The 10 Step NTeQ Model Specify Objectives Activities Before Computer Use Computer Functions Activities During Specify Problem Computer Use Research and Activities After Analysis/Data Computer Use Manipulation Supporting Activities Results Presentation Assessment
Specify Objectives Objectives cover all the instruction in the lesson, not just the information related to the computer. Source of objectives? Include 3 parts: Conditions (a statement that describes the conditions under which the behavior is to be performed) Behavioral Verb (an action word that connotes an observable student behavior) Criteria (a statement that specifies how well the student must perform the behavior).
Matching Objectives to Computer Functions Computer functions are tasks that the computer software can assist with or perform. Examples: spreadsheet, draw or paint program, word processing, photo software Easy to match: calculate, draw, graph, sort More difficult: plan, infer, predict, evaluate
Specifying a Problem It is critical that the problem is highly motivating and interesting. Problems in integrated lessons are based on real- world events, issues, or phenomena. Address the following questions: Do the students clearly understand the problem? Do they know what the goal is? Do they know what resources are available to solve the problem? Do they have ownership of the problem?
Research and Analysis Problem Data: given, generated through experiments, searched for in materials Collecting Data: determine type and amount Using Existing Data: format, modifications, merging, saving Test the Data: Teacher checks data before it is used Providing Instructions for entering data Think Sheets help students organize their thinking and reflect
Planning the Results Presentation Choose a format: written report, audio or video, poster or bulletin board, wiki or blog, or presentation Publishing results encourages students to analyze and reflect because it will be viewed by others. As you plan the presentation, develop criteria the student should include. Think carefully and thoroughly to avoid problems.
Activities During Computer Use Identify the activities the students will engage in while using the computer. Students will need clear, precise instructions of what they are to do while working at the computer. Will the students work individually or in groups? If in groups, assist the students in defining different roles and ensure rotation.
Activities Before Computer Use Especially important if time or resources are limited. Some examples: data collection, creating outlines, gathering materials, and identifying key search terms Look back at the list of things they will do on the computer. Are there any pre-steps?
Activities After Computer Use Learning does not end with computer time. Activities after should focus on exploring the results. Students should interpret or explain their results. Teacher can provide guiding questions.
Supporting Activities Lesson-Related Supporting Activities Objectives can include a variety of skills and topics Not all require the use of computers Interesting lessons require a variety of activities Multiple Lesson Supporting Activities Provide multiple units for the students Not all will require computer use Interdisciplinary Supporting Activities Use team teaching approach All activities must match objectives!
Assessment Assessment of an integrated computer lesson will typically require more than a paper-and-pencil test. During the lesson, students can use a task list to guide productivity and self reflection of quality. A multiple-choice or short-answer test can assess the students’ understanding of concepts and principles. Rubrics can be used to assess projects.
Summary Effective use of computers in your classroom requires careful planning to integrate their use into a lesson. The NTeQ model provides 10 steps to help you complete this lesson planning. The first 5 steps are planning the content. The next 3 include how computers will be used. The 9th is planning supporting activities. The 10th is assessment.