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Technology Integration

Using technology to enhance your lessons.
Administrator: GAYLE BERTHIAUME Created: 01/22/2010 Last Activity: 02/24/2010

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Please share your lessons or ideas which utilize technology.
  • Local_kayak
    math and tech in gr. 1
    marbar
    This blog tells how a teacher uses tech (not a step-by-step, just an overview) to help his 1st graders use math in their lives. http://blog.sewickley.org/bid/...
  • Local_kayak
    Thinking of food during the holidays
    marbar
    Make an adjective filled menu with this lesson plan. Go to this page and open the Menu Magic with Menus lesson plan. http://qacps.schoolwires.net/P...
  • Local_kayak
    Tech for Thanksgiving
    marbar
    Mize Elementary in Shawnee, KS came up with this page of goodies. http://www.usd232.org/educatio...;
  • Local_kayak
    Baltimore County Schools did a lot of work here
    marbar
    Loads of lessons at all grade levels and subject areas. http://www.bcps.org/apps/cbtia/
  • Local_kayak
    These ideas are aimed mostly at the grades 6-9
    marbar
    Use the drop down menu to see quite a list of interests and programs http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/
  • Local_kayak
    more elem. level plans
    marbar
    These lessons come from Virgnia. http://www.colonialhts.net/Dep...
  • Local_kayak
    elementary lesson from teachers
    marbar
    Elementary teachers in Queen Anne's County have worked on a series of lessons for grades K-5 that integrate technology into the existing curriculum. http://www.qacps.org/Page/232
  • Local_kayak
    iPad app recommendations from a K teacher
    marbar
    This teacher uses these apps in his everyday teaching and special projects. Not all are free, some are expensive. Pictello Glow Coloring-free Cinderella-Nosy Crow animated picture book 3 Little Pigs-Nosy Crow animated picture book
  • Local_kayak
    Are you way up there in tech integration or want to see what "they" are doing?
    marbar
    This is difficult to navigate for me, but worth it to see what a 21st Century teacher is thinking. http://prezi.com/no9_apc9smst/...
  • Local_kayak
    50 Ways to...
    marbar
    Here is one of those lists with a lot of obvious ideas, that we forget to use, and some new ideas... http://www.classroomtech.org/i...
  • Local_kayak
    J.K. Rowling virtual author visit!!!
    marbar
    Mark your calendar for Thursday, Oct. 11 (noon ET). J.K. Rowling will conduct a live author visit from Scotland for interested fans. To get info go to http://hpread.scholastic.com/
  • Local_kayak
    eBooks from Scholastic
    marbar
    Storia is now online for those of us who want to use ebooks in the classroom. There are free apps for iPad and PC right now and coming in late August for Android, iPod, and Mac. All the tools you would expect for your students to get more out of reading. www.scholastic.com/Storia
  • Local_kayak
    Using Skype
    marbar
    Thinking about using Skype in your classroom? Here ae some resources...http://www.teachingdegree.org/...
  • Local_kayak
    Doing something artsy?
    marbar
    Try this site to link to some good sites... http://mrssmoke.onsugar.com/45...
  • Local_kayak
    music and computers
    marbar
    Here is a fun site that will help your music teaching. http://www.sfskids.org/templat...
  • Local_kayak
    virtual field trip to Ellis Island
    marbar
    Scholastic.com will have a virtual field trip to Ellis Island on March 29th at 1 p.m. EDT. This trip can fit into so many social studies, writing, and character ed lessons. If you can't make it then, it will be archived for later viewing. Show your students how technology can bring old and new, near and far together instantaneously.
  • Local_kayak
    for 8th grade teachers
    marbar
    This school site has a few tech integration lessons in various subjects. http://www.hamilton.k12.nj.us/...
  • Local_kayak
    Fun environmental science integration site for gr. 4-7
    marbar
    http://www.secretsatsea.org/tg/ From Canada has a fun oceanography unit/game for your kids. Point out some of the different spellings between US English and Canadian English.
  • Local_kayak
    free science videos to spark up lessons
    marbar
    This site is mostly fee based, but there are some very good free videos to use at elem level. http://thehappyscientist.com/c...
  • Local_kayak
    math games
    marbar
    http://mathsnacks.com/snacks.php has fun learning activities for roughly 4-7 grades
  • Local_kayak
    Get signed up for three virtual field trips for Thanksgiving
    marbar
    There will be 3 virtual field trips from Plimoth Plantation this year. They start 11/2 so sign up at http://www.scholastic.com/scho... soon!
  • Local_kayak
    videos to use with many topics
    marbar
    Try some of the videos on this site. I've used a few and they are good. http://www.thefutureschannel.c...
  • Local_kayak
    Explore musical expression on the web
    marbar
    Here is a fun site where you can play with sounds. Mostly for younger students, but not all. http://www.philtulga.com/resou...
