Technology Integration With Animal Habitats<br />By: Elizabeth Holland<br />
Issues and Problems in Science Instruction<br /><ul><li>Accountability in standards
Difficulties in teaching K-8 science
New emphasis on and controversies about scientific inquiry</li></li></ul><li>Technology Integration Strategies <br />The G...
Technology Integration Strategies <br />GoNorth! Adventure Learning Series<br />Adventure Learning (AL) is a hybrid of dis...
Technology Integration Strategies <br />Webquests<br />Designed to connect students with a reasonable sample of internet s...
Lesson Plan<br />Basic Information<br /><ul><li>Title: Animal Habitats
Area of Study: Science
Grade Level: Kindergarten</li></li></ul><li>Objective<br /><ul><li>To teach children about the different habitats around t...
Procedure<br />To begin my lesson I will talk to the children about what a habitat is and how we all have a certain habita...
Example<br />First I would talk to the children about polar bears.<br />I would ask what they eat and where they live<br /...
Materials and Resources Needed<br />GoogleEarth<br />Projector<br />Projection Screen<br />
Preparation<br />Very little skills are needed. The program is very easy to follow.<br />Knowledge of various animals and ...
Assessment Method<br />The children will be assessed during and after the activity. They will be assessed by how engaged t...
Accomodations<br />For the project I will allow the children to work in teams of two. I will pick the groups and will try ...
Special Concerns<br />There will be no copyright concerns.<br />To ensure child safety I will make sure all children are s...
Reflection<br />The children were really enthusiastic about the lesson and loved seeing the habitats so close up.<br />Nex...
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  • Accountability in standards: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) advocates that the goal of K-12 science curriculum is “Science for All,” AAAS also challenges science teachers and educators to ensure that “ALL” students are scientifically literate so that all children can participate in the everyday science discourse. The National Science Education Standards (NSES) provides guidance for science teaching strategies, science teacher professional development, and the support necessary to deliver high quality science education. The NSES also describes policies to brig coordination, consistency, and coherence to science programs. The US Department of Education and the National Science Foundation endorse math and science curricula that “promote active leaning, inquiry, problem solving, cooperative learning, and other instructional methods that motivate students.” Difficulties: Studies show that college graduates perusing a teaching degree for K-8 score lower on the Praxis II exam in math and verbal skills. One way to help these teachers in science is through increased professional development in the areas of math, science, and technology.New Emphasis: Teachers favor hands-on teaching. When using inquiry based learning you should: view technology as a tool, use the technology to be primarily taught in the context of problem solving, have students help on another with the mechanics of technology, talk about the technology, technology is used to augment communication by expanding audience and expressive options. Although a study shows that when students are taught through direct instruction they were more likely on average to become “experts” in designing scientific experiments.
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    1. 1. Technology Integration With Animal Habitats<br />By: Elizabeth Holland<br />
    2. 2. Issues and Problems in Science Instruction<br /><ul><li>Accountability in standards
    3. 3. Difficulties in teaching K-8 science
    4. 4. New emphasis on and controversies about scientific inquiry</li></li></ul><li>Technology Integration Strategies <br />The GLOBE Project<br />An excellent example of utilizing technologies to do authentic science.<br />An environmental science project that utilizes remote sensing and ground-based observations to study the local environment.<br />
    5. 5. Technology Integration Strategies <br />GoNorth! Adventure Learning Series<br />Adventure Learning (AL) is a hybrid of distance education approach that provides students to explore real-world issues through authentic learning experiences within collaborative learning environments.<br />
    6. 6. Technology Integration Strategies <br />Webquests<br />Designed to connect students with a reasonable sample of internet sources where they, on their own, decide which resources to use to answer their questions.<br />
    7. 7. Lesson Plan<br />Basic Information<br /><ul><li>Title: Animal Habitats
    8. 8. Area of Study: Science
    9. 9. Grade Level: Kindergarten</li></li></ul><li>Objective<br /><ul><li>To teach children about the different habitats around the world</li></li></ul><li>NETS-S and State standards addressed<br />SS.3.A.1.2: Utilize technology resources to gather information from primary and secondary sources. <br />SC.K.N.1.4: Observe and create a visual representation of an object which includes its major features.<br />NETS-S 5a – Students will advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.<br />NETS-S 5b – Students will exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.<br />NETS-S 1a – Students apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.<br />
    10. 10. Procedure<br />To begin my lesson I will talk to the children about what a habitat is and how we all have a certain habitat we live and thrive in. I will pull up the GoogleEarth program and have it projected onto the screen. I will start talking about an animal the children would be familiar with and ask them where they think the animal would live. We will talk about how weather, food supply, and where the animal would live can affect what type of habitat the animal would live in. Once we reach a conclusion I will use GoogleEarth to show the children a real live view of that habitat.<br />
    11. 11. Example<br />First I would talk to the children about polar bears.<br />I would ask what they eat and where they live<br />We would talk about how polar bears like the cold . We can discuss different places polar bears may live<br />Using GoogleEarth I will use our suggestions and look at the habitat. We will further discuss if this would be a good place for the polar bear to live.<br />
    12. 12. Materials and Resources Needed<br />GoogleEarth<br />Projector<br />Projection Screen<br />
    13. 13. Preparation<br />Very little skills are needed. The program is very easy to follow.<br />Knowledge of various animals and their habitats.<br />This lesson would relate to the behaviorist way of thinking. This knowledge cannot always be observed without the use of technology. <br />
    14. 14. Assessment Method<br />The children will be assessed during and after the activity. They will be assessed by how engaged they are and how much they try to participate. After the lesson I will assign a project for the children to choose an animal and create their habitat in a diorama. <br />
    15. 15. Accomodations<br />For the project I will allow the children to work in teams of two. I will pick the groups and will try to match all the children with someone who can help them in one way or another.<br />
    16. 16. Special Concerns<br />There will be no copyright concerns.<br />To ensure child safety I will make sure all children are seated at all times.<br />In the event of technical difficulties with the projector I will have my laptop and use my laptop for the children to view the habitats. Since it will be a small screen I will move the children closer to accommodate.<br />Technological issues may interfere with my lesson and I will be prepared by having my back up lesson plan. <br />
    17. 17. Reflection<br />The children were really enthusiastic about the lesson and loved seeing the habitats so close up.<br />Next time I try this lesson I can bring in some sort of representation of the animals.<br />The students were very engaged and enthusiastic. <br />

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