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  1. 1. How technology in the elementary levels can engage students and enhance classroom performance.<br />Alicia Brungardt,<br />Instructional Tech Coordinator<br />And Angie Kippes, Fourth Grade Teacher<br />USD 489<br />
  2. 2. Fr. Guido Saducci has our answers!<br />
  3. 3. Hardware<br />Interactive whiteboards<br />Document cameras<br />Digital cameras<br />CPS units<br />2-1 laptop initiative<br />
  4. 4. Software and Subscriptions<br />Discovery Education<br />Renaissance Learning<br />MS Word<br />Quia.com<br />MS Outlook<br />MS PowerPoint<br />Safari Montage<br />Adobe Acrobat Professional <br />MS Excel <br />Education City<br />Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0<br />Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0<br />
  5. 5. Picasa 3.0 (free download)<br />Kan Ed—and all its trimmings!<br />Windows Movie Maker (free download)<br />Photostory 3 (free download)<br />Moodle (open source, but requires server space)<br />Edmodo (microblogging site)<br />Multiple websites like Spelling City, National Geographic for Kids, Arcademics, Animoto, Capzles, and many, many more! <br />Free Resources<br />
  6. 6. Technology for Teachers<br />“A lot of these tools allow for instant feedback to students and myself.  Most graph the correct and incorrect answers for me which allows me to see more specifically the direction my teaching needs to go.  I see which standards haven’t been met, which I haven’t gotten across to students. ” <br />Angie Kippes, Fourth Grade Teacher<br />
  7. 7. Technology for Students<br />Since we received the laptops two years ago, I have seen a shift in the way students use them. They now use the laptop as a resource for solving a problem or finding a visual aid or reading more about a topic we’re studying in class. Sometimes their use of the laptop is something I didn’t plan. Instead, students use that tool to help them comprehend a concept or develop it.<br />Bobbie Dinkel, Fifth Grade Teacher <br />
  8. 8. Student Examples<br />
  9. 9. Changes in the Classroom<br />“My goal for technology in my classroom is to utilize technology to enhance the current curriculum (teaching aide), allow students to use their creativity to produce multiple pieces of work , and for alternative assessments.<br />Technology has been beneficial for my students in the classroom.  It has allowed me to differentiate instruction and expose the students to new approaches.” <br />Julie Brown, First Grade Teacher<br />
  10. 10. Technology&apos;s Effectiveness<br />“I use the ELMO on a daily basis. At the first grade level, it is a WONDERFUL tool! It is so easy to show the students what they are going to do, without trying to point to a paper in front of the whole group or needing to make transparencies of everything.” <br />Jenny Prine, First Grade Teacher<br />
  11. 11. Student Knowledge Gains in Tech<br />We also use the laptops in the classroom throughout the week in centers. The students are always excited to get to use them. It also allows them an independent center during reading or math. There is the time that it takes to teach them about a site, but that time spent always pays off!” <br />Jenny Prine, First Grade Teacher <br />
  12. 12. NWEA MAP<br />Kansas Assessments<br />Assessments<br />

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