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  • Play with the tool before introducing. Think about where you want to implement and if it is meaningful Peer help Start out small
  • Warm-Up to Class Discussion: -Allows each student individual “think time” without having to answer aloud -Teacher uses instant results to quickly assess understanding -Students are asked to engage in discussion about the question and answer again
  • Warm-Up to Class Discussion: -Allows each student individual “think time” without having to answer aloud -Teacher uses instant results to quickly assess understanding -Students are asked to engage in discussion about the question and answer again


  • 1. Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum K-5
  • 2. A Vision of K-12Students Today
  • 3. “ If we don’t stop and listen to the kids we serve, value their opinions, and make major changes on the basis of the valid suggestions they offer, we will be left in the 21 st century with school buildings to administer—but with students who are mentally or physically somewhere else.” Mark Prensky
  • 4. Meet Our Team
    • Katy Cox
    • 5 th Grade, Munford Elementary School/ 21 st Century Mentor
    • Shannon Hill 3 rd Grade, Lincoln Elementary School/ 21 st Century Leader
    • Dr. Brooke Morgan Asst. Principal, Munford Elementary School/ 21 st Century Key Leader
    • Blair Steffens 4 th Grade, Munford Elementary School/ 21 st Century Mentor
    • Marilyn Whatley 4 th Grade, Lincoln Elementary School/21 st Century Mentor
  • 5. Skype
  • 6. Talladega County
    • 739 square miles
    • AH Watwood Elementary
    • B.B. Comer High
    • B.B. Comer Elementary
    • Childersburg Elementary
    • Childersburg High
    • Childersburg Middle
    • Talladega County Central High
    • Fayetteville High
    • Munford High
    • Munford Middle
    • Munford Elementary
    • Sycamore Elementary
    • Lincoln Elementary
    • Lincoln High
    • Drew Middle
    • Stemley Road Elementary
    • Winterboro School
    • Genesis Alternative Education Center
    • Talladega County Teacher Center
    • Talladega County Board of Education
    • Bus Shop
    • Maintenance Shop
  • 7. The Initiative
    • In 2007, our school superintendent led school administrators in reading The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman and in studying the research and work of the Partnership for 21 st Century Skills.
    • Each school administrator presented the Framework for 21 st Century Learning to his/her staff and began discussions about what we were already doing that demonstrated 21 st Century Skills and what steps we needed to take in order to improve.
  • 8. The Framework
  • 9. Vision
    • To provide a challenging, rigorous curriculum empowering all students to be successful in the 21 st century.
  • 10. Goals
    • Increase student engagement
    • Integrate technology tools to support instruction
    • Train teachers to support a new way of learning
  • 11. Our Journey
    • In 2008, administrators and school leadership teams read The Global Achievement Gap by Tony Wagner.
    • Teams from each school participated in Talladega County School’s 21 st Century Initiative. 60 participants attended three sessions throughout the school year to learn about various technology tools.
    • In 2009, 75 elementary, middle and high school teachers participated in training through the 21 st Century Learners Initiative. Our format changed to include Lab School sessions.
  • 12. Our Journey cont.
    • In 2010, we have divided our elementary group into mentors and novice teachers.
    • We conducted our first Virtual Lab School. We used Skype to visit classrooms from around our county.
    • Currently, under the guidance of our teacher leaders, every teacher in the system has begun to develop exemplary lessons for integrating 21 st century skills.
  • 13. Our Initiative Today “ Priceless”
  • 14. What we’ve learned…
    • Educators can no longer be the dispensers of facts/theories. We must:
      • Participate in the learning process
      • Facilitate peer-to-peer learning
      • Learn to communicate in the language/style of the students
      • Facilitate more collaborative learning approaches
      • Administer continuous and formative assessments
  • 15. Next Steps
    • Teachers in our school worked with their grade level to determine what they were already doing to address 21 st Century Skills.
    • Next, they identified areas where they needed more information and training.
    • Last, they determined what resources were needed in order to meet the needs of 21 st Century Learners.
