Using Technology to Motivate Students Ashley Gabriel Jillian Perfetti Stephanie Prohaska
Technology: Why Does it Matter? <ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>With-it-ness  </li></ul><ul><li>Challenging Students ...
Web Quests <ul><li>What are they? </li></ul><ul><li>How are they used? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can I find them? </li></ul>
What are they? <ul><li>Safe and easy way for students to surf the internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-curricular activities ...
How are they used? <ul><li>Teacher finds or creates a web quest </li></ul><ul><li>Students are given specific instructions...
Where can I find them? <ul><li>http://bestwebquests.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://webquest.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://we...
Samples We Made <ul><li>Let’s Tour France </li></ul><ul><li>http://plato.mercyhurst.edu/education/majors/sprohaska/Prohask...
Cyber Lessons <ul><li>Shorter web quests </li></ul><ul><li>Activity/Application </li></ul><ul><li>Small Project </li></ul>...
Inspiration and Kidspiration <ul><li>Encourages effective note-taking </li></ul><ul><li>An easy way for young children to ...
Interactive PowerPoints <ul><li>Using PowerPoint to teach a lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Uses fun activities to teach new note...
Virtual Field Trips <ul><li>Students can learn about places they may never be able to visit </li></ul><ul><li>Students can...
Virtual Field Trips <ul><li>http://www.roman-empire.net/children/visit.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Ed...
IMovies <ul><li>Project that requires higher order thinking and incorporates video technology </li></ul><ul><li>Students c...
Teacher Tube <ul><li>Safe version of You Tube </li></ul><ul><li>Provides supplemental videos for classroom lectures </li><...
Podcasting <ul><li>Audacity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recording or music </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Windows Movie Maker </li></ul>...
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Final Thoughts <ul><li>Digital Disconnect </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bridging the gap between tech savvy students and teachers ...
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  1. 1. Using Technology to Motivate Students Ashley Gabriel Jillian Perfetti Stephanie Prohaska
  2. 2. Technology: Why Does it Matter? <ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>With-it-ness </li></ul><ul><li>Challenging Students </li></ul><ul><li>Diverging from the norm </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of differentiating instruction </li></ul>
  3. 3. Web Quests <ul><li>What are they? </li></ul><ul><li>How are they used? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can I find them? </li></ul>
  4. 4. What are they? <ul><li>Safe and easy way for students to surf the internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-curricular activities </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry oriented lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Culminating project challenges students to think outside the box </li></ul><ul><li>Higher order thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Simulates a real world situation </li></ul>
  5. 5. How are they used? <ul><li>Teacher finds or creates a web quest </li></ul><ul><li>Students are given specific instructions through the web quest </li></ul><ul><li>The instructions will lead them to the culminating project </li></ul>
  6. 6. Where can I find them? <ul><li>http://bestwebquests.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://webquest.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://webquest.sdsu.edu/ </li></ul>
  7. 7. Samples We Made <ul><li>Let’s Tour France </li></ul><ul><li>http://plato.mercyhurst.edu/education/majors/sprohaska/ProhaskaWebQuest/index.htm </li></ul>
  8. 8. Cyber Lessons <ul><li>Shorter web quests </li></ul><ul><li>Activity/Application </li></ul><ul><li>Small Project </li></ul><ul><li>Safe sites linked for students to “research” </li></ul><ul><li>http://plato.mercyhurst.edu/education/majors/sprohaska/educ211/cyberlesson.htm </li></ul>
  9. 9. Inspiration and Kidspiration <ul><li>Encourages effective note-taking </li></ul><ul><li>An easy way for young children to organize their ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Lets the teacher create appropriate lessons </li></ul>
  10. 10. Interactive PowerPoints <ul><li>Using PowerPoint to teach a lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Uses fun activities to teach new notes or reinforce old information </li></ul><ul><li>Motivates students by hands on engagement </li></ul><ul><li>http://plato.mercyhurst.edu/education/majors/sprohaska/educ211/ppt.htm </li></ul>
  11. 11. Virtual Field Trips <ul><li>Students can learn about places they may never be able to visit </li></ul><ul><li>Students can travel the world without leaving the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Great for schools without the resources to take actual field trips </li></ul>
  12. 12. Virtual Field Trips <ul><li>http://www.roman-empire.net/children/visit.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Education/OnlineResources/default.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.uen.org/utahlink/tours/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nineplanets.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/antarctica/index.html </li></ul>
  13. 13. IMovies <ul><li>Project that requires higher order thinking and incorporates video technology </li></ul><ul><li>Students choose a topic and organize a video story </li></ul><ul><li>Gives the students a chance explore their interests </li></ul>
  14. 14. Teacher Tube <ul><li>Safe version of You Tube </li></ul><ul><li>Provides supplemental videos for classroom lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Engages students by allowing alternative resources </li></ul><ul><li>www.teachertube.com </li></ul>
  15. 15. Podcasting <ul><li>Audacity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recording or music </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Windows Movie Maker </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Organizer </li></ul><ul><li>www.podcastpickle.com </li></ul>
  16. 16. Audacity
  17. 17. Windows Movie Maker
  18. 18. Final Thoughts <ul><li>Digital Disconnect </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bridging the gap between tech savvy students and teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Any age level from kindergarten through college </li></ul><ul><li>Technology at your fingertips--and it’s easier than you think! </li></ul>
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