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    Technology Technology Presentation Transcript

    • Using Technology to Enhance Instruction
    • What is Integration?
      • Using available technology as a tool in the classroom. The same as you would use a book or a manipulative.
      • It is NOT “playing” a computer game when a child finishes his/her work.
      • Technologies are not an “add-on”. Your goal should be to use them in every phase of your curriculum.
    • Where do I begin?
      • Evaluate your resources.
      • Lab or computers in your classroom?
      • Evaluate your own skills and who can assist you within your school system.
      • Attend training and conferences to gain more knowledge of available resources.
      • Join professional organizations.
      • How can computers help ME ?
    • Simplify YOUR life with Technology
      • Grade book
      • Lesson Plans
      • Schedules
      • Checklists
      • Databases of Student Information
      • Create worksheets/classroom aids
    • Gradebook Example:
    • Checklist Example:
    • Children need to have typing skills beginning at an early age.
      • PAWS in Typing Town
      • Mavis Beacon
      • Jumpstart Typing
      • Online: Download Typing Master 2002
    • Schedule
      • Schedule Lab time if available.
      • Keep a schedule in the classroom so all students have an opportunity on the machines.
      • Model in the Lab; work on projects in the classroom during scheduled times.
      • ALWAYS be prepared for “glitches” as they will happen when you least expect them.
    • SACS and Technology Integration
      • Communications: Email
      • School Climate: Tech Team
      • Staff Development: Cohort and Mini-Training Sessions
      • Curriculum & Development: Integration of Technology in the curriculum
    • Online Teaching Tools Web Worksheet Wizard Make your own web page. Post homework assignments, notes for parents, etc. Students can design their own pages too!
    • Online Teaching Tools CasaNotes EASY! Make notes to send home to parents. Only takes a few minutes. Great tool for grades K-12. Will impress your students, parents, and colleagues!
    • Online Teaching Tools Enchanted Learning Great site for printing worksheets on ANY topic for grades K-12. Great for a “panic attack” when it’s time for class and you don’t have an activity planned!
    • Book Reports Transform book reports from boring and hum-drum to awesome and inspiring!! Use PowerPoint, Kid Pix, Hyperstudio, MovieWorks or any other multimedia software. Check out Book Report Alternatives Book Report Learning Center
    • Math Graphing using MS Excel Dingusland Math Accelerated Math Math Forum AAAMATH.COM M&M Probability Lesson
    • Language Arts Accelerated Reader Inspiration/Kidspiration – Fabulous tools for Graphic Organizers. Writing Editing Proofing Publishing Inserting Graphics The above list can be done in MS Word, PowerPoint Hyperstudio, Kid Pix, etc.
    • Social Studies Native Americans PowerPoint/Hyperstudio Project Virginia Focus WebQuest Famous Virginians PowerPoint Jeopardy Games (Indians, Virginia History) Colonial Life WebQuest Map of the 5 Regions of Virginia – using Kid Pix or other drawing program Continents – 2 nd /3 rd Grade
    • Science Parts of a flower – text on a graphic Simple Machines – PowerPoint/Hyperstudio Five Kingdoms – Research/PowerPoint/Chart Invertebrates PowerPoint Solar System WebQuest Animal Habitat PowerPoints and resources – 3 rd Grade Solar System PowerPoint Project Rocks and Minerals BrainPop
    • Search Engines Yahooligans – a good search engine for students to utilize. Google – THE search engine! Education Planet – a wonderful search engine for educators. The Amazing Picture Machine – a great place to find pictures you need in many different subject areas. Teacher Files – an amazing place to find clipart for educators.
    • Lesson Plans for Teachers Teaching Resources – Laura Candler Teacher Files The Teacher’s Corner Technology Integration
    • Online Projects & Activities Pen Pals Aunty Math – Math Challenges Alphabet Across America Monster Exchange Online Projects
    • Other Helpful Tools for Teachers Online Translator for ESL Synonym Activities (ON and Off Line) Bingo Card Generator The Lesson Plans Page Virginia Department of Education