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Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works. Chapters 1-3. Chapter 1. Setting Goals and Objectives for Students Learning objectives – be specific, yet flexible Students set some learning goals/objectives – motivation increases with student involvement

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Using technology with classroom instruction that works

Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works

Chapters 1-3


Chapter 1

Chapter 1

  • Setting Goals and Objectives for Students

    • Learning objectives – be specific, yet flexible

    • Students set some learning goals/objectives – motivation increases with student involvement

    • Learning objectives are communicated to students and parents

    • Student contracts designed with specific learning objectives/goals


Technology resources

Technology Resources

  • Word Processing Applications

    • KWHL Chart – activates prior knowledge/personalizes learning goals

    • Word Document – can be saved as a Web page – communication students and parents

    • Document Template – design contracts that require the student to save contracts as a new document, once they have completed the information on the template


Organizing and brainstorming software

Organizing and Brainstorming Software

  • Kidspiration (Grades preK-5)

    • Organizing templates (inc. webs) – present broad learning objective/benchmark, include learning goals

    • KWHL Template

  • Inspiration (Intermediate-older)

    • Records sounds

    • Goal Plan template

    • Goal Setting template


Data collection tools

Data Collection Tools

  • Online Survey

    • include background info., open ended questions, limit length, completion credit

  • Free/Inexpensive Online Web Survey Sites

    • Survey Monkey - www.surveymonkey.com

    • Policat - www.policat.com

    • Web Surveyor – www.websurveyor.com/free-survy-tools.asp

      • Link to RSVME – free application integrating Microsoft Outlook and other email (create questionnaires easily)

    • Profiler Pro – www.profilerpro.com


Web resources

Web Resources

  • Locate Standards Online - objectives based on standards; either district, state, or national

    • McREL’sCompendium of Standards: Content Knowledge

      • www.mcrel.org/standards-benchmarks

    • Developing Educational Standards

      • http://edstandards.org/Standards.html

    • Council of Chief State School Officers

      • www.ccsso.org/projects/State_Education_Indicators/Key_State_Education_Policies/3160.cfm


Web resources1

Web Resources

  • Creating Rubrics

    • Rubrics for Web Lessons

      • http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/rubrics/weblessons.htm

    • RubiStar– (generic rubrics to modify)

      • http://rubistar.4teachers.org/

    • Landmark Project Rubric Machine

      • www.landmark-project.com/rubric_builder/index.php

    • TeAchnology Web Portal for Educators

      • www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/rubrics

    • Northwest Regional Education Laboratory: Science Inquiry Model

      • www.nwrel.org/msec/science_inq/guides.html


Communication software

Communication Software

  • Blogs

    • Web-based journals

    • Easier to maintain than a regular webpage

    • Online examples

      • http://sculbreth1.edublogs.org

      • http://mrmackeyscience.blogspot.com

      • http://room613talk05.edublogs.org/about

      • http://www.mrwrightsclass.com

      • http://www.elizabethfullerton.com


Communication software1

Communication Software

  • E-mail

    • Written communication between teacher and students

    • Messages can be stored and recorded for future use.

    • Examples of application:

      • Newsletter

      • Group Newsletter from grade level team

      • Single parent contacts


Chapter 2

Chapter 2

  • Providing Feedback

    • Corrective Feedback

    • Timely Feedback

    • Specific Feedback related to topic or criteria

    • Students provide some feedback


Word processing applications

Word Processing Applications

  • Tools for writing

    • Track changes and insert comments

    • Flesch-Kincaid Readability Scale

      • Helps students revise: pay attention to word choice and variation


Data collection tools1

Data Collection Tools

  • Classroom Response Systems

    • Collects data through the use of clickers

    • Relies on multiple choice questions

    • Evaluates using all levels of skill with Bloom’s Taxonomy

  • Grading Software

    • Computer assisted assessment and grading


Web resources2

Web Resources

  • Web Resources for Games and Simulations

    • Math Playground (Grades K-6)

      • www.mathplayground.com/index.html

    • ExploreLearning (Middle/High School)

      • www.explorelearning.com

      • Students use “gizmos”/virtual manipulatives

      • Subscription needed

    • Cut the Knot (Mathematics)

      • 700 applets of mathematical concepts

    • Brain POP

      • www.brainpop.com

      • Short Flash movies - science, social studies, mathematics, English, health, and technology

    • BBC Skillswise (K-6)

      • www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise

      • Fact sheets, interactive applets, games and quizzes in Mathmatics and Language Skills


Communication software2

Communication Software

  • Classroom Blogs

  • Wikis

  • E-mail

  • Instant messaging (IM)

  • Video Conferencing


Chapter 3

Chapter 3

  • Providing Recognition

    • Rewards not necessarily negative

    • Rewards are most effective when linked to performance

    • Abstract recognition is better than tangible rewards


Data collection tools2

Data Collection Tools

  • Web-based Surveys

  • Classroom Response Systems


Multimedia

Multimedia

  • Certificates of Recognition

    • http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates


Web resources3

Web Resources

  • Web Showcases and Picture Galleries

    • Post exceptional student work on the internet

    • Flickr

      • www.flickr.com

      • Photo Gallery Service

    • Mrs. McGowan’s Student Showcase

      • www.mrsmcgowan.com/1st grade/student_showcase.htm

    • Greenville Middle School – Celebrations

      • www.gcschools.net/gms/Recognitions/recognitions.htm

    • Kids’ Space - Kids” Gallery

      • www.kids-space.org/index.htm

    • Certificates

      • Microsoft Office Education Resources

        • http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates

      • Education Oasis

        • www.educationoasis.com/teacher_tools/Awards/awards_certificates.htm

      • AAA Certicates

        • www.printablecertificateawards.com


Communication softward

Communication Softward

  • Audio E-mail

  • Video Conferencing

    • Global WRITeS

      • www.globalwrites.org

    • Dream Yard

      • www.dreamyard.com


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