Module 5
Learning to Create an Independent Reading
Lesson Using TrackStar 4Teachers
Presented by:
Leslie Jones
Module 5
• Questions about information covered up to
this point
• About this Module
•What is TrackStar 4Teachers?
•Why use...
What is a TrackStar 4Teachers and
Why Use TrackStar 4Teachers with your
Students?
TrackStar 4Teachers is an online resourc...
Let’s Watch a Short Video on TrackStar
4Teachers
Examples of TrackStar 4Teachers Lessons
Click on the above track to take you to some
examples.
Review of Unit Essential Questions
• How can teachers use technology to help
students with reading skills?
• How can teach...
Standards
• ISTE Nets for Teachers
• 1d Model collaborative knowledge construction by engaging in learning with
students, ...
Goals for this Module
• Learn how search website to find activities to
support students learning needs
• Learn how to copy...
How to find Websites and Copy URLs
• Go on the internet and using the search
engines search for activities that support th...
How to Create a TrackStar 4Teachers
Lesson
• Go to the TrackStar 4Teachers Website (it is
bookmarked on the computer you a...
Your Turn:
Create a TrackStar 4Teachers Lesson
• Go to Website (it is bookmarked on your computer)
• If you have not alrea...
Resources to Help with Creating Your
TrackStar Lesson
Trackstar4Teachers
http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar/index.jsp
How Did We Do?
• Would anyone like to share their there TrackStar
Lesson?
• Ticket Out the Door-
• Link was sent to your e...
Resources
Kollman, ML. (2011, January 27). How to Use TrackStar. Retrieved July 7, 2013, from
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
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Module 5 Creating a TrackStar Lesson

  1. 1. Module 5 Learning to Create an Independent Reading Lesson Using TrackStar 4Teachers Presented by: Leslie Jones
  2. 2. Module 5 • Questions about information covered up to this point • About this Module •What is TrackStar 4Teachers? •Why use TrackStar 4teachers with your students? •Example of lessons in TrackStar 4teachers •Your Turn: Creating a TrackStar 4Teachers Lesson
  3. 3. What is a TrackStar 4Teachers and Why Use TrackStar 4Teachers with your Students? TrackStar 4Teachers is an online resource where a teacher can post lessons or a series of lessons that children can work through independently to help them with skills. Why Use a TrackStar 4Teachers: • Help students work independently or collaboratively using technology • Help individualize instruction for students or a group of students • Grab Students Attention • Engaging for the students • Can work on specific skills in this case reading comprehension
  4. 4. Let’s Watch a Short Video on TrackStar 4Teachers
  5. 5. Examples of TrackStar 4Teachers Lessons Click on the above track to take you to some examples.
  6. 6. Review of Unit Essential Questions • How can teachers use technology to help students with reading skills? • How can teachers help students learn to use technology safely? • How can teachers use technology to help students be active and engaged learners?
  7. 7. Standards • ISTE Nets for Teachers • 1d Model collaborative knowledge construction by engaging in learning with students, colleagues, and others in face-to-face and virtual environments • 4b Address the diverse needs of all learners by using learner-centered strategies providing equitable access to appropriate digital tools and resources • 5a Participate in local and global learning communities to explore creative applications of technology to improve student learning • Common Core Standards • RL 1.2 Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson. • RL 2.2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson or moral.
  8. 8. Goals for this Module • Learn how search website to find activities to support students learning needs • Learn how to copy and paste URLs so that you can have them for your TrackStar 4Teachers Lesson • Learn how to create an assignment in TrackStar for a student, group of students or entire class
  9. 9. How to find Websites and Copy URLs • Go on the internet and using the search engines search for activities that support the learning needs you are planning for (don’t forget to bookmark the sites for easy retrieval later on or you may copy and paste the web addresses into a word document for easy retrieval) • To copy a URL :in the address bar highlight the URL and then right click on it and copy it
  10. 10. How to Create a TrackStar 4Teachers Lesson • Go to the TrackStar 4Teachers Website (it is bookmarked on the computer you are currently working on or the web address is located on the resource page) • Take the TrackStar Tutorial for Practice • Create an account for yourself (it is free) • Click on Make New Track • Answer the Questions and follow the steps (make sure you copy and paste the URL’s so they are accurate ) • You have created your first TrackStar Lesson
  11. 11. Your Turn: Create a TrackStar 4Teachers Lesson • Go to Website (it is bookmarked on your computer) • If you have not already done so Create an account • Topic: choose a topic or need for your students (idea use the new Reading series as a starting point) • Search the internet for websites that you would like to use for your lesson (bookmark these sites so that you can return to them easily while setting up your lesson • Get started creating your track. • Please email me the link to your TrackStar Lesson TrackStar4Teachers is bookmarked on the computer you are currently working on during this class. The website address is also listed on the resource page
  12. 12. Resources to Help with Creating Your TrackStar Lesson Trackstar4Teachers http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar/index.jsp
  13. 13. How Did We Do? • Would anyone like to share their there TrackStar Lesson? • Ticket Out the Door- • Link was sent to your email to fill out the following questions •Please list one thing that was easy about creating a TrackStar Lesson •Please list one thing that was hard about creating a TrackStar Lesson •Please list one or more things that you would like to see me do in this module next time
  14. 14. Resources Kollman, ML. (2011, January 27). How to Use TrackStar. Retrieved July 7, 2013, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPWFCUmOxnU Statement of Use: These materials are included under the fair use exemption and are restricted from further use.

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