Integrating Technology into the Classroom. Design Team: The Design Divas. Kristen Sabo, Kelly Neville, Candi Chandler, Leigh Davis Instructional Design EDIT 6170 Dr. Lloyd Rieber Summer 2005. Needs Analysis. Madison County High School
Integrating Technology into the Classroom
Design Team: The Design Divas
Kristen Sabo, Kelly Neville, Candi Chandler, Leigh Davis
Dr. Lloyd Rieber
-Madison County High School met AYP for the 2003-2004 school year, however, 22% of their students did not meet state standards and the graduation rate was only 57.5%. (http://www.doe.k12.ga.us)
Madison County teachers were surveyed and findings indicate that while teachers are on average somewhat comfortable when using technology for personal reasons, transferring use of technology to direct classroom instruction is more difficult for these teachers. See results of survey at right.
Teachers at Madison County High School are underutilizing the technology resources available to them.
The goal for this course is for the teachers of Madison County High School to incorporate technology in engaging and effective ways into their daily teaching.
Instructional Goal: The teacher will be able to compile a list of web resources that will be used to create a webquest.
Overview: The lesson begins with a brief group discussion of what the teachers already know about different web resources. The group as a whole will compile a brainstorm list of web resources already known to the teachers. The instructor presents a PowerPoint on the projector concerning the process of searching online for resources. Additionally, a list of “starter places” to look for web resources will be handed out, along with a copy of the presented PowerPoint. An example of using a search engine will be demonstrated online via the projector for the teachers to see. The teachers will choose a general topic for their research, and will compile a list of web resources that they have found online. The teachers will share their findings with the group, and will email their topic and list of resources to the instructor.
-The teachers will participate in a group discussion that shares their findings with the group.
-The teachers will compile a list of web resources found online during this session, along with the teacher’s chosen topic, and email it to the instructor.
- Given prior knowledge from previous lessons teachers will appropriately generate and facilitate a webquest that includes an introduction, process, task, evaluation, conclusion, and teacher page.
-After a quick review over prior knowledge is given teachers will begin to work on their own webquest given a PowerPoint template. As teachers begin to fill in each category in the PowerPoint template, the facilitator will circulate around the room. Teachers will be given a helpful hints worksheet to use during webquest creation. After webquests are created teachers will evaluate their own and their peers based on a given rubric.
-A brief review over the 6 categories in a webquest, pros/cons of a webquest, and making sure topic and resources were determined.
- Creation of Webquest that contains all six categories.