Edutopia: http://www.edutopia.org/stw-differentiated-instruction-ten-key-lessons
     
    WHIRL (2010, May 24). Persuasion & creation: students using video in TRCs! Retrieved from Technology Rich Classrooms: http://www.kansastrc.org/forum/topics/a-day-in-the-life-of-tech-rich
     

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