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Examples and Instructional Uses of Technology Tools

Page history last edited by Jeremy Tellex 12 years, 2 months ago

 

Examples and Instructional Uses of Technology Tools

 

The purpose of this wiki is to capture as many BCSD general uses, BCSD specific uses, general examples, and references to the various instructional tools available for teachers to enhance the teaching and learning process through the use of technology.  This site will only grow as educators from within our district and any other contributers share their ideas for the benefit of everyone.  Please feel free to send my your comments and ideas if you are unable to edit this page.

 

The topics described below are:

  • Video Data Projector
  • SMART Board
  • Visualizer / Document Camera
  • Student Response Systems
    • Classroom Performance System
    • Classroom Response System
  • Blog
  • Wiki
  • Podcasting / Recording of Audio Files
  • Video, Pictures, & Slideshows

 

VIDEO DATA PROJECTOR

BCSD General Uses:

  • Display Video Streaming, photographs, graphic displays, movies
  • Smartboard lessons
  • Whiteboard (in the moment teaching...like a chalkboard)
  • Visualizer
  • Pearson Successnet
  • Computer links:  Games, interactive lessons
  • Student presentations (Powerpoint)
  • Model worksheet and journal pages
  • Display classroom  management (daily messages, schedules, expectations, lesson objectives)
  • Play music
  • Demo websites and searching tools
  • Model any use of technology (blogging, research, wiki, powerpoint, word processing)

 

 

BCSD Specific Uses:

  •  Use microsoft word to add to current worksheets that students are currently working on
  • Math team:  Students share their work (visualizer)
  • Classroom management

 

Instructional Advantages

 

Instructional Considerations

 

Student Learning Advantages

 

Student Learning Considerations

 

Safety Considerations


 

SMART Board

Instructional Advantages

 

Instructional Considerations

 

Student Learning Advantages

 

Student Learning Considerations

 

 

 

BCSD General Uses:

  •  Interactive lessons
  • Worksheet completion as a whole class
  • Notetaking (Print out for absent students, or for kids who need this feature)

 

BCSD Specific Uses:

  • Daily Editing practice
  • Weekly Skills corrections (class does together)
  • Investigations lessons
  • Organization of units and files
  • Importing movie files and interacting with the movie (pause and write on the screen as necessary)
  • Text Tagging a non-fiction article together as a model to move to independence

 

Examples

 These lessons are saved in the FRES Shared > Staff Community > SMART Board Notebooks

3rd Grade

 

4th Grade

 

5th Grade

 

Reference

 All Lesson Activities

 


 

Visualizer / Document Camera

Instructional Advantages

 

Instructional Considerations

 

Student Learning Advantages

 

Student Learning Considerations

 

 

 

 

BCSD General Uses:

  • Sharing of student projects
  • Display books/textbooks
  • Visual Graphics/ illustrations
  • Model writing
  • Model science/math objects (tiles, magnets, calculator, procedures for experiments) (Rather than gather around a table to watch...the class can see without crowding)
  • Install ELMO software from CD and connect visualizer to laptop using USB cable to save pictures to laptop
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BCSD Specific Uses:

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STUDENT RESPONSE SYSTEMS

 

Instructional Advantages

 

Instructional Considerations

 

Student Learning Advantages

 

Student Learning Considerations

 

 

Classroom Performance System (eInstruction)

 

 

BCSD General Uses:

  • Pre-assessment
  • Review concepts before final assessments
  • Provides automatic feedback of specific questions missed which guides instruction for individuals and whole class
  • Post-assessment
  • voting
  • vocabulary
  • collaborative decision making
  •  

 

BCSD Specific Uses:

  • 3rd Grade:

     

  • 4th Grade:  Explorers Assessment (MP), Colonial Assessment (MP), Revolutionary Assessment (MP), Meet the Teacher Night Questionaire (MJ),New York State Weekly Quizes (MJ,BJ)
  • 5th Grade:  Geometry Review (LK),

 

 

Classroom Response System  (Renaissance Learning)

 

