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1 Welcome to… What can I do with my Technology Cart? Aimee Martin Technology Resource Teacher

2 Technology Integration in the Classroom Aimee Martin Technology Resource Teacher Technology Services Department Phone:

3 What do I do if…? I have a technology problem! I need software installed! My computer is really slow! My printer isn’t working! I don’t know where these cables go! Contact your building Technology Coordinator How do I use this software? How do I integrate this software? How do I use this hardware? How do I integrate this hardware? Contact your TRT

4 Projector Technology Cart Part

5 How do I project from my computer? Make sure the projector and the laptop are both on. Press the FN button and the F8 or F4 button at the same time. This should toggle the image of your computer through the projector. Sometimes you need to do this more than once. Still not working? Make sure the white cover on top of the projector is all the way open or the projector will not work. Press “Source search” on the projector to find the source for the laptop. If the camera is also on at the same time, try pressing the “PC” button on the camera to switch to the computer.

6 Other Nuts and Bolts of the Projector What if the projector only shows a black screen? 1.Make sure the projector is ON. 2.Make sure the white cover on top of the projector is slid all the way open, or it won’t work. 3. Try pressing “source search” on the projector to search for the device that is on. How do I turn off the projector? 1. Press the power button twice.

7 Good morning! Write objectives Give directions Warm-up Review of material from previous class

8 Use PowerPoint for Instruction As students enter the room, they're probably wondering, "What are we going to do today?“ Solution = make one PowerPoint. Each day, change your objectives or warm-up and click "Save As" and rename it with that date. The next day, open the show, edit the information, and click "Save As" with the new date. By the end of the year you'll have 180 PowerPoint shows that you can always use again in the future. This will save a lot of elbow grease you would have spent erasing the board!

9 TumblrTumblr (blog)- Closure

10 Use Video for Background Knowledge Discovery Education Discovery Education – online videos

11 Take Notes Take notes during class Take notes during class - * saved reference for review * absent students Take notes in: Word or PowerPoint or Promethean

12 Classroom Management

13 Websites! Many Interactive

14 Art Warholizers Mondrian Machine Mandala creator

15 Music Classical Music Beethoven’s Baseball Dallas Symphony Orchestra San Francisco Symphony for Kids Other Music Sites Music Games

16 P.E. Health, P.E., and Wellness Kids Health Visible Body

17 CPS “clickers” for Assessment Great for specials teachers! Quick and easy assessment Great to use with large groups Data collection for tests and quizzes is fast! Resources for PE: https://cps4pe.wikispaces.com/ https://cps4pe.wikispaces.com/

18 Flip Video Record students modeling a correct sit-up, playing staccato, or creating watercolor brush strokes.

19 Document Camera Technology Cart Part

20 How do I project from my document camera? Make sure the projector AND the document camera is on. Press the “camera” button on the document camera. STILL NOT WORKING? Make sure the white cover on top of the projector is all the way open or the projector will not work. OR try: Press “Source search” on the projector to find the source for the camera.

21 Other Nuts and Bolts of the Document Camera What if the image is out of focus? Try moving the focus wheel on the camera head. What if the image is too dark when I display the camera mode? Try turning on the light on the camera head. How do I turn off the camera? Press the power button on the side of the camera base.

22 Camera Buttons “PC” button: press this to toggle to project the computer on the screen. “Camera” button: press this to toggle to project the document camera on the screen. “Zoom in/Zoom Out”: use these buttons to zoom in or out while using the camera. This is better to use than bending the neck of the camera down low to an object you’d like to show. “Freeze”: freezes the image you are projecting. To turn off this feature, press “freeze” again. “Cap/Del”: stands for “capture/delete”. Press this button while you are projecting the camera to take a picture of the image. To delete a picture you took, play the picture again and press the “Cap/del” button. On the message that says “Delete? Yes/No”, use the arrow to move to the word “delete” and click the right arrow to confirm the delete. “Playback”: Press this button to playback the pictures you took using the “Cap/del” button. Use the arrows on the camera to go back and forth between the pictures.

23 Document Camera Ideas Demonstrate art techniques (paint, clay, cutting, weaving, etc) under the camera so that the whole class doesn't need to huddle around Project fingering patterns for instruments Project game rule patterns and strategies to the class

24 Speakers Technology Cart Part

25 Speaker Ideas Use cart and computer to play subject appropriate music during instruction using iTunes or Windows Media Player

26 DVD / VCR Technology Cart Part

27 How do I play the DVD on the DVD Player? Make sure the projector, the speakers, and the DVD player are all on. Insert the DVD into the DVD player. Don’t see the video on the screen? Try these steps: Press “Source search” on the projector to find the source for the DVD player. On the DVD player, press the “VCR/DVD Function” button to be sure the VCR mode is NOT lit (red dot) and the DVD function is on. Is the sound too low? Make sure the speakers are on. Check the back of the speakers. There are 2 buttons that control the sound. One is VOL – and one is VOL +. Press these to increase or decrease the sound.

28 How do I play the VHS tape in the VCR? Make sure the projector, the speakers, and the VCR player are all on. Insert the tape into the player. Don’t see the video on the screen? Try these steps: Press “Source search” on the projector to find the source for the VCR. On the VCR, press the “VCR/DVD Function” button to be sure the VCR mode is lit (red dot) and the DVD function is not on. Is the sound too low? Make sure the speakers are on. Check the back of the speakers. There are 2 buttons that control the sound. One is VOL – and one is VOL +. Press these to increase or decrease the sound.

29 What can you do with your Technology Cart?

30 Other Ideas? Project websites, textbooks, maps, magazines, newspaper articles that enhance curricular areas without spending money on copies Showcase student work, projects, show-and- tell Zoom in on the object that you are working with Show a slideshow of digital pictures Display a completed product so students see an example of what is expected of them Project enduring understanding questions to guide student learning/discussion Freeze an image to encourage think time

31 Other Ideas for Art? ART - capture student work with a digital camera and create a slideshow, download images and artwork, or use a Promethean Board as a digital canvas

32 Other Ideas for Music? MUSIC - record students singing with Audacity, download music and lyrics, or simply use the camera to freeze and project music for the whole class to see while you're using it elsewhere in the room

33 Other Ideas for P.E.? PE - use the Flip camera to capture student movement and share with the class, download PowerPoint lesson from FCPSteach or Discovery Education for quick video clips about sports or health topics


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