Welcome to EDUC 223
Technology for the 21
Professor: Dr. Meredith Kier
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We will find awesome
resources for our
We will learn how to
organize our technologies!
We are going to heighten
Planning Guide •CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.2 Write informative/explanatory
1. What objective do you
2. What will you (the
3. What will you have
4. How will you know if
students have learned?
texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and
•CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.2a Introduce a topic clearly and
group related information in paragraphs and sections;
include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and
multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
•CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.2b Develop the topic with
facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other
information and examples related to the topic.
•CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.2c Link ideas within categories
of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for
example, also, because).
•CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.2d Use precise language and
domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain
•CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.2e Provide a concluding
statement or section related to the information or
T = Technological
P = Pedagogical
= Nothing--Tricky place holder
C = Content
K = Knowledge
Knowing how to
special kind of
Let me have a group
- Which Objective?
- What did the teacher
do? (What kind of
knowledge does the
teacher need to have?)
- What did the
- How do you know if
• Seymour Papert (1987) calls it “technocentric” when
instruction is planned starting with the digital tools
and resources that will be used.
• If you do this, the lesson is focused upon the
technologies being used, more than the students who
are trying to use them to learn.
Activity Types to help with planning
• Ways to help teachers add instructional
technologies to their teaching that
corresponds with how most teachers plan
• Start with the Goals, end with the
Using Activity Types to Plan
• Choosing learning goals
• Making practical pedagogical decisions about the
nature of the learning experience
• Selecting and sequencing appropriate activity types to
combine to form the learning experience
• Selecting formative and summative assessment
strategies that will reveal what and how well students
• Selecting tools and resources that will best help
students to benefit from the learning experience being
“Affordances” of Technology
Pros & Cons -- Why use it?
Display written work on regular paper
Show demonstrations without
Students can show work from regular
Sometimes hard to see if writing is
Display written work on clear
Easy to “muss up” from erasable
Can you think of other Instructional
technology examples to compare?
1. Access your Diigo file and examine the fourth grade common core
2. In pairs or group of three’s, select an objective to teach.
3. Write out a step by step plan for a one hour class showing how you
would introduce the lesson and teach the content.
4. Use Pinterest, Livebinders, or the internet to find an activity that
could be used to help you teach the objective
5. Use your activity type resources to identify technology that would
assist you in teaching the lesson.