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Technology Integration

Technology Integration

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The kids are all but unfamiliar with technology. These days this is what they love. Why not incorporate into your lesson. Makes it easier for you and the students.

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George Stern's picture
George Stern
Intern at Edutopia, college student, aspiring Educator.

Hey all,

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Planet Turtle is the first serious instructional system to use the same kind of technology that keeps children glued to their video games. If you enter by today, you could be one of five lucky winners that we will randomly select to win a one-year site license to Planet Turtle (a $1500 value!). So head over to our Edutopia giveaway page: http://www.edutopia.org/giveaway

Johnny Hamilton's picture
Johnny Hamilton
Ed Tech Consultant, SMART Board Trainer, Author of Online CEU Courses

A great place to not only get ideas on technology integration, but to earn inservice and CEU course credit is http://www.2ites.com. There are 5 accredited online courses in 4 subject areas including English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. The courses cover skills and curricular integration and feature hours of video and 1 on 1 moderation.

If you want to learn how to integrate a digital whiteboard, document camera, Google Earth, etc. into your lessons and learn at your own pace, then you should check it out.

Elvira Deyamport, Ed.S.'s picture
Elvira Deyamport, Ed.S.
2nd-6th Gifted/Talented Teacher

[quote]A great place to not only get ideas on technology integration, but to earn inservice and CEU course credit is http://www.2ites.com. There are 5 accredited online courses in 4 subject areas including English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. The courses cover skills and curricular integration and feature hours of video and 1 on 1 moderation.

If you want to learn how to integrate a digital whiteboard, document camera, Google Earth, etc. into your lessons and learn at your own pace, then you should check it out.[/quote]

This sounds like a great opportunity for those interested in technology. Thank you for sharing!

Elvira

Taneika's picture

Students are familiar with technology and teachers should be also. Technolody is the new way of life. As teachers we can benifit by the use of technology. Lesson plans can be done by powerpoint. It makes grading and planning easier and more efficient. Students use technology everyday and as teachers we need to have knowledge about technology. Technology can be used as a learning tool and a social tool. I am very excited to use different technology tools in my classroom this year.

Liz Crouse's picture

I teach 5th grade reading in Texas.  I am being asked to use technology more this year...what ideas do you have for reading/vocabulary/word work?  I plan to be using a system where the kids will have "choice time"...5-10 kiddos will be sharing 5 computers for a 20-30 minute time period while I work with small groups or individuals...I see lots of great science and math sites, but not as many for language arts/reading.  Thank you in advance for the advice!

Elvira Deyamport, Ed.S.'s picture
Elvira Deyamport, Ed.S.
2nd-6th Gifted/Talented Teacher

Hi Liz,

There's so much you can do with reading & tech. Here are a few ideas:

1.Here is one site dedicated to integrating tech & literacy instruction.

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/lang_elem.htm

 

2.  Students can read online books and create their own. They can add pictures, text, and backgrounds.The third link also has audio books you can download (perfect for centers!).

http://www.biguniverse.com/

http://www.mylittlebookproject.com/

http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/

 

3. There are also websites that reinforce different topics.Here are some worth checking out.

 

readwritethink.org. -They have tons of ideas and resources for teaching literacy.

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/idioms/

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/

 

Interactive Literacy Games (Spelling, Crosswords)

http://www.tki.org.nz/r/wick_ed/interactives/literacy.php

http://www.learningtoday.com/corporate/reading-games.asp

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/adjectives.htm

http://www.spellingcity.com/speedySpeller-spelling-game.html?listId=1366800

http://blog.learningtoday.com/blog/bid/27994/Stage-Right-Story-Making-Re...

http://www.grammaropolis.com/

http://www.sadlier-oxford.com/phonics/crstcast/crstcastle.htm

http://techlearning20.blogspot.com/2010/06/more-innovative-grammar-and-w...

 

4. You can also have students create stories or explain grammar/language concepts by using different Web 2.0 tools. Some examples of these tools include Voki, where students can create their own avatar and use recordings of their voice, Animoto.com, where students can create presentations with different animations and background
music. These programs are all available online and are free when you create an
educator's account.

Let me know how these resources work out for you.

 

 

Chad Armstrong's picture
Chad Armstrong
Elementary Technology Resource Teacher, Virginia

It must be tough to lose access to technology. We've found success in this inexpensive whiteboard solution (http://johnnylee.net/projects/wii/). If you have some type of projection system (laptop with projector), this could be your solution for around $100.

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