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Internet Curriculum project for Lit & Tech 5670
July 28, 2009

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  1. 1. Integrating Technology into the K-8 curriculum ED 5670 Nancy Nachtigal July 28, 2009
  2. 2. An inquiry-based lesson <ul><li>Adaptable to grade levels K-8 </li></ul><ul><li>Science Standards-based </li></ul><ul><li>NYSED “ Crosswalk ” technology standards </li></ul>
  3. 3. Teachers helping students find their INNER SCIENTISTS
  4. 4. OBSERVATION
  5. 5. Begin with a nature scavenger hunt outside on school property.
  6. 6. Students will record their observations: <ul><li>Hand lens </li></ul><ul><li>Digital camera </li></ul><ul><li>Notebook & pencil, </li></ul><ul><li>PDA’s, or Tablet PCs </li></ul>
  7. 7. Hypothesis
  8. 8. Process their observations <ul><li>Identify where student interest lies </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulate instructional conversation & guide students to a “big” question </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex. (K-4) What kind of caterpillar did we find? How can we learn more about it? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex. (5-8) Is our stream healthy? How can we revitalize/protect it? </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Procedures <ul><li>Group students at learning centers </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>(K – 6) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(K – 12) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(view simulations) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(3 – 12) </li></ul></ul>VIDEO CENTER
  11. 11. WEB RESEARCH CENTER <ul><li>Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators - General Science </li></ul><ul><li>Exploratorium </li></ul><ul><li>Google SafeSearch </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>WRITING CENTER </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create a class science blog . </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>( Read Reading, Writing, and Thinking like a Scientist to learn how to support writing in the inquiry model ) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Post vocabulary terms on a class wiki </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Map information on graphic organizers, e.g. Kidspiration </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 14. DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION CENTER <ul><li>Write a fictional narrative using digital storytelling tools and science research </li></ul><ul><li>Create and narrate a PowerPoint and post it on Slideshare </li></ul><ul><li>Mount the digital photos in Photostory3 and make a movie </li></ul><ul><li>Produce a ‘how-to’ movie answering the ‘big idea’ question </li></ul>
  14. 15. Assessment <ul><li>Use Rubistar to create rubrics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital stories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slideshows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-evaluations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Record your grades in Engrade </li></ul>
  15. 16. Professional Development <ul><li>Learning Science Through Inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>FAQs about Inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>Thinkfinity lesson plans & activities </li></ul>

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