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					Opening Up The
 Teaching with Technology
 Two Big Questions:
 What can technology
allow us to do in education
that we could not otherwise do?
 How can technology help
us to do better that which
we already do?
Web Power

 TrackStar: A Web-based
  annotated Bibliography-
  A Webliography
 WebQuest: A Structured
  Web-based research
A Virtual Field Trip

                      Culture Quest: An
                       Interdisciplinary investigation
                       combining history and
                       language arts
                      History
                          Colonial America
                          French and Indian War
                          Fort William Henry
                      Language Arts
                          Literature Cooper’s “The Last
                          of the Mohicans”
                          Writing: Compare and Contrast
A Virtual Passport
   Visit foreign countries

   Talk to friends from other
A Virtual Museum Exhibit

 Assemble sites that
  represent the work of
  important photographers
 Students analyze and
  study selected
 Students take photos in
  the style of photographer
 PowerPoint as
                      MY NATION
  Presentation Tool
                            • The People and Their
 Demonstration of                  Culture

The Monster Project

                 Elementary Language
                 Draw a “Monster”
                 Describe how to draw
                  the monster
                 Draw the monster from
                  the description
Brainstorming with Inspiration
               Character Analysis
                 Character: Ma                                       Idea Maps
                lov ing        hard w orking                         Analyzing Reading

                sw eet            caring
                                                                     Project Planning
                                                                     Bringing Out Detail
    friendly                                  w arm


 compassionate                               beautiful

               generous         organize d               clean

               sharing          energetic                v ibrant
Create Timelines
   For Organizing Work
             Student Responsibilities
             Due Dates
   For Adding Historical

                                           A Timeline for Project NATION-SPACE
                                                                                                      March-June, 2000

                                                         Space Station Begun

                                           April Fool's Day

     Teams Selected                    Projects Defined                                              Map of NATION Due
    March 15, 2000    March 25, 2000     April 1, 2000           April 10, 2000   April 15, 2000   April 20, 2000   April 25, 2000
             Desktop Publishing

 Create Curriculum                                                                                                                                  January 2000
  Related Calendars
                                                                                                                                           Sun       Mon       Tue       Wed       Thu       Fri       Sat


 Publish Travel Brochures       1963: Addressing the huge gather-
                                 ing at the March on Washington for                                                                              2         3         4         5         6         7         8

  and Newsletters
                                 Jobs and Freedom

                             This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. (Yes) With this faith we will be able
                             to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith (Yes) we will be able to transform
                             the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. (Talk about it) With this
                             faith (My Lord) we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail             9    10         11       12        13         14       15

 Catalogues and Flyers
                             together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day. [Applause] This will
                             be the day, [Applause continues] this will be the day when all of God’s children (Yes) will be able to
                             sing with new meaning:
                                      My country, ’tis of thee, (Yes) sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.
                                      Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, (Yes)
                                      From every mountainside, let freedom ring!

                                      And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.                                        16        17        18        19        20         21       22

 Business Cards
                                      So let freedom ring (Yes) from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.
                                      Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.
                                      Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania. (Yes. All right)
                                      Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado. (Well )
                                      Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California. (Yes)
                                      But not only that: Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia. (Yes)
                                      Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee. (Yes)
                                      Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. [Applause]
                                                                                                                                            23        24        25        26        27         28       29

 Menus
                                      From every mountainside, [Applause] let freedom ring.
                             And when this happens, [Applause continues] when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from
                             every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, (Yes) we will be able to speed up that
                             day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics,
                             will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:
                                      Free at last! (Yes) Free at last!

 Etc.
                                      Thank God Almighty, we are free at last! [Applause]
                                                                                                                                            30        31
                                                            Martin L King, March on Washington,
                                                                          (August 28, 1963)
Create or Enrich Maps

                 Locate natural disasters
                 Identify natural resources
                 Locate geographical features
           Manipulate and Analyze Data

   Create data bases

   Work with data base

   Present data
            Thinking About The Process

The Implications
  for Schooling:
   The Intersection of
Three Essential Elements

     – Teacher
     – Student
     – Content
           Technology Changes the
        Relationships at the Point of

 Refocusing Learning
 Altering the Perception of the Role of Teacher
 Valuing Higher Order Thinking Skills
 Creating a Culture of Inquiry
 Appealing to Multiple Intelligences
Technology refocuses

           …from the narrow notion
           of a finite catalogue of
          to an expanding
           universe rich in
           knowledge, context and
                     Technology alters the
                            perception of
…from the idea of teacher
as holder of all knowledge

   to the creation of a
    learning community
    consisting of members
    with more and less
Technology Values Higher Order
                Thinking Skills

                  …by changing the task
                  from gathering old
                 to analyzing,
                  synthesizing, and
                  evaluating essential
                  questions and creating
                  new knowledge
                     Technology Creates a
                        Culture of Inquiry
…that encourages student
 by placing students in a
Technology Appeals to a Variety
              of Intelligences

                 …by allowing teachers
                 to develop lesson
                 strategies that utilize a
                 broader range of
                 pedagogies and appeal
                 to a greater number of
                 learning styles
 Can Computers
Make a Difference?


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