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					Making Technology Routine:
Developing Instruction for the
21st Century

              Jennifer Womble, nbct, Chiles High School
                Jan Graham, nbct, Cobb Middle School
                  Kathy Corder, nbct, Chiles High School
Infusing Technology into
• Welcome!
• Basics of the workshop—getting set
  up at your stations!
• Interest Survey
• Workshop Expectations & Goals
• Teacher Tube Video Clip
• Resources—USB, Sharepoint
• Important questions-handout
• Trainer Introductions
• NEXT: Who are you? activity
 Who are you? activity
• Complete Power point activity
  on the flash drive with a
• ―Introduction Activity‖ USB
• Follow the directions.
• Share via Vision Software
• Reflect on the activity
  outcomes and introduce all
Technology Integration
The goal of technology integration is
  to use technology seamlessly in the
  classroom so that the technology
  itself is invisible in support of
  learning a standards based
• Employing technology provides a
  variety of new ways to learn, and
  in the process, fosters independent
  thinking, problem solving, and
  collaborative learning.
   Technology Integration
• Why Integrate? (pair and share)

  • ―Technologies do not bring about
         revolutions, people do.‖
      -Denise Murray, Director of NCELTR, Macquarie University
• Old question.
• New questions:
   – How do students learn?
   – How can teachers make teaching
    Why Integrate?
•   Improve student learning by creating better lessons
•   Increase the rigor of academics and the quality of learning
•   Stimulate curiosity and interest
•   Engage learners and motivate students
•   Improve how all students learn the content
•   Differentiate instruction
•   Formative assessments with immediate feedback
•   Project based learning is meaningful and prepares students for a
    technology-dependent world
•   Increase communication
•   Reinvigorate teaching
•   Enhance Educational Experience with technology—fun, interactive
•   Course Management Tools on-line

• BOTTOM LINE: Implement Technology to Accomplish
  Greater Learning and improved Academic
Classrooms making Global
Impact with relevant learning
• What do students need to
  know for the future?
• Time Article-Jigsaw
• Educational Practice + Tech
• BUT…The path to a successful
  technology implementation is
  neither easy nor short.
• Teaching tools over time.
Teaching Tools over time

• Open the excel spread sheet
  to view a timeline of teaching
  tools over time.
• What do you notice about the
  evolution of teaching tools
  over time?
First Piece: The teacher
• As you can imagine, using
  technology in the classroom
  changes the classroom
  structure, operation, and
• Teachers learn to become a
  ―guide on the side‖ rather
  than a ―sage on the stage.‖
• Getting there involves
  changes in philosophy and
How do teachers integrate?
• Conversations about teaching,
  assignments, instruction and
  technology improve practices.
• Master teachers model effective
  lessons and uses of technology for
• GAP—Teachers who were raised in
  the digital age and those who
  desire to improve learning are
  eager but still need relevant
 • ―Genius is 1% inspiration and 99%
            – Thomas Edison
 Teacher Technology Skills
 Competency Levels
• What level of daily technological
  integration is the teacher utilizing?
  – Daily Routine: type worksheets,
                                                Who is left
    attendance, email, make charts.             out?
  – Effective User: web portal, discussion      Resisters
    boards, advanced functions,                 Beginners
    specialized software, expert, models
    AUP, flexibility, use data to manage and
    solve problems.
  – Innovative User: full array of software &
    hardware, strategic use of capabilities,
    produce, empower, mentor, foster
    continuous improvement.
 Teacher Technology Skills
 Application (apply NETS-T)
• Help students learn the specific software
  applications and tools within context.
• Teach productivity tools such as word
  processing, spreadsheet and database,
  desktop publishing and presentation tools,
  graphics and design applications such
  photo editing, drawing, and web design.
• Showing how to use the Internet for
  research and communications.
• A teacher modeling the appropriate use of
  technology gives students meaningful
  examples and experiences that they can
• Some websites that provide technology
  and tech integration skills and strategies
  include WebTeacher, Microsoft Tutorials,
  Microsoft How-to Articles and
Teachers changing methods
• Real change can take a few years
  in schools rich with technology,
  and even longer in schools with
• Professional development can
  shorten the learning curve and
  return on investment.
• The important thing to consider is
  that professional development lies
  along a continuum—from learning
  discrete skills, to developing fully
  integrated lessons, to transferring
  those skills to new technologies
  and new methodologies like
  project-based learning.
 What does integration look like?