  • 16. Acquiring Resources
    • School grants
    • System-wide Foundation Grants
    • PTA
  • 17. Beginning of My Journey
    • 21 st Century Team
    • 21 st Century Leader
    • Leader, 3 21 st Century Initiative Participants
  • 18. Professional Development Faculty Meetings/In-service 21 Century Leader Tech Tuesdays Grade Group Meetings
  • 19. Technology COS
  • 20. School Collaboration Online
  • 21. Moodle
  • 22. Teachers’ Perspectives of Moodle Kindergarten Teacher Kristen McRae Special Needs Teacher Anna Munroe
  • 23. Technology Across the Curriculum Wiki
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    • Formative assessment tool: allows teachers to adjust instruction during a lesson and provide instant feedback based on students’ needs
    • Excellent way to incorporate standards-based practice into content areas
    • Engage students in productive preparation for standardized tests
    Classroom Response System (Clickers)
  • 25. Teaching With Clickers… Ways to Use Clickers: Use as a warm-up prior to a class discussion Use instant results from graphs to gauge understanding adjust instruction accordingly Use a wrap-up quiz at the end of a lesson to assess learning
  • 26. What are the advantages of using clickers? Promotes active participation, engagement, and discussion among all students Provides students with useful and motivational feedback on their own learning Provides teachers with information about student learning to allow them to respond to immediate needs Credit: Derek Bruff, Vanderbilt University
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  • 28. Document Cameras
    • Ways to incorporate into instruction:
    • Use to provide clarity
    • Use during read alouds
    • Write on, annotate, and manipulate items
    • Share student work
    • Develop writing skills
    • Demonstrate new techniques
    • Demonstrating math and science procedures
    • Provide student feedback
  • 29. Instructional Uses for Document Cameras
  • 30. Document Cameras: Manipulatives and Demonstrations
  • 31. Instructional Uses for Document Cameras
  • 32. Instructional Uses for Document Cameras
  • 33. Instructional Uses for Document Cameras
  • 34. Interactive Whiteboards: Dissections
  • 35. Interactive Whiteboards: National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
  • 36. Interactive Whiteboards: Websites Habitats and Adaptations Google Earth
  • 37. BrainPop!
    • Student-friendly cartoon format
    • 3-4 minutes in length
    • Includes content vocabulary
    • Quizzes and other activities
  • 38. Middle School Science: Scholastic’s Top Teaching: Cool Cat Teacher The Innovative Educator Blogs for Educators
  • 39. Blogs as an Instructional Tool
    • Increase in student interest in writing when work is published online and it is subject to reader comments
    • Increase in student engagement and communication among students
    • Increase in higher order thinking
    • Enhanced critical thinking skills
    • Reduced feelings of isolation
    • Motivate students to read and write
  • 40. Webquests as an Instructional Tool
    • What are the advantages of using webquests?
    • Inquiry-based format
    • Allows students to work at their own pace
    • Puts students in charge of the learning
    • Requires children to formulate their own answers rather than simply being presented with information
    • Can be modified for individual students
  • 41. Webquests as an Instructional Tool
    • 6 Reasons to Use Webquests:
    • To begin a unit as an anticipatory set
    • To conclude a unit as a summation
    • As a collaborative project where students end with a product
    • To help move students toward being independent thinkers
    • To increase competency with the use of technology
    • As a motivational technique to keep students on task
  • 42. Teaching Technology Skills ( with only a few computers )
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  • 51. Technology folder
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  • 65. 1 – 1 Computer Classroom
  • 66. What are the benefits?
    • Allows the teacher to meet every student where they are in the 21 st Century.
    • Students are provided with equitable amounts of time to learn using 21 st Century tools.
    • Students are provided with multiple opportunities to communicate, show their creativity, and learn.
  • 67. What opportunities do the students have?
    • Web-based interactive learning
    • Downloadable learning games
    • Project based learning (PBL)
      • Research
      • Project production
      • Project presentation
  • 68. Web-based learning
    • Paid membership sites:
    • Free sites:
  • 69. First in Math
    • Focuses on math standards.
