Whenever we something new we should think in terms of what it is going to replace and how that will improve our delivery. Dont let new technology overwhelm you.
Note Taking Delivery Old School New School Black Board Chalk Board White Board Smart Board/ Air Liner
What are some ways you can use technology to improve note taking? 1.Create notes on the Smart Board, save them and then post on classroom web page. No more excuses about not having the material. 2.Using Power Point to create lessons- handouts can be printed; power point can be put on classroom web page… 3.Create links to resources on internet for use during lesson. Students can access those sites at a later time from any computer.
Modeling/ Demonstration Old School New Opaque Projector Overhead Projector Document Camera Flip Camera Smart Board
Test Taking/ Progress Monitoring Old School New Oral exam Paper/pencil Grade book Hand scoring Bubble Sheet/ Scantron Student Response System Web based grade maintance systems Computer scoring/analysis
Communication to Parents Old School New Hand written letters Mimeograph Copy Machine Email Cell Phone Website
What are some ways you can use technology to improve communications? 1.Email 2.Create newsletters with publishing program such as Publisher. Looks professional and can include graphics. 3.Classroom Web page- School based or create on own through Scholastic or other resource. 4.Record those magic moments to share with parents on YouTube- just remember to have secured permission before hand.
Lessons/Delivery Old School New Lecture Movies/ Educational Media Repeative demonstrations/models Web casting/pod casting Web based video access via Youtube, Teacher Tube, United Streaming…. Pre recorded demonstrations/ digital models via live recording, educational websites, Smart Technologies
What are some ways you can use technology to improve lesson delivery? 1.Use Flip Camera or Document Camera to record a class demonstration and then play back. (This can be an economical method for science.) 2.Access video clips for internet resources such as Teacher Tube; Discovery Streaming, History Channel; Britannica Online, etc. 3.Model using the document camera for up close real time instruction. 4.Allow students to model instruction using document camera. 5.Video Class projects
What you did before you can still do but now with faster delivery and less preparation. The benefits of todays technology include: the ease of retrieval for reteach/reinforcement; currency of information. Remember that the concepts we teach are the same as they always have been but technology will continue to change to make our delivery better.