• Students can test scientific theories
  with simulations, find ways to prove
  ideas with multimedia ,and collect
  environmental data with hands-on
• They can use the Internet to
  experience the world through virtual
  field trips and find information to
  prove almost any point of view. They
  can exercise their creativity with art,
  writing, and music software and
• All of these opportunities mean
  using technology as a tool to
  promote content learning.
Ways teachers integrate

• View document on your flash
  titled ― What technology
  integration looks like.‖
• Add three of your own
  examples to the list and be
  prepared to share your ideas.
 Next piece: the student
• The goal of technology
  integration is to use technology in
  the classroom so that it becomes
  a tool to help students learn new
  things in new ways and prepare
  for the future. Yet it is a catalyst
  for greater change.
• Employing technology affects the
  classroom’s structure, operation,
  and management and requires
  new skills --both for students and
Student Technology Standards

• NETS-S: ISTE’s Technology Foundation
  Standards for All Students (NETS) include
  six categories for addressing necessary
  technology skills:
1. Basic operations and concepts
2. Social, ethical, and human issues
3. Technology productivity tools
4. Technology communications tools
5. Technology research tools
6. Technology problem-solving and
  decision-making tools
Understanding our Digital
Natives in the Classrooms
• Kaiser Family Foundation: ―kids
  spend 6 ½ hours a day using some
  form of media….they are plugged
  in 44 hours a week…25 % of the
  time they are overlapping media.‖

• Read Digital Natives article and
  complete annotation activity
Student progress
• As technology use becomes
  increasingly interwoven in lessons
  and instructional units, it becomes
  increasingly important to measure
  student progress using a variety of
• In addition to summative and
  formative tests, teachers should
  have rubrics, portfolios, and other
  assessment tools to measure
  content knowledge and degree of
  technological proficiency.
    Student Assessment
• There are applications in the
• market place that provide 100% participation and
  collaboration during instruction. With these applications,
  teachers can gauge the pace of the instruction with real
  time student feedback. There are also many free online
  tools that help teachers easily create a variety of formative
  assessments. Some include:
• • QuizStar
• • RubiStar
• •
• • Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators
• Adjusting lessons and using this information to fill in the
  gaps between the students learning style and
  performance involves differentiating instruction, which is
  based on the beliefs that students differ in how they learn,
  classrooms that are not ―one size fits all‖ are more
  effective, and students must be able to make meaning
  from subject matter. A differentiated classroom offers
  students different ways to learn subject content, make
  sense of ideas, and demonstrate learning. Teachers have
  many ways to provide instruction that is targeted to
  specific groups ofstudents.
 Technology based activities
• Technology is enhancing accepted activities and
  improving them in the process.
• Looking at technology based activities, teachers
  can locate online projects such as hotlists, hunts
  and WebQuests that already infuse technology
  within the lesson while providing all the lesson
  resources, templates and assessment. These
  projects and offer a tried and true option in using
  effective activities and projects.
• As the result, this saves time in creating such
  technology based experiences for their students. A
  good example of such a resource is Bernie
  Dodge’s WebQuest Page.
• This site contains inquiry-based projects that have
  been developed by teachers as well as training
  and teacher materials.
Third Piece: The content
curriculum and standards
The International Society for Technology in
   Education (ISTE) believes that:
―To live, learn, and work successful in an increasingly
   complex and information-rich society, students
   must be able to use technology effectively.‖
They developed standards to guide educational
   Leaders in recognizing and addressing the
   conditions for effective use of technology to
   support Pre K-12 education. They state, ―Within an
   effective educational setting, technology can
   enable students to become--Capable
   information technology users:
• Information seekers, analyzers, and evaluators
• Problem solvers and decision makers
• Creative and effective users of productivity tools
• Communicators, collaborators, publishers, and
• Informed, responsible, and contributing citizens
Getting to know the standards:
Review content standards so teachers can make sure
the topic meets what they are supposed to be teaching.
• Model several lessons with student examples,
including some simple lessons so teachers are
not discouraged or afraid to jump in.
• Show teachers how to find rich, relevant and
appropriate resources.
• Provide templates, support materials, and a
mentor or coach.
• Team an early adopter with a teacher new to
technology so the excitement rubs off.
• Give teachers lots of hands-on time to practice,
plan and reflect on what they learned.
• Feed them and provide incentives such as prizes
and stipends.
• Provide "talk time" so teachers can share what
they learn.
With limited time and opportunities, teachers can also
turn to online courses, tutorials and how-to guides to
help them keep their skills up-to-date and to find
resources and lesson plans that infuse technology
Last piece: Technology Tools
• What tools do you have at your
  school site?
• What software or hard ware
  restrictions are there?
• What type of room set up and
  computer preparation is
• Do you know how to use, charge,
  upload and download all the
  equipment in your lesson?
• How do you select equipment to
Tech Tools
• Digital Cameras
• Software
• Scanners, document cameras,
  tablet pcs, smartboards, hand
  held response system, digital
• What are there functions?
• Try it before you teach it!
• Evaluate tools to match your
  needs and class size.
Building a team

