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Brendan Murphy

Technology Integration for Elementary Schools | Edutopia - 1 views

  • Digital and video cameras:
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      Phones and voice recorders on the phones for older students.
  • Maintain the same rigor as in pen-and-paper
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  • Connect
  • let them do it.
  • Curate
  • clear purpose
  • real audience
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      Hashtag #comment4kids
      Get parents involvement
      Older students
  • valuable tools are theirs
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      Ownership
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    "Put the tools in kids' hands.
    * Interactive whiteboards: They don't call 'em interactive for nothing. When these large-display screens that connect to a computer and a projector arrived at Forest Lake, Williams gave teachers six months to wean themselves from their interaction-less overhead projectors. Students can touch the interactive boards to solve math problems, play games, or write and edit text. When one student is running the board, Williams suggests keeping others engaged using remote clickers, personal dry-erase slates, or manipulatives. (Download this idea guide for interactive whiteboards.) "
Steve Ransom

Technology in Schools Faces Questions on Value - NYTimes.com - 11 views

  • When it comes to showing results, he said, “We better put up or shut up.”
  • Critics counter that, absent clear proof, schools are being motivated by a blind faith in technology and an overemphasis on digital skills — like using PowerPoint and multimedia tools — at the expense of math, reading and writing fundamentals. They say the technology advocates have it backward when they press to upgrade first and ask questions later.
  • how the district was innovating.
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  • district was innovating
  • there is no good way to quantify those achievements — putting them in a tough spot with voters deciding whether to bankroll this approach again
  • “We’ve jumped on bandwagons for different eras without knowing fully what we’re doing. This might just be the new bandwagon,” he said. “I hope not.”
  • $46.3 million for laptops, classroom projectors, networking gear and other technology for teachers and administrators.
  • If we know something works
  • it is hard to separate the effect of the laptops from the effect of the teacher training
  • “Test scores are the same, but look at all the other things students are doing: learning to use the Internet to research, learning to organize their work, learning to use professional writing tools, learning to collaborate with others.”
  • Good teachers, he said, can make good use of computers, while bad teachers won’t, and they and their students could wind up becoming distracted by the technology.
  • “It’s not the stuff that counts — it’s what you do with it that matters.”
  • creating an impetus to rethink education entirely
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      Like teaching powerpoint is "rethinking education". Right.
  • “There is a connection between the physical hand on the paper and the words on the page,” she said. “It’s intimate.”
  • “They’re inundated with 24/7 media, so they expect it,”
  • The 30 students in the classroom held wireless clickers into which they punched their answers. Seconds later, a pie chart appeared on the screen: 23 percent answered “True,” 70 percent “False,” and 6 percent didn’t know.
  • rofessor Cuban at Stanford argues that keeping children engaged requires an environment of constant novelty, which cannot be sustained.
  • engagement is a “fluffy
  • term” that can slide past critical analysis.
  • that computers can distract and not instruct.
  • guide on the side.
  • Professor Cuban at Stanford
  • But she loves the fact that her two children, a fourth-grader and first-grader, are learning technology, including PowerPoint
  • The high-level analyses that sum up these various studies, not surprisingly, give researchers pause about whether big investments in technology make sense.
  • Mr. Share bases his buying decisions on two main factors: what his teachers tell him they need, and his experience. For instance, he said he resisted getting the interactive whiteboards sold as Smart Boards until, one day in 2008, he saw a teacher trying to mimic the product with a jury-rigged projector setup.

    “It was an ‘Aha!’ moment,” he said, leading him to buy Smart Boards, made by a company called Smart Technologies.

  • This is big business.
  • “Do we really need technology to learn?” she said. “It’s a very valid time to ask the question, right before this goes on the ballot.”
Vicki Davis

Technology Integration Matrix - 10 views

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    Florida's Center for Instructional Technology has produced some very useful matrices on the integration of technology. (Hat tip to Richard Byrne - Free Tech for Teachers)
Ben Rimes

The LoTi Connection - 13 views

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    LoTi, or the Levels of Technology Integration, is a research based framework developed in 1994 that helps assess the level of technology integration within an educational setting. Curriculum alignment tools, articles, and other resources can be found here. Would be really useful for K-12 alignment of tech integration as well as assessing how effectively teachers are integrating technology within their classes.
Ben Rimes

Technology Integration Matrix | Arizona K12 Center - 29 views

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    Outstanding examples of technology-infused projects at all levels.
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    Arizona's answer to Florida's outstanding tool of the same name. If you are interested in seeing what technology infused teaching looks like at a variety of integration and curricular levels, you will love this resource. Highly recommended.
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    Arizona K12 Technology Integration matrix along with classroom videos mapped to certain parts of the matrix.
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    Matrix of technology integration levels indexed with different skills. Includes example lesson plans, and provides a nice rubric like self assessment tool for where your teaching falls. Might be nice for PD leaders of small groups working with tech integration focus.
David Wetzel

10 Tips and Tricks for Using the iPod Touch in Classrooms - 9 views

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    Tips and tricks for the iPod Touch are needed to assist teachers in making the process easier when using this digital device for teaching and learning. As these digital devices become more widespread in classrooms, the need for more efficient use of these tools is coming to the forefront. This evolutionary course of action is resulting in more efficient and time saving strategies.

    The purpose of these 10 tips and tricks is to provide teachers, both novice and experienced, with features and applications (apps) designed to make an iPod Touch's functions easier to use. These features and apps offer the ability to customize this device to resolve management issues and integrate efficiently with other digital devices, such as a Mac laptop.

David Wetzel

6 Tips and Tricks for Using Interactive White Boards - 14 views

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    Interactive whiteboards (IWB) allow science and math teachers to teach multi-sensory lessons, seamlessly jumping from one type of media to another. Interactive science or math lessons can easily integrate text, sound, video, and graphics based on the tactile nature of the IWB.
David Wetzel

Project Based Learning Viewed Through a Digital Lens - 15 views

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    Often we search for meaningful ways to integrate digital technology in project based learning activities given to our students. We also would like our students to develop a thorough understanding of the concepts underlying the work - after all this is the purpose of the project.

    Giving students the opportunity to complete and present their project through a digital lens has one great advantage - student engagement. This in turn causes students to develop a more in depth understanding of concepts.
David Wetzel

Ideas and Strategies for Using Voice Thread in Science and Math - 18 views

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    Are you searching for a way to share documents, presentations, slideshows, or a series of photos or images with your students?

    Then Voice Thread is the free Web 2.0 tool for you and your students (teachers can register for a free education account).
Roland O'Daniel

The LoTi Connection - 3 views

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    An adoption model/framework for integrating new learning into instruction/practice. Similar to CBAM. 
Melinda Waffle

Effective Strategies for Increasing Technology Integration by MissCheska - 5 views

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    Wallwisher... add your tip and share with others!
David Wetzel

6 Strategies for Using a Smart Board in Class: Transforming Teaching with Web 2.0 Tool ... - 19 views

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    Strategies and techniques are presented for incorporating interactive technology for connecting lesson concepts and engaging students in the learning process.

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