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2 What Does Technology Integration REALLY Look Like?

3 Agenda  Getting acquainted  Myths and Realities  Step by Step  You are the most important link!  Teacher/classroom resources  Anyone can do this!  Daily Computer Activities  Teaching with Technology  Computer Lab time  The Challenges  Wrap Up

4 Getting acquainted  participation  2 foot rule  cell phones  handouts

5 Getting acquainted  Reaching me  E-mail: 4 bbarrs  barr, barbara (fayette)  Cell phone: 983-3602  Services: How can I help you?  Equipment

6 Getting to know me Life Time Guarantee All courses, sessions, workshops, professional development and speeches provided by Barbara K. Barr have a “Life Time Guar- antee.” During my life time, if you ever have a question or comment, please feel free to contact me.

7 Objectives  To re-think technology integration  To make technology integration EASY!  To provide a wealth of ideas to integrate technology into the classroom  To get your wheels turning  To plan to work together to help you integrate technology into your classroom.

8 Tips and Tricks Be sure to try these things at home, at school, at the office, or where ever you can find a computer! W A R N I N G

9 Mindset  Think about learning to use technology and/or computers as compared to learning how to read and write.  If you can do it with a pencil and paper, a chalk-board, flip-chart or a white board; you can do it on the computer!

10 Myths  You have to be good on the computer.  You have to know how to use a whole bunch of programs.  You have to be able to use a computer and teach at the same time.  You need really good equipment.  You will never be able to do the stuff your colleagues can do.  Technology integration means using the computer with everything you do.

11 Technology Integration  High Tech  Medium Tech  Low Tech  No Tech

12 Why?  The teacher’s use of technology is the top factor in determining student success with technology.  Even more important that a student’s daily access to a computer!  Model: High tech, low tech, medium tech  Elementary student home computer use tends to center around games and entertainment.  Elementary students do not feel that the technology training they get in school will be enough to help them in the job market or in college.

13 Why?  Increased achievement in content area learning  Greater Higher-order thinking and problemsolving skill development  Improved workforce preparation  Increased student attendance

14 Why?  Students who can keyboard at least 20 words per minute by 6 th grade, average one grade level higher on writing assignments.  Average class work is 20% higher when done on a computer.  Voids in computer access currently exist.  Teacher and/or class popularity increase with technology use.  “Digital Disconnect”  Instructional shifts

15 Instructional Shifts 1  From linear to hypermedia learning  From instruction to construction & discovery  From teacher-centered to learner- centered  From absorbing facts to learning to navigate  From learning as torture to learning as fun  From the teacher as transmitter to the teacher as facilitator [1] Shade, D.D., R.E. Nida, J.M. Lipinski, and J.A. Watson. (1986). Microcomputers and Preschoolers: Working Together in a Classroom Setting. COMPUTERS IN THE SCHOOLS 3(2, Sum): 53-61. EJ 341 638.

16 Getting Started  KEEP IT SIMPLE!!!!!  Start with yourself!!!!!!  Set goals!  Use your computer daily!  Arrange your classroom around the computer/computers.  Check into possibilities to use a multimedia projector, scan converters, larger screens, etc.

17 Getting Started  Key Ingredient

18 It starts with you!  KEEP IT SIMPLE!!!!!  Set goals!  Start with one or two programs!  Use your computer daily!  Stretch a little each day!  Collaborate with other teachers.  Ask questions!  Work with your STC, TRT and Lab instructors.

19 It starts with the teacher!  “… the computer can help make you a better, more productive teacher. And if the computer can do that, even if your students never touch the machine, it will have improved their educational experience.” David A. Dockterman, Ed.D. Docktorman, David A., Great Teaching in the One-Computer Classroom, Tom Snyder Productions, 1998

20 Teacher productivity  Communication/e-mail/list servs  Newsletters/letters to parents  Lesson plans/instructional activities  Creating student materials  Fill in gaps with available materials  Awards and certificates  Multimedia chalkboard

21 Planning for Technology


23 Organize with Technology

24 Report Cards

25 Activities such as BINGO

26 Simple Rule of Thumb  If you can do it with a pencil and paper, a chalk- board, flip-chart or a white board; you can do it on the computer!

27 Multimedia Chalkboard  Dazzling presentations  Daily announcements  Daily directions or assignments  Seating charts  Student presentations  Brainstorming sessions  Classroom discussions

28 Multimedia Chalkboard  Story Webs  Classroom books  Computer read vocabulary  Venn Diagrams  Demonstration of skills  Color text and highlighting tools for emphasis and color coding

29 Multimedia Chalkboard  Virtual field trips  Incredible graphing tools  Live access to Internet sites

30 Question of the Day

31 Assignments 1.Read The Very Hungry Caterpillar. 2.Make a list of things the caterpillar ate.

32 The joy of interaction…

33 Jeopardy


35 Inspiration

36 Lessons

37 Virtual Tours

38 Web Based Resources  Lesson plans/activities  Research/best practices/standards  Reference materials  Directions/how to  Local resources: FCPS/KVL/KDE/KET

39 Daily Student Activities

40 Room Arrangement  Arrange tables or desks so students can see your teacher computer/television.  Place your computer(s) so it is easy to monitor your students’ work and activities.  Place your computer(s) so that small groups can gather around it.  In classrooms with younger students, place a computer open to a large carpeted area.

