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1 Digitizing the Science Classroom Preparing Students for a Global Society Ben Smith Red Lion Area School District Thursday, October 29, 2008

2 About Us Ben Smith: Physics Teacher K-12 Science Coordinator Technology Resource Teacher Keystone Technology Integrator Doctoral Student in Instructional Technology STAR Discovery Educator ISTE Consultant BlendedSchools Consultant Jared Mader: Director of Technology Former Chemistry Teacher Technology Staff Development Trainer Keystone Technology Integrator Masters Student in Instructional Technology STAR Discovery Educator BlendedSchools Consultant

3 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) The trusted source for professional development, knowledge generation, advocacy, and leadership for innovation.

4 Nonprofit international membership association. Focuses on improving teaching and student learning using technology as a tool. Connects educators to learn from each other. Promotes best practices from the field. International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

5 Presents: The National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) Washington DC International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

6 2009 NSTA Presentations New Orleans Creativity and Innovation in Science Friday, March 28, 5:00 - 6:00 PM, Room 258 C Communication and Collaboration in Science Saturday, March 29, 8:00 - 9:00 AM, Room 258 C Critical Thinking, Research and Information Fluency in Science Saturday, March 29, 9: :30 AM, Room 258 C Problem Solving & Decision Making in Science Saturday, March 29, 11: :00 PM, Room 258 C Tech Savvy Science Teachers Panel Discussion Saturday, March 29, 12:30 - 1:30 PM, Room 258 C Digitizing the Science Classroom - Prepare Students for the Global Society Saturday, March 29, 2:00 - 3:00 PM, Room 258 C What Should Teachers Know and Be Able to Do With Technology in the Classroom? Saturday, March 29, 3:30 - 4:30 PM, Room 258 C

7 Working Digitally All notes available online: Take all classroom activities and put them in a digital format Storage Access Sharing Linking Together

8 Ready or Not... The World is Different Then … Now Now … telecommunications audio tapes video tapes simulations web projects problem-solvingmultimedia mobile access laptops (1:1 access) GIS/GPS systems instant messaging wikis / blogs MUVEs cell phones virtual reality

9 How we work

10 Digitizing the Science Classroom Integrating Tools What you need Student Response System Homework Our Websites Print to PDF Snapz Pro / Camtasia Audacity / Podcasting Interactive Whiteboard iMovie / Videocasting iPods Microsoft Office Web 2.0 Apps Science Probes Peripheral Devices End NETS Standard

11 Student Response Systems eInstruction (our brand) Check for understanding Pre-assessment All students, all the time Teacher Reports

12 WebAssign Unique problems for each student Immediate feedback Faster grading

13 Our Websites Purpose Provide students with access to: Grades Labs/Activities Online Resources Class Notes and Answer Keys Sites Jareds Site Bens Site

14 Print to PDF Mac OS X: Print…Save as PDF Win XP: PrimoPDF (www.primopdf.com)www.primopdf.com Create Read-Only documents from Word, PowerPoint, etc.

15 Screen / Video Capture Snapz Pro X (OS X)/Camtasia (XP) Tutorials for Programs Instructions for Handouts Applications Videocast using iTunes Reference Material

16 Podcasting / Movies Homework Help Lectures Explanation of Solutions Hints on Labs / Activities Student Advice

17 Interactive Whiteboard Demonstrate programs prior to allowing student use Create and archive all board notes and lessons

18 iMovie / VideoCasting Teacher Use Using digital video to capture lessons, demonstrations, etc. Student Use Digital Video Projects

19 Video iPods Distribute Media Powerpoint Movies United Streaming Videos Tutorials (Snapz Pro) Mega VCR

20 Microsoft Office Comments Tracking Changes Forms Tabbed View

21 Web 2.0 Applications Google Forms to quickly collect feedback from students Wikis to post course content Blogs to record daily content

22 Science Probes Vernier and Pasco probeware used to collect and plot data NETS-T 3 NETS-S 3, 5, 6

23 Peripheral Devices Digital Camera Scanner Digital Camcorder Wireless Slate NETS-T 1, 5 NETS-S 1, 3, 4

24 Questions Website:


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