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1 Making Technology Routine: Developing Instruction for the 21st Century
Jennifer Womble, nbct, Chiles High School Jan Graham, nbct, Cobb Middle School Kathy Corder, nbct, Chiles High School

2 Infusing Technology into Classrooms
Welcome! Basics of the workshop—getting set up at your stations! Interest Survey Workshop Expectations & Goals Teacher Tube Video Clip Resources—USB, Sharepoint Important questions-handout Trainer Introductions NEXT: Who are you? activity

3 Who are you? activity Complete Power point activity on the flash drive with a partner. “Introduction Activity” USB Follow the directions. Share via Vision Software Reflect on the activity outcomes and introduce all participants.

4 Technology Integration Introduction
The goal of technology integration is to use technology seamlessly in the classroom so that the technology itself is invisible in support of learning a standards based curriculum. Employing technology provides a variety of new ways to learn, and in the process, fosters independent thinking, problem solving, and collaborative learning.

5 Technology Integration
Why Integrate? (pair and share) “Technologies do not bring about revolutions, people do.” -Denise Murray, Director of NCELTR, Macquarie University Old question. New questions: How do students learn? How can teachers make teaching better?

6 Why Integrate? Improve student learning by creating better lessons Increase the rigor of academics and the quality of learning Stimulate curiosity and interest Engage learners and motivate students Improve how all students learn the content Differentiate instruction Formative assessments with immediate feedback Project based learning is meaningful and prepares students for a technology-dependent world Increase communication Reinvigorate teaching Enhance Educational Experience with technology—fun, interactive Course Management Tools on-line BOTTOM LINE: Implement Technology to Accomplish Greater Learning and improved Academic Achievement

7 Classrooms making Global Impact with relevant learning
What do students need to know for the future? Time Article-Jigsaw Educational Practice + Tech Tools BUT…The path to a successful technology implementation is neither easy nor short. Teaching tools over time.

8 Teaching Tools over time
Open the excel spread sheet to view a timeline of teaching tools over time. What do you notice about the evolution of teaching tools over time?

9 First Piece: The teacher
As you can imagine, using technology in the classroom changes the classroom structure, operation, and management. Teachers learn to become a “guide on the side” rather than a “sage on the stage.” Getting there involves changes in philosophy and practice.

10 How do teachers integrate?
Conversations about teaching, assignments, instruction and technology improve practices. Master teachers model effective lessons and uses of technology for students. GAP—Teachers who were raised in the digital age and those who desire to improve learning are eager but still need relevant training. “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration…” Thomas Edison

11 Teacher Technology Skills Competency Levels
What level of daily technological integration is the teacher utilizing? Daily Routine: type worksheets, attendance, , make charts. Effective User: web portal, discussion boards, advanced functions, specialized software, expert, models AUP, flexibility, use data to manage and solve problems. Innovative User: full array of software & hardware, strategic use of capabilities, produce, empower, mentor, foster continuous improvement. Who is left out? Resisters Beginners

12 Teacher Technology Skills Application (apply NETS-T)
Help students learn the specific software applications and tools within context. Teach productivity tools such as word processing, spreadsheet and database, desktop publishing and presentation tools, graphics and design applications such photo editing, drawing, and web design. Showing how to use the Internet for research and communications. A teacher modeling the appropriate use of technology gives students meaningful examples and experiences that they can apply. Some websites that provide technology and tech integration skills and strategies include WebTeacher, Microsoft Tutorials, Microsoft How-to Articles and

13 Teachers changing methods
Real change can take a few years in schools rich with technology, and even longer in schools with less. Professional development can shorten the learning curve and return on investment. The important thing to consider is that professional development lies along a continuum—from learning discrete skills, to developing fully integrated lessons, to transferring those skills to new technologies and new methodologies like project-based learning.

14 What does integration look like?
Students can test scientific theories with simulations, find ways to prove ideas with multimedia ,and collect environmental data with hands-on experiments. They can use the Internet to experience the world through virtual field trips and find information to prove almost any point of view. They can exercise their creativity with art, writing, and music software and more. All of these opportunities mean using technology as a tool to promote content learning.

15 Ways teachers integrate
View document on your flash titled “ What technology integration looks like.” Add three of your own examples to the list and be prepared to share your ideas.

16 Next piece: the student
The goal of technology integration is to use technology in the classroom so that it becomes a tool to help students learn new things in new ways and prepare for the future. Yet it is a catalyst for greater change. Employing technology affects the classroom’s structure, operation, and management and requires new skills --both for students and educators.