41 Location, location, location

42 Planning for technology

43 Tips for daily computer use  Plan for computer use while you are teaching.  Use timers or rubrics to limit time.  Use computer tag or quick transitions.  Assign a computer monitor or assistant.  Use the computer in pairs or small groups.  Teach, model, and demo before student use.  Design projects which can be completed in small sections.  Computer use is a privilege!!!!!

44 Planning for Technology C H A M P S A key in any technology activity!

45 Planning for Technology  Plan rotations, center assignments, weekly schedules, and other tools to organize computer usage.  Plan for equity!

46 Weather Reports

47 News reports

48 Internet Activities  Select Internet sites with short activities which can be accomplished in a few minutes.  Educational Games: FunBrainFunBrain  Math sites with short activities: A+MathA+Math  Virtual field trips: Fayette CountyFayette County  Reading sites: Internet Public Library &Internet Public Library Room 108  Virtual “zines”: Time for KidsTime for Kids  WebQuest and WebQuest Jr.WebQuestWebQuest Jr.

49 Simple Reinforcement


51 Question of the Day


53 “Word Quests” Note: You must have Internet connectivity on the computer used for this activity: 1.In a new Word document, create the type of format you like to use for your classroom activities.

54 “Word Quests”  Enter the internet address of web pages you want students to use with the activity.

55 Sample “Word Quest”

56 Spelling/Practice Activities

57 Drop Down Form Field

58 Internet Activities  Use a timer or egg timer to structure time on the computer.  Group a few students together with a list of things to find or to do.  Put a short cut on your desktop or save sites to be seen.  “Web Whack” or save sites to cache with Internet Explorer.

59 Global Campfire  Global Campfire web siteGlobal Campfire  Creative story writing  Historical Journal/Diary  Journal experiments/problems  Reflections  Publish the work on the classroom website!

60 Global Campfire Reflections on STLP by a 2/3 class:

61 Use as a Learning Center:  Rotate all students to use this center  Parts of projects can be completed at other centers  Daily student responses (“Question of the Day”)  Create class books  Class news letters  Brochures  Scavenger hunt work sheets  WebQuests

62 Use as a Learning Center:  Research activities  Work on PowerPoints and other presentations  Contribute to class web pages  Greeting card projects  Alphabetize lists  Spelling activities  Commercial software use  Creative writing

63 Web Quests

64 Kidspiration

65 Use for Student Projects:  Each student adds a sentence, item, or comment to the class project  Students type questions of things they want to know about a new unit of study  Book reports  Informational report on any topic (Power Points can be used as early as First Grade).  Students add to a continuing story  Students write personal opinions on a topic  Have students participate in an e-mail

66 Researching for a project

67 A Cooperative Learning Tool:  Small groups of students  Group stories and projects  Rotate turns on the computer  Brainstorming activities  Organization and planning tool  Writing instrument  Research tool

68 Cooperative Learning



71 Learning together……

72 Student assessment  Writing practice and editing  Practice taking tests  Many programs are available for computerized assessment  Edit sentences/correct work  “Question of the Day,” “ Math Problem of the Day,” etc.  Drop down fields  Word Quests/Web Quests  Make a PowerPoint/Web Page/Talking Book

73 SRI Practice Tests

74 Quizzes on Line

75 Talking Books

76 Virtual Tours



79 Fitting it all in  KEEP IT SIMPLE!  Set goals  Take baby steps!  Start with the teacher!  Daily entry or assignment activities.  Plan rotations, charts, systems.  Use the same systems regularly and they will operate smoothly.  Plan for independent use.  Have students vary the time they use the computer.

80 Keep in Mind  Teacher’s use of technology is the most important factor in student success with technology  Students need to use the computer daily  High technology use = high attendance!  Technology = engaged students  A teacher’s use of technology influences student’s opinions of the teacher and the course!  Room arrangement is paramount!

81 Keep in Mind  We live in a world where technology literacy is becoming more and more critical!  Students need to get training and access to computer literacy at school!  We need to do what ever it takes to provide equitable technology opportunities to all students!


83 Joy  When it comes to computers, to know them is to love them.  Use your computer every day!  Sharing can make technology use more fun!  “We’ve only just begun……..”

84 The best is yet to come…..

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