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Integrating other software tools into teaching learning

Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching

Integrating Other Software Tools into Teaching & Learning

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2. Assignment 2 due this week


Types of software support tools
Types of Software Support Tools

  • Materials Generators

  • Data Collection and Analysis Tools

  • Graphics Tools

  • Planning and Organizing Tools

  • Research and Reference Tools

  • Tools to support specific content areas

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2. Assignment 2 due this week


Using materials generators
Using Materials Generators

Materials Generators help teachers produce instructional materials.

  • Examples

  • Desktop Publishing

  • Test Banks

  • Worksheets

  • Puzzles

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Desktop publishing
Desktop Publishing

Desktop Publishing (DTP) is like word processing, but it is easier to manage the layout of text and pictures on the page.

Examples of Desktop Publishing Software

PageMaker

Quark XPress

MS Publisher

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Tips for using dtp
Tips for using DTP

  • Select and use type faces (fonts) carefully

  • Use visual cueing (frames or boxes around text, bullets or arrows, shading behind text)

  • Use white spaces

  • Create and use graphics carefully

    http://www.free-graphics.com/

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Example of classroom applications
Example of Classroom Applications

  • Letter head

  • Flyers and posters

  • Brochures

  • Newsletters and magazines

  • Books and booklets

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Test generators and test question banks
Test Generators and Test Question Banks

Features of Test Generators

  • Test creation procedures

  • Random generation of questions

  • Selection of questions based on criteria

  • Answer keys

  • On-screen testing and grading

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Worksheet and puzzle generators
Worksheet and Puzzle Generators

Worksheet generators produce worksheets for practice rather than tests.

http://school.discovery.com/teachingtools/worksheetgenerator/

Puzzle Generators automatically format and create crossword and word search puzzles

http://www.puzzlemaker.com

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Other material generators
Other Material Generators

  • Individual Educational Plan (IEP) Generators (Used to track the performance of students with disabilities)

  • Certificate & Form Makers (MS Infopath)

  • Groupware Products (Designed to promote cooperative learning among groups of students by helping them document their work as they progress)

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Data collection and analysis tools
Data Collection and Analysis Tools

  • Grade Books

  • Statistical Packages

  • Data Management

These tools help teachers collect and organize numerical information that indicates student progress. Some examples are:

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Grade books
Grade Books

Grade books allow teachers to enter student names, test/assignment names, data from tests and weighting information for specific tests scores. The program then analyzes the data and prints reports based on this information.

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Statistical packages
Statistical Packages

  • Specialized statistical packages can be used instead of spreadsheet packages to help teachers analyze:

  • Student performance on tests

  • Test questions

  • Research data (means, standard variation and T test)

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2. Assignment 2 due this week


Data management
Data Management

  • Three Data Management Tools:

  • Components of computer based learning systems (Integrated Learning systems)

  • Computerized testing systems (Computers facilitate on-screen testing and record keeping after instruction. It also generate test forms and process performance data.)

  • Test scoring and data analysis systems (Accept test data input either through the keyboard or by optically scanning bubble sheets. Tests are automatically scored and reports on results are generated.)

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Graphic tools
Graphic Tools

Allow production of images and illustration of documents.

  • Print Graphics

  • Draw/Paint & Image Programs

  • Digitizing & Video Development Systems

  • Charting & Graphing

  • Clip Art, Video, & Sound Collections

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2. Assignment 2 due this week


Planning organization
Planning & Organization

Help students conceptualize and communicate their ideas. Some examples are:

  • Brainstorming

  • Lesson Planning Tools

  • Schedule/Calendar Makers

  • Time Management Tools

  • Outlining Tools & Writing Aids

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Research reference
Research & Reference

  • Electronic Encyclopedias

  • Atlases

  • Dictionaries (World Atlases)

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Content specific
Content Specific

Assist with activities associated with certain content areas. Some examples are:

  • Computer Aided Design

  • Music Editors & Synthesizers

  • Reading Tools

  • Microcomputer-based Labs

  • Graphing Calculators

  • Geographic Information Systems

  • Global Positioning Systems

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http://www.findsounds.com

http://school.discovery.com/ontv/videoclips.html

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