    • Students choose a math skill of their choice and play learning games.
    • Students receive digital stickers for every game that they complete successfully.
    • Just the Facts – students practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division fact fluency. As the students become fluent in the facts, students receive digital ribbons and trophies.
    • Teachers can monitor student progress and remediate or provide enrichment as needed.
  • 70. Reports
  • 71. Study Island
    • Aligns with state testing standards.
    • Reading, math, and science standards practice can be purchased.
    • A pre-test is completed first and the program determines appropriate problems that the student needs.
    • A lesson, test, and game is provided for each standard.
    • The program can be used for class assignments, homework, or formative assessment.
    • Teachers can monitor student progress by standard and remediate or provide enrichment as needed.
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  • 73. Reports
    • Teachers can use a variety of reports from the students’ results.
    • Teachers can use these reports for planning, remediation, or enrichment.
    • Teachers can set up to have reports emailed to them weekly.
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  • 75. Education City
    • Aligns with state standards.
    • Provides language, math, and science practice.
    • Provides games and tests for each standard.
    • Can be used as formative assessment tool.
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  • 78. Project Based Learning
    • School teams have had ongoing training from the Buck Institute for the past two years.
    • Lincoln Elementary and Munford Elementary are serving as PBL model schools.
      • LES – 5 Third Grade classrooms are equipped with laptops for every child.
      • MES – 2 Fourth Grade and 3 Fifth Grade classrooms are equipped with laptops for every child.
  • 79. Project based learning
    • Project based learning is centered around the student
    • Students discover their learning through real world situations and applications
    • Teacher role is more of a facilitator
    • Planning:
      • Standards
      • Cross curriculum
      • Driving question
      • Final product
      • Activities and research that connect to the driving question and lead to the final product
      • Set a time period
  • 80. Project Based Learning
    • Kick off the project
    • Set up groups and assign group roles
    • Students sign contracts and agree to their roles and work for the project
    • Give rubrics so that students know exactly what is expected throughout the entire project
    • Explain and model final product, presentation, and how students will work toward completing the project
  • 81. Dream Home Project
    • As a class, we planned out our class dream.
    • Each group planned and designed a room that would be part of the room.
    • The groups used graph paper to plan how the room would be arranged.
    • The students must use what they know about polygons, lines, and angles to design the room.
    • The students had to calculate the area and perimeter of the room and each item in the room.
  • 82. Dream Home
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  • 84. World Ecosystems Vacation
    • Groups chose an ecosystem and researched the ecosystem, the animals, and landmark to draw people to visit.
    • Groups planned a trip to the ecosystem including flight, rental car, food, and entertainment. Students had to use the internet to research actual prices for the trip.
    • Students had to create and plan a budget and itinerary for their trip.
    • Students had to include times – flight departure and arrival (keeping in mind the time difference and time zones)
  • 85. Ecosystem Vacation Fair
  • 86. Famous Alabamians
    • Groups chose a famous person from Alabama who has contributed to the state in some way.
    • Students researched the person’s life and contributions.
    • Students planned and filmed a video interview of the Alabamian to show what they learned about the person.
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  • 92. Online Collaboration Projects By Jen Monster Exchange
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  • 96. Student Led Technology
    • Classroom Tech Squads
    • Skyping Classrooms
    • PBL projects
    • Tech Team
    • *School Newsletter monthly
    • *Maintaining teacher wikis
  • 97. eBook for iBooks iPod or iPad
  • 98. LES Broadcast
  • 99. Chris Van Allsburg Website created by: Madison
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  • 101. Riley “The Paleontologist”
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  • 103. 3 rd Grade raised money for Haiti and created Health Kits!!!!
  • 104. Soda Can Drive Raise Money for St. Jude Hospital
  • 105. Soles 4 Souls 4 th Grade
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  • 107. Pop Tops for Ronald McDonald House
  • 108. Preparing our students for the 21st Century is a little outdated….. Now, we are preparing our students IN the 21st Century!!!!!