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    Video Game and Education
    April Somboun
    Video games are exciting, challenging, and a vital part of life for many teens. This year energize your students by using video games as an engaging educational tool to teach core LANGUAGE ARTS, MATH, and SCIENCE CONCEPTS! Here are some great free lesson plans and activities for your classroom: www.Scholastic.com/LevelUp
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    Smart Slate
    jradecki33
    Hello. I am a student teacher and enjoying my career change to education. My cooperating teacher uses a Smart Slate. During Power Point presentations, it allows me to walk around the room and be engaged with the students as opposed to being stuck behind the desk. It is a wireless device and is very effective. The principal at the school explained to me that if my feet had paint on the bottom, he should see footprints all over the room during a lesson. This technology certainly helps with this theory!
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    Join an Online Collaborative Project I am hosting...
    lizhaske
    Hey Diddle Diddle, Tell Us a Riddle! Welcome to Hey Diddle Diddle, Tell Us a Riddle! This online collaborative project is for students in grades K-5. By participating, students from around the world will connect to enhance their reading and writing skills by sharing and enjoying original riddles. Suggested Activities: 1. Read riddle books so students have a sense of how they work. 2. Explore online riddle sources 3. Play riddle or guessing games with students. 4. Choose a theme that fits with what you are currently learning and have students create their own original riddles. 5. Optional: Create artwork to accompany your riddles. (Photos, scans or digitally composed images) Project Guidelines Number of Participants: Fifteen classes, K – 5, are welcome to join this project. Project Timeline: Materials need to be e-mailed to us by May 25, 2011. Work will be posted by June 1, 2011 and will remain online for students to enjoy. Materials: Riddles can emailed in a variety of formats: Word, Power Point or through scanned or digital images. Please compress all images before sending them via email. You may also send a class photo to be posted with your work. Project Summary: Include a short summary of how Hey Diddle Diddle, Tell Us a Riddle fit in with your learning. Let us know or any resources (print or electronic) that you found helpful so we can share them with others. Contact Information: Send your project submissions to Liz Haske and the boys and girls in 1LH at 1LHatJIS@gmail.com. Be sure to include: Your name Class grade level E-mail address School name and town Your class web site address (optional)
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    Re: Join an Online Collaborative Project I am hosting...
    lizhaske
    Sorry for the lengthy message! I had originally spaced it out, but when it posted all of the breaks disappeared! Basically, I am hosting my first online collaboration for K-5 to share riddles. This is part of a graduate course I am taking. Everything you need to know is at: https://sites.google.com/a/jis...
  • Local_kayak
    Simple sites with boundless opportunities-Google
    marbar
    A lot of times we are thinking about grand programs that concentrate on specific areas. Two Google programs that can open up creativity are Google images and Google Earth. Doing a unit on Monarch butterfly migration? Get images from Google images and let students follow the migration path on G. Earth. They get to see the landforms in almost real time. Makes things become real instead of just pics in a textbook.
  • Local_kayak
    Yahoo education groups
    marbar
    This site has lots of traffic. There are some excellent sites recommended by other teachers. There are the occasional sales pitches, but overall a great way to find ways to use tech in the classroom.You do need to sign up, but it is painless. Elementary-Lesson-Share@yahoogroups.com
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    Free Technology for Teachers
    mschiebel
    I just wanted to share this resources. It is a blog that is updated frequently. I have it on Google Reader so all the updates come straight to me. There are great resources on this site for all grade levels. http://www.freetech4teachers.com
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    Re: Free Technology for Teachers
    mschiebel
    I should also add this one about integrating technology into the classroom: http://ilearntechnology.com
  • Local_kayak
    Underground Railroad at Scholastic.com
    marbar
    Here is a wonderful example of how technology can be integrated. Use an interactive board of some kind to display the Underground Railroad unit for your class. The graphics are great, there are primary sources sprinkled across the unit for students to explore, and there is valuable audio support everywhere. http://teacher.scholastic.com/...
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    Hardest part of technology
    S.Birnbaum
    What's the hardest part for you in integrating technology? Is it the actual hardware - setting up the computers, connecting to the internet, etc. or is it developing real uses for the technology in the lesson?
  • Local_kayak
    Re: Hardest part of technology
    marbar
    I keep a bunch of word documents open for all my teaching thoughts, tech integration being one of them. When I have an idea, problem, or solution I put it into the doc before I forget and then review when I have time. This way I keep up with what has worked or not worked in the past, and reminds me of what I want to try in the future.
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    Re: Hardest part of technology
    espanateacher
    One of my challenges with technology integration can be tracking your material. Because of the flexibility in technology, it can be difficult to maintain a curriculum map of the skills you will teach. How do you develop a technology curriculum?
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    Testers and feedback needed
    john.rutherford
    Hi all, I am a teacher in the UK and have picked up a couple of national awards here for a games-based learning system I have created with a friend. I have set up accounts for US students but would really love some feedback and guidance on how it could be made more suitable for your requirements. It is all non-for profit (free to access and free of ads). Details of it can be found at http://www.what2learn.com/top-... I know it is a bit cheeky to ask but it is becoming a big hit here and I wondered how useful it would be your side of the pond.
