Welcome to EDU 590 CHAPTER 1: Setting Objectives “Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works.”by Howard Pitler, Elizabeth R. Hubbell, Matt Kuhn and Kim Malenoski Central Michigan University
Chapter One – Setting ObjectivesSetting Objectives: •Be specific but flexible •Allow flexibility for students to personalize objectives take control of their learning •Communication is key. •Contract
Chapter One – Setting Objectives Planning Question: Word Processing: Creation of KWHL Charts What will Templates to print or allow students to fill out on a computer students Save as an HTML File and post to website learn? (communication) Learning Goals sheet Learning Other uses Strategies: Setting Objectives
Chapter One – Setting Objectives Planning Organizing and Brain Question: Storming Software: Kidspiration and Inspiration: What will Free Software Trial: students http://www.inspiration.com/Freetrial You will become more familiar with the learn? software in other courses. Learning Allows students to plan/organize thoughts. Strategies: Brainstorm Create templates in which a clear purpose Setting is presented and the lesson becomes Objectives meaningful.
Chapter One – Setting Objectives Planning Organizing and Brain Question: Storming Software : Kidspiration and Inspiration (cont.): What will Can be a “working” assignment through students an entire unit. Can be used with younger and special learn? needs students Symbols/graphics instead of words Learning Sound components Strategies: Barriers to use – There is a cost. Setting Not readily available on home computers – not great for take-home assignments. Objectives
Chapter One – Setting Objectives Planning Data Collection Tools: Question: Online Survey Engage the student with background info. What will Use open-ended questions to reveal any students misconceptions about a topic Examples: learn? Survey Monkey Pollcat Learning Google Forms (You should all be familiar with this Strategies: one by now. ) Web Surveyor Setting Profiler Pro Use as a pre-assessment to help Objectives determine goals and focus class objectives.
Chapter One – Setting Objectives Planning Web Resources: Question: Use the Internet to access School, District, State & National Standards in What will order to: students Create standards-based objectives These resources are also useful in writing learn? effective assessments based on your learning objectives. Learning Create Rubrics – Strategies: Students should know what is expected of them. Setting Why re-invent the wheel and waste time? Rubrics are available on the web – use as is Objectives or edit to fit your objective(s).
Chapter One – Setting Objectives Planning Communications Software: Blogs and E-mail: Question: Allow students to set and What will communicate learning objectives. Blogs: students Communicates learning objective learn? Can differentiate instruction Other teacher blogs Learning Free online services Strategies: Features that engage students E-mail. Setting Simple communication btw. Student and teacher. Objectives Communication is recorded. Newsletters (communication & contract)
Chapter One – Setting Objectives Questions: Planning When setting learning Question: objectives, which technology do you think is best in increasing What will student achievement and students learning? learn? Can you think of any other uses for the technology tools listed in Learning this chapter in planning what Strategies: students will learn and setting objectives? Setting Objectives