Case StudyCreators:Shaila Ahmed & Kim Mozley Responders: Frank Thornton & Leonel Yanez
BackgroundMr. Lomas has done a research unit every year, but this year he would like to give the kids an opportunity to research and make a multimedia presentation to address the above TEKS. The students will conduct online research to gather information on an animal assigned to them. They will have a research packet with a skeleton outline that they will need to fill in the information as they gather it. The students will then transfer their information from their outline into a multimedia presentation. Mr. Lomas’s goal is to introduce the students to online research methods, gathering and analyzing the information, and presenting it to an audience using multimedia tools.
Available TechnologiesAppropriate drivers, plug-ins, interfaces, web browsers and operating software for available hardware are already correctly installed on all classroom computers. A computer lab with Internet accessibility and networked printers are available. Also, 25 wireless notebook computers with Internet access are available for check out.Hardware:2 networked scanners and Switch with scanning capabilityInteractive whiteboard, Document camera and Projection device4 wireless microphones and 4 Webcams2 digital video cameras, 2 digital cameras26 graphing calculators12 microphone headsets and 12 portable media playersPortable audience response system for 30 studentsSoftware:Video editing, Web page authoring, Concept mapping, Spreadsheet, Word processing, Optical character recognition, Graphics/photo editing, DVD/CD writing software, Digital storytelling software, Audio editing software, Web 2.0 technology, Screen reader software, Variety of collaborative online applications.
Task 1Identify three technologies from the additional available technology list that would be appropriate for enhancing this lesson while addressing the diverse needs of all students. Explain why the technologies you identified are appropriate.Grade: 4 pointsResponse identifies three available technologies, and the response includes an effective justification for their integration into the lesson.
Task 2Describe how you would support and guide Mr. Lomas in planning the lesson then evaluating student performance. Explain how your support and guidance would assist Mr. Lomas in achieving the goals of the lesson for all 24 students in the class.Points: 4The response thoroughly describes appropriate support and guidance to be given to assist the teacher in planning an effective lesson and evaluating student performance, and the response takes into account the diverse needs of students.
Task 3Describe how you would support and guide Mr. Lomas in implementing the integration of technology into the lesson.Points: 3The response thoroughly describes appropriate support and guidance to be given to assist the teacher in planning an effective lesson, but does not adequately take into account the diverse needs of students.
Task 4Describe how you would support and guide Mr. Lomas in evaluating the applications of technology in order to meet the goals of the lesson.Points: 4The response demonstrates a thorough understanding of how to effectively mentor and give feedback to the teacher in the evaluation of the lesson.
Task 5Describe how a technology you identified might be used to enhance a lesson of your choosing for Social Studies and English Language Arts lesson.Points: 4The response selects a technology used in the lesson, and the response includes a thorough justification for the appropriate adaptation of the technology for use in the specified alternate learning situation.