Using Tools @ Your School

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Using Tools @ Your School

  1. 1. Using the Tools in your School. Carrie Spivey and Cindy Phthisic Edenton-Chowan Public Schools
  2. 2. Quick Introductions: <ul><li>Carrie Spivey </li></ul><ul><li>Math Academy Chowan Middle School “At Risk” students. </li></ul><ul><li>Middle Grades Special Education before that. </li></ul><ul><li>Mother of a 14 year old girl and 11 year old boy. </li></ul><ul><li>Wife of a Fireman. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ nuff said? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Cindy Phthisic <ul><li>Instructional Technologist for Edenton-Chowan Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Former Classroom Teacher and Media Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Mother of two boys: ages 8 and 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Wife of a farmer </li></ul>
  4. 4. Agenda <ul><li>From the basics to the best. </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom arrangement with technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom management with technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Putting it all together and ideas to share. </li></ul>
  5. 5. About Our District <ul><li>Edenton-Chowan Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Northeastern corner </li></ul><ul><li>Rural Community </li></ul><ul><li>54% free and reduced lunch </li></ul><ul><li>Very small – 1 high school, 1 middle school, 1 3-5 elementary, and 1PK-2 elementary </li></ul>
  6. 6. About Our District <ul><li>Edenton-Chowan Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Northeastern corner </li></ul><ul><li>Rural Community </li></ul><ul><li>54% free and reduced lunch </li></ul><ul><li>Very small – 1 high school, 1 middle school, 1 3-5 elementary, and 1PK-2 elementary </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Basics: <ul><li>Desk Top Computer </li></ul><ul><li>LCD Projector </li></ul>
  8. 8. Software: <ul><li>PowerPoint!!!! Students enjoy colors and fun transitions…but make sure your information does not get lost in the “show”. </li></ul><ul><li>Have students create their own and present to class. </li></ul><ul><li>Prentice Hall Presentation Pro …. ready made and correlates with each objective in the textbook. C :Documents and SettingsCarolyn SpiveyDesktopPH Presentation ProPre-AlgebraPA Main Menu.pps </li></ul>
  9. 9. Exam View Pro: <ul><li>Used with most textbooks. </li></ul><ul><li>Very user friendly. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a test, quiz or worksheet with multiple choice, true false, or short answer choices. </li></ul><ul><li>Use with LCD projector for review. </li></ul><ul><li>...... ExamViewevpro.exe </li></ul>
  10. 10. Getting to the Good Stuff… <ul><li>CPS classroom performance system….or “the clickers”. </li></ul><ul><li>Use with Exam View Pro and make an interactive worksheet quiz or test. </li></ul><ul><li>My students love this! </li></ul>
  11. 11. LAN based assignments: <ul><li>Create tests, quizzes and worksheets in Exam View Pro and save to your school server. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can take them individually or in a computer class. </li></ul><ul><li>Grades and individual feedback are given. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Smart Board <ul><li>Extremely interactive. </li></ul><ul><li>Again create your own or search for a lesson on the internet to fit your needs. </li></ul><ul><li>SMARTtech’s Teacher’s Hub: http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/Teachers+Hub/default.htm?WT.mc_id=EdHomeHUB </li></ul>
  13. 13. Other Interactive Tools <ul><li>SMARTtech Airliner: </li></ul><ul><li>Interwrite Schoolpad: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.interwritelearning.com/resources/lessons.php </li></ul>
  14. 14. Changes… <ul><li>The way you teach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not always at the front of the class </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Room arrangement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Space to project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storing equipment </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Change always comes bearing gifts.  </li></ul><ul><li>~Price Pritchett </li></ul>
  16. 16. Classroom Management: <ul><li>Not just discipline. </li></ul><ul><li>Systems for classroom routines. </li></ul><ul><li>When done well discipline problems decrease. </li></ul><ul><li>With technology classroom runs smoothly …….. sometimes! </li></ul>
  17. 17. Management continued….. <ul><li>Prentice Hall Presentation Pro software includes… </li></ul><ul><li>POD </li></ul><ul><li>Answers to homework. </li></ul><ul><li>Notes and examples for each lesson. </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson quiz. </li></ul>How my class runs… ..DesktopPH Presentation ProPre-AlgebraPA Main Menu.pps
  18. 18. Ideas to Share: Smartboard notebook: C:Program FilesSMART Board Software Notebook.exe CPS (Classroom Performance System) The Clickers!! C:Program Files einstructionCPScps.exe

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