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