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1 Integrating Technology: Some Things You Should Know Raising the Bar November 5, 2007

2 Technology Integration Technology Integration is a term used by educators to describe effective uses of technology by teachers and students in K-12 and university classrooms. Teachers use technology to support instruction in language arts, social studies, science, math, or other content areas. When teachers integrate technology into their classroom practice, learners are empowered to be actively engaged in their learning. educators technologyteachersstudentsK-12universityclassroomslanguagesocial studiessciencemath From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

3 Technology integration is not: Taking students to the computer lab once a week for 40 minutes Using the computer as an electronic worksheet Using the computer as a reward station for students who are finished with their other assignments

4 Technology integration is: Part of the daily activities taking place in the classroom Supporting and extending curriculum objectives in a seamless manner Engaging students in meaningful learning Enabling students to demonstrate what they have learned in new and creative ways

5 Traditional vs. Integrated Teacher-oriented Single-sense stimulation Single-path progression Single media Isolated work Information delivery Passive learning Factual, knowledge-based learning Reactive response Isolated, artificial content Student-centered Multi-sensory stimulation Multi-path progression Multi-media Collaborative work Information exchange Active/exploratory/inquiry- based learning Critical thinking and informed decision-making Proactive/planned action Authentic/real-world context

6 Support Instruction Teaching that emphasizes active engagement helps students process and retain information. It leads to self-questioning, deeper thinking, and problem solving.

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8 Where does technology fit? What is my objective?

9 Lesson Focus Objectives connect to prior learning 1.Introduce a concept 2.Build background 3.Clarify vocabulary 4.Enhance Curiosity 5.Set Purpose

10 Lesson Focus United Streaming Videos KWL charts Webs: brainstorming (Inspiration/Kidspiration) ANY Graphic Organizer (VRML link)VRML link Power Point (teacher made) Website with information

11 Modeling Teacher uses Powerpoint Whole class outlining using Microsoft Word Using Interactive websites, teacher demonstrates how to get to the site and what to do….step-by-step.Interactive websites

12 Guiding Sequencing – show steps and go through each, using highlighter in Powerpoint or Word Create powerpoint on subject being covered leaving out key vocabulary, students respond verbally, next slide is the same with key terms highlighted

13 Guiding Sequencing – show steps and go through each, using highlighter in Powerpoint or Word Create powerpoint on subject being covered leaving out key vocabulary, students respond verbally, next slide is the same with key terms highlighted

14 Independent Practice Interactive Websites Writing/Publishing Student Created Powerpoint Trackstar United Streaming writing prompts

15 Differentiated Instruction Teacher incorporates varied activities and materials to address the range of cognitive abilities and different learning styles Teacher uses visual props and cues to enhance student learning

16 Differentiated Instruction Cognitive Abilities Ability to comprehend information at various levels Gifted & Talented Average At –Risk Learner Mental Disability Learning Styles Primary mode of learning Visual Auditory Kinesthetic Tactile

17 Using Technology for Differentiated Instruction United Streaming Text to Speech Tools Magnifier Use activities from lower grade level for at-risk and from higher grade level for talented and gifted. Have students create and present powerpoints.

18 Using Technology for Differentiated Instruction Use United Streaming videos to introduce, teach, and review or re-teach a concept and complete the quizzes. CAST – Teaching Every Student!

19 Small Group/Flexible Group Students are engaged in meaningful activities Games Activities Research Projects –Real World –Simulations Communication –Write/Publish (Blogs and Wikis)BlogsWikis –Presentations (PowerPoint) –Multi-media Correspondence ( , Podcast, Vodcast)Podcast

20 Student Engagement Content is appropriate and linked to students knowledge and experience Students actively involved in activities and assignments Re-teach Practice Extend/Enrich Learning

21 Environment Classroom design is conducive to varied learning opportunities Resource materials are accessible Technology is incorporated Display student work

22 Technology Integration …. Is a growth process. Takes time! Is Raising the Bar!!!


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