17 Student Technology Standards
NETS-S: ISTE’s Technology Foundation Standards for All Students (NETS) include six categories for addressing necessary technology skills: 1. Basic operations and concepts 2. Social, ethical, and human issues 3. Technology productivity tools 4. Technology communications tools 5. Technology research tools 6. Technology problem-solving and decision-making tools

18 Understanding our Digital Natives in the Classrooms
Kaiser Family Foundation: “kids spend 6 ½ hours a day using some form of media….they are plugged in 44 hours a week…25 % of the time they are overlapping media.” Read Digital Natives article and complete annotation activity

19 Student progress As technology use becomes increasingly interwoven in lessons and instructional units, it becomes increasingly important to measure student progress using a variety of tools. In addition to summative and formative tests, teachers should have rubrics, portfolios, and other assessment tools to measure content knowledge and degree of technological proficiency.

20 Student Assessment There are applications in the
market place that provide 100% participation and collaboration during instruction. With these applications, teachers can gauge the pace of the instruction with real time student feedback. There are also many free online tools that help teachers easily create a variety of formative assessments. Some include: • QuizStar • RubiStar • • Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators Adjusting lessons and using this information to fill in the gaps between the students learning style and performance involves differentiating instruction, which is based on the beliefs that students differ in how they learn, classrooms that are not “one size fits all” are more effective, and students must be able to make meaning from subject matter. A differentiated classroom offers students different ways to learn subject content, make sense of ideas, and demonstrate learning. Teachers have many ways to provide instruction that is targeted to specific groups ofstudents.

21 Technology based activities
Technology is enhancing accepted activities and improving them in the process. Looking at technology based activities, teachers can locate online projects such as hotlists, hunts and WebQuests that already infuse technology within the lesson while providing all the lesson resources, templates and assessment. These projects and offer a tried and true option in using effective activities and projects. As the result, this saves time in creating such technology based experiences for their students. A good example of such a resource is Bernie Dodge’s WebQuest Page. This site contains inquiry-based projects that have been developed by teachers as well as training and teacher materials. HUCK FINN WEB QUEST

22 Third Piece: The content curriculum and standards
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) believes that: “To live, learn, and work successful in an increasingly complex and information-rich society, students must be able to use technology effectively.” They developed standards to guide educational Leaders in recognizing and addressing the conditions for effective use of technology to support Pre K-12 education. They state, “Within an effective educational setting, technology can enable students to become--Capable information technology users: Information seekers, analyzers, and evaluators Problem solvers and decision makers Creative and effective users of productivity tools Communicators, collaborators, publishers, and producers Informed, responsible, and contributing citizens

23 Getting to know the standards:
Review content standards so teachers can make sure the topic meets what they are supposed to be teaching. • Model several lessons with student examples, including some simple lessons so teachers are not discouraged or afraid to jump in. • Show teachers how to find rich, relevant and appropriate resources. • Provide templates, support materials, and a mentor or coach. • Team an early adopter with a teacher new to technology so the excitement rubs off. • Give teachers lots of hands-on time to practice, plan and reflect on what they learned. • Feed them and provide incentives such as prizes and stipends. • Provide "talk time" so teachers can share what they learn. With limited time and opportunities, teachers can also turn to online courses, tutorials and how-to guides to help them keep their skills up-to-date and to find resources and lesson plans that infuse technology

24 Last piece: Technology Tools
What tools do you have at your school site? What software or hard ware restrictions are there? What type of room set up and computer preparation is necessary? Do you know how to use, charge, upload and download all the equipment in your lesson? How do you select equipment to use?

25 Tech Tools Digital Cameras Software
Scanners, document cameras, tablet pcs, smartboards, hand held response system, digital video What are there functions? Try it before you teach it! Evaluate tools to match your needs and class size.

26 Building a team Relationships are vital to the successful integration of technology in your classroom. The technology coordinator, media specialist, AP Curriculum, technology integrator, tech savvy students. Try it before you teach it!

27 How teachers plan to use technology
Technology is enhancing accepted activities and improving them in the process. Looking at technology based activities, teachers can locate online projects such as hotlists, hunts and WebQuests that already infuse technology within the lesson while providing all the lesson resources, templates and assessment. These projects are often teacher-created and offer a tried and true option in using effective activities and projects. As the result, this saves time in creating such technology based experiences for their students. A good example of such a resource is Bernie Dodge’s WebQuest Page. This site contains inquiry-based projects that have been developed by teachers as well as training and teacher materials.

