Ways to Integrate Technology in Classroom

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1. 25 Ways for Student Inquiry using Technology in a Powerful Learning Environment Julia Zangl Colby, M.Ed. Instructional Technology Specialist E-Mail: [email_address] Blog: http://jzcolby.edublogs.org www.barnstable.k12.ma.us/mme/ PowerPoint for this presentation available at: http://www.barnstable.k12.ma.us/mme/news/technology.html (available in PDF format) 2. Wikis Blogs Podcasts Social Bookmarking and Photo Management RSS Google Tools Google Earth iPod Digital Camera Video Camera COW Laptops on a Cart SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard Alpha Smarts Mouse Brigade Yahoo Maps Digital Microscope iMovie, Movie Maker, Photo Story 3 Kidspiration Paint Search Engines Internet Applets Study Island Microsoft Word Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Excel 3. Wikis Definition: Type of web site/tool that allows users to collectively and easily add, remove, and edit content. Great tool for collaboration. Where Can I Get a Wiki: http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers http://www.pbwiki.com Helpful Resources: http://k12online.wm.edu/WikiWhileYouWork.mov (takes long time to download because it is a movie but worth it) http://blog.wikispaces.com/ http://pbwiki.com/videos/ Video Tutorials for using PBWiki http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/ Wiki of articles and resources for using wikis in education 1 4. Blogs -- Web Log Definition: Website where entries are made in journal style. Online diaries. Most blogs are primarily reflections, comments or news on a subject; some containing photographs, videos, audio, and many times links to other blogs. Creates a collaborative learning community. Can help support and enhance the development of reading, writing, and the language arts. Where Can I Get a Blog: www.blogger.com www.edublogs.org www.blogmeister.com www.vox.com Helpful Resources: http://help.blogger.com/ http://blogfolio.kboan.com/2006/05/18/edublogs-wordpress-workshop/ http://blogfolio.kboan.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/05/wordpress.pdf Handout for WordPress Blogging http://teachteach.com/workshop/ Step-by-step Video tutorial for Edublogs 2 5. Podcasts Definition: A blend of the word iPod and broadcast. Record your voice and/or music and post it to the web. Students can become radio broadcasters. The host or author of a podcast is called a podcaster. A podcast is distinguished from other digital audio formats by its ability to be downloaded automatically using software capable of reading feeds like RSS. Podcast can be downloaded and played on your iPod or MP3 player. Where Can I Go to Make a Podcast: Sound Recorder on a PC Start > All Programs > Accessories > Entertainment (need a built-in microphone or external microphone) Creates a wav file. Need to convert to mp3 file. Audacity on a PC Free Download of Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Pod Producer Software to help you produce and record your podcast http://www.podproducer.net/en/index.html Garage Band on a Macintosh (part of iLife suite) http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/ Recorder connected to an iPod Belkin Tune Talk http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=277661 3 6. Podcasts Helpful Resources: http://teachdigital.pbwiki.com/podcasting Wesley Fryers wiki on Podcasting excellent resource http://www.how-to-podcast-tutorial.com/ http://www.how-to-podcast-tutorial.com/17-audacity-tutorial.htm http://www.apple.com/quicktime/tutorials/podcasting.html http://www.webmonkey.com/webmonkey/05/52/index4a.html http://www.podcast.net http://www.podcastdirectory.com http://www.podcastingnews.com http://odeo.com Podcast service that lets users search, find, and subscribe to podcasts, as well as a tool to create your own podcasts with minimal hardware. (Teacher Supervised) 7. Social Bookmarking and Photo Management 4 8. Social Bookmarking Definition: allows users to save and categorize a personal collection of favorites/bookmarks and share them with others. Where Can I Sign Up: http://del.icio.us/ http://www.furl.net/ Helpful Resources: http://del.icio.us/about/ http://www.furl.net/faq.jsp#howWork http://personal.strath.ac.uk/d.d.muir/Delicious1_2.pdf (PDF document on getting started and using Delicious written by David Muir) 9. Photo Management Definition: allows users to save and categorize a collection of photographs and share them with others. Where Can I Sign Up: http://www.flickr.com http://www.bubbleshare.com http://photobucket.com/ Helpful Resources: http://www.flickr.com/help/ http://www.bubbleshare.com/help/ 10. RSS (Rich Site Summary/Really Simple Syndication) Definition: You subscribe to an RSS feed to be notified of and receive the latest content posted on someones blog, website, news site, etc. When you use or access an RSS feed, you are requesting and pulling information from somewhere on the Internet to your computer. RSS means pulling rather than pushing to your computer. Pushing example is spam and junk e-mail. Two components needed: an aggregator aka News Reader or feed collector (software that interprets the RSS code (reads the feeds) and pulls it into the web browser in a readable format). RSS feed for each source. Where Can I Sign Up with a News Reader: http://www.bloglines.com http://www.google.com/reader/ http://netvibes.com Helpful Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_(file_format) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/help/3223484.stm 5 Feed Icon 11. http://www.google.com/intl/en/options/ 6 12. 