An Introduction to   Tech Tools for Teachers<br />Jayme Linton<br />July 17, 2010<br />Teaching Fellows Senior Conference<...
Session Outcomes<br />Identify a variety of technology tools teachers and students may have access to (hardware, software,...
Beware<br />“It’s not about the technology. It’s about learning.”<br />-Clif Mims<br />Technology is not a replacement for...
Interactive Whiteboard<br />Best Practices:<br />Sit where your students sit<br />Get students’ attention with spotlight, ...
Interactive Whiteboard<br />Classroom Ideas:<br />Take a picture of student writing with document camera and edit on IWB.<...
Interactive Whiteboard Software & Free Teacher Resources<br />Mimio Notebook – www.mimio.com and www.mimioconnect.com<br /...
Interactive Tablet<br />Examples: Mimio Pad, SMART Airliner, Promethean ActivSlate<br />Classroom Ideas:<br />See IWB clas...
Document Camera<br />Classroom Ideas:<br />Use with IWB to mark up text <br />Use with IWB to make worksheets interactive<...
Student Response Systems      (“Clickers”)<br />Examples: SMART Response, ActiVote, ActivExpression, Optivotes<br />Easy-t...
Student Response Systems(“Clickers”)<br />Best Practices:<br /><ul><li>Pre-assessment to determine what students know and ...
Post-assessment to find out what students learned
Check for understanding in the middle of a lesson or series of lessons
Spiral, mixed review of content
Get feedback on student processing, collaborative group work, instructional strategies, etc.
Prepare a lesson and question set or use impromptu for immediate feedback</li></li></ul><li>Flip Video or Camcorder<br />C...
Microsoft Mouse Mischief<br />Free download<br />All you need: Microsoft PowerPoint, Wireless mice (up to 25)<br />You cre...
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  1. 1. An Introduction to Tech Tools for Teachers<br />Jayme Linton<br />July 17, 2010<br />Teaching Fellows Senior Conference<br />
  2. 2. Session Outcomes<br />Identify a variety of technology tools teachers and students may have access to (hardware, software, open source resources)<br />Explore practical and innovative ideas for using these tools<br />Discover instructional strategies for maximizing student learning through technology<br />
  3. 3. Beware<br />“It’s not about the technology. It’s about learning.”<br />-Clif Mims<br />Technology is not a replacement for good<br />teaching. Technology can enhance good <br />teaching. Effective teachers use technology <br />seamlessly in their classrooms and know <br />when to use it and when not to. Teachers must focus on how to use technology to achieve the highest impact on student learning. When good teaching meets technology, anything is possible. <br />
  4. 4. Interactive Whiteboard<br />Best Practices:<br />Sit where your students sit<br />Get students’ attention with spotlight, reveal, highlighter, and other tools<br />Let students interact with the board<br />Import static files to make them interactive <br />Insert videos, images, and links to websites<br />Record lessons and post online <br />Absent students, parents, and class reviews later<br />Tap into existing resources and share your own<br />
  5. 5. Interactive Whiteboard<br />Classroom Ideas:<br />Take a picture of student writing with document camera and edit on IWB.<br />Work out math problem, explaining step-by-step. Record and play back as students practice.<br />Interactive word wall – link to definitions, images, synonyms, antonyms, examples, nonexamples, etc.<br />Capture a website or online document and mark it up with text tools.<br />Go paperless. Instead of making copies, import files, project, and use IWB.<br />Use virtual manipulatives to solve math problems.<br />Interact with primary sources.<br />Organize information with graphic organizers. (click here for interactive graphic organizers)<br />
  6. 6. Interactive Whiteboard Software & Free Teacher Resources<br />Mimio Notebook – www.mimio.com and www.mimioconnect.com<br />SMART Notebook – www.smarttech.com and www.exchange.smarttech.com <br />Promethean ActivInspire – www.prometheanplanet.com<br />
  7. 7. Interactive Tablet<br />Examples: Mimio Pad, SMART Airliner, Promethean ActivSlate<br />Classroom Ideas:<br />See IWB classroom ideas<br />Collaborative group work (one computer can support several tablets)<br />Support a student who’s working at IWB<br />Allow students to help you as you work at IWB<br />Move around classroom instead of being tied to the board<br />
  8. 8. Document Camera<br />Classroom Ideas:<br />Use with IWB to mark up text <br />Use with IWB to make worksheets interactive<br />Display math manipulatives, objects for science experiments, etc. so every student can see<br />Take pictures of marked-up text, worksheets, manipulatives, and other objects and save the picture files for later review<br />Interactive read aloud / shared reading<br />Revise and edit student writing<br />
  9. 9. Student Response Systems (“Clickers”)<br />Examples: SMART Response, ActiVote, ActivExpression, Optivotes<br />Easy-to-use software for creating question sets<br />Find questions sets and lessons online<br />Sample language arts lesson<br />Sample math lesson<br />
  10. 10. Student Response Systems(“Clickers”)<br />Best Practices:<br /><ul><li>Pre-assessment to determine what students know and use results to inform your instruction
  11. 11. Post-assessment to find out what students learned
  12. 12. Check for understanding in the middle of a lesson or series of lessons
  13. 13. Spiral, mixed review of content
  14. 14. Get feedback on student processing, collaborative group work, instructional strategies, etc.
  15. 15. Prepare a lesson and question set or use impromptu for immediate feedback</li></li></ul><li>Flip Video or Camcorder<br />Classroom Ideas:<br />43 Interesting Ways<br />Digital storytelling<br />Narrated field trips<br />News broadcast<br />Video messaging with buddy class<br />Record presentations, assessments, etc. for digital portfolio<br />Interview an expert<br />Record a tour of the school for visitors or new students<br />
  16. 16. Microsoft Mouse Mischief<br />Free download<br />All you need: Microsoft PowerPoint, Wireless mice (up to 25)<br />You create a PowerPoint presentation for your lesson<br />Students respond to questions, participate in polls, and draw answers on the screen during the lesson using wireless mouse<br />http://www.microsoft.com/multipoint/mouse-mischief/<br />
  17. 17. Microsoft Mouse Mischief<br />Sample lesson<br />Use wireless mice to participate in lesson<br />Pros: <br />Inexpensive<br />Easy to use<br />Easy to share lessons with colleagues<br />Cons:<br />Wireless hubs for mice<br />May be limited to working in teams or only allowing a small group to participate<br />
  18. 18. Classroom Web Page<br />Post assignments<br />Communicate with parents<br />Post daily schedule and calendar<br />Post links for students and parents<br />Store digital portfolios of student work<br />Blog, Wiki, other Web 2.0 tools<br />Elementary classroom web page<br />High school classroom web page<br />Pre-K classroom web page<br />
  19. 19. Four Corners<br />
  20. 20. Contact Me<br />jayme_linton@nccs.k12.nc.us<br />Twitter: jaymelinton<br />http://techlearning.weebly.com<br />Visit http://tr.im/nccsinsttech for today’s presentation.<br />

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