Practical Classroom Applications of Educational Technology Module 1 PowerPoint Assignment LME 448 Rational for Incorporating Technology into Daily Activities • Engage students with a multi- media enriched classroom • Promote higher order thinking in the classroom • Constructivist learning atmosphere Instructor Benefits • Organization • Planning templates and resources • Statistical tracking made easier • Performance task assessment • Instructor presentations are engaging – no longer only ‘Blackboard Lectures’ • Teacher is the facilitator of learning Student Benefits • Students make meaning with projects that are authentic to them • Students develop technological familiarity and ability • Opportunities for self-expression • Project flexibility • Skills translate into real world applications Technological Tools • Computer • Video Recorders • Digital Cameras • Scanners • Software • Internet Why wait for a trip to the Computer Lab? • Use Classroom Resources Effectively – Internet for Peer Communication – Topic Research – Curriculum Supportive Games and Activities – Classroom Web Page • Web Quests • Topic Links • Homework Helpers PLEASE do not limit your computer to tests and quizzes!* And … Speaking of the Class Web Site • Enhance Parent Communication – E-mail links – Letters to parents – Post weekly progress reports – Links to topic related sites • Student Showcase – Work samples – Student developed resources Technology Suggestions Students can create: • Student Portfolios • Project Reports • Creative Writing Compilations • Take Home Work Samples • Artistic ‘Frogs’ by Allison 2004 Demonstrations The Possibilities are endless! Technology Suggestions Instructors can create: • Directed reading activities • Lesson topic extensions • ‘Game Show’ quiz assessments • Skill building exercises • Virtual Field Trips • Webquests • Research Curriculum Integration • Brings excitement to projects by integrating many subjects • Provides personally authentic experiences for the students • Provides instruction that benefits many different learning styles. References • Butzin, S. (1992). Integrating technology into the classroom: lessons from the Project CHILD experience. (Computers Helping Instruction and Learning Development). Phi Delta Kappan, 74, 330-4. • Hipschman, R., (1997). Your weight on other worlds. http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/index.html • Lacina, J., & Austin, S. (2003). Technology and the writing workshop. Childhood Education, 80 (2), 101-3. • Lacina, J., (2004). Designing a virtual field trip. Childhood Education, 80 (4), 221-2. • Lim, C., & Tay, L. (2003). Information and communication technologies (ICT) in an elementary school: students' engagement in higher order thinking. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 12, 425-27.
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