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    1. 1. KNOCKING OFF YOUR SOCKS!! Authentic Lessons to Make Kids Think Using What You Have Right Now! Dr. Mary Ann Bell Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX
    2. 2. RATIONALE <ul><li>Mindtool concept: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jonassen, Computers as Mindtools for Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology is not an end in itself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use to make kids think! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use available applications </li></ul>
    3. 3. Attributes of Mindtools <ul><li>Intuitive </li></ul><ul><li>Ubiquitous </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Constructive </li></ul><ul><li>Inexpensive </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge representation </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on learning, not on tool </li></ul>
    4. 4. Applications <ul><li>Word Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Spreadsheet </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation such as PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Semantic mapping such as Inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing applications such as Paint </li></ul><ul><li>Internet search tools </li></ul>
    5. 5. WORD PROCESSING IDEAS <ul><li>Great for reluctant teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers feel most confident </li></ul>
    6. 6. Creative Writing <ul><li>Cinquain writing </li></ul><ul><li>Diamante Poems </li></ul><ul><li>Journaling </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletters/Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Brochures </li></ul><ul><li>Step by Step Writing Process </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry forms </li></ul>
    7. 7. XX Quiz or Cloze Lesson <ul><li>In Word- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>type some text (have students compose) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>where an answer is to be supplied, type X’s. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Person interacting with document should: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>double click on X’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>type to replace. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No need to erase anything… </li></ul>
    8. 8. CONCEPT MAPPING… <ul><li>Inspiration, a great application…BUT… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not in all schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If at school, not available for home use </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Substitute the diagram tool in- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Word </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the Drawing Toolbar . </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. MAKE UP MENUS <ul><li>Dinosaurs (Described in Lesson Planet) </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Book Characters </li></ul><ul><li>Famous People </li></ul>
    10. 10. FUN WITH DINOSAURS <ul><li>Examples of creative sites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dino Park USA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dinosaurs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More Word Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Still More Word Ideas! </li></ul>
    11. 11. DON’T FORGET EXCEL! <ul><li>Use to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>organize information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>computations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>charts/graphs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Underused application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>many teachers need support </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Excel Tutorials <ul><li>Graphing with Excel </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent tutorials by Bernie Poole </li></ul>
    13. 13. EXCEL IDEAS <ul><li>Mary Ann Bell’s Tips </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS Office Tips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excel Tips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MS Office/Paint Tips </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Grading Book Characters <ul><li>Students give book/story characters report card grades… </li></ul><ul><li>Use qualities like: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kindness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loyalty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trustworthiness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intelligence… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students write justifications for the grades. </li></ul><ul><li>Chart on Excel </li></ul>What is MY grade? What is My Grade?
    15. 15. USE EXCEL FOR TIMELINES
    16. 16. MORE EXCEL TIPS PAGES <ul><li>PBS Math Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Carol Hurst’s Ideas! </li></ul>
    17. 17. PREMADE MATH ACTIVITES …AND SO COOL! National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
    18. 18.  POWERPOINT POWER…  POWERPOINT POISON!!!
    19. 19. POWERPOINTLESSNESS… <ul><li>How NOT to use PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.norvig.com/Gettysburg/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>An excellent article on the topic: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.fno.org/sept00/powerpoints.html </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. POWERPOINT <ul><li>Create Games such as Jeopardy. At the same time, there are plenty of templates that honor copyright: http://www.netxv.net/esc/technology/InstructionalTechnology/templates/powerpoint.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Have them make up short PowerPoints to play “Guess the Number.” If you need, there are Internet sites with number guessing games for ideas, such as http://www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html </li></ul><ul><li>Presenting reports, group projects, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Cumulative projects…start a PowerPoint on a given concept at the first of a school year. Each time you build on that concept, go back and add another slide. </li></ul>
    21. 21. POWERPOINT LESSON LINKS <ul><li>Great PowerPoint Tips—Bit Better </li></ul><ul><li>A Good idea: Uncover a Picture with ppt </li></ul><ul><li>Use PowerPoint for note-taking! http://www.big6.com/presentations/PowerPoint_for_Notetaking/index.php </li></ul>
    22. 22. SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES ARE FUN <ul><li>Here is how do do this: http://www.bitbetter.com/powertips.htm#SubliminalMessages </li></ul>THIS PRESENTATION IS GREAT!!!
