3 Benefits of Curriculum and Technology Integration Reinforce curriculum (the 4 C’s)Engage all levels of learnersEnhance instructionIncrease motivationMeet instructional needs of all studentsCreate teaming across content areasEncourage self-directed learningProvide ongoing professional growth among teachersLevels the playing field when it comes to projects.Johnny can spend $100 on projects as opposed to Susie who can spend $25 on projectsHigher level thinking – not just copy and paste. Why does something fit and why is it appropriateLearn how to solve problems independently
4 Instructional Strategies Provide the tools and model how to useAllow students the opportunity to take the leadEliminate fear of learning from othersIn-depth understanding of content knowledgeCollaboration among studentsTeacher/Teacher, Teacher/Student, Student/Student
8 Business/Technology Collaboration Assessment Communication New Knowledge
9 Voki Expression using student or character voice Presentation Voki enables users to express themselves on the webin their own voice using a talking characterExpression using student or character voicePresentationConnect with othersShare informationWriting, reading, and pronunciationForeign language experienceCommunicate with students outside the classroomTeacher class introduction and messagingVoki for EducationStudentTeacher= &height=267&width=200= &height=267&width=200
10 Wallwisher – Words that Stick Wallwisher is an Internet application that allows people toexpress their thoughts on a common topic easily.Question and answerShapes/polygonsAssignmentsPromptsBook reviewsFeedbackHonor wallOff-site participationLinks for parent viewing
11 Google Docs Collaboration in real time Create, store, share, instantly Word ProcessingSpreadsheetsDatabasesPresentationStored securely onlineAutomatic save
12 STEM-ICT 3D www.stem-ict-3d.org Appalachian State UniversityThe STEM and ICT Instructional Worlds: The 3D Experience (STEM-ICT 3D) projectSupported by the National Science Foundation Information Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program (Grant # ).Motivate and provide the skills necessary for middle grade students who are interested in pursuing studies and careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines.
14 Prezi Create non-linear presentations Zoom in and out of a visual map Web-based presentation application and storytelling toolthat uses a single canvas instead of traditional slides.Create non-linear presentationsZoom in and out of a visual mapText, images, video, and other objectsplaced on a canvasDefined path for representations
15 Click picture to visit site. 10 X 10An interactive exploration of the words and pictures that define the time.Every hour, 10x10 collects the 100 words and pictures that matter most on a global scale, and presents them as a single image, taken to enclose that moment in time.Click picture to visit site.
16 Language Arts/Social Studies CollaborationAssessmentCommunicationNew Knowledge
17 What is Edublog?Edublogs lets you easily create & manage student & teacher blogs, quickly customize designs and include videos, photos & podcasts.
18 Why Blog? Teacher Perspective Student Perspective Allows you to interact more efficiently with your students. Feedback can be accomplished quickly.Students express themselves more openlyYou hear from all students, not just a few in class discussionsStudents are excited about the activityAllows you to share your own opinionAllows you to quickly see classmate’s opinions and respondEveryone gets to share ideas, not just a fewTyping is faster than writing; this allows you to share more informationMore fun, more interactive
20 Student EdublogSymbolism goes much deeper than I have previously mentioned. In “The Road Not Taken”, the author is deciding what decision he should make. It could be one that benefits him greatly, or it could be one that devastates him. Hence, there is two roads before him in his mind. This is symbolism, saying that the choices before him is two roads that he could take. In “O Captain, My Captain!”, the author is telling about Abraham Lincoln (the captain) leading the ship (the Civil War troops) back home. The story is a sweet and sour mix of triumph and tragedy. The joyous and grateful occasion of the troops returning back home is tainted and overshadowed by the fact that Abraham Lincoln, the “captain” that directed the “ship” through the Civil War has went to his reward in Heaven. This is symbolism by saying that Abraham Lincoln is the captain guiding the ship a.k.a the Civil War troops through the Civil War, and that the return trip home is a mix of joy and sorrow. Thus, symbolism is much more in depth than was originally thought. Symbolism is used in many ways in literature, and can support a lot of things from making decisions to telling about a joyous-turned-tragic homecoming.
22 How we used it: Poetry Trailers Photo Story 3Microsoft Photo Story is a free application that allows users to create a show and tell presentation from photos.The software allows adding narration, effects, transitions and background music to create a movie file with pan and zoom effects.Book trailers/Poetry trailersHow we used it: Poetry Trailers
23 Student Poetry Trailers The HIghwaymanCremation of Sam McGee
24 Storybird http://storybird.com/ A collaborative storytelling site Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read, and print.Read them like books, play them like games, and send them like greeting cards.How we use the site:Poetry Theme ProjectWriting for tone and moodContent writing
26 Contact InformationPenny Barker, Ashe County Middle SchoolBusiness/TechnologyAppalachian State University STEM-ICT 3D ProjectJody Holleman, Ashe County Middle SchoolLanguage Arts/Social StudiesGordon Prince, Ashe County Middle SchoolScience/Social StudiesJulie Taylor, Ashe County Middle SchoolLiteracy Specialist