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1 Computer *Fun*damentals: New lessons in Word & Excel (...and the Internet, too) Ramona R. Santa Maria, Ph.D. Department of Computer Information Systems SUNY Buffalo State

2 T Shameless promotion Early summer PD workshop

3 T Objective: 1. Give teachers tools to “perk up” the way they integrate basic computer skills into lessons. 2. Refresh teachers toolbox, how to: Integrate internet skills and foster reflective searches, Use MS Word to become a collaborative (and funny) tool, Model teaching Excel with ease.

4 T Materials What you'll need: Engaged students: 1.Who can use their imagination 2.Who are ready to have fun Internet connection MS office M&M's and Dixie cups

5 T Traditional teaching structure My normal order –My training –Computer support plan –Internet skills –Word –Excel Today’s T4 order –Word –Excel –My training –Computer support plan –Internet skills

6 T Word (1) Teaches basic skills Movement is key –Movement creates collaboration –Collaboration fosters creativity –Creativity drives the lesson.

7 T Word (2) Review result, analyze content, change plot Create a carton –http://pbskids.org/go/ studio/http://pbskids.org/go/ studio/ –Http://www.toondoo. com/Http://www.toondoo. com/

8 T Excel Teaches basic skills Removes math anxiety Make graphing fun Reflective: –Why would I want to analyze how many people have red M&M’s? –Why might student X have more M&M’s in their cup than student Y?

9 T Basic skills (1) Computer support plan: –As students to be reflective and accountable. What happens if your computer doesn't work? How will you complete your assignments? _________ When online what do I do if… –I encounter a questionable website? –I don’t feel safe online? –I’m being teased and pick on?

10 T Basic skills (2) Get trained, educate others, understand internet safety iSafe trainer –http://isafe.org/wp/http://isafe.org/wp/

11 T Internet skills (1) Barebones –http://www.sc.edu/be aufort/library/pages/b ones/bones.shtmlhttp://www.sc.edu/be aufort/library/pages/b ones/bones.shtml –Choose your assignments –Ask for reflection

12 T Internet skills (2) Barebones –http://www.sc.edu/beaufort/libr ary/pages/bones/bones.shtmlhttp://www.sc.edu/beaufort/libr ary/pages/bones/bones.shtml –Choose your assignments –Ask for reflection –Ideas: List the specific skill(s) you've reviewed in the lesson. Summarize what you have leaned In your What did you learn about the Internet searching in this way? Give evidence to support how the new way learned to search is different the way you’ve searched before. Where were your searching speedbumps before this assignment?

13 T Internet skills (3) Students create scavenger hunt questions Display answers in a “timeline” Ideas: nline_scavenger_hunts.htm nline_scavenger_hunts.htm

14 T Now what? What have you learned? What can you use in your classroom next week?


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