    23. 23. GREAT GENERAL LESSON IDEA SITES!!!
    24. 24. HERE IS A GREAT SITE!! CRAYONS FOR TEACHERS Great ideas are offered for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Used as Mindtools
    25. 25. Technospud! <ul><li>Great ideas and online activities, such as this year’s O.R.E.O. project to teach language arts, math, history, science and technology skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Most projects involve food… </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.technospudprojects.com </li></ul><ul><li>From there you can go to a site that is more like Web 2.0 pairing up teachers and classes. </li></ul>
    26. 26. Teachers.net <ul><li>A popular site with great lesson ideas . </li></ul><ul><li>Instructions and ideas for flip books </li></ul>
    27. 27. More General Sites <ul><li>Teacherfiles </li></ul><ul><li>Math Forum </li></ul><ul><li>ABC Teach </li></ul><ul><li>Lessonplans.com </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Computer activities and webquests : </li></ul>
    28. 28. <ul><li>Everybody has it… </li></ul><ul><li>Kids already know it… </li></ul><ul><li>It is fun! </li></ul>USE PAINT!!
    29. 29. Create a Monster! <ul><li>Create a Monster </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforce language arts skills by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>describe the monsters, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>write monster stories, etc. </li></ul></ul>
    30. 30. ARTSONIA <ul><li>Great site for art work and self expression: </li></ul><ul><li>Linking student projects to writing and art. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Striking example: Drawing Together, Art for Heart </li></ul></ul>
    31. 31. NO MORE CANNED CLIPART! <ul><li>Use only original student art… </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent examples of student art at sites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.manhattanschool.org/index.php </li></ul></ul><ul><li>An example of school original clipart collection: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.shsu.edu/%7Elis_mah/documents/clipartportal.html </li></ul></ul>
    32. 32. MORE PAINT IDEAS… <ul><li>Digital Storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>MS Paint Tutorial </li></ul>
    33. 33. Digital Camera Ideas <ul><li>Kathy Schrock’s Tips! </li></ul><ul><li>Travels of Nancy Pearl </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Washington D.C. </li></ul></ul>
    34. 34. Wonderful Alphabet Books <ul><li>Model the Madison Square Art Project , New York City: </li></ul><ul><li>The Alphabet </li></ul>
    35. 35. Grammar <ul><li>Kids act out verbs </li></ul><ul><li>Take pictures with a digital camera </li></ul><ul><li>Let others guess words. </li></ul>
    36. 36. Geometry ideas <ul><li>Photography and shapes </li></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://42explore.com/geomet.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PBS Photography Ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.enchantedlearning.com/math/geometry/shapes/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.rrcc.edu/teachered/sharon/geometry.html </li></ul></ul>
    37. 37. DIGITAL PHOTOS AND TEACHING <ul><li>Great ideas on math, writing, and science </li></ul>
    38. 38. HOT OFF THE PRESS!! <ul><li>Puzzle Maker—Upload a picture and have it made into a jigsaw puzzle: http://www.flash-gear.com/npuz/ Here is a link for one: http://three.flash-gear.com/npuz/puz.php?c=v&id=2783469&k=56609423 </li></ul><ul><li>MUVE for kids! Whyville-- http://www.whyville.net/smmk/nice </li></ul><ul><li>Another MUVE, Quest Atlantis: http://atlantis.crlt.indiana.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>Teachnet: http://www.teachnet.com/ http://www.teachnet.com/ </li></ul>
    39. 39. More Hot Off Press! <ul><li>PE Central: http://www.pecentral.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Oh Don’t Forget! http://www.ohdontforget.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Unloseit: http://www.unloseit.com/ Track lost/stolen gizmos! </li></ul>
    40. 40. Rapid Fire Idea Links <ul><li>Mindtool Rationale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/vault/A5277.cfm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creative Writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cinquain : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.abcteach.com/Writing/cinquain.htm </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concept Mapping: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/actbank/torganiz.htm </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make up Menus: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/4.html </li></ul></ul></ul>
    41. 41. Knock Your Socks Idea Links <ul><li>Step by step writing: http://www.writingfix.com/leftbrain/!Step_by_Step_Mini_Workshops_Home.htm </li></ul><ul><li>ETTC Poetry Ideas: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/newpoem.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Diamante Poem Interactive Site: http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/diamante/ </li></ul>
    42. 42. Rapid Fire Links, con’t <ul><li>Excel Ideas andTutorials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LabWrite, North Carolina State University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ncsu.edu/labwrite/res/gt/gt-menu.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bernie Poole tutorials: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.pitt.edu/~poole/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excel Timeline activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.microsoft.com/education/createtimeline.mspx </li></ul></ul></ul>
