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Science teacher Sara Stein shares her lessons learned in using technology to support inquiry and project-based learning.

Science teacher Sara Stein shares her lessons learned in using technology to support inquiry and project-based learning.

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  • 1. TACKLING TECHNOLOGYSARA STEINMS SCIENCE TEACHER Alexandria Country Day School, Alexandria, VA
  • 2. INTRODUCTION Teaching for 12 years (LS and MS) New to iPad in August (My Technology Story) Goal of Presentation: Connect, support, share ideas, personal experiences and examples of student work and assessments.
  • 3. DON’T BE AFRAID TO TAKE RISKS Turn and talk with a neighbor about what helpedyou take a risk with technology…It’s OKAY to say, “I don’t know.”
  • 4. BABY STEPSSee it as an opportunity; Start small & go slow One lesson, one App, one project at a time
  • 5. DON’T DO IT ALL YOUR 1ST YEARWe are designers, creators…do what youcan…85% is okayStudents and technology change each year
  • 6. LEAN ON YOUR LEARNINGCOMMUNITYLook around for support. Who is there?Ask for help- even from students!Expand beyond school walls
  • 7. LET STUDENTS DRIVE Education is shifting from teacher focusedinstruction to student centered learning Letting go of control = Better learning outcomes
  • 8. TEXTBOOKS ARE JUST ONE TOOLTechnology does not replace, only enhancesResources at your fingertipsGive yourself credit
  • 9. Learning Management System (LMS)Haiku: post HW, links, polls, pics, podcastsExtend beyond classroom walls through blendedlearning- We start the dialogue, they run with it!
  • 10. INQUIRYTeachers are farmersStart with questionsEmpower students to guide their own education
  • 11. PROJECT BASED LEARNINGTests and quizzes still have a placeStudent freedom to select, design & createExamples!!
  • 12. Rubric
  • 13. TAKE AWAY’S Take Risks Baby Steps Don’t Do It All Your 1st Year Let Students Drive Learning Community Textbooks Are Just One Tool Inquiry Project Based Learning
  • 14. Website www.tinyurl.com/vaissara Visit this link to see…  My presentation  Examples of student work  A student-run blog  Contact info and more!!
  • 15. Image Links http://image.motortrend.com/f/photo_gallery/sedans/1204_2012_kia _optima_and_optima_hybrid_photo_gallery/36136544/2012-Kia- Optima-steering-wheel-2.jpg http://www.itslearning.net/Websites/itstest/images/topbanner/profes sional_learning_communities.jpg http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/inspirestock/inspirestock1112/in spirestock111209966/11436144-businessman-about-to-jump-off- the-diving-board.jpg http://people.cs.umass.edu/~mccallum/house/house-may2003.jpg http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_GvLBy_Amp5I/TB1IVFiVMSI/AAAAAAAA IHc/p-0zhvlP_0k/s1600/no+books+allowed.jpg http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/marish/marish1206/marish1206 00009/13955804-box-with-question-mark-icons.jpg
  • 16. FINAL SHARES ANDQUESTIONS Thank you for coming!!