Learning objective: students will learn the characteristics of the planets in the solar system Things that went well: I got the projector to work and the power point presentation went smoothly enough Things that didn’t go so well: The presentation took longer than anticipated and the information included in the presentation may have been overload If I could do things differently, I’d probably change some of the instructional input on the slides, they seem really wordy after having taught it to my class. I think I’d like to have names and pictures predominantly on the slide, and just talk to them as the presentation progresses. Also at the end, I think I’d flash pictures of different planets and see if my students would be able to identify them. Students were not actively using technology, but they were engaged by it. Technology use was essential, and the task focus was on the lesson, not the technology. Using a power point presentation was a huge added value because I was able to show students actual pictures of the planets as I taught. They loved that. My technology integration experience matched up with the 4 principles of effective technology integration pretty well. I didn’t center a lesson around technology use, and I was definitely able to enhance the content of my lesson by using a power point presentation and showing actual pictures of the planets. I wouldn’t have been able to show my students the planets otherwise, considering it wouldn’t have been possible to walk outside, stare into the sky, and just see all 8 planets. My pedagogy was great, I had an awesome introductory set lined up that fed right into the lesson, and my content knowledge was very intact because I had learned and studied what I was going to teach well in advance.