• Relationships are vital to the
  successful integration of
  technology in your classroom.
  The technology coordinator,
  media specialist, AP
  Curriculum, technology
  integrator, tech savvy
• Try it before you teach it!
 How teachers plan to use
• Technology is enhancing accepted activities and
  improving them in the process.
• Looking at technology based activities, teachers
  can locate online projects such as hotlists, hunts
  and WebQuests that already infuse technology
  within the lesson while providing all the lesson
  resources, templates and assessment.
• These projects are often teacher-created and
  offer a tried and true option in using effective
  activities and projects. As the result, this saves time
  in creating such technology based experiences
  for their students.
• A good example of such a resource is Bernie
  Dodge’s WebQuest Page. This site contains inquiry-
  based projects that have been developed by
  teachers as well as training and teacher materials.
 How to begin?
• Making good choices leads to effective
  time management. Teachers have to
  determine what their students need to
  learn for each assignment.
• Then they choose the best way to provide
  the material and the best way for students
  to learn it.
• They can begin by enhancing lessons with
• They start by identifying the objectives of
  a lesson and looking for ways to infuse
  technology into activities.
What strategies work for you?
•   Lecture
•   Demonstration
•   Large group demonstration
•   Small group discussion
•   Collaboration
•   Team teaching
•   Tutoring
•   Hands-on practice
•   Independent study
•   Listening
•   Brainstorming
•   Q&A
•   Research
•   Media Production

• Lesson Template
• Brainstorming
• Essential Questions
• View samples
• scaffolding
   Obstacles to Technology
• No access to computers/equipment
• Lack Time (to learn, to plan, to organize, to
  search internet, etc)
• No budget or high costs
• Class sizes
• Preparing for standardized tests
• Lack teacher training
• Set curriculum or standards
• Technical problems (not admin. of
• Network down
• Power Outage
• Intimidating
• Too many strategies to try now—one more
Creative Solutions to problems

• For example: Takes student long
  about of time to Search internet:
(booksite for students sites)
• (bookmarking tool
  tags collective
• (pay service
  to organize internet sites)
Advanced Word
• Response Journals--
  Incorporating student
  responses into your curriculum.
  See sample electronic journal.
• View samples
• Shapes, colors, symbols, fonts,
  tables, word art, clip art and
• Share tips and tricks!
Multimedia Projects

