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Language Arts

Language Arts PowerPoint Presentation

Content:

This PowerPoint presentation introduces technology integration. It discusses the importance of technology integration, changes in teacher/student roles, and what components are needed for technology integration. The presentation includes examples of classrooms integrating technology. It then asks for group participation.

DESCRIPTION:

    1. The PowerPoint presentation consists of 7 slides. You can see this PowerPoint presentation online in your browser.
    2. If you have Microsoft PowerPoint, you can download the PowerPoint file so you can actually show it as a PowerPoint presentation from your own computer in the classroom. If you download this PowerPoint file, you can make changes, insert your own course information, and use it as you would ANY PowerPoint.
    Speaker Notes: Each slide in the downloaded and online versions contains Speaker Notes which you can use in class as lecture notes when you show the PowerPoint presentation.
    3. If you do not have Microsoft PowerPoint, you can download PowerPoint Viewer® (Windows) or PowerPoint Viewer (Mac), which will allow you to share this presentation with an audience, but will not allow you to edit it in any way.

USES:

    1. You can use the html version, online, during class time if you have a computer and presentation system that has Internet access. Use it as you would any lecture presentation material.
    2. You can download the PowerPoint file to your hard drive or CD-ROM for use on your laptop or classroom computer. You open and run the PowerPoint file just as you would any other PowerPoint presentation.

Language Arts Activities

These activities introduce the participants to numerous educational Web sites. They promote Internet use with all grade levels. They are not intended to promote any particular Web site; rather, they attempt to introduce ideas about how to integrate technology into the classroom.

1. Explore and Discuss

    Ask participants to form groups of two or three. Have them visit the following Web sites. Tell the participants to reflect on the following questions as they explore the individual sites.
    •   Do you think these sites would engage your students? Why?
    •   Which site(s) could you use with your students? How?
    •   Did these sites make you want to find more like them? Why?



2. Discuss and Record

    Have the individual participants choose a Web Quest. Ask them: "Choose one of the Web sites you explored. What made this quest the quest you would use with your students? How would you prepare your students before you send them to this site?"
    •   Have the individuals record their ideas.
    •   Have the individuals share with the large group.
    •   Have the group speculate on additional activities that might be generated from the Web quests.
    •   Have the group discuss how different grade levels could use the sites.

3. Reflect

    Ask participants to reflect upon what they saw and discussed. Have the participants journal their reflections. Ask volunteers to share their thoughts.

Language Arts Suggested Readings

GLEF Articles and Videos:

    Eager To Learn and accompanying video segment "Integrated Studies in Honolulu"
    Geo-Literacy and accompanying video segment "The Geo-Literacy Project"

Social Studies

Social Studies PowerPoint Presentation

CONTENT:

This PowerPoint presentation introduces technology integration. It discusses the importance of technology integration, changes in teacher/student roles, and what components are needed for technology integration. The presentation includes examples of classrooms integrating technology. It then asks for group participation.

DESCRIPTION:

    1. The PowerPoint presentation consists of 10 slides. You can see this PowerPoint presentation online in your browser.
    2. If you have Microsoft PowerPoint, you can download the PowerPoint file so you can actually show it as a PowerPoint presentation from your own computer in the classroom. If you download this PowerPoint file, you can make changes, insert your own course information, and use it as you would ANY PowerPoint.
    Speaker Notes: Each slide in the downloaded and online versions contains Speaker Notes which you can use in class as lecture notes when you show the PowerPoint presentation.
    3. If you do not have Microsoft PowerPoint, you can download PowerPoint Viewer (Windows) or PowerPoint Viewer (Mac), which will allow you to share this presentation with an audience, but will not allow you to edit it in any way.

USES:

    1. You can use the html version, online, during class time if you have a computer and presentation system that has Internet access. Use it as you would any lecture presentation material.
    2. You can download the PowerPoint file to your hard drive or CD-ROM for use on your laptop or classroom computer. You open and run the PowerPoint file just as you would any other PowerPoint presentation.

Social Studies Activities

These activities introduce the participants to numerous educational Web sites. They promote Internet use with all grade levels. They are not intended to promote any particular Web site; rather, they attempt to introduce ideas about how to integrate technology into the classroom.

1. Explore and Adapt

2. Discuss and Record

    Have participants form teams of two with individuals who will be teaching at/near the same grade level. Ask them: "Visit two or three Web Quests below. Choose one that you might use with your students. Discuss why this quest is one you would use with your students? How would you prepare your students before you send them to this site?"
    •   Have the individuals record their ideas.
    •   Have the individuals share with the large group.
    •   Have the group speculate on the additional activities that might be generated from the Web quests.
    •   Have the group discuss how different grade levels could use the sites.

3. Reflect

    Ask participants to reflect upon what they saw and discussed. Have the participants journal their reflections. Ask volunteers to share their thoughts.

Social Studies Suggested Readings

GLEF Articles and Videos:

    Eager To Learn and accompanying video segment "Integrated Studies in Honolulu"
    Geo-Literacy and accompanying video segment "The Geo-Literacy Project"

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