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Example tech project

  1. 1. Technology Integration Project<br />La Vista West Elementary<br />4th Grade<br /> Erin McElvain and Kerri Stover<br />January 13, 2009<br />
  2. 2. The Who<br />Fourth Grade<br />Literacy and Media<br />Objectives: Students should be able to:<br />4.1.1 Use appropriate voice level, eye contact, and body language<br />4.1.6 Present ideas in an organized manner<br />4.4.2 Use a variety of skills to derive meaning from text<br />4.4.4 Understand text structure<br />4.7.1 Generate questions in exploration of a topic<br />4.7.2 Record important ideas from information<br />4.7.3 Use graphic organizers<br />4.7.4 Use a word wall, dictionary, and thesaurus to spell new words<br />4.7.5 Use internet and resource books including encyclopedias to research topics<br />
  3. 3. Previous Activity<br />Previously, <br /><ul><li>the research was done only using books from the library and classroom</li></ul>the students shared their information orally<br />
  4. 4. New Activity<br />Used to enhance students’ independent reading of informational text<br />Provided research with a purpose<br />Presented the information to their class<br />Facilitated their own desire to do research<br />
  5. 5. Achieving the Same Goal<br />Meeting the new Language Arts Objectives:<br />What is research?<br />Brainstormed social studies and science topics in order to integrate reading, speaking, and information literacy skills<br />Gave online survey created with Google Docs<br />Narrowed student topics of interest by having individual conferences<br />
  6. 6. Achieving the Same Goal<br />Went over Big 6 Research Process<br />Created folders for keeping information organized<br />Generated questions for Step 1 in process<br />Created graphic organizers<br />
  7. 7. Achieving the Same Goal<br />9. Went over Scoring Guide<br />10. Began research with print resources<br />11. Used online resources for additional research<br />12. Created PowerPoint Presentations from a template<br />
  8. 8. Bibliography (Step 4)<br />
  9. 9. Scoring Guide (Step 6)<br />
  10. 10. The Learning Plan<br /><ul><li>Students took an online survey to express their interests and prior experiences with research and technology
  11. 11. Students used the Internet for research
  12. 12. Students used district-provided Online Databases
  13. 13. Students used their information to create a PowerPoint Presentation
  14. 14. Students used the Smart Board to present their information</li></li></ul><li>Next time…<br />Provide more one-on-one support for struggling students<br />For future projects, use the mobile lab during reading time in the classroom for independent work<br />
  15. 15. Other areas<br />The idea was to use collaboration to integrate classroom curriculum (social studies, science, language arts) with research skills using flex time <br />