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  • 1. TechnologyIntegration inthe elementaryclassroom Presented by Patti Wyatt ESC 15 San Felipe Del Rio CISD October 26, 2011
  • 2. Introduction to the Digital Kids
  • 3. Inexpensive Ways toIntegrate Technology toEnhance Curriculum . . . or, how to connect with your students on a consistent basis.
  • 4. GamingPageantry of GadgetryWhat is your favorite piece of educational technology? 4
  • 5. Why Integrate Technology?• Digital Native Map• Students learn best when they are engaged with what they are studying, when they are making decisions, when they are thinking critically—(technology in any classroom encourages this).• ―Preparing our students not only to be digitally savvy, but leveraging these technologies to help them create, communicate, connect and collaborate will prepare them to be contributing citizens to their future.‖ The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators• ―Your students are going to use this technology either because of you, or in spite of you.‖ The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators 5
  • 6. Technology in the ClassroomConsider the following points as you plan toincorporate technology into a classroom or school:Technology. . .• is a tool, not an end in and of itself.• can be an advantage or an abused.• is a channel for accessing information.• reaches student’s learning styles.• provides amazing new channels for communications.• can be fun; sometimes it is edutainment.AND• is a heavy investment of capital outlay dollars and requires substantial cost to upgrade and to keep operational.• is extremely difficult to justify if it lies unused or becomes outmoded.
  • 7. Focus for Today1. To give you ideas for integration2. To share free websites and tools that can enhance curriculum3. To motivate you to use technology in your lessons 7
  • 8. The HatClassroom Applications• Who should I call on??? Let the Hat determine. Keeps students ready with an answer. . .• Creates attentiveness• Random selection of pairs http://download.cnet.com/The-Hat/3000-2132_4- 10074565.html?tag=recommendedDownloads (Avoid installing the Harmony Hollow Toolbar) Show ―The Hat‖ 8
  • 9. Cool TimerClassroom application:• Teacher at beginning of hour puts up three review questions from the previous day’s learning, students must answer the questions with or without help from fellow students before the timer ends. Gets students to the room and ready to learn.• Time students as they work on a project• Time student s to come back together to start a new activity http://download.cnet.com/Cool-Timer/3000-2350_4- 10062255.html (Avoid installing the Harmony Hollow Toolbar) Show Cool Timer 9
  • 10. Website Online StorageSite for easily storing, accessing and sharing all of yourfavorite sites.Classroom Applications:• Save and organize sites for a unit or topic• Students could use a previewed hotlist of resources• Share curricular sites with colleagues Diigo: http://www.diigo.com (furl absorbed by Diigo) Copy and organize anything (bookmarks, highlights, notes, screenshots, pictures, articles, bibliographie s), access anywhere, share with others. Diigo tutorial: http://www.slideshare.net/cliotech/diigo-tutorial-presentation De.lici.ous: http://delicious.com/ I Keep Bookmarks: http://www.ikeepbookmarks.com/ 10
  • 11. Diigo Educator Features• Create student accounts for an entire class with just a few clicks• Students of the same class are automatically set up as a Diigo group, such as group bookmarks and annotations.• Privacy settings of student accounts are pre-set so that only teachers and classmates can communicate with them.• Examples…Debate, foreign language
  • 12. Bloom’s Taxonomy of Web 2.0Bloom’s Taxonomy Blooms Digitally-- http://kathyschrock.net/ghttp://techlearning.com/article/8670 oogleblooms/
  • 13. VoiceThreadClassroom Applications:• Share images and create conversations• Communicate on line• Use of online audio communicationwww.voicethread.comExample 13
  • 14. Integration ideasClassroom Applications:• Post presentations online for students to view later• Save class timeBrain Sharkhttps://my.brainshark.comExampleSlide Share http://www.slideshare.net
  • 15. AvatarsClassroom Applications:• Creative announcements or messages• Used for student presentationsVoki http://www.voki.com/ (Recorded voice) Example 1 Example 2Xtranormal http://www.xtranormal.com/ (text to speech) Example 15
  • 16. Creating Books OnlineClassroom Applications:• Creative writing• Summaries or reviews• Publishing and sharing ideasToonDoo http://www.toondoo.com/ ExampleTikatok http://www.tikatok.com/Comic Creator http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/comicBookr www.pimpampum.net/bookr (all pictures must be in flickr) 16
  • 17. Online Scrapbooks• Glogster – www.glogster.com • Example • http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/• Tagxedo – www.tagxedo.com • word cloud with shape, can even add photos (Must download Microsoft Silverlight)• Wordle - www.wordle.net• Image Chef - http://www.imagechef.com/ic/word_mosaic/
  • 18. Timeline GeneratorsClassroom Applications:• Brainstorm an idea with individual or class• Organize thoughts• Capture ideas• Historical events TimeGlider: http://timeglider.com/ Example Student Interactive Timeline: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student- interactives/timeline-30007.html Excel Timeline: http://www.vertex42.com/ExcelTemplates/timeline.html Links to many timeline generators: http://www.squidoo.com/how-to- make-a-timeline 18