13. Google Earth Definition: Google Earth puts a planet's worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop. A globe that sits inside your PC. Point and zoom to anyplace on the planet that you would like to explore. Satellite images and local facts zoom into view. View exotic locations as well as points of interest such as local restaurants, hospitals, schools, and more. Where Can I Get Google Earth: http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html http://earth.google.com/ (Google Earth Home Page) Helpful Resources: http://www.google.com/educators/p_earth.html http://www.google.com/educators/index.html 7 14. iPod Definition: Portable digital audio/video player. Engages individual learners. Download and store educational videos Audio Books Photos for class Experiments Connect a Voice Recorder and make podcasts Where Can I Get an iPod? I think we all know the answer to this one! Helpful Resources: http://www.apple.com/education/products/ipod/ 8 15. Digital Camera Class Newsletter Illustrations Photo Journal of Field Trips Bulletin Board Photo Journal Scrapbook of Students Year Classroom Alphabet Concept Illustrations for Math Yearbook Video Reports Create Sequence Stories Science and Weather Journals Photos for your Blog or Wiki 9 16. Video Camera Class Yearbook Video of Class Field Trips Video of Class Activities School Movie Class Interviews Curriculum Review Training 10 17. COW Computers on Wheels 20-25 Laptops stored in a cart Cart goes into the classroom for use Wireless Network goes with the cart $20,000 to $25,000 11 18. SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard Interactive Whiteboard, Projector, and Laptop go into the classroom for whole-class instruction SMART Board Approximately $1,000 Additional cost Projector and Computer 12 19. SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard Resources SMART Board Main Product Support Page http://www.smarttech.com/support/product/sb/index.asp SMART Board Training http://www.smarttech.com/trainingcenter/online/sbBasics.asp SMART Board Training Educator Resources http://www.education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/ Online Community for Educators using SMART Board Technology (contains lesson activities to download) http://www.education.smarttech.com SMART Board Training Materials http://www.smarttech.com/trainingcenter/windows/trainingmaterials.asp 20. AlphaSmarts Definition: A mini-word processor Can go anywhere because it runs on AA batteries. "It's really easy," said Anna, a seventh-grader, "and I can get more done than regular writing because I can type faster. It's more fun than writing." Where Can I Get an AlphaSmart? http://www.alphasmart.com/ Helpful Resources http://www.alphasmart.com/k12/solutions/index.html 13 21. Mouse Brigade Teacher-selected students in a classroom Responsible for technology duties Help other students Students feel empowered Trained by Technology Specialist 14 22. Yahoo Maps Definition: Yahoo Maps allows you to enter a specific address and generate a map Where Can I Get Yahoo Maps: http://maps.yahoo.com/ http://www.mapquest.com (another map program) Helpful Resources: Can right-click on map/Copy/Paste into Word document Use Auto Shapes to put in the star http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/maps/ 15 23. Digital Microscope Definition: Microscope which connects to your PC or Mac via a USB cable. Image is generated on your computer and you can create digital images of your shots. Magnification of 50X, 100X, 200X, and now 400X. 50X costs approximately $210. Where Can I Get a Microscope: http://www.proscopehr.com/ 16 24. iMovie Macintosh MovieMaker PC Photo Story 3 PC 17 25. iMovie Macintosh iMovie (Macintosh Platform) Part of iLife (software on Apple Computers) Easy to use Saves movie in QuickTime format on older Macs; on newer Macs, save on DVD and can be viewed on any computer or TV Tutorial: http://www.apple.com/support/imovie/tutorial/ 26. MovieMaker PC MovieMaker (PC Platform) Part of Windows XP software. Movie is saved and viewed on a PC. Media Player used to view the movie. Tutorial: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/moviemaker/getstarted/default.mspx 27. Photo Story 3 PC Photo Story 3 (PC Platform) Free download from Microsoft VERY easy to use Can record audio and import music. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default.mspx http://www.windowsphotostory.com/ 28. Kidspiration Definition: Visual Learning Tool for K-5 learners. Students build graphic organizers by combining pictures, text and spoken words to represent thoughts and information. Younger learners develop early literacy skills, and more advanced students improve comprehension skills and better organize ideas for writing. Where Can I Get Kidspiration: Check where your district purchases educational software. Example: http://www.ccvsoftware.com/ (approx. $55) 18 29. Kidspiration Helpful Resources: http://www.inspiration.com/productinfo/kidspiration/index.cfm http://www.picadome.fcps.net/lab/teacherl/lesson_plans/kidspiration/kidspiration_ideas.htm http://www.northcanton.sparcc.org/~elem/kidspiration/collection.html http://www.canby.k12.or.us/technology/integration/kidspiration/kidspiration.html http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek3/inspiration.htm 30. Microsoft Paint Definition Drawing Tool used to create simple or elaborate drawings in black-and-white or color. Print your drawing, use it for desktop background, or paste it into another document. Not only for drawing use for Math Geometry Shapes and Angles Where Can I Get Microsoft Paint? Start > All Programs > Accessories > Paint Resources: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/mspaint_overview.mspx?mfr=true http://www.fayette.k12.il.us/99/paint/paint.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Paint 19 31. Search Engines Filamentality http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/ Search Engine Hotlist http://www.barnstable.k12.ma.us/mme/news/studentinvestigations/WebQuests/searchengines.html $ NetTrekker: http://www.nettrekker.com/ (Pricing available through NetTrekker) 20 32. Internet Math Barnstable School District Applets Math Applets Organized by Grade (K-4) and Math Standard http://www.barnstable.k12.ma.us/BCAS/ MMEHMCPS Math Hotlist Math Applets for Math Activities http://www.barnstable.k12.ma.us/mme/news/studentinvestigations/WebQuests/math/mathhotlist.html NCTM Illuminations Math Site http://illuminations.nctm.org/ Utah State University National Library of Virtual Manipulatives http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html Shodor Education Foundation, Inc. (Science and Math) http://www.shodor.org/ 21 33. Study Island Definition: Web-based program. Helps students prepare for state standardized tests. Accessible from computer with Internet connection. Teachers have access to detailed progress reports for an individual student as well as their class as a whole. Self-paced. Students learn at their own pace. 22 34. Study Island Where Can I Get Study Island: http://www.studyisland.com Helpful Resources: http://www.studyisland.com/demoAsk.cfm?myState=MA Demo for your state; replace MA with your two-letter state. You can get pricing info on this page Example:Grade 3 Math


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