Presentation on theme: "Computer *Fun*damentals: New lessons in Word & Excel (...and the Internet, too) Ramona R. Santa Maria, Ph.D. Department of Computer Information Systems."— Presentation transcript:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
T4 2013 Shameless promotion Early summer PD workshop http://www.buffalostate.edu/cs4hs
T4 2013 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.
T4 2013 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
T4 2013 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
T4 2013 Word (1) Teaches basic skills Movement is key –Movement creates collaboration –Collaboration fosters creativity –Creativity drives the lesson.
T4 2013 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/
T4 2013 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?
T4 2013 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?
T4 2013 Basic skills (2) Get trained, educate others, understand internet safety iSafe trainer –http://isafe.org/wp/http://isafe.org/wp/
T4 2013 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
T4 2013 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?
T4 2013 Internet skills (3) Students create scavenger hunt questions Display answers in a “timeline” http://www.dipity.com/ http://www.dipity.com/ Ideas: http://www.surfnetkids.com/o nline_scavenger_hunts.htm http://www.surfnetkids.com/o nline_scavenger_hunts.htm
T4 2013 Now what? What have you learned? What can you use in your classroom next week?
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