with new technologiesChapter 3 Developing Lessons with Technology
Lesson Development There are 3interrelated elements involved in lesson planning• Academic Content- What to Teach• Teaching Methods- How to Teach• Learning Assessments - What Students have Learned
Using Technology in Lesson Development What to Teach:Using technology opens up a wide range of resources for teachers as they make choices about academic content. Some examples include: Internet search engines, electronic databases, online encyclopedias, blogs, and wikis.
How to TeachTeachers must decide what methods and procedures the are going to use when teaching. Technology can support this process in a variety of ways: - Presentation software -Visual thinking software - Web-based diagram -Teacher-developed websites -threaded discussions and email -Podcasts, blogs and wikis - Interactive software - WebQuests -Intelligent tutoring systems - Digital cameral and movie making software -Assistive technologies
Knowing What Students Have LearnedBefore, during and after teaching a lesson teachers need to be able to assess student learning. There are many technologyrelated tools that make this job easier such as electronic tests and quizzes, digital portfolios, personal response systems, online surveys, and online evaluation rubrics.
Approaches to Lesson PlanningStudent Learning Objectives: What will the students be able to do after the lesson is taught? Objectives 1. tell who 2.is going to do what 3.when 4.how much or how often and 5.how it will be measured or evaluated.
Understanding by Design:• Stage 1: Identify desired results (enduring understandings and essential questions• Stage 2: Determine acceptable evidence (assessment strategies)• Stage 3: Plan learning experiences and instruction (objectives and methods) Using Technology in lesson Planning - Many organizations provide downloadable lesson planning or “UBD” templates. - TrackStar: a portal for teachers to upload lesson plans
Meeting Educational Standards National curriculumframeworks guide teachers’ decisions about “what to teach” but leave room for teachers to decide “how to teach”.
Assessing and Evaluating Students• There are 3 factors that influence teachers as they think about assessment: their personal experiences, standardized testing, and teacher tests.• Assessment happens throughout a unit or lesson while evaluation usually comes at the end of a unit.• Performance assessments give students a variety of different ways to present what they have learned. Students are then assessed using performance rubrics.• Tests assessments: norm reference tests compare students to other students while criterion referenced tests compare students’ performance to set standards.• Standards based assessments are a new variation of standardized tests where there are specific guidelines of what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.
Using Technology for Assessment Technology Tools Assessments- Word Processing and Power Point - Papers and presentations by students - Digital portfolios - Examples of work completed by students - Videos or Podcasts - Performances by students