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A brief overview of uses for mobile computer labs, LCD projectors, Blackboard, and interactive whiteboards.

A brief overview of uses for mobile computer labs, LCD projectors, Blackboard, and interactive whiteboards.



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  • Dionne N. Curbeam, M.A. Technology for Learning
    • Digital Immigrants
    Technology for Learning Digital Natives
  • Technology Tools
    • Blackboard
      • Post lesson plans, vocabulary words, home assignments.
      • Communicate with students
      • Host activities on the server
      • Post student grades
    • Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) or Multi-Media Projectors
      • Interactive games for review
      • Projecting lessons in PowerPoint
      • Displaying student work
      • Demonstrating a website or website tools
    • Laptops
      • Tracking student performance/data trends
      • Emailing students and parents
  • Mobile Computer Lab
    • The Mobile Computer Lab is a system with wireless IBM Thinkpad notebook computers.
    • It is portable and available for classroom use.
    • Teachers will be able to remove laptops and place them on student desks or create various centers.
  • Mobile Computer Lab – Classroom Uses
    • With guided instruction, students may:
    • Participate in an online discussion about a current event;
    • Perform research about a class topic;
    • Use Microsoft Word to write a poem or short story;
    • Participate in an online simulation;
    • Complete a webquest;
    • Compile thoughts and answers to questions in a blog;
    • Create a summary of the lesson in Microsoft PowerPoint;
    • Create an e-portfolio of their work; or
    • Complete the Internet component of an assignment from the textbook
  • Mobile Computer Labs: A Vehicle for Differentiated Instruction
    • Small groups may work on designated assignments on the mobile computer lab while the teacher works with a group of students.
    • Different activities may be provided on the laptop.
    • On select assignments, students can work at their own pace.
  • Technology-Based Projects
    • With guided instruction, students may:
    • Create a digital story;
    • Create computer-generated charts and graphs;
    • Complete the suggested projects from textbooks and VSC;
    • Produce newsletters and books;
    • Develop a theme-based calendar; and
    • Create a spoken word CD.
    Given time, students can complete these outside of class.
  • Interactive White Boards
    • An interactive whiteboard is a presentation device that interfaces with a computer. The computer images are displayed on the board by a digital projector, where they can be seen and manipulated.
    • Users can control software both from the computer and from the board.
    • Marketed under different brands (i.e., SMARTBoard, ActivBoard, eBeam)
  • Interactive White Board – Classroom Uses
    • With an interactive whiteboard, a teacher may:
    • Use the built in maps to teach continents, oceans, countries, or states and capitals;
    • Teach steps to a math problem;
    • Take notes directly into a PowerPoint Presentation;
    • Provide diagramming activities;
    • Critique and edit student work;
    • Engage students in drag-and-drop activities;
    • Provide sequence activities - have students rearrange information in correct sequence
    • Save lessons to present to students who missed class.
  • Strategies for Implementation and Effective Use of Technology in the Classroom
    • Think about the goals and objective for use.
    • Wisely plan your schedule.
    • Speak with others that have done similar projects or technology uses; gather their perspective.
    • Collaborate with other teachers (learning across the curriculum).
    • Be sensitive to time and resources available.
    • Continually access the work of students.