Using Technology in the Classroom


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Using Technology in the Classroom

  1. 1. D.Keane ED 5700 Teaching With Technology
  2. 2. Technology can be incorporated into the MSMC lesson plan <ul><li>Anticipatory Set </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Independent practice </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul>
  3. 3. One must keep in mind the literacy skills of students at each level. <ul><li>Technology such as videos and live broadcasts give younger students (K-3) access to advanced information without having to read text. </li></ul><ul><li>Students in grades 5-8 may engage in interactive sites which require typing skills and internet proficiency. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Applying technology in the K-8 classroom <ul><li>Internet resources such as videos and podcasts are available to supplement current lesson plans and to utilize as introductory activities and anticipatory sets . </li></ul><ul><li>Many lesson activities are available which are aligned with standards. </li></ul><ul><li>Web sites and activities can be utilized for independent practice and assessment . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Anticipatory Sets <ul><li>Use videos to introduce a lesson topic </li></ul><ul><li>BrainPop </li></ul><ul><li>Three minute videos in cartoon format, give a brief overview of a topic. Many subjects available. BrainPop is “hosted” by Tim and his robot, “Moby”. Subscription required to view all topics. Appropriate for K-6. </li></ul><ul><li>Example : Penquin: </li></ul>
  6. 6. Anticipatory Sets <ul><li>YouTube Videos Short videos are available to provide background information or to pique student interest in a topic. Appropriate videos available for all age levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples : </li></ul><ul><li>Water Cycle (An overview of the water cycle and weather factors set to music) </li></ul><ul><li>Kilauea volcano eruption (actual footage) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Lesson Activities <ul><li>WebQuests Inquiry based lessons in which students acquire most of the information through the internet. Contain an introduction, a task, procedure, an evaluation, and a teacher page. Pre-made WebQuests are available for all grade levels on many science topics. </li></ul><ul><li>Science WebQuests for grades K-2 can be found at: </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Meteorology Master : K-2 Students learn weather words via an internet word find, visit links to learn about the National Weather Service, create a mindmap of a weather forecast, and then give a report to their classmates. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Lesson Activities <ul><li>PBS Nature Series Lesson Plans and guides for Teachers. Similar to WebQuest in format. Lessons available for elementary, middle and high school level . </li></ul><ul><li>Sample Elementary Level Lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Kalahari Explorations </li></ul><ul><li>Sun, Sand and Hippos </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics of Snakes and Turtles </li></ul><ul><li>Born to be Wild </li></ul>
  9. 9. Lesson Activities PBS Educational connections Provides a site overview, viewing ideas, classroom activities and additional online resources. Grades 5-8. Companion websites, Podcasts, videos, interactive and educational links to current topics available. <ul><li>Sample Program: Silence of the bees </li></ul>
  10. 10. Lesson Activities <ul><li>Jason Project </li></ul><ul><li>Nonprofit subsidiary of National Geographic </li></ul><ul><li>Free, engaging, interactive lessons connect teachers and students to cutting-edge research around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Aligned with state standards, curriculum units for grades 5-8 . </li></ul><ul><li>Take a tour to see the features of this free program and how it can be incorporated in your lessons. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples : </li></ul><ul><li>Operation Monster Storms (9week weather curriculum) </li></ul><ul><li>Ecology of coral reefs in Bermuda </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Lab: Spacecraft Engineer </li></ul>
  11. 11. Independent Practice <ul><li>BBC Science and Nature : Interactive human body </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 7-8 Life Science: Students use a mouse to locate body parts on a skeleton. Choose from skeletal (includes joints, tendons and ligaments), muscular, and nervous systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Clues are available. Student can try placing each item several times if initial answer is incorrect. </li></ul><ul><li>Student work is scored, results can be printed. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Independent Practice <ul><li>Web based access for self-check, Independent practice, and Homework assignments. (requires subscription, free trial available) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Castle Learning Online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides content review and skill assessment. Use premade material or create specialized assignments and quizzes. Teachers can monitor student work. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quiz Lab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher created online quizzes. Automatic scoring and recording. Integrated with </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Classroom Assessment <ul><li>Jeopardy games using PowerPoint software. Uses a PowerPoint template, SmartBoard and projector. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to create your own Jeopardy game using the powerpoint template found at: Jeopardy template </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample 4 th grade Science Review and other premade Jeopardy games created in Power Point found at: </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Supportive Materials Needed for Using Technology in the K-8 Classroom <ul><li>In order to utilize these types of technology, schools must be equipped with specific supportive materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Board: The use of Web based programs with an entire class requires the use of a SmartBoard with an internet connection. </li></ul><ul><li>Computer stations with printers must be available to the students within the classroom daily, not just in a computer lab once a week. </li></ul>