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1 Using Computer Technology in the Elementary Grades
CREC New Teacher Academy August 23, 2010 Glen Peterson: E. Hartford-Glastonbury Elementary Magnet School Principal Hiroe Vestergaard: E. Hartford-Glastonbury Elementary Magnet School Ed. Technology Specialist

2 ISTE( The International Society for Technology in Education)

3 Creativity and Innovation  
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students:   a. apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes. b. create original works as a means of personal or group expression. c. use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues. d. identify trends and forecast possibilities. 2. Communication and Collaboration   Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students: a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media. b. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats. c. develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures. d. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems. 3. Research and Information Fluency   Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students: a. plan strategies to guide inquiry. b. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media. c. evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks. d. process data and report results.

4 4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making  
Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students: a. identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation. b. plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project. c. collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions. d. use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions. 5. Digital Citizenship   Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:   a. advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology. b. exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity. c. demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning. d. exhibit leadership for digital citizenship. 6. Technology Operations and Concepts   Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. Students:   a. understand and use technology systems. b. select and use applications effectively and productively. c. troubleshoot systems and applications. d. transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.

5 Activities for Any Grade Level
Internet Research Word Processing (Word, Publisher, KidWorks) Multimedia Presentation (Power Point, KidPix ) Internet Messaging and Communication ( , Instant Messaging, Video Conferencing) Graphic Organizers (Kidspiration, Inspiration, Excel) Online Learning (Virtual Field Trip, Online Encyclopedias) Web 2.0 (Blogs and Podcasts)

6 E. Hartford-Glastonbury Elementary Magnet School “From Me to the Sea” 5th Grade Long Island Sound Project

7 Outdoor Digital Photography Workshop at Hammonasset Beach
Collaboration with the EHGEMS Art Teacher Facilitated student learning on the use of a digital camera Introduced students different styles of photography Landscaping photo Documentary photo Still image photo








15 The LIS Newsletter Microsoft Publisher Writing newsletter articles
About LIS (Google Earth, LIS Study Website) Their trip to Hammonasset Animal Showcase (Research:, etc.) Don’t pollute the sound Crab Data (MS Excel) Editing and inserting photos they took on the trip



18 Crab Data from the Hammonasset Trip Created by a 5th Grader, Adam H.

19 “Deserts” 2nd Grade

20 The Desert Project Reading (Classroom)
Research Data Bank (Library/Media) (Desert Animals) Nonfiction Writing (Classroom) KidPix –a picture of the animal (Technology) MS PowerPoint – Creating a slideshow (Technology)



23 KidPix (Technology)

24 Trisha Musall 2Y November 2009
Roadrunner Trisha Musall 2Y November 2009

25 Where does it live? What does it eat?
The Roadrunner lives in thorny scrubs and grasslands. The Roadrunner lives in deserts and Mexico, and South Western USA. Roadrunners eat fruit, small lizards, and scorpions. Roadrunners eat spiders, and insects. The Roadrunner also eats eggs.

26 What does it look like? The Roadrunner has a tan belly, and x shaped feet. The Roadrunner has long brown legs, and a long narrow dark tail. The Roadrunner is 23 inches long, and a shaggy crest on its head.

27 Fun Facts Roadrunners eat small snakes, and can run at speeds up to 15 miles per hour. Tail is long and narrow to help balance, and the Roadrunner makes rattling and cooing calls. Roadrunners do not migrate, and eats some small rodents.

28 More Student Work Samples and Educational Websites for Elementary School Students
E. Hartford-Glastonbury Magnet School Technology Wiki

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