Technology in the Urban Classroom Related Tags: 6-8 Middle School More Related Discussions Bryon Demerson Posted 08/31/2010 5:09PM | Last Commented 06/11/2014 7:01PM 6 Replies 2102 Views What are some effective ways to incorporate technology in the urban classroom? Sign in to vote! Sign in to Flag as Spam Share 6 Share Comments (6 Replies)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS Newest Related Discussions Posted 11/3/2010 10:01pm Dreanna Dallas5th Grade all subjects Milwaukee, Wisconsin I teach in an urban school and I have purposefully tried to incorporate more technology into my classroom. This is important to me because we are denying our students a well-rounded education when we refuse to recognize and provide practice with technology. They must be able to compete with the world. One way that I have found to effectively integrate technology into my classroom is to use my classroom computers for research, writing, and creating products. Students are allowed to go to these computers through a class rotation allowing them to monitor their progress with an alloted time. This kind of independence is important because students in urban schools often have teachers that lecture and offer little opportunity for independent research. This is also important because they need to have more opportunity for independent activities. With research, I have also incorporated the option of them usingsoftware like PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Publisher, and/or Excel. Sign in to vote! Posted 1/14/2011 10:51pm Dan Sherman Agree with Dreanna, given that most students have access to computers at home and are actively using technology. We need to ensure the same is replicated in classrooms, today there are a whole host of FREE web tools which can help you seamlessly integrate technology. One of our favorite blogs is FREE teach for teachers by Richard Bryne who covers a whole host of these FREE web resources which you may find useful. Sign in to vote! Posted 1/25/2011 7:28am Jessica Piper I hope that all who come across this page will offer up expertise--FOR FREE. I am always so bummed when teachers have to pay to see what other teachers are doing with technology in the classroom. Please feel free to visit my blog (at no cost=) to borrow technology lessons I have created and successfully used. http://msjessicareeves.edublogs.org Sign in to vote! Posted 2/1/2011 9:45am Morgan Giddings One place to start that I found really cool is http://www.microsoft.com/education/teachers/guides/freetools.aspx- download the free tools guide. It has so many neat examples that will give you inspiration on how you can incorporate the best technology for your lesson and students... Here are some other helpful curriculum tools for ethical internet use! Digital Citizenship and Creative Content (digitalcitizenshiped.com) is a complete--and no cost--curriculum Critical Thinking in the classroom (http://www.microsoft.com/education/teachers/guides/critical_thinking.aspx) has a slew of lesson plans! Enjoy and good luck! Sign in to vote! Posted 3/5/2011 12:25pm Bobbie Technology is a fact of everyday life, one that is changing rapidly. Your urban students need to know how to maximize the benefits that can be derived from current technology and how to apply that knowledge to make themselves marketable. Along with the skills and knowledge to use technology, we need to remember to impart ethics for its use. These students will be all too soon moving on to college classes. Technology makes access to information fast, easy and almost effortless. Without an ethical foundation, that ease of access can become a pitfall. Sign in to vote! Posted 4/5/2011 6:53pm mike lieberTechnology Education - New York Collaboration is going to make learning come alive for us all. Imagine all kids in one class each creating a piece of a digital product and saving to a cloud where it integrates into one product. No need for going into each kids file copying and pasting, no need for saving individually, no need to grade seperately. One product 25 collaborators as Cloud computing comes along, be ready for it. Start planning now the wondeful things your students will do! Sign in to vote! 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