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Polizzi SMARTboard for all content areas STEM

  1. 1. SMARTBoard Institute 2010 SMARTBoard for ALL Content Areas – Focus on “STEM” Christopher Polizzi christopherpolizzi@gmail.com Course Description: This SMARTBoard course will integrate 21st century and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills into any content area. Teachers will learn how to use every SMARTBoard feature, beginner to advance. Teachers will use the SMARTBoard to create a curriculum unit that incorporates multimedia, data collection, Information Literacy, and collaboration. Core Understandings: SMARTboard Notebook Software Understandings SMARTBoard Beginner Features • Saving/Downloading a notebook file • Copying/printing into SMARTBoard • Changing the properties of an object • Infinite cloning • Grouping/ordering objects • Locking/moving objects • Attaching link/sound • Search the Gallery • Adding a table SMARTBoard Advance Features • Screen Capture • Saving Content to your Gallery • Importing pictures and text from the Internet • Adding attachments • Custom themes • Magnifier/spotlight • SMARTBoard Recorder • The Lesson Activity Toolkit Information Literacy/Search • Custom Search Engines will let teachers specify what sites students should search for materials on their unit of study. Sites can be added by teachers or students. • Alerts send emails to teachers and students containing information, news, and articles that mention their unit of study. • RSS feeds keep teachers and students up to date on their unit of study by pushing information on the internet to students or teachers. • Targeted search strategies will be reviewed. Data Collection • Forms and spreadsheets will let teachers and students collect, organize and present data on their unit of study. • A wiki will foster multiple students pooling data on their assigned unit. • Data Visualization
  2. 2. • Timelines Multimedia • Video and photo sites will be presented where teachers and students can find multimedia for the chosen unit of study. • Editing services will be used. • Searching for copyright free video and images will be discussed. Collaboration • Podcasts and screencasts will be used by teachers and students to explain, analyze, and present material from the unit of study. • Voicethread will be used to reflect on understanding of units. Course Outline: Topic Reading Activities Assignment Learn all the features Finish creating “Teaching With SMARTBoard of the SMARTBoard presentation material Interactive Notebook Notebook software for a unit of curriculum Whiteboards” Beginner/Advance applied to a unit of using SMARTBoard Robert Marzano study Notebook Set up a Custom Create a Custom ISTE National Information Literacy/ Search, learn advance Search and alerts and Educational Search search techniques, set feeds for selected unit Technology Standards up alerts and feeds. of curriculum. Create spreadsheets, Set up a wiki and form 2010 New Media forms and wikis to to collect data to Data Collection Consortium Horizon collect research data analyze for unit of Report for unit of curriculum study Review photo and US Department of video websites, edit Compile photos and Education National Multimedia photos and videos, videos referencing unit Educational analyze copyright of study Technology Plan 2010 rights of teachers Present final website Blogs for Reflect on unit of study containing unit of David Warlick Collaboration material using podcasts curriculum integrated Alan November and Voicethread. with technology Will Richardson learned.
  3. 3. Exit Product: The final product for the course will be a unit of study/curriculum that was influenced, planned, integrated, and assessed with technology learned from the course. The unit should be classroom ready for use by students. The unit of curriculum should include the following features. • Most of the beginner/advance SMARTBoard Notebook features. • Information Literacy/Search (custom search, alerts, RSS feeds) • Data Collection (spreadsheets, forms, wiki) • Multimedia (photos and video) • Collaboration (podcast, screencast, Voicethread) ISTE National Educational Technology Standards 1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity 2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments 3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning 4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility 5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership Assignment - Final Presentation of Technology Influenced Curriculum Unit Directions: 1. Each student will create a final presentation of a curriculum unit posted on a website.
  4. 4. 2. The curriculum unit must be influenced by the technology tools learned, utilize the technology tools learned and be assessed with the technology tools learned. 3. The presentation will demonstrate an understanding of the tools introduced in class and an understanding of the NETS Standards. 4. Students asked to identify how each of the technologies overlap and are used in their unit. 5. Provide examples for all of the different technologies used for your personal learning and for ways in which this might impact your classrooms. 6. Presentation units will be presented and posted online. **See Project Rubric Below** Criteria 3 2 1 0 Knowledge The final assignment reflects an The final assignment The final The final assignment excellent understanding of reflects an excellent assignment reflects does not reflect an SMARTBoard Notebook, understanding of basic understanding of Information/Search Literacy, Data SMARTBoard understanding of SMARTBoard Collection, Multimedia, and Notebook, SMARTBoard Notebook, Collaboration and how each of these Information/Search Notebook, Information/Search areas overlaps and fits within the Literacy, Data Information/Search Literacy, Data context of lifelong learning and Collection, Literacy, Data Collection, Multimedia, curriculum creation. Multimedia, and Collection, and Collaboration. Collaboration. Multimedia, and Collaboration. Examples Many examples were provided for Many examples were Examples were Examples were not all technologies and provide provided on all provided on some included. evidence of learning for him or technologies learned. aspect of herself or how they perceive future technologies learning within the context of their learned. classrooms. Visual(s) / Student used visuals to reinforce Visuals related to Student Student used no visuals. student learning, screen text, and student learning, text, occasionally used presentation. and presentation. visuals that rarely support student learning, text, and presentation. Organization Student presents information in Student presents Audience has Audience cannot logical, interesting sequence that the information in logical difficulty following understand presentation audience can follow. sequence that the presentation because there is no
  5. 5. audience can follow. because student sequence of information. jumps around. Conventions Presentation has no misspellings or Presentation has no Presentation had Student's presentation grammatical errors. more than two three misspellings had four or more spelling misspellings and/or and/or grammatical errors and/or grammatical errors. errors. grammatical errors. SMART Board for All Content Areas - Focus on “STEM” -CMSV/CEGE 613R01 - (North Rockland Personnel ONLY) This is a face-to-face course designed for all Teachers and Teaching Assistants grade levels K-12. SMART Board skill level is beginner. This SMART Board course will integrate 21st century and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills into any content area. Teachers will learn how to use every SMART Board feature, beginner to advanced. Teachers will use the SMART Board to create a curriculum unit that incorporates multimedia, data collection, Information Literacy, and collaboration.