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1 FETC 2007 Using the PIZZA Method: What the Best Teachers Do to Integrate Technology in Every Classroom Jennifer Womble, nbct, Chiles High School Jan Graham, nbct, Cobb Middle School Kathy Corder, nbct, Chiles High School

2 FETC 2007 Technology Integration 101 Why did you choose this workshop? What is your previous experience integrating technology in your classroom?

3 FETC 2007 Todays Objectives: Explain the dynamic role of Technology Integration in education Explore various technology tools Design a lesson plan that implements technology Discover what technology integration looks like. Discuss the role of the Teacher, Student, Content and Technology tools. Learn the PIZZA implementation process Create the items necessary to complete your lesson and use it on Monday!

4 FETC 2007 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 FETC 2007 Nothing Beats a Good Idea! Articulate a worthwhile, single, focused learning objective that you would like to enhance with technology. Clearly explain the lesson or unit that would improve academic achievement by infusing the use of technological tools. Project based learning What is your goal?

6 FETC 2007 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?

7 FETC 2007 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 technologyfun, interactive Course Management Tools on-line BOTTOM LINE: Implement Technology to Accomplish Greater Learning and improved Academic Achievement

8 FETC 2007 Classrooms with relevant learning What do students need to know for the future? Handout- Time Article 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. BUT…The path to a successful technology implementation is neither easy nor short. Handout- Teaching tools over time.

9 FETC 2007 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?

10 FETC 2007 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.

11 FETC 2007 How do teachers integrate? Conversations about teaching, assignments, instruction and technology improve practices. Master teachers model effective lessons and uses of technology for students. GAPTeachers 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

12 FETC 2007 Teacher Technology Skills Competency Levels What level of daily technological integration is the teacher utilizing? Daily Routine: type worksheets, attendance, email, 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

13 FETC 2007 Teacher Technology Skills Application (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

14 FETC 2007 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 continuumfrom learning discrete skills, to developing fully integrated lessons, to transferring those skills to new technologies and new methodologies like project-based learning.

15 FETC 2007 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

16 FETC 2007 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. Handout: What does Technology Integration look like?

17 FETC 2007 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. Innovative teachers engage students

18 FETC 2007 Lesson Plan Template Open the document on your flash drive entitled Technology Enhanced Lesson Plan in the Lesson Planning folder Begin to fill in the document with your information and your learning objective for students This is our Planning tool for your lesson today.

19 FETC 2007 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 classrooms structure, operation, and management and requires new skills -- both for students and educators.

20 FETC 2007 Student Technology Standards NETS-S: ISTEs 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

21 FETC 2007 Understanding our Digital NativesGen D 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 using the Word reviewing tool bar.

22 FETC 2007 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 Dodges WebQuest Page. This site contains inquiry-based projects that have been developed by teachers as well as training and teacher materials.

23 FETC 2007 Third Piece: The content curriculum and standards ISTE developed standards to guide educational Leaders in recognizing and addressing the conditions for effective use of technology to support Pre K-12 education. Within an effective educational setting, technology can enable students to become--Capable information technology users: NETS-S 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

24 FETC 2007 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

25 FETC 2007 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?

26 FETC 2007 Tech Tools HandoutPrice Guide to tech tools Digital Cameras Software Scanners, document cameras, tablet pcs, smartboards, hand held response system, digital video What are their functions? Try it before you teach it! Evaluate tools to match your needs, learning objectives, system requirements and class size.

27 FETC 2007 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 and other teachers are your TEAM. Speak the tech talk and terms! Try it before you teach it! Relationships 101 by John Maxwell

28 FETC 2007 Technology Implementation Process P--PLAN I--IMPLEMENT ZZ--REFLECT A--ANAYLZE

29 FETC 2007 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

30 FETC 2007 (P) PLANNING & PREP WORK Lesson Template-set priorities, select standards, learning objective Brainstorming-focus on needs Essential Questions-higher order questions View samples Create Scaffolding Preparing materials-set up tech equipment Peer Observations Discover resources-online or live! Plan student assessment Create a BACK UP Plan

31 FETC 2007 How teachers plan to use technology Technology is enhancing 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 Dodges WebQuest Page. This site contains inquiry-based projects that have been developed by teachers as well as training and teacher materials.

32 FETC 2007 Plan 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 Schrocks 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 of students.

33 FETC 2007 Plan How to Assess 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.

34 FETC 2007 Obstacles to Technology Integration PLAN AHEAD TO OVERCOME OBSTACLES: 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 nowone more thing.

35 FETC 2007 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)

36 FETC 2007 Advanced Word Response Journals--Incorporating student responses into your curriculum. See sample electronic journal. View samples Create handouts, direction sheets, charts, Shapes, colors, symbols, fonts, tables, word art, clip art and more! Rubric creation: rubistar; teach-nology Share tips and tricks!

37 FETC 2007 Multimedia Projects Content focused Storyboard planning Transitions, animations, timing, looping, effects, printing See student samples Explain your expectations Web resources enhance productions

38 FETC 2007 Maximizing Publisher Newsletters, brochures, postcards, certificates, signs, cards, web pages and more! View samples Same toolbars and great templates Student products: newsletters, brochures

39 FETC 2007 Movie Maker Video Cameras 101(or not!) Storyboards, scripts, and planning Adding pictures, clips, music, voice-overs, and text to speech tools. View samples United Streaming Videos homepage Archive Images to use go to

40 FETC 2007 Smartboard Technology Effective presentations Interactive discussions How can you use this tool?

41 FETC 2007 Web Research on the Internet Evaluating sites for accuracy and information Internet Evaluation Form Copyright laws BIG 6

42 FETC 2007 Developing Unit Materials Scaffolding: Directions Handouts, Diagrams, Tables, Hidden Text Rubrics (; www.teach- Lesson plans Instruction sheets Evaluation & Assessment materials Resources & web sites: Discuss: How to evaluate student products?

43 FETC 2007 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:

44 FETC 2007 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. Just do it!

45 FETC 2007 Integrating Technology into Daily 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 FETC 2007 TOP TEN INTEGRATION TIPS 1.Start with a lesson you are very familiar with and have taught before 2.Focus on the learning objective 3.Make it interactive and fun 4.Problem based activities will engage and make relevant for students. 5.Do it yourself FIRST (see one, do one, teach one)

47 FETC 2007 TOP TEN INTEGRATION TIPS 6. Build relationships 7. Talk about copyright often! 8. Know the standards (state, NETS, Information Literacy Standards) 9. Revise teaching style to accommodate technology (adaptation) 10. Use peer observations and online video demonstrations as often as possible to learn more!

48 FETC 2007 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 email. 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)

49 FETC 2007 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.

50 FETC 2007 Hands on development of lesson plan Complete the Lesson Plan Template Design the implementation plan Create scaffolding pieces for your unit Create assessment rubrics for projects

51 FETC 2007 That is a WRAP! Workshop evaluation and sharing! Questions and answers! (all resources on line at our sharepoint sites) Many thanks for your dedication, time and effort today!

52 FETC 2007 TI Web Site Resources The Idea Machine NoodleTools Wayback Machine DiscoverySchool 4Teachers Easy Whois? Filamentality National Archives WebQuest Ms Leake's classroom TakingITGlobal

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