  • 19. Podcasting/VodcastingClassroom Applications: • Assist auditory learners • Facilitate material review • Deliver online lectures • Provide supplementary contentAudacity: a free, open source software for recording and editing sounds.http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Lame encoder allows Audacity to export MP3 files. http://lame.sourceforge.net/download.phpAudacity tutorial http://www.how-to-podcast-tutorial.com/17-audacity-tutorial.htmItunes u – Emerging Technologies in the Classroom Examples: Book Reviews, Campaign Videos, This I Believe 19
  • 20. WebcamsClassroom Applications:• Interact with the community – webcam from location to a classroom• Communicate with your class when you are gone• Interact with students on homebound• Communicate with other schools during PLC• Interact (talk using microphone, chat free with anyone – even internationally)www.skype.com (2 video participants, 24 audio participants)me.tokbox.com (up to 20 participants)www.dimdim.com (collaborate, share documents, white board, even record session)www.stickam.com (stream live video on the internet) 20
  • 21. Graphic OrganizersClassroom Applications:• Brainstorm an idea with individual or class• Organize thoughts• Capture ideas Webspiration: http://www.mywebspiration.com/ Example Mindmeister: http://www.mindmeister.com/ Bubble.us: http://bubbl.us 21
  • 22. FlashcardsClassroom Applications: • Class Review • Individual Review • Create FlashcardsQuizlet: http://quizlet.com/math-and-scienceFlash Card Exchange http://www.flashcardexchange.com/index.php 22Flash Card Machine http://www.flashcardmachine.com/
  • 23. QuizzesClassroom Applications:• Provides interactive and collaborative review sessions• Allows individual practice and drill in a non-threatening environment• Allows another avenue of review and study for various learning styles• Allows anywhere/anytime review if activities are onlineQuizstar: http://quizstar.4teachers.org/Quiz Revolutions: http://www.mystudiyo.com/Other quiz programs: http://www.techlearning.com/blogs/31494 23
  • 24. Templates of All KindsTemplates of all kinds http://officeupdate.microsoft.com/TemplateGallery/Recognize student work with pre-designed certificateshttp://www.123certificates.com/http://www.dyetub.com/certificates/traditional/ 24
  • 25. Survey & Polls (Free)Classroom Applications:• Source for survey data• Lesson plan on graphing• Source for gathering opinions on current events or curricular issues• Interdisciplinary projects involving a group of teachers• Pretests• Brainstorming prior to reading www.surveykey.com (100 people, 10 questions, up to 30 days) www.zoomerang.com (100 people, up to 10 days) www.surveymonkey.com (100 people, 10 questions) www.polleverywhere.com (audience response system that uses mobile phones, twitter, and the web) GoogleDoc Forms – must create account, no restrictions, results in spreadsheet or graph form. Example 25
  • 26. Creating MoviesClassroom Applications:• Create a video presentation for any curricular area• Explain or demonstrate conceptsMovieMaker – http://explore.live.com/windows-live-movie-maker-get- started With Windows Live Movie Maker, you can quickly turn your photos and videos into polished movies. Add special effects, transitions, sound, and captions to help tell your story. And sharing with friends and family is easy—whether on the web, a computer, TV, mobile device, or a DVD.*Animoto www.animoto.com Takes photos, video clips and music and automatically creates completely unique video slideshows. Example 26
  • 27. RubricsClassroom Applications:• Evaluate student projects• Student evaluation/rubrichttp://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php a free tool to help the teacher who wants to use quality rubrics but does not have the time to develop them from scratch.http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/rubrics/general/ Contains numerous rubrics that are linked by categories and concepts.http://myt4l.com/index.php?v=pl&page_ac=view&type=tools site to create rubrics and more 27
  • 28. Thinkfinity: Great Classroom ResourceAccess to high-quality, standards-based lesson plans, studentactivities, reviewed websites and other resourcesClassroom Applications:• Teacher tool used to create reviews for standardized testing and higher- level thinking applications• Lesson plan library• Resources for online and traditional research• Previewed (by teachers) Internet resourcesThinkfinity Lesson Plans and Interactive Resources http://www.thinkfinity.org/ 28
  • 29. Ideas for Halloween www.thinkfinity.org/bump-in- the-nightCarve a virtual pumpkin!http://www.theoworlds.com/halloween/
  • 30. MSOffice ProductivityClassroom Applications• Teacher/peer editing• Grading projects created in Word documentsComments (Word) – Under the Review Tab2007-2010- http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/insert-or-delete- a-comment-HA001219010.aspx 30
  • 31. Other ResourcesOther good technology sites: • Lee’s Summit Technology http://its.leesummit.k12.mo.us/ • Olathe http://online.olatheschools.com/depts/irc/ • Cool Tools for Teachers http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/ • Discovery Education Web 20.11 http://web2011.discoveryeducation.com/ • Go 2 Web 2.0 http://www.go2web20.net/
  • 32. Recognizing ObstaclesWhy don’t teachers integrate technology:• Time--it takes too much time• Fear - students will know more than I do• Money• Equipment― The greater the stress associated with the activity, the smaller the cadre of teachers willing to give such activities a try.‖ Jamie McKenzie, Nov. FNO (http://fno.org) Don’t let this be YOU!!! 32
  • 33. Your Challenge1. Use one thing you learned today in the next week.2. Share what you learned today with your colleagues (become a technology leader). 34