Integrating Technology Elena De La Rosa NASA JSCPre-Service Teacher Institute
Classroom Hardware Care Things not to forget to do…
Teacher Computer• Will usually lock after 15 minutes• District may run updates at high peak times so Internet will be slow at those times.• Do no play streaming video from computer, download it then put it on common drive to save disk space if your district has one.• Back up your work on a flash drive or the common• Mouses are usually laser sensored, so don’t always work well with mouse pad
Projector• Clean filter at least twice a week• Turn OFF lamp when not in use by muting or standby• Make sure image is large enough for all to see• Secure chords so that they are in a safe place
Document Cameras• Secure base• Use light to give more light• Focus camera• When not “talking” to projector, connect directly to projector use remote select menu make sure your setting is on presentation• Don’t forget to mute when not in use.
Student Computers• Do not let students surf as this will ‘clog’ the computer and make it slow down• Recommend using either your campus website or one you have created for activities• Student links should have student online resources and updated often.• Turn them off at end of day.
Tech Integration Yes, but how???
DefinitionTechnology integration incorporates technology tools to teach content using effective instructional practices. Technology can empower students to think critically, solve problems, and evaluate more effectively. Good integration is characterized by how and why technology is used, not by the amount or type of technology.
TechnologyIntegration looks like:
Teachers:• See that knowledge is something children must construct rather than something to be transferred• Meet the needs of all students• Are facilitators• Collaborate with colleagues and administrators
Students:• Have an active role• Apply what they learn in authentic situations• Use the technology for a purpose that is clear to them• Collaborate to maximize learning
Lessons:• Should be seamless• Can be interdisciplinary project-based• Promote higher order thinking• Are supportive of curriculum and standard- based
Support Personnel Provide:• Administrative support• Adequate and dependable equipment• Reliable network• Technology resource teachers
The Five Principles of Effective Tech Integration• Identify the learning objectives for your lesson or activity. Knowing your goals will guide your decisions throughout the lesson.• Determine what technology is best suited to meet your learning objectives. Will you use spreadsheets, word processing, the Internet, and/or other technology applications? Your learning objectives should guide your decision.• Review the technology skills you and your students will need to best utilize the technology for the lesson. You want your students to be focusing on the instruction, not on how to use the technology.• Organize your classroom to best meet the needs of the lesson. This might mean moving things around in your classroom to set up workstations. It might mean reserving time in the computer lab or using a single computer as a projector. There are many possibilities.• Set the student outcomes for the lesson. Determine what students should know by the end of the lesson and what work they will provide to demonstrate this understanding.
Elements• Graphic Organizers• Lesson Plans• Software• Interval Integration• Web access
Professional Resources• Technology Integration module http://www.edutopia.org/teaching-module-tech• Edutopia http://www.edutopia.org• Classroom2.0 http://www.classroom20.com/
Interactive ToolsHow to use them in your classroom.
Web2.0? What is it? How do I use?Do I want to use it?
What is Web2.0• Web 1.0 • Web 2.0 – Not interactive – Shares information – Passive response – Collaborative – Informative – Online resources – One way – Interactive community communication ownership – Single ownership – Live posting
Instructional Expectations Decrease• Only whole class, teacher-directed instruction• Student passivity and prizing and rewarding of silence in the classroom; classroom time devoted to fill-in-the-blank worksheets and other “seatwork.”• One-way transmissions of information from teacher to student• Only role memorization of fact and details• Teachers thinly covering large amounts of material in every subject area• Tracking or leveling students into “ability groups”• Use of and reliance on standardized tests
Instructional Expectations Increase• Experiential, inductive, hands-on learning• Active learning in the classroom• Diverse roles for teachers, including coaching, demonstrating and modeling.• Emphasis on higher-order thinking, learning key concepts, and principles.• Deep study of a smaller number of topics• Grouping, collaborative activity• Choice for students• Attention to the varying learning styles and other needs of individual learners.-Zemeiman, Daniels, Hyde (1995)
BlogsBlogs are used to share information with others. One manager• Blogger• Edublogs.org• Kidblog• List of Free Blogs
WikisWiki is Hawaiian for quick. It can also be the acronym “What I know”. Community based.• Wikipedia• Wetpaint• PBWorks• Wikispaces• Weebly