Melissa Voghel- Grade 1 firstname.lastname@example.org • JackiWestermann- Grade 5 email@example.com • Rushelle Diggs- Building Director firstname.lastname@example.org Presented by…
A effective lesson starts with what students know, and what they are interested in…
How can we take advantage of the technology skills they have acquired through access to smart phones, iPads, and other devices at an early age? • How do we maintain the interest of children so accustomed to this level of sensory input and immediate feedback? Our students’ prior knowledge in the area of technology raises two questions…
Your own desktop monitor! • Netbooks (lap tops) • Nooks • XO’s in some buildings • Computer Labs • Projector Carts • IPEVO’s (document cameras) • Smart boards (teachers with Smart boards share with those who do not) • iPads for ESL support Technology Tools Available to You!
Put on a show! Use the Projector Cart to show videos and Power Point presentations. Real world examples help students connect with new content. • Model how to effectively use the web as a resource. Students can create their own presentations and other projects. • Use the IPEVO to project student work samples, test prep, editing, experiments, maps, diagrams, etc. Don’t have a Smart board? Here are some other ideas!
Krista West- iPads for ELL students • Ben Emmons- Netbook research • Jennifer Dungee- Power Point on the desktop • Jennifer Burton- Netbook blogging What if you don’t have a Smart board?
Motivate students to participate, by teaching them how to use and respect technology. • Challenge students to research, problem solve, and create at higher levels. • Let students earn tech time with on-task behavior. Use Netbooks and Nooks as extension activities. • Students create Power Point and Prezi presentations in the lab and show them on the teacher’s desktop monitor. • Play Brain Pop, Flocabulary, Study Island or Teacher Tube videos on the desktop. • Set digital timer to motivate and manage time. Interested Students = Fewer Disruptions
Look what these 1st graders can do! Melissa Voghel
Identify the multiple ways the Smart board is used in this lesson? JackiWestermann
Keyboarding Skills • Navigating the Internet • How to identify a quality on-line resource • How to handle technology carefully • Tech Support / Problem Solving • The various Microsoft Office tools • Public Speaking • Collaboration and Patience! Don’t let a well planned lesson fall apart!Related skills to teach first:
Weekly Reader / Time for Kids • Flocabulary • Curriculum Publisher • Think Central • Go Math! • Wordly Wise • Brain Pop • Study Island • Education City Resources we subscribe to:
www.funbrain.com - Fun for kids games and games broken down by subject. • www.turtlediary.com - A website for every subject broken down by grade level. • www.fuelthebrain.com - Free to register Math website for resources and games. • www.mrnussbaum.com - A website for every subject broken down by grade level and ability. • www.teachertube.com - YouTube for teachers. • www.manythings.org - A website for studying English as a Second Language. • www.storybird.com - Create short stories using art and visual inspirations. • www.arkive.org - Picture and Video archive of different animal classifications • www.math-play.com - Tons of math games for all ages. • www.readwritethink.org - Organize thoughts and use various graphic organizers to create flowing writing pieces. • www.discoveryeducation.com - Good for Science videos and picture resources. • www.nationalgeographic.com/kids - Various topics for Science to enhance learning. • www.sheppardsoftware.com - Various math games for all ages. • www.xtramath.org - Math Facts that track student and class progress. • www.pbskids.org - Games and video on various topics. • www.storylineonline.net - Stories read by celebrities. Good for pointing out story elements and writing. • www.neok12.com - Educational videos, lessons and games for grades K – 12. Additional Websites We Like!