Presentation on theme: "Spark Learning With Technology! Presented by: Jill Esquivel 5th Grade Teacher Forked Island – E. Broussard Elementary Vermilion Parish School System."— Presentation transcript:
Spark Learning With Technology! Presented by: Jill Esquivel 5th Grade Teacher Forked Island – E. Broussard Elementary Vermilion Parish School System
A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND INFORMATION
A TRIVIA GAME 4 of these items are TRUE and 1 is FALSE. I love to cook. One of my many greats – grandfather was a merchant from the coast of France who was captured by pirates and escaped when they ship-wrecked near one of the many barrier islands along the coast of Louisiana. I am addicted to the Food Network. I love to learn and am currently taking culinary classes. I panic if I turn on my computers in the morning and the network is not operating.
KNOW THE CURRICULUM Before you begin you need to know … What skills do your students know and which skills are your students expected to master? Are there specific sample activities you must cover, or are there recommended activities for you to follow. Follow the Louisiana Educational Technology Standards.
USE THE CURRICULUM The Comprehensive Curriculum includes some excellent activities. Use Activities that can be easily integrated with Technology. Integrating Technology into activities provided by the curriculum can help you cover many GLEs that may not have been covered otherwise.
A.Center of a flower B.Butterfly Egg C.Honeycomb BRAINBREAKBRAINBREAK
START SLOW! Begin by using technology as a teacher tool. Progress to using technology as a teaching tool. Ultimate goal: use technology as a STUDENT TOOL to achieve the goals of the curriculum.
Teacher Tool Use the computer to make some of your tasks as the teacher easier. Type tests, create activities and worksheets, complete lesson plans, input grades.
Teaching Tool Use the computer for whole group instruction. –Inspiration: Brainstorming, organizing main ideas of a lesson, creating visual representations of material covered. –United Streaming: Show videos that support the content being covered in class. –Use of a projection system works best for this.
Student Tool Students use the computer to complete tasks assigned by the teacher. Students use software available for their own needs: typing essays or reports, creating presentations, conducting research, creating study materials, etc.
A. Pen Tip B.Buzzer Button C.Top of a Space Shuttle BRAINBREAKBRAINBREAK
DIGITAL CAMERAS First Day Pictures Seating Chart Parental Involvement Class Newspapers Art Projects Thank You Cards Documenting Class Activities Enhancing Articles for Newspapers Scavenger Hunts Class Reporter End of Year Pictures Documenting Field Study Documenting processes Attendance Daily Graphing Illustrate Student Writing / Class Books Compare / Contrast
POWER POINT Biographies Electronic Books Virtual Field Trips Student Reports Daily Schedule / Daily News Teacher Presentations Illustrate Concepts (example: division) Picture Stories Vocabulary (illustrate or compose meaningful sentences) Make PowerPoint Interactive (pens)
Inspiration All About Me Brainstorming (individual or whole group) Prime Factorization Organizing Research Information Least Common Multiple Comparison / Contrast Study Aids Online Templates
OTHER FAVORITES GRAPH CLUB & GRAPH MASTER –Daily Graphing, Whole Group Instruction, Individual Activities TIME LINER –Historical Timelines, School Year Timeline, Biographies, Autobiographies COMMUNITY CONSTRUCTION KIT –Recreate historic communities: Native American, Medieval, Colonial, and Present-day –Create 3-D maps
CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/jille