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1 What Does Technology Integration REALLY Look Like?

2 Agenda  Getting to know you?  Myths and Realities  Step by Step  Room Arrangements  Anyone can do this!  Teaching with Technology  Daily Computer Activities  The Challenges

3 Getting to know you  Participants  Reaching me  E-mail  Cell phone  Services  Equipment

4 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.

5 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.

6 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

7 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!

8 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.

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

10 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  Student home computer use tends to center around games and entertainment.  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.

11 Why?  Students who can keyboard at least 20 words per minute by 6 th grade, score significantly higher on writing assignments.  Average class work is 20% higher when done on a computer.  Voids in computer access currently exist.  Student attendance increases with technology use.  Teacher and/or class popularity increase with technology use.  Instructional shifts

12 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.

13 Getting Started  Set goals!  KEEP IT SIMPLE!!!!!  Arrange your classroom around the computer/computers.  Locate the computer/computers to make it easy to use regularly.  Check into possibilities to use a multimedia projector, scan converters, larger screens, etc.

14 Room Arrangement  Extension cords (heavy duty) and longer patch cords can give you more flexibility in your room arrangement.  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.

15 Any situation is workable!

16 Planning for technology

17 Location, location, location

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

19 Planning for Technology  Plan for daily computer usage!

20 Planning for Technology  Plan computer usage for classroom equity.

21 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!!!!!

22 Weather Reports

23 News reports

24 Question of the Day



27 Simple Reinforcement

28  A + Math: http://www.aplusmath.com  AAA Math:  A Maths Dictionary for Kids : Animated definitions:  Grammar Gorilla: Interactive game that tests students knowledge of grammar:  Kid’s Stories from Room 108:  Candlelight Stories:  States games:

29 Spelling/Practice Activities

30 Fun Multiple Choice  Use Microsoft Word.  Click on “View”, go to “Toolbars,” and select and click on “Forms.”

31 Drop Down Form Field  Prepare a story, test or quiz.  When you reach the appropriate place, click on the “Drop Down Form Field” on the “Forms” toolbar.

32 Drop Down Form Fields  Double click on the gray area.  Fill in the items in “Drop Down Items.”

33 Drop Down Form Fields  Complete your project, then click on the lock on the “Forms” toolbar.

34 Story Time!

35 “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.

36 “Word Quests” 2.There are two easy ways to insert the hyperlink to the Internet pages you want to use. If your know the exact Internet address (URL) enter the exact address on your document:  After you enter the URL, press your space bar or hit enter. The URL you have written will be underlined and in another color (generally blue).

37 “Word Quests”  If the URL is long, difficult, or not totally familiar to you, go to that Internet page. Highlight the URL in the address bar. Then go to edit on the menu bar, and click on copy.

38 Sample “Word Quest”

39 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.

40 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.

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

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

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

44 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

45 Web page project

46 Web Quests

47 Learning together……

48 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!

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

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

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

52 The joy of interaction…

53 Inspiration

54 Kidspiration

55 Jeopardy


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

58 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

59 Researching for a project

60 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

61 Cooperative Learning



64 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.

65 SRI Practice Tests

66 Quizzes on Line

67 Fitting it all in  Set goals  Take baby steps!  KEEP IT SIMPLE!  Integrate the use of the computer.  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.

68 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!

69 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!

70 Report Cards

71 Use Tables for BINGO

72 Using FrontPage  Basic school contact information: address, phone number, fax number, office hours  Photos of school – inside and out!  Maps to school  School logo/mascot  Mission statement  Basic policies  Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)  Student/Teacher Technology Standards  School calendar – current and up to date!  Breakfast/Lunch menu – current and up to date  Staff information – current and up to date  Staff e-mail addresses or links

73  Welcome new staff members  Homework assignments  Clubs and organizations  School events  Links to classrooms  Samples of student work  Student PowerPoints  Student HyperStudio and KidsPix projects  Samples of student art and possibly music  School projects  PTA/PTO  E-mail to the Web Master  Webquests  Manuals and information on technology use  Links to school district  Links to district calendar  Links to other sites of interest to the school community.

74 FrontPage Tips 1.Set up FrontPage as or default web editor so you can use it any where! Go to Tools/Options/General. Be sure there is a check in the box “Check if Front Page is the default editor for pages”.

75 Pictures on FrontPage 1.Be sure to name all pictures, clip art, and backgrounds! 2.Sony Mavicas are great for Novice Photographers, teachers, and students of all ages!

76 Learning FrontPage Thanks to our district Website Manager, Pete Koutoulas, we have an excellent section on our website dedicated to helping our school webmasters in using FrontPage. Although geared specifically to our setup, you may find some of the information useful.




80 Talking Books

81 Virtual Tours

82 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……..”

83 The best is yet to come…..

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