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Technology k 12 in the classroom


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Technology k 12 in the classroom

  1. 1. ExploringTechnology Use In K-12 Classrooms<br />Assistive Technology<br />TeachertoTeacher<br />High Tech Technology<br />21stCentury Technology<br />1<br />Debbie Greer<br />
  2. 2. Why Use Technology<br />Engagement Tool<br />Student Teacher Collaboration<br />Learning Technical Skills<br />Increase Use Outside Resources<br />Increased Motivation<br />Peer Collaboration<br />Learning Technical Skills<br />Student Active Learner<br />Completing more complex tasks<br />2<br />So much to choose from<br />
  3. 3. Students Today<br />Expect to learn with the Web 2.0 tools they utilize in their daily lives.<br />3<br />
  4. 4. High Tech<br />4<br />When students can use the technology available, they can research & become active learners.<br />
  5. 5. Technology In the Classroom<br />The SMART Board is an interactive, electronic whiteboard which can enhance instruction and learning.<br />Smart pens are pens that can record what you say, or those which can send to your computer what have you written or drawn. <br />ELMO document camera<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Assistive Technology<br />In any classroom assistive technology may be required. In today’s inclusive classroom assistive technology can make the difference for a student to access the curriculum.<br />6<br />Assistive Technology Information<br />
  7. 7. Assistive Technology Can Be Simple <br />Daily Living Routines<br />Wake up<br />Eat Breakfast<br />Brush Teeth<br />Dress yourself<br />Go to School<br />At School<br />7<br />Use of Picture schedules<br />
  8. 8. Intervention /Strategies<br />Assistive Technology<br />Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)<br /> Time on task and independent task completion skills can also be taught using a "first-then" visual system.<br />Teaching strategies that provide visual cues/supports along with the use of total communication should maximize GV's success in acquiring new skills.<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Musical Activities<br />Head Shoulders Knees & Toes (Activity Song)<br />Teacher Introduces – Models Activity<br /> Students mimic<br />Teacher & Students do activity together<br />Gross motor skills, language, learning body parts<br />Modifications<br />Hand over hand<br />Teacher prompts with gesture<br />9<br />Head Shoulders Knees & Toes Activity<br />
  10. 10. Morning Activities<br />Good morning activity (Hello Neighbor)<br />Teacher models activity (first time)<br /> Students and Teacher sing hello neighbor song and act out the motions.<br />Modifications<br />Partners with teacher or aide<br />Partner, but use hand over hand if required<br />10<br />Hello Neighbor Activity Song<br />
  11. 11. References<br />Calendar Activities. (n.d.). Mrs. McDowell's Classroom. Retrieved August 03, 2010, from <br />Cook, R. E., Klein, M. D., & Tessier, A. (2008). Adapting early childhood curricula for children with special needs. Upper Saddle River, NJ, New Jersey: Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall. . <br />YouTube - Head and Shoulders. (n.d.). YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. Retrieved July 27, 2010, from <br />YouTube - Hello Neighbor. (n.d.). YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. Retrieved July 26, 2010, from <br />11<br />