BCSD General Uses:

  • Individual pace for assessments
  • Whole class assessment (T.V. screen is in each person handheld device)
  •  

 

BCSD Specific Uses:

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Reference

 


 

BLOG

Instructional Advantages

 

Instructional Considerations

 

Student Learning Advantages

 

Student Learning Considerations

 

 

BCSD General Uses:

  • Communication with students, from other classes students, from parents, from community, from world
  • Student responses to literature questions
  • Conversation / Discussion forum
  • Report on current events, respond to other report of a current event
  •  

 

BCSD Specific Uses:

Katie Covert's 4th Grade Blog

Beth Jackelen's 4th Grade Blog

Mary Anne Pettit's 4th Grade Blog

Killeen Higgins' 4th Grade Blog

Katie Fallon's 4th Grade Blog (Iraq Soldier)

 

Mrs. Gondoli's / Mrs. Boak's 5th Grade Blog   (password protected)

 

 

Examples

A Duck with a Blog

Blog Away on a Paperless Journal

I Miss My Childhood

D&C Brighton Blog

 

Reference

Blogging? It's Elementary, My Dear Watson!  

Ten Habits of Bloggers that Win!

Student Blogging Rules

 

 


 

WIKI

Instructional Advantages

 

Instructional Considerations

 

Student Learning Advantages

 

Student Learning Considerations

 

 

 

BCSD General Uses:

  •  Whenever multiple students need to collaborate on one document, from anywhere, at anytime

 

BCSD Specific Uses:

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Examples

Google Documents

BCSD 2020 Vision

Westwood Schools (9-12)

Mr. Lindsay's (gradeschool) Classroom Wiki

School Community Wiki (with grade-level examples)

PBWiki Examples

 

K-12 Wiki w/ various uses

FlatClassroom Project  (EduBlog Award Winner)

Portaportal.com (Bookmarks for edit and access)

 

Reference

Help using PBwiki (tracking all users comments)

The Art of Using Wikis to Teach

How I Use Wikis. What do you do?

Collaborative Videoconference Wikis

 

 


PODCASTING / RECORDING OF AUDIO FILES

 

Instructional Advantages

 

Instructional Considerations

 

Student Learning Advantages

 

Student Learning Considerations

 

 

 

 

 NOTE: "Podcasting" is often believed to be an audio file uploaded to a website for access by other users.  This is not a totally accurate definition of a podcast.  A podcast allows the audio file to be pushed to another audio device such as an mp3 player.  For a full definition and description of a podcast from Wikipedia, click here.  For many of the uses shown below, all audio files will be stored on the BOCES Podcast server with the ability to have true podcasting capability.

 

BCSD General Uses:

  • This technology allows the students to hear themselves speak with the goals of improving oral fluency, comprehension, public speaking, and the editing and revising process.  The students also can share their podcast with anyone around the world, just by accessing the website.
  • Using a simple audio recording program, such as Audacity, to record student work will improve oral fluency and public speaking while increasing comprehension of written text.   Allowing students to listen to their recording will provide an opportunity for reflection on the editing and revising writing process.
  • Students can share their work with others in a forum that does not require their physical presence.  They learn that the sharing of their work is not confined to the four walls within their classroom, and to a sheet of paper.
  • Important lessons can be recorded for student playback at a later date, or from any location.

 

BCSD Specific Uses:

News Articles Mrs. French / Mrs. Tellex's 4th Grade Class

VideoCasts Mrs. French / Mrs. Tellex's 4th Grade Class

 

Examples

BOCES Podcast Server

Jeffrey Daniel Frey's Blog of Podcast Examples

University of South Carolina

 

Reference

What is / How to Podcast (not relevant to BCSD, but informative)

What is a Podcast  (short and sweet description)

Jeremy Tellex's BCSD Podcast Resource Webpage  (contains recording software and directions)

 

 

Picture, Video & Slideshow

BubbleShare.com

Flickr.com

Slideshare.net

Google Docs and Presentations

Ustream.tv (Free video stream connection)

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