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Integrating technology and marzano s instructional strategies

Integrating Technology and Marzano’s Instructional Strategies

Identifying similarities and differences

Identifying Similarities and Differences

  • Four processes:

    • Comparing

    • Classifying

    • Creating metaphors

    • Creating analogies

  • Helps student restructure their understanding of content

  • Encourages students to make new connections and correct misconceptions

  • Use graphic and symbolic representations to give students support and structure

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Identifying Similarities and Differences

  • Microsoft Word

    • SmartArt graphics

    • Insert table

    • Clipart for analogies and metaphors

  • Microsoft Excel

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Identifying Similarities and Differences

  • Mapping software

    • Kidspiration/Inspiration



      • Classifying Example

  • Interactive whiteboard

    • Mimio Notebook

    • SMART Notebook

    • Promethean ActivInspire

    • Comparing Example

    • Classifying Example

Summarizing and note taking

Summarizing and Note Taking

  • Enhance students' ability to synthesize information and distill it into a concise new form.

  • Students need specific summarizing and note-taking techniques.

  • Microsoft Office for summarizing and note-taking:

    • Use Track Changes in Word to teach summarizing technique

    • Use Auto Summarize to compare student summaries with computer summary

    • PowerPoint for combination notes (two-content layout)




Nonlinguistic Representations

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Summarizing and Note Taking

  • Collaborative summarizing and note-taking:

    • Wiki


    • Blog


    • EtherPad

      Take & share notes from the session!

Reinforcing effort

Reinforcing Effort

  • Motivation plays a key role in the learning process.

  • Use a rubric and spreadsheet to track effort and achievement.

    • Students rate their own effort and record in a spreadsheet.

    • Provide students with grades for each task based on criteria for assignment.

    • Students enter grades in spreadsheet, then create a graph to show correlation between effort and achievement.

Providing recognition

Providing Recognition

Provide recognition through:

  • Digital student portfolios

  • Blog

  • Microsoft certificate templates

    Example: Students create certificates for classmates.

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Providing Recognition

  • Podcast

    • Audioboo

    • Teachers, students, and parents can record podcast and share with class.

  • Video conferencing/messaging

    • Tokbox

    • Similar to podcasting, create a video message to provide recognition for students.

Homework and practice

Homework and Practice

  • Give students opportunities to deepen their understanding of and proficiency with content

  • Communicate the purpose of homework and practice

  • Provide feedback to students

  • Students need a lot of practice to achieve mastery

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Homework and Practice

Have students work cooperatively to create games using templates below.

Students who create the games and students who play the games will


  • Templates for you or students to create

    • Classroom game templates

    • Microsoft Office games

    • PowerPoint templates

  • Teacher created games

    • Jeopardy games

    • PowerPoint games

Web resources for homework and practice

Web Resources for Homework and Practice

  • Math

    • Virtual manipulatives

    • Interactive EOG & EOC

    • GeoGebra

    • Math 5 Live

    • IXL Math Practice (K-6)

  • Language Arts

    • Into the Book

    • ReadWriteThink

    • Magnetic Poetry

  • Science

    • FOSSweb

    • EdHeads

  • General

    • BrainPop – movies and quizzes

    • – (K-8)

    • Flashcard Exchange

    • E-Learning for Kids (K-6)

Nonlinguistic representations

Nonlinguistic Representations

  • Use linguistic & nonlinguistic representations of content to increase understanding and retention.

  • To significantly increase learning, involve students in creating nonlinguistic representations.

  • Simple applications:

    • Add clip art and photos to notes, vocabulary, word walls

    • Play video clips and slideshows

    • Use presentation software for lessons

      • Pete’s PowerPoint Station -

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Nonlinguistic Representations

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Nonlinguistic Representations

  • Photo Story


  • Windows Movie Maker

  • Glogster


  • Prezi


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Nonlinguistic Representations

  • Go Animate


  • Google Earth

    Example: NCCS virtual tour

  • Voice Thread


Cooperative learning

Cooperative Learning

Use a variety of grouping


  • Informal Groups:

    • Think-Pair-Share

    • Turn to your neighbor

  • Formal Groups:

    • Literature Circles

    • Guided Reading

    • Project-based

  • Base Groups:

    • Long term

    • Homeroom

    • Table team

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Cooperative Learning

  • Use rubrics to communicate expectations for cooperative learning and evaluate group cooperation.


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Cooperative Learning

Technology-based cooperative learning experiences:

  • Multimedia projects

    • Video creation and editing

  • Glogster

  • News cast

  • Skype

    • 50 Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom

    • ePals Global Community

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Cooperative Learning

  • EtherPad

  • Wiki

    • Class web page

      (School Fusion)

    • Wikispaces - Free for educational wikis


Setting objectives and providing feedback

Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback

  • Students learn best when they know the goals or objectives of a lesson or learning activity.

  • We do this with:

    • Essential Questions

    • Essential Skills

    • Rubrics

    • KWL

Setting objectives

Setting Objectives

  • Digital learning goals are easily shared with parents and easy to access later for progress monitoring, reflection, and evaluation.

  • Electronic KWL


  • Learning contract

    Example using Google Docs Form:

    Spreadsheet for results

  • Blog for brainstorming

    • Post topic prior to lesson, unit, text reading, etc.

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Setting Objectives

  • Data and goal-setting

  • Electronic newsletter

  • Study Island

  • Pre-assessment

    • Survey Monkey

    • Clickers

    • Microsoft Mouse Mischief

      • Angles lesson example

Providing feedback

Providing Feedback

  • Effective feedback enhances student achievement.

  • Rubrics

    • Rubistar

    • Teachnology

  • Blog - Use comments for feedback


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Providing Feedback

  • Classroom web page - Use as digital portfolio for students. Teachers, students, and parents can leave comments for feedback.


  • Voice Thread

  • Microsoft Word – Comments

  • Clickers - Provide immediate feedback

  • Study Island

Generating and testing hypotheses

Generating and Testing Hypotheses

  • Includes 6 types of tasks:

    • Systems Analysis (Predict what might happen if one part of a system changes.)

    • Problem Solving (Focus on unstructured, real life problems that may have more than one solution.)

    • Decision Making (Make a prediction and weigh it against other possible alternatives.)

    • Historical Investigation (“What really happened?” “Why did this happen?”)

    • Experimental Inquiry (Not only used in science!)

    • Invention (“Shouldn’t there be a better way to…?”)

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Generating and Testing Hypotheses

  • Spreadsheets

    • Microsoft Excel

    • Google Docs

      • Collect and analyze data

      • Evaluate criteria

      • Make decisions

  • Google Earth

    • Historical Imagery

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Generating and Testing Hypotheses

  • Web Resources

    • EdHeads

    • NOVA Building Big

    • Smog City

    • Plimoth Plantation’s You Are the Historian

    • Primary Access

    • By Kids for Kids: How to Invent

    • Hurricane Strike!

    • Explore Learning

    • Zoo Matchmaker

    • Windward!

Cues questions and advance organizers

Cues, Questions, and Advance Organizers

  • Cues: Explicit hints about what students are going to learn or experience

  • Multimedia




  • Anticipation guides


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Cues, Questions, and Advance Organizers

  • Questions help students access prior knowledge.

  • Blog

    Questioning example

  • Podcast


  • Twitter

    • Algebra problems on twitter

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Cues, Questions, and Advance Organizers

  • Advance Organizers help students classify and make sense of content and set a purpose

  • Graphic organizers

    • Interactive graphic organizers:

    • Microsoft Word – SmartArt graphics

    • Kidspiration/Inspiration




  • Google Docs


  • Note-taking guide for multimedia

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