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Basic Educational Technology Tools to Master


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This presentation will help you define what educational technology tools you should master to make integrating technology more beneficial for your students. Also, there are tips on lesson planning that integrate technology.

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Basic Educational Technology Tools to Master

  1. 1. Welcome to Basic Technology Tools to Master John Woodring
  2. 2. Goals • Identify basic technology tools to use in the classroom • Planning technology integration based on standards and lesson planning schema
  3. 3. Think about it! What are some essential ways you use technology in your daily life that could be applicable to students’ learning?
  4. 4. • Prepare the 21st Century learner/worker • Great tools for formative and summative assessments • Increases rigor in your curriculum (Blackburn, 2013) • Differentiated instruction • Asynchronous learning • Students are more willing to create better looking products to demonstrate deeper learning (Bebell & Kay, 2010) Why use technology? Bebell & Kay (2010)
  5. 5. Think about it! What has worked with education technology in your school? What have you learned from the experience?
  6. 6. • Read • Write • Compute • Communicate • Collaborate • Critical thinking • Creativity What do we want students to do?
  7. 7. Gerstein (2014)
  8. 8. Think about it What challenges are you experiencing in your school with meeting the needs of all learners?
  9. 9. Meeting the needs of all learners • Literacy Resources • Web Tools • Digital Information Resources • Social Networking Sites • Learning Management Systems Grant & Basye (2014, pp. 26-29)
  10. 10. Literary Resources • Ebooks • Blogs • Discussion forums • Text-to-speech tools
  11. 11. Web Tools • Podcasts • Wikis • Media editors • News aggregators
  12. 12. Digital Information Resources • Provides students with immediate answers • Encyclopedia sites • Podcasts • Expert websites • Blogs • Media sites
  13. 13. Social Networking Sites • Edmodo • Schoology • Edsby
  14. 14. Learning Management Systems (LMS) • One website that provides: • Wikis and collaborative documents • Links to video and other online resources • Self and peer assessments • Productivity apps such as calendars and to-do lists • Online discussion forums • Due dates and assignment instructions • A showcase where students can share products
  15. 15. LMS Examples • Edmodo • Schoology • Edsby • Moodle • Blackboard
  16. 16. Dickerson (2011)
  17. 17. Lesson Planning
  18. 18. No amount of technology will save a bad lesson plan!
  19. 19. Lesson Planning Apps • My Lesson Plan (iOS) • Common Core Lesson Planner (Android) • Common Curriculum (Chrome & Web)
  20. 20. GANAG • G: Set the learning goal/objectives • A:Access prior knowledge • N:Acquire new information • A:Apply thinking skills or real-world situation • G: Generalize or summarize back to the goal/objective
  21. 21. Goal Setting • Figure out the basic things you want students to do • From here you should be able plan the lesson assessments and materials.
  22. 22. CCSS RH.6-8.8 • Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgement in a text. • What do we want students to do? • How do we want them to demonstrate this?
  23. 23. Access prior knowledge • Do the students know the technology tools you want them to use?
  24. 24. Acquire New Information • Teach the students how to use the technology tool the way you want to use it • Teach it yourself if you can • Call for aTechnology Coach or Specialist to help you. • Give examples of what you want • Provide rubrics • Scaffold
  25. 25. Apply the Knowledge • Allow the students to use the tools to complete the assignment • All students do not have to apply the knowledge the same way • Provide both content and technical feedback
  26. 26. CCSS RH.6-8.8 • Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgement in a text. • What do we want students to do? • How do we want them to demonstrate this?
  27. 27. Generalize or Summarize • Ask students how they created their project • Especially if it was something unique
  28. 28. What do • you know? • you still want to know?
  29. 29. References • Abshire, Roy (2013, June). Helping teachers and students hit the bull’s eye. Poster session presented at the Beaufort County School District Summer Institute, Beaufort, SC. • Blackburn, B.R. (2013). Rigor is not a four-letter word (2nd ed.). Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education. • Gallo, C. (2010). The presentation secrets of Steve Jobs: How to be insanely great in front of any audience. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. • Kharbach, M. (n.d.). Ed tech cheat sheet every educator should know about. EducationTechnology and Mobile Learning. Retrieved from from educator.html. • Pollock, J.E. (2007). Improving student learning one teacher at a time. Alexandria,VA:Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. • Stansburry, M. (2011,August 11).Ten skills every student should learn. eSchool News. Retrieved from • Steinberg, S. (2013, February 01). 20 must-use education technology tools. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from