Using Computers in the Classroom

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Learn how you can integrate computers into your lesson plans. This slideshow highlights how students can use computers to remember, understand, analyze, evaluate, create, and collaborate.

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Using Computers in the Classroom

  1. 1. Using Computers in the Classroom Ideas that will inspire you to integrate computers into your lesson plans
  2. 2. Why Integrate Technology? <ul><li>A Vision of Students Today (YouTube Video) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Integrate Technology? <ul><li>Did You Know 3.0 (YouTube Video) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Technology Benefits <ul><li>Increases Enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Engages Students </li></ul><ul><li>Increases Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Provides Access to Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Improves Recall, Confidence, and Deeper Thinking Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Improves Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Connects Students to Peers and Experts </li></ul>
  5. 5. Technology <ul><li>Technology is a Tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology as a Facilitator of Quality Education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Technology is the mechanism that delivers content. It facilitates how students receive content. It includes Internet access and hardware, which can be any Internet access device – from a desktop to a laptop to an iPad to a smartphone. Technology is the tool, not the instruction.” </li></ul><ul><li>– Foundation for Excellence in Education’s “Roadmap for Reform” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Designing with Technology <ul><li>Start with the learning goal, objective or standard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Break down the goal into small achievable bits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work backwards – what learning activities (and technology tools) will help the students achieve this goal? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How can technology help? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Differentiated instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engagement/participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simulation/visualization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Learning Tools <ul><li>Educational games </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ABCya.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funbrain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Super Teacher Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drill & Practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Study Stack </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn a Language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math Fact Café </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Memorize </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Learning Tools <ul><li>Visualization Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tag Galaxy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual Map of Authors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solar System Visualizer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Simulations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SPENT (poverty simulation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Art Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the Shoes of a Taxpayer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive Biology Simulations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teach Me How to Fish </li></ul></ul>Tag Galaxy
  9. 9. Learning Tools <ul><li>Interactive tutorials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BBC – KS3 Bitesize Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sphinx Kids Music Tutorials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science Animated Tutorials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Educational videos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Study Jams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube Teachers ’ Channel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Khan Academy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Snag Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>History for Music Lovers </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Critical Thinking Tools <ul><li>Gather and Organize Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kid-Friendly Search Engine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student-Safe Search Engine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collect Data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quiz Snack </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conduct Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Portal for Kids </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Creativity Tools <ul><li>Virtual Poster </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Glogster </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Movie-Making </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JayCut </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animoto </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Website Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EduBlogs </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Creativity Tools <ul><ul><li>Photo Editing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sumo Paint </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3-D Modeling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Google SketchUp </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazine Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Issuu </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National Archives’ Digital Vaults Poster/Movie Design Tool </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create and Animate Google Maps </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Creativity Tools <ul><ul><li>Compose Music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Keyboard </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storytelling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Draw a Stickman </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showcasing Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Artsonia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vimeo </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TeacherTube </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student Math Movies </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Collaboration Tools <ul><li>Virtual Bulletin Board </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Corkboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stixy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CoSketch </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type With Me </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Knowledge Building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>History Pin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science & Math Games (Fold.it) </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Communication Tools <ul><li>Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Google Voice </li></ul><ul><li>Online Meetings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Show Document </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any Meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Edmodo </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul>
  16. 16. Etc… <ul><ul><li>“ Don’t Reinvent the Wheel” Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Powerpoints </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jeopardy Games </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flash Cards (Study Stack) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spreadsheets for teacher data collection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Family Visits Tracker </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. K-12 Tech Tools Wiki <ul><li>Need more resources? </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the K-12 Tech Tools wiki to find free kid-safe, online resources for students categorized by grade level, subject, and standards. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Credits
  19. 19. Credits <ul><li>Presentation Designed by: </li></ul><ul><li>Torrey Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Ph.D. Student </li></ul><ul><li>Education: Teaching & Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Gevirtz Graduate School of Education </li></ul><ul><li>UC Santa Barbara </li></ul><ul><li>www.torreytrust.com </li></ul>

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