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Integrating Digital Media & Educational Software Applications. Group 4: Teachnologists Heather Troncillito Steven Zurlnick Carol Tompkins Lisa Warren Jennifer Kinsley. TDC Chapter 5. Before we Begin…. Do you find it difficult to integrate technology in your classroom? Strongly Agree

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integrating digital media educational software applications

Integrating Digital Media & Educational Software Applications

Group 4: Teachnologists

Heather Troncillito

Steven Zurlnick

Carol Tompkins

Lisa Warren

Jennifer Kinsley

TDC Chapter 5

before we begin
Before we Begin…
  • Do you find it difficult to integrate technology in your classroom?
        • Strongly Agree
        • Agree
        • Disagree
        • Strongly Disagree
  • Do you feel that technology can be harmful if used incorrectly?
        • Strongly Agree
        • Agree
        • Disagree
        • Strongly Disagree
key terms for chapter 5
Key Terms for Chapter 5

Multimedia

Digital Media

multimedia
Multimedia
  • Using more than one media while incorporating elements such as:
      • text
      • graphics
      • audio
      • video
      • virtual reality
      • animation
digital media
Digital Media
  • Technologies that allow users to digitally create new forms of:
      • interaction
      • expression
      • communication
      • entertainment
digital media tools
Digital Media Tools
  • Digital Storytelling
  • iLife
  • Digital Projects with PowerPoint
  • Slingbox
  • Camtasia Studio
using software to integrate digital media
USING SOFTWARE TO INTEGRATE DIGITAL MEDIA
  • Decisions Decisions
      • Creates simulations where students learn apply of history through Role Play.
  • Class Works
      • A new approach to learning that lets teachers customize the individual student’s learning paths.
  • Math Blaster Series
      • Helps students master math concepts and prepare forstate and national testing
  • Blackboard/Webct
      • allows teachers and students to interact and collaborate online using bulletin boards and internal e-mail systems
teaching with technology today
Teaching with Technology Today
  • Many schools are using digital media applications and the Web to help students better understand the past or gain a greater appreciation of other cultures. Many schools are using digital media applications and the Web to help students better understand the past or gain a greater appreciation of other cultures.
  • Interactive Websites that any teacher can use to make her digital media come to life:
  • www.smithsonian.com
  • www.theteachersguide.com
  • www.pbs.org
  • www.virtualfreesites.com
  • www.historychannel.com
  • www.discovery.com
  • www.literaryhistory.com
  • www.nationalgeographic.org
  • www.amnh.org
  • www.geographic.org
  • www.theodora.com
integration corner
Integration Corner
  • The ‘Integration Corner’ is where the teacher and other educators incorporate technology into their content specific classroom. There are twelve corners with numerous websites listed that are for students, teachers and other educators.
  • Listed below are a some of the sites from each corner that would be beneficial to those in education.

1. Early Childhood Corner

a. Learning Planet - http://www.learningplanet.com/index.asp

b. ABC Teach - http://abcteach.com/

2. Elementary Corner

a. Crayola - http://www.crayola.com/educators/index.cfm

b. How Stuff Works Express - http://express.howstuffworks.com/default.htm

3. Middle School Corner

a. Life in the Fast Lane: Technology in the Middle School - http://www.4teachers.org/testimony/italia/index.shtml

b. Internet Field Trips - http://teacher.scholastic.com/fieldtrp/index.htm

4. Secondary corner

a. Project-Based Learning with Multimedia: Video - http://pblmm.k12.ca.us/TechHelp/VideoHelp/VideoGuide.html

b. Smithsonian National Museum of American History - http://americanhistory.si.edu/

5. Math Corner

a. PBS Teacher Source – Math - http://www.pbs.org/teachers/math/

b. ePals- http://www.epals.com/

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6. Science Corner

a. The Inspire Project - http://theinspireproject.org/

b. Virtual Middle School Library Science Web Sites - http://www.sldirectory.com/teachf/scied.html

7. Special Education Corner

a. Multimedia and More: Help for Students with Learning Disabilities - http://www.ldonline.org/indepth/technology/multimedia.html

b. Special Education: In the Spotlight - http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/index.html

8. Post Secondary Corner

a. McGraw-Hill Higher Education Multimedia Products - http://catalogs.mhhe.com/mhhe/home.do

b. International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) - http://www.iste.org/

9. Administrator Corner

a. Journal of Interactive Media in Education - http://www-jime.open.ac.uk/

b. Technology Grant News Technology Grants - http://www.technologygrantnews.com/

10. Research Corner

a. Will New Teachers Be Prepared to Teach in a Digital Age - http://www.mff.org/publications/publications.taf?page=154

b. Kairos - http://english.ttu.edu/kairos/

11. Reading/Language Arts Corner

a. Writing on the Internet - http://www.webreference.com/internet/writing/

b. Reading Aloud: Are Students Ever Too Old? - http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr081.shtml

12. Social Studies/History Corner

a. Marco Polo - http://www.thinkfinity.org/home.aspx

b. PBS Africa - http://www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/tools/lesson_plans.html

education issues
Education Issues
  • Are We Scaring Our Children?
  • Bringing the Past to the Present
  • Information Overload
  • Digital Media Realism- Dealing with Tragedy
are we scaring our children
Are we scaring our children?
  • Is the media scaring our children by focusing on all the horrible “news” stories?
      • Child abductions
      • Murders
      • Pedophiles
  • What do these stories portray to our children?
  • How do you talk to your students about this?
information overload
Information Overload

“ Experts worry that students might be spending more time sifting through information than actually applying and utilizing information.”

Some say the amount of information easily available to teachers and students can be overwhelming.

  • What can be done about information overload?
  • How can teachers help students avoid this?
bringing the past to the present
Bringing the Past to the present
  • Digital Media Applications:
      • Oregon Trail
      • Civil War Simulation
  • Critics argue that the use of digital media applications lack the insight and detail of a traditional textbook.
  • Supporters claim that, by being immersed in these DMA, students gain a better understanding of the subject being taught.
      • What place do digital media applications have in learning history? Why?
      • What are the advantages and disadvantages of digital media applications compared with traditional textbooks?
digital media realism dealing with tragedy
Digital Media Realism – Dealing With Tragedy
  • September 11, 2001, World Trade Center Attacks
  • April 16, 2007, Virginia Tech. Tragedy
  • E-mail, text messaging, blogs, podcasts, cell phones, and social networks been used so extensively by people all over the world to communicate information, emotions, and sorrow resulting from a tragic event.
  • Should you talk to your students about these issues?
  • Do you turn this into a teachable moment?
  • What precautions should you take to ensure that the information you provide is age appropriate?
thank you
Thank You!

Questions or Comments?