Technology in the Classroom Karen Work Richardson firstname.lastname@example.org
Technology in the Classroom
Integrating Technology May…• Change the way you teach• Change the way you interact with yourstudents• Change the expectations you have for yourstudents• Free you to really do what you do best:TEACH!
ACOT Stages of Technology IntegrationEntry Learn the basics of using the new technology(skill)Adoption Use new technology to support traditionalinstruction (create puzzles or worksheets, usefor information)Adaptation Integrate new technology into traditionalpractice (application software)Appropriation Focus on cooperative, project-based, andinterdisciplinary workInvention Discover new uses for technology toolshttp://www.apple.com/education/planning/profdev/index4.html
Issues of Computer Use• Expectations : What do you hope to achieve?• Room Arrangement– Where do students use the computer?• Management/Scheduling– When do students use the computer?– How do students use the computer?• Integration– Why do students use the computer?
Room Arrangement• Easy access for students and for teacher• Easily supervised• Plenty of space• Neatly organized
Planning the When• Be fair• Be realistic• Be consistent• Have the computer inuse all the time• Consider using Fridayas “catch-up” day• Use time or definedtask to determine howlong each child orgroup can be at thecomputer• Use technology totrack usage
Planning the How• Develop a system forusing the computer• Think small• Assign learninggroups• Emphasize pre-planning• Limit data entry• Create a homepagewith agendas and links• Use “class buddies” toupdate computersusers who missclasswork
Planning the How• Enforce expectations• Avoid floppy disks• Use students ascomputer helpers• Get help• Steal!• Use scaffolds– Task cards– Checklists– Templates
Integration• Examine current unit or activity for ways toadd technology• Rewrite the lesson unit to identify changesdue to technology• Prepare materials and create schedule
Ideas…• Look up info related to current classdiscussion• Daily info like sunrise/sunset, tides,temperature• Class newspaper or journal• Ongoing story• Class web page
Ideas…• Drill and practice• Simulations• Adding adjectives and adverbs• Subject/verb agreement• Identify poetic devices• Brainstorming
Ideas…• Have students create task cards for a particularactivity or web site• Draw story webs• Illustrate vocabulary words• Make lists, sort lists, organize lists• Print out clip art or graphics to use in collages• Add graphics and pictures to a class collection• Mini-lessons
Ideas…• Use computer group work to teachcooperative learning skills• Have ongoing “personal” projects thatchildren can work on for short periods oftime throughout the year(write in journal oradd to a web page)• Take or make a quiz• Complete or make a puzzle
Ideas…• Group or class e-mail letter• Class database• Enter group info into spreadsheet and graph• Electronic worksheets• Reading database• Class calendar• Add a label
Ideas…• Create a school directory• Make an alphabet book• Prepare for a field trip• Report on a field trip• Write a caption• Add a sentence
Ideas…• Quicktime movies• Venn diagrams• Color maps in Paint• Create a timeline• Diagram a sequence• Put the pictures in order
Ideas…• Use commercial software• Find time for exploration and creativity• Chart information in a table• Collaborate on a banner• Model using the computer as a tool• Use a picture to illlustrate a topic
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