• Content focused
• Storyboard planning
• Transitions, animations, timing,
  looping, effects, printing
• See student samples
• Web resources enhance
Maximizing Publisher

• Newsletters, brochures,
  postcards, certificates, signs,
  cards, web pages and more!
• View samples
• same toolbars and great
• Student products
• Rubric creation: rubistar
Movie Maker

• Video Cameras 101
• Storyboards, scripts, and
• Adding pictures, clips, music,
  voice-overs, and text to
  speech tools.
• View samples
• United Streaming
Smartboard Technology

• Effective presentations
• Interactive discussions
• How can you use this tool?
Web Research on the Internet

• Evaluating sites for accuracy
  and information
• Internet Evaluation Form
• Copyright laws
1.    1. Start with a lesson you are very familiar with
      and have taught before
2.    2. Focus on the learning objective
3.    Make it interactive and fun
4.    Problem based activities will engage and
      make relevant for students.
5.    Do it yourself FIRST (see one, do one, teach
6.    Build relationships
7.    Talk about copyright often!
8.    Know the standards (state, NETS, Information
      Literacy Standards)
9.    Revise teaching style to accommodate
      technology (adaptation)
10.   Use peer observations and online video
      demonstrations as often as possible to learn
Developing Unit Materials
• Scaffolding:
  – Directions
  – Handouts, Diagrams, Tables, Hidden
  – Rubrics (;
  – Lesson plans
  – Instruction sheets
  – Evaluation & Assessment materials
  – Resources & web sites:
  Discuss: How to evaluate student
P-Planning, Priorities, Peer-
observations, Practice
•   Brainstorm & Prep work
•   Create lesson plan and back up plan
•   Set expectations
•   Research needs and ―tech talk‖ with the with tech
•   Plan to assess
•   Focus on learning objectives
•   Find relevant & appropriate resources
•   Model lessons:
I-Implement, Integrate, Infuse
• Seamless technology
• Participate in technology
  based instruction
• Storyboard of lesson plan
• Scaffolding, templates
• How to, step by step
• Infuse resources: funding,
  software, equipment, people,
  training, supplies and students.
ZZ-Evaluate and Reflect
• Reflect on the impact of the technology and the
• Was it the right equipment?
• Right software?
• Did you have enough PD?
• Review functionality.
• Did you get appropriate support?
• Use answers to make future decisions.
• Communicate via email.
• Collaborate with others in discussion boards,
  surveys, Study group, think tanks, talk time with
  teachers to share ideas
   – (collaborate in global community)
   – (collaboration)
   – (virtual learning community
   – (ERC)
A-Analyze with Data
• How does technology increase teacher
• Focus on results, not technology
• EVALUATE to avoid future glitches
• Look at the outcomes and align to goals of
• Were the benefits worth the sacrifice? (return on
• Data: test scores, attendance records, student
  attitudes, improved learning and attitudes
• No such thing as a failure!
• What support do you need next time?
• What do you need to know for next time?
• Insight! Constant improvement is key.
 Integrating Technology into
 Everyday Instruction
• Teachers need the proper skills and tools
  to propel their knowledge and teaching
  through technology.
• Integrating technology into the classroom
  effectively can mean the difference
  between increased test scores vs. limited
  achievement growth. Teachers need to
  walk out of professional development
  sessions with lesson plans that help
  incorporate collaboration, content
  integration, and project-based learning.
• Though there are several modes to deliver
  this training, teachers often prefer that the
  initial training be provided face-to-face. It
  provides the environment where teachers
  can ask questions, collaborate with their
  peers, and learn from others.
That is a WRAP!

• Workshop evaluation and
• Questions and answers!
• Many thanks for your
  dedication, time and effort

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