Using Technology in the Classroom
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  • 1. D.Keane ED 5700 Teaching With Technology
  • 2. Technology can be incorporated into the MSMC lesson plan
    • Anticipatory Set
    • Lessons
    • Independent practice
    • Assessment
  • 3. One must keep in mind the literacy skills of students at each level.
    • Technology such as videos and live broadcasts give younger students (K-3) access to advanced information without having to read text.
    • Students in grades 5-8 may engage in interactive sites which require typing skills and internet proficiency.
  • 4. Applying technology in the K-8 classroom
    • Internet resources such as videos and podcasts are available to supplement current lesson plans and to utilize as introductory activities and anticipatory sets .
    • Many lesson activities are available which are aligned with standards.
    • Web sites and activities can be utilized for independent practice and assessment .
  • 5. Anticipatory Sets
    • Use videos to introduce a lesson topic
    • BrainPop
    • Three minute videos in cartoon format, give a brief overview of a topic. Many subjects available. BrainPop is “hosted” by Tim and his robot, “Moby”. Subscription required to view all topics. Appropriate for K-6.
    • Example : Penquin:
  • 6. Anticipatory Sets
    • YouTube Videos Short videos are available to provide background information or to pique student interest in a topic. Appropriate videos available for all age levels.
    • Examples :
    • Water Cycle (An overview of the water cycle and weather factors set to music)
    • Kilauea volcano eruption (actual footage)
  • 7. Lesson Activities
    • WebQuests Inquiry based lessons in which students acquire most of the information through the internet. Contain an introduction, a task, procedure, an evaluation, and a teacher page. Pre-made WebQuests are available for all grade levels on many science topics.
    • Science WebQuests for grades K-2 can be found at:
    • Example: Meteorology Master : K-2 Students learn weather words via an internet word find, visit links to learn about the National Weather Service, create a mindmap of a weather forecast, and then give a report to their classmates.
  • 8. Lesson Activities
    • PBS Nature Series Lesson Plans and guides for Teachers. Similar to WebQuest in format. Lessons available for elementary, middle and high school level .
    • Sample Elementary Level Lessons
    • Kalahari Explorations
    • Sun, Sand and Hippos
    • Characteristics of Snakes and Turtles
    • Born to be Wild
  • 9. Lesson Activities PBS Educational connections Provides a site overview, viewing ideas, classroom activities and additional online resources. Grades 5-8. Companion websites, Podcasts, videos, interactive and educational links to current topics available.
    • Sample Program: Silence of the bees
  • 10. Lesson Activities
    • Jason Project
    • Nonprofit subsidiary of National Geographic
    • Free, engaging, interactive lessons connect teachers and students to cutting-edge research around the world.
    • Aligned with state standards, curriculum units for grades 5-8 .
    • Take a tour to see the features of this free program and how it can be incorporated in your lessons.
    • Examples :
    • Operation Monster Storms (9week weather curriculum)
    • Ecology of coral reefs in Bermuda
    • Digital Lab: Spacecraft Engineer
  • 11. Independent Practice
    • BBC Science and Nature : Interactive human body
    • Grade 7-8 Life Science: Students use a mouse to locate body parts on a skeleton. Choose from skeletal (includes joints, tendons and ligaments), muscular, and nervous systems.
    • Clues are available. Student can try placing each item several times if initial answer is incorrect.
    • Student work is scored, results can be printed.
  • 12. Independent Practice
    • Web based access for self-check, Independent practice, and Homework assignments. (requires subscription, free trial available)
      • Castle Learning Online
      • Provides content review and skill assessment. Use premade material or create specialized assignments and quizzes. Teachers can monitor student work.
      • Quiz Lab
      • Teacher created online quizzes. Automatic scoring and recording. Integrated with
  • 13. Classroom Assessment
    • Jeopardy games using PowerPoint software. Uses a PowerPoint template, SmartBoard and projector.
      • How to create your own Jeopardy game using the powerpoint template found at: Jeopardy template
      • Sample 4 th grade Science Review and other premade Jeopardy games created in Power Point found at:
  • 14. Supportive Materials Needed for Using Technology in the K-8 Classroom
    • In order to utilize these types of technology, schools must be equipped with specific supportive materials.
    • Smart Board: The use of Web based programs with an entire class requires the use of a SmartBoard with an internet connection.
    • Computer stations with printers must be available to the students within the classroom daily, not just in a computer lab once a week.