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The “U” in Technology Skip Tyler estyler@henrico.k12.va.us Great Virginia Teach-In March 18, 2006 Presentation Objectives To make you aware of different types of technology that can be incorporated into your classroom.

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the u in technology

The “U” in Technology

Skip Tyler

estyler@henrico.k12.va.us

Great Virginia Teach-In

March 18, 2006

presentation objectives
Presentation Objectives
  • To make you aware of different types of technology that can be incorporated into your classroom.
  • To show you how technology can create a positive classroom environment that fosters curiosity, excitement, and student learning.
personal information background
Personal Information/Background
  • 15th year teaching
  • School Webmaster
  • Department Chair
  • HCPS & Region I TOY 2003-04
  • National Board Certified 2004
  • Adjunct Faculty at VCU
  • Staff Development Instructor
what is your experience with student responders
What is your experience with student responders?
  • I have my own set
  • I have used them
  • I have seen them
  • Never heard of them
different student responders
Different Student Responders
  • Turning Point (32-pads $500+)http://www.turningtechnologies.com/
  • eInstruction (32-pads $2000) http://www.einstruction.com
  • Quizdom (32-pads $2000) http://www.qwizdom.com/
benefits of student responders
Benefits of Student Responders
  • Engage all students – no fear of wrong answers, interactive game show, set up teams, fastest responder, high score, etc.
  • Assess – gives immediate data to analyze and direct my instruction
  • Achieve – students try harder, results can be saved and tracked
minimum classroom requirements
Minimum Classroom Requirements
  • Teacher computer
  • Video Beam or television
  • What do you have? Based on this information, I’ll try to show different ways to incorporate technology in your classroom.
how many computers are in your classroom
How many computers are in your classroom?
  • None
  • Teacher computer only
  • 1-2 student computers
  • 3-5 student computers
  • 6+ students computers
  • 1-1 computer initiative
benefits of computer and beam
Benefits of computer and beam
  • Only 1 computer is needed to display a presentation (PowerPoint, Internet, etc.) for a class
  • Improved classroom management (remote)
  • This is how I initially began using technology in a regular classroom (not computer lab)
  • Cost of video beam: $500-$1000
benefits of web page
Benefits of Web Page
  • Acts as my lesson plan book
  • Can be modified easily
  • Dynamic
  • Central location for notes, assignments, policies, contact info, etc.
  • Prevents excuses from students who are absent
different types of web pages no hosting required
Different types of web pagesNo hosting required:
  • Free – http://www.Schoolnotes.com
no hosting required
No hosting required:
  • $25/yr – http://www.Teacherweb.com
no hosting required15
No hosting required:
  • $49/yr – http://www.Quia.com
hosting required
Hosting required:
  • You can create your own page using software applications like:
    • Microsoft Office (Save As Web Page)
    • Mozilla (free download)
    • Dreamweaver (purchase)
  • Benefit: Files are on your computer for updating
  • View http://www.skiptyler.com
how often do you incorporate any type of technology in your class
How often do you incorporate any type of technology in your class?
  • Daily
  • 2-3 times a week
  • Once a week
  • Twice a month
  • Once a month
  • Never
how often do you use the internet in your classroom
How often do you use the Internet in your classroom?
  • Daily
  • 2-3 times a week
  • Once a week
  • Twice a month
  • Once a month
  • Never
examples of internet usage
Examples of Internet Usage
  • ExploreLearning
  • Virtual Manipulatives
  • Online Textbooks
  • HCPS eLearning
  • WebQuests
  • Videostreaming
technology for assessments
Technology for Assessments
  • In class: Student Responders
  • In class/Web Page: Exam View
  • Online: Quia, Edutest, Jefferson Lab SOL Review
additional technologies
Additional Technologies
  • SmartBoard ($2000)
  • Interwrite Pad ($600)
  • Document Camera ($500+)
  • Scanner ($50)
  • Printer ($50+)
  • Digital Camera/Camcorder ($200-400)
  • MP3 Players ($150)
  • CD/DVD Burners ($200)
conclusion
Conclusion
  • When used effectively, technology can help to create a positive classroom environment that is dynamic, exciting, and entertaining.
  • Technology does not replace effective teachers…teachers use technology to make instruction more effective and improve classroom management, student participation, and student achievement.
  • Ask yourself - Does the technology complement or hinder instruction?
q a session
Q & A Session
  • Where do you go from here?
  • What things can you incorporate into your classroom? Act now while motivated!
  • How do you go about getting these items? Library? Departmental request? Grant writing?
important information
Important information!
  • Email: estyler@henrico.k12.va.us
  • Web address: http://www.skiptyler.com

Feel free to contact me with any questions! Thanks! 

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