    43. 43. Rapid Fire Links, con’t <ul><ul><li>Tammy’s Tips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://web.mac.com/tammy.w/iWeb/Tips/TammyWorcesterTechTips.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spreadsheets in Math Class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math ‘n Tech Salad Bar http://www.globalclassroom.org/2005/mctm/excel2.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PBS Math </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.pbs.org/teachers/math/ </li></ul></ul></ul>
    44. 44. Rapid Fire Links, con’t <ul><ul><li>Carol Hurst’s Ideas! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.carolhurst.com/subjects/math/datagather.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Powerpoint Ideas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gettysburg Address </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.norvig.com/Gettysburg/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jamie McKenzie Article </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.fno.org/sept00/powerpoints.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jeopardy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.netxv.net/esc/technology/InstructionalTechnology/templates/powerpoint.htm </li></ul></ul></ul>
    45. 45. Rapid Fire Links, con’t <ul><ul><li>Number Guessing Game Ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bit Better Ppt tips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.bitbetter.com/powertips.htm#different%20backgrounds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uncover Picture and other ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://wwwlow.bham.wednet.edu/schoolkit.htm </li></ul></ul></ul>
    46. 46. Rapid Fire Links, con’t <ul><li>Great General Lesson Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ABC Teach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.abcteach.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crayons 4 Teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.crayons4teachers.org/default.asp </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technospud </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.technospudprojects.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math Forum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://mathforum.org/library </li></ul></ul></ul>
    47. 47. Rapid Fire Links, con’t <ul><ul><li>LessonPlans.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.lessonplanspage.com/index.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fun Brain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.funbrain.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kathy Schrock OF COURSE!!! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/ </li></ul></ul></ul>
    48. 48. Rapid Fire Links, con’t <ul><li>Ideas Using Paint </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Artsonia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.artsonia.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monster Exchange </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.monsterexchange.org </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools with Original Clip Art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.manhattanschool.org/index.php </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.newton.mec.edu/LincolnEliot/index.htm </li></ul></ul></ul>
    49. 49. Rapid Fire Links, con’t <ul><ul><li>Royalty Free Student Clip Art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.shsu.edu/%7Elis_mah/documents/clipartportal.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. Bell’s Paint Tips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.shsu.edu/%7Elis_mah/documents/tceawebpages/documents/paintideas.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.shsu.edu/%7Elis_mah/documents/TCEA04/painttips.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PBS Design a Logo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/mathline/concepts/designandmath/activity2.shtm </li></ul></ul></ul>
    50. 50. <ul><li>Digital Cameras and Pictures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.lesd.k12.az.us/RSF/media/digital.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Travels of Nancy Pearl </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.shsu.edu/%7Elis_mah/documents/nancytravels.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.shsu.edu/%7Elis_mah/documents/nancynydcx_files/frame.htm </li></ul></ul>Rapid Fire Links, con’t
    51. 51. Rapid Fire Links, con’t <ul><li>Madison Square Art Project, New York City: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.smilinggoat.com/Madison1.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Alphabet Gallery: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.pbase.com/abbarich/the_alphabet </li></ul></ul>
    52. 52. Rapid Fire Links, con’t <ul><li>Kodak—Kids Act Out Verbs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.kodak.com/global/en/consumer/education/lessonPlans/lessonPlan048.shtml </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Photography and Shapes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://42explore.com/geomet.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/mathline/concepts/architecture/activity2.shtm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.enchantedlearning.com/math/geometry/shapes/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.rrcc.edu/teachered/sharon/geometry.html </li></ul></ul>
    53. 53. Rapid Fire Links, con’t <ul><ul><li>Drs. Cavanaugh Digital Camera in Education http://drscavanaugh.org/digitalcamera/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Photography and Geometry Ideas from PBS: http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/mathline/concepts/architecture/activity2.shtm </li></ul></ul>
    54. 54. Contact Dr. Bell Assistant Professor Library Science Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.shsu.edu/~lis_mah/ </li></ul>

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