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  • 1. Technology for Novice Teachers By: Stephanie Yankeliovich And Charlcie Holguin
  • 2. Digital Writing
    • In a traditional classroom, students have written essays and term papers in a framework designated for research and critical thinking
    • Writing on the Web equates to new possibilities for thinking and assessment
      • Data
      • Images
      • Sounds
      • Videos
  • 3. How do you do it?
    • Teachers use documents such as Microsoft Word in order to have student’s complete their assignments
    • Look for this image for Microsoft Word
  • 4. Teacher Tube
    • If you have access to the internet in your classroom then you need to check this out
    • This is used for teaching students and interacting your lessons with video clips.
    • Kids love movies! Use this website to mix your lessons with something fun!
  • 5. SMART Boards
    • Teachers around the world are using SMART boards in their classroom.
    • It’s an interactive whiteboard that lets you
    • deliver your lessons
    • Write notes in digital ink
    • All with the simple touch of a finger!
  • 6. Digital Cameras in the Classroom
    • Why should we use them?
      • Using the camera will assist students be involved with the subject
      • Great for cognitive development because students will need a plan and reason of what pictures to take.
      • It’s convenient!
      • You don’t have to wait to get the photos printed, you just quickly upload them onto your computer!
  • 7. Digital Photos
    • How do I apply them into my lessons?
      • It’s easy!
      • There are many ways to use digital photos, you can create scavenger hunts inside the classroom so you know your students understand the lesson
      • Take pictures of school events and have them apply them with their lesson.
      • Create fun projects and have a blast!
  • 8. PowerPoint
    • Microsoft PowerPoint is a great way to present new information to the class
    • It contains
      • Images
      • Information
      • Videos
      • And animation
    • PowerPoint can be used in teacher and student presentations
  • 9. What it’s Used For
    • It’s as easy as 1…2…3…
    • It’s used in businesses to present new information and products and can be used in the classroom for the same reasons
    • Another way of using PowerPoint in your classroom is having the student’s create a presentation and present their knowledge like a professional.
  • 10. Excel
    • Microsoft Excel is also used in many businesses and in presentations
    • It’s a great way to use graphs, charts, and organize information
      • Numbers
      • Mathematical Equations
      • Taking Role
      • Inputting Grades
  • 11. Not just for Teachers….
    • Why limit students to organizing information on paper when Excel already has columns and rows ready?
  • 12. Digital Video
    • Why stop at digital cameras?
    • Another productive way in challenging students, is having them create a story using digital cameras.
    • Give students enough time to brainstorm the topic in order for them to create a story line.
  • 13. Why is THIS Important?
    • You can use this new technique for different reasons
    • You have them dig deeper into a subject and have them create a storyline in order to present to the class a video of what they learned in the subject. We really want them to recreate what they’ve learned.
    • It’s creative and new ways of teaching! It’s better than having them memorize the textbook. Students are learning by creating the storyline and making sure it’s accurate.
  • 14. Digital Video Example
    • Student’s use digital videos in different ways.
    • Middle School students created a Public Service Announcement to raise the awareness of Global Warning.
  • 15. Webquest
    • If you know how to use Word, PowerPoint, or Excel, then you are more likely capable of using web quest
    • Web quests requires more than just summarizing it includes
      • Synthesis
      • Analysis
      • Problem-solving
      • Creativity
      • Judgment
  • 16. Web quest in the Classroom
      • Web quests makes good use of the web.
      • This isn’t a research report nor is it a step by step math or science equation
      • This is where student’s can interact with each other and edit their information.
      • A great way for teachers to also check student’s work and edit them as they go along.
  • 17. Twitter
    • We are at that time where social media is the new way of communicating
    • We update our status’s and following people on twitter.
    • Most student’s tend to have a twitter page so they are able to follow their friends or even their favorite celebrities
    • But, how about following their teachers?
  • 18. Using Twitter in the Classroom
    • Many student’s go home and spend hours doing other things rather than doing homework
    • They tend to go online and check out their messages on social networks
    • What if teachers had their own pages and used them to remind students of what happened in class or about their homework assignments?
    • Here’s an example post
    • “ REMINDER: Homework due tomorrow…Pages __ to___ due tomorrow!”
  • 19. Facebook
    • Another social media that so many student’s use to see their friends updates.
    • Teachers can update their status, show examples, add photos, and the list goes on and on.
    • Adding the student’s and their parents is a great way to interact and use reminders
  • 20. Parents and Facebook
    • A lot of adult’s use social media to communicate as well
    • Adding the student’s parents on a specific page that is used for your class is important.
    • That way the parents are also involved in what their child is doing in your class.
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