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Tech Intro

  1. 1. Technology Applications in Education Jon Orech English Teacher Curricular Technology Consultant Cooperative Learning Trainer Downers Grove South High School [email_address]
  2. 2. Tools <ul><li>Office </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Word </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publisher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Powerpoint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excel </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E Mail </li></ul>
  3. 3. More tools <ul><li>Software: content/ test prep. </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital cameras </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scanners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart boards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document cameras </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The web (student and teacher) </li></ul>
  4. 4. What do we do with them?
  5. 5. Learner standards <ul><li>NETS </li></ul><ul><li>En-gauge </li></ul><ul><li>State BOE </li></ul><ul><li>District </li></ul>
  6. 6. Thinking beyond the tools <ul><li>How does the tool promote a fundamental literacy? </li></ul><ul><li>How does the technology add to and extend the learning experience? </li></ul><ul><li>What pedagogy will ensure the success of 1 and 2? </li></ul><ul><li>(D. Jakes) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Instead of technology being integrated into the curriculum, it must be integral.
  8. 8. Buzz words <ul><li>Project based learning </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiated instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Critical thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple intelligences/ Learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Student-centered /Cooperative learning </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment for learning </li></ul><ul><li>“ Guaranteed and Viable” curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Local, state, and national standards </li></ul>
  9. 10. Uses for learning <ul><li>Inquiry research </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Curricular management systems </li></ul>
  10. 11. Inquiry research <ul><li>Formulate essential question </li></ul><ul><li>Develop foundation questions </li></ul><ul><li>conduct web-based research </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-reference, distill, revise f.q.’s </li></ul><ul><li>Complete Research Record </li></ul><ul><li>Create product </li></ul>
  11. 12. Developing inquiry <ul><li>Construct a vertical plan: systematically removing support . </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a “questioning” culture. </li></ul><ul><li>Teach ethical research. </li></ul><ul><li>Distinguish between web-based and database research. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Digital Storytelling Center for Digital Storytelling <ul><li>Begins with good narrative writing </li></ul><ul><li>Supplement with quality images </li></ul><ul><li>Distill story into a “script” </li></ul><ul><li>Create a movie using digital editing software adding voice, soundtrack, and effects </li></ul><ul><li>Publish and present </li></ul>
  13. 14. “ Why bother?” Pangea day
  14. 15. Web 2.0 Connectedness <ul><li>Blogs / wikis / googledocs </li></ul><ul><li>Myspace/Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking ( del.icio.us ) </li></ul><ul><li>video/ photography ( teachertube , flickr ) </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting / Audacity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Podbean.com </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Curricular management systems (Blackboard) <ul><li>Assignments, links, and announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion board </li></ul><ul><li>Digital dropbox </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs and wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Turnitin.com </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>On-line testing and surveys </li></ul>
  16. 17. Acceptable use Policy <ul><li>Digital professionalism </li></ul><ul><li>Creative commons </li></ul><ul><li>plagiarism </li></ul>
  17. 18. Instead of… “ Technology is really cool. How can we get kids to use it?” Think… “ Students need to be able to_____. How can technology help?”

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