28 How to begin? Making good choices leads to effective time management. Teachers have to determine what their students need to learn for each assignment. Then they choose the best way to provide the material and the best way for students to learn it. They can begin by enhancing lessons with technology. They start by identifying the objectives of a lesson and looking for ways to infuse technology into activities. VIEW UNIT LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE

29 What strategies work for you?
Lecture Demonstration Large group demonstration Small group discussion Collaboration Team teaching Tutoring Hands-on practice Independent study Listening Brainstorming Q & A Research Media Production

30 PLANNING Lesson Template Brainstorming Essential Questions
View samples scaffolding

31 Obstacles to Technology Integration
No access to computers/equipment Lack Time (to learn, to plan, to organize, to search internet, etc) No budget or high costs Class sizes Preparing for standardized tests Lack teacher training Set curriculum or standards Technical problems (not admin. of machine) Network down Power Outage Intimidating Too many strategies to try now—one more thing.

32 Creative Solutions to problems
For example: Takes student long about of time to Search internet: (booksite for students sites) (bookmarking tool tags collective (pay service to organize internet sites)

33 Advanced Word Response Journals--Incorporating student responses into your curriculum. See sample electronic journal. View samples Shapes, colors, symbols, fonts, tables, word art, clip art and more! Share tips and tricks!

34 Multimedia Projects Content focused Storyboard planning
Transitions, animations, timing, looping, effects, printing See student samples Web resources enhance productions

35 Maximizing Publisher Newsletters, brochures, postcards, certificates, signs, cards, web pages and more! View samples same toolbars and great templates Student products Rubric creation: rubistar

36 Movie Maker Video Cameras 101 Storyboards, scripts, and planning
Adding pictures, clips, music, voice-overs, and text to speech tools. View samples United Streaming

37 Smartboard Technology
Effective presentations Interactive discussions How can you use this tool?

38 Web Research on the Internet
Evaluating sites for accuracy and information Internet Evaluation Form Copyright laws

1. Start with a lesson you are very familiar with and have taught before 2. Focus on the learning objective Make it interactive and fun Problem based activities will engage and make relevant for students. Do it yourself FIRST (see one, do one, teach one) Build relationships Talk about copyright often! Know the standards (state, NETS, Information Literacy Standards) Revise teaching style to accommodate technology (adaptation) Use peer observations and online video demonstrations as often as possible to learn more!

40 Developing Unit Materials
Scaffolding: Directions Handouts, Diagrams, Tables, Hidden Text Rubrics (; Lesson plans Instruction sheets Evaluation & Assessment materials Resources & web sites: Discuss: How to evaluate student products?

41 P-Planning, Priorities, Peer-observations, Practice
Brainstorm & Prep work Create lesson plan and back up plan Set expectations Research needs and “tech talk” with the with tech team Plan to assess Focus on learning objectives Find relevant & appropriate resources Model lessons:

42 I-Implement, Integrate, Infuse
Seamless technology Participate in technology based instruction Storyboard of lesson plan Scaffolding, templates How to, step by step Infuse resources: funding, software, equipment, people, training, supplies and students.

43 ZZ-Evaluate and Reflect
Reflect on the impact of the technology and the learning. Was it the right equipment? Right software? Did you have enough PD? Review functionality. Did you get appropriate support? Use answers to make future decisions. Communicate via . Collaborate with others in discussion boards, surveys, Study group, think tanks, talk time with teachers to share ideas (collaborate in global community) (collaboration) (virtual learning community network) (ERC)

44 A-Analyze with Data How does technology increase teacher productivity?
Focus on results, not technology EVALUATE to avoid future glitches Look at the outcomes and align to goals of curriculum Were the benefits worth the sacrifice? (return on investment) Data: test scores, attendance records, student attitudes, improved learning and attitudes No such thing as a failure! What support do you need next time? What do you need to know for next time? SHARE SUCCESS STORIES Insight! Constant improvement is key.

45 Integrating Technology into Everyday Instruction
Teachers need the proper skills and tools to propel their knowledge and teaching through technology. Integrating technology into the classroom effectively can mean the difference between increased test scores vs. limited achievement growth. Teachers need to walk out of professional development sessions with lesson plans that help incorporate collaboration, content integration, and project-based learning. Though there are several modes to deliver this training, teachers often prefer that the initial training be provided face-to-face. It provides the environment where teachers can ask questions, collaborate with their peers, and learn from others.

46 That is a WRAP! Workshop evaluation and sharing!
Questions and answers! Many thanks for your dedication, time and effort today!

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