Technology Integration Plan<br />2nd Grade- Communities<br />(Urban, Suburban, and Rural)<br />By Andrea Sokolik<br />
Phase I: Relative Advantage<br />I would like my students to explore the three types of communities: urban, suburban, and rural. They will explore the similarities and differences between the three communities. Students will also explore the various people who provide services in communities.<br />The Internet allows students to investigate communities, while using various senses. Interactive sites give all students a fair chance at understanding the material at their own pace.<br />All of the sites used are free of charge, so there is no teacher expense.<br />
Phase II: Objectives and Assessments<br />Objective: to provide a constructive experience on a 2nd grade level that focuses on the characteristics of the three types of communities.<br />Throughout the course of these lessons students will be able to: <br />Recognize and understand the differences between the three communities<br />Use map skills to explore different communities characteristics and respond to questions<br />Use online resources to gather data on the various people within each community, as well as, the services they provide<br />
This series of interactive lessons build on each other beginning with a general introduction activity to communities and then exploring the characteristics of them.
Students web activities will be supplemented during reading and writing workshop through the use of nonfiction texts and journal responses. Students will also explore communities in math with fact families, and science with animals.
Students have been exposed to the Internet, Brain Pop Jr., WebQuests, and Kidspiration.</li></li></ul><li>Introduction Activity<br /><ul><li>To begin the series of lessons, students will watch a Brain Pop Jr. video, explaining the three types of communities. </li></ul>Communities Video<br /><ul><li>After students watch the video, they will think-pair-share with a partner. Students will then work with a partner or independently to complete a three-column chart for the communities on Kidspiration.
Each student will print out and hand in their completed chart for assessment.</li></li></ul><li>Introduction Cont’d.<br />Students will explore an interactive site for a map activity with the three different communities. Working independently, they will read/listen to the instructions, explore the page, and respond to questions.<br />Interactive Map Activity<br />Students will print out and hand in their responses for assessment.<br />
Activity People and Services Within Communities<br />Students will independently explore the people that make up the three types communities and read about the different services they provide. This will be an interactive task using a WebQuest. <br />Communities WebQuest!<br />Using the rubric provided on the site, students will be assessed based on their completion of each activity in the WebQuest.<br />*Students can check out this video if they <br />finish activities early… Just for fun!<br />
Phase IV: Instructional Environment<br />Each student will need…<br />A computer with Internet access, audio, and printer connection<br />Kidspiration software installed on their computer<br />Paper, pencil<br />Time to complete series of lessons: 1-2 weeks<br />
Phase V: Evaluate Integration Strategies<br />The integration strategies involved in this series of lessons will be evaluated based on the students ability to navigate the sites independently, comprehend the instructions, accurately complete the tasks, and their overall comprehension of material.<br />I think students will enjoy these lessons because of the multiple interactive online resources that are included. Children are curious about the jobs they see people perform around their neighborhood and are eager to learn about life in other areas. <br />