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  1. 1. ElectricityTechnology Integration Plan<br />Liza Risoli<br />Spring 2011<br />
  2. 2. Electricity<br />Phase I – Relative Advantage<br />The students in my special education class are in third, fourth, and fifth grade.<br />Having the opportunity to utilize technology allows me to differentiate the lesson for each student. <br />Presenting material in a digital or electronic way allows greater flexibility and accessibility.<br />It is also a motivating tool to engage the students as many have attentional difficulties.<br />
  3. 3. Electricity<br />Phase II – Objectives & Assessments<br />The enduring understanding that I hope to foster is the knowledge that we depend on electricity and use it everyday.<br />Students will also learn the different ways we obtain electricity and how it travels from the source to our homes.<br />Using technology tools is an added reinforcement of the objective as all technology requires electricity to run. <br />
  4. 4. Electricity<br />Phase II – Objectives & Assessments<br />I will conduct pre-assessments to determine background knowledge and interest in the topic.<br />Students will also be informally assessed during each discussion period.<br />Final assessments include labeling images and conducting experiments using the scientific method.<br />
  5. 5. Electricity<br />Phase III – Integration Strategies<br />Students have experience using the SMART Board.<br />Students have experience using computers to play educational games, Microsoft word and Google images.<br />Explicit instruction will be necessary and the unit must be scaffolded into several different steps over the course of 1-2 weeks.<br />
  6. 6. Electricity<br />Phase III – Integration Strategies<br />After pre-assessing background knowledge on electricity, students will do a visual scavenger hunt and make a list on the SMART Board of the items in the classroom that use electricity.<br />
  7. 7. Electricity<br />Phase III – Integration Strategies<br />Discuss characteristics of items that use electricity.<br />Activity: Interactive picture sort – students take turns sorting pictures on the SMART Board.<br />
  8. 8. Electricity<br />Phase IV – Instructional Environment<br />Students will explore how electricity reaches us via power lines.<br />http://www.brainpop.com/science/energy/currentelectricity/<br />
  9. 9. Electricity<br />Phase IV – Instructional Environment<br />Assessment: students will label the graphic below on the SMART Board in an interactive writing experience.<br />
  10. 10. Electricity<br />Phase IV – Instructional Environment<br />As a class we will discuss the many sources of electricity.<br />Using the SMART Board, students will view pictures and images representing wind power, solar power, etc.<br />Video exploring water power<br />http://eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=hydropower_home<br />
  11. 11. Electricity<br />Phase IV – Instructional Environment<br />Students will explore the following webquest<br />http://users.rcn.com/fcomeras/<br />Students who finish early will view the following link and choose an experiment to try.<br />http://users.stargate.net/~eit/kidspage.htm#fluorescent<br />
  12. 12. Electricity<br />Phase V – Evaluation<br />The students were more engaged when technology was implemented in the lesson. <br />Individual computer time allowed students with attentional difficulties to really focus on the material without distractions from their peers.<br />They also loved trying the hands on experiments to demonstrate what they learned.<br />
  13. 13. Electricity<br />Phase V – Evaluation<br />Improvements: I would design my own webquest using very basic concepts and information. <br />It would be used as a tool simply to reinforce the information that was explicitly taught.<br /> I would also have students view the videos again on their own and then discuss what they learned with a partner to reinforce the concepts.<br />