  • Judiat50yrs
    Re: Testers and feedback needed
    JBAcademy
    This is a great forum John! I am interested in ideas for a learning asset using authoring tools. Any ideas fellow technology educators? Judi Florida, USA
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    Re: Testers and feedback needed
    S.Birnbaum
    Is the idea of the site all for exam preparation?
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    Re: Testers and feedback needed
    john.rutherford
    Yes - totally free for teachers and students to access everything the site has to offer (thousands of learning games, game generators, progress reports, in-built rewards, etc). It is also totally free of all adverts. The project is self-funded which is why, with a huge amount of time and a fair bit of money put into it, I am really keen to get some feedback.
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    Re: Testers and feedback needed
    S.Birnbaum
    Is it a free resource?
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    espanateacher
    What ideas are you working on this summer to integrate into your classroom next year?
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    wfranken
    A great tech tool for teaching is http://www.chalkery.com It lets you plan your teaching schedule every day, and organize your lessons. I'm using it daily.
  • Teachtec
    MSTeachTec
    Microsoft offers free teacher guides and resources to help teachers integrate technology into the classroom. Microsoft Office Teacher Guide: http://bit.ly/msofc Windows Live Movie Maker Teacher Guide: http://bit.ly/mviemk Free tools Teacher Guide: http://bit.ly/an07sm Digital Storytelling e-book: http://bit.ly/tchtip
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    lburch
    To what extent do you use social media in your classroom with students? What social media do you use (either in the classroom or personally)?
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    S.Birnbaum
    I think a lot of social networking sites are blocked. I know that my husband just got access to YouTube in his classroom and he's thrilled.
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    christina564
    Social media sites are blocked at my school, but I have set up a Twitter account to post classroom updates. I don't allow others to comment though. :/
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    S.Birnbaum
    Good question! I am not currently teaching in a classroom so I won't answer, but I'll add another question to what you have already posted. What are the difficulties of getting kids to use social media responsibly?
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    S.Birnbaum
    What is the one technology you MUST have in your classroom?
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    robinkonegni
    I love my projector and document camera. My second graders keep focused and I can display video from youtube and our math series via my laptop to go with my lessons.
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    S.Birnbaum
    I am surprised but it totally makes sense!
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    Type:
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    Grade:
    3-5
    Subjects:
    Technology
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    Summary:
    This is a tech newsletter that can be used to post on the school webpage. There are some great activities students will be doing.
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    Wildcats90
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  2. Technology Tune!
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    Type:
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    Grade:
    K-2
    Subjects:
    Technology
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    Lesson w/ song about internet browser basics.
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    asetser
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  3. Create Letter & Color Patterns Using Excel
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    Type:
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    Grade:
    K-2
    Subjects:
    Technology
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    Summary:
    This is a fun worksheet for Kindergarten through 2nd grade to learn how to use. They will use an Excel document to create patterns. Students will be u
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    Wildcats90
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  4. Small Group Writing for ELL Third Grade Students - Thanksgiving
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    Grade:
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    Subjects:
    Reading and Language Arts, Social Studies, ESL
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    Summary:
    This is an interactive lesson that differentiates for the needs of the students. It includes an SmartBoard activity as well as paper pencil work.
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    Grade:
    6-8
    Subjects:
    Character and Values, Social Studies, Culture and Diversity
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    Summary:
    Our updated 2010 FREE digital Education Resource, recommended for teachers of all grades, is available online! www.peaceoneday.org/en/education
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    Location:
    POWAY, CA 
    Grade:
    PK to 12 
    # Resources:
    1
    School:
    GARDEN ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 
    District:
    Poway Unified School District
    Class Size:
    10 to 30 
    Geographic Profile:
    Suburban 
    Experience:
    More than 10 years
    Education:
    B.A. Hope International University; Credentialing Cal State University Fullerton
    Certifications:
    Secondary Credentials in English and Social Science. Elementary Multiple Subject Credential
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    Location:
    DALTON, GA 
    Grade:
    K to 2 
    Subject:
    Reading and Language Arts 
    # Resources:
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    School:
    EASTSIDE ELEM SCHOOL 
    Class Size:
    10 to 30 
    Geographic Profile:
    Rural 
    Experience:
    More than 10 years
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    Location:
    DEEPWATER, MO 
    Grade:
    PK to PK 
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    School:
    LAKELAND ELEM SCHOOL 
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    Dantreesmall
    Location:
    JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY 
    Grade:
    2 to 2 
    Subject:
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    School:
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    District:
    30
    Class Size:
    10 to 30 
    Geographic Profile:
    Urban 
    Experience:
    More than 10 years
    Certifications:
    National Board Certification in Literacy, NY Permanent Cert. Elementary/Early Childhood Ed PreK-6, Reading-K-12, Common Branches, K-6
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    Location:
    BROCKWELL, AR 
    Grade:
    PK to 4 
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    School:
    IZARD COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL