Ways to Integrate Technology in Classroom
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1. 25 Ways for Student Inquiry using Technology in a Powerful Learning Environment Julia Zangl Colby, M.Ed. Instructional Technology Specialist E-Mail: [email_address] Blog: http://jzcolby.edublogs.org www.barnstable.k12.ma.us/mme/ PowerPoint for this presentation available at: http://www.barnstable.k12.ma.us/mme/news/technology.html (available in PDF format) 2. Social Bookmarking and Photo Management SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard iMovie, Movie Maker, Photo Story 3 3. Wikis Type of web site/tool that allows users to collectively and easily add, remove, and edit content. Great tool for collaboration. http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers http://k12online.wm.edu/WikiWhileYouWork.mov (takes long time to download because it is a movie but worth it) http://blog.wikispaces.com/ http://pbwiki.com/videos/ Video Tutorials for using PBWiki 1 http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/ Wiki of articles and resources for using wikis in education 4. Blogs -- Web Log Website where entries are made in journal style. Most blogs are primarily reflections, comments or news on a subject; some containing photographs, videos, audio, and many times links to other blogs. Creates a collaborative learning community. Can help support and enhance the development of reading, writing, and the language arts. http://blogfolio.kboan.com/2006/05/18/edublogs-wordpress-workshop/ http://blogfolio.kboan.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/05/wordpress.pdf Handout for WordPress Blogging http://teachteach.com/workshop/ 2 Step-by-step Video tutorial for Edublogs 5. Podcasts A blend of the word iPod and broadcast. Record your voice and/or music and post it to the web. Students can become radio broadcasters. The host or author of a podcast is called a podcaster. A podcast is distinguished from other digital audio formats by its ability to be downloaded automatically using software capable of reading feeds like RSS. Podcast can be downloaded and played on your iPod or MP3 player. Where Can I Go to Make a Podcast: Start > All Programs > Accessories > Entertainment (need a built-in microphone or external microphone) Creates a wav file. Need to convert to mp3 file. Free Download of Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Software to help you produce and record your podcast http://www.podproducer.net/en/index.html Garage Band on a Macintosh (part of iLife suite) http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/ Recorder connected to an iPod 3 Belkin Tune Talk http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=277661 6. Podcasts http://teachdigital.pbwiki.com/podcasting Wesley Fryers wiki on Podcasting excellent resource http://www.how-to-podcast-tutorial.com/ http://www.how-to-podcast-tutorial.com/17-audacity-tutorial.htm http://www.apple.com/quicktime/tutorials/podcasting.html http://www.webmonkey.com/webmonkey/05/52/index4a.html http://www.podcastdirectory.com http://www.podcastingnews.com Podcast service that lets users search, find, and subscribe to podcasts, as well as a tool to create your own podcasts with minimal hardware. 7. Social Bookmarking and Photo Management 4 8. Social Bookmarking allows users to save and categorize a personal collection of favorites/bookmarks and share them with others. http://del.icio.us/about/ http://www.furl.net/faq.jsp#howWork http://personal.strath.ac.uk/d.d.muir/Delicious1_2.pdf (PDF document on getting started and using Delicious written by David Muir) 9. Photo Management allows users to save and categorize a collection of photographs and share them with others. http://www.bubbleshare.com http://www.flickr.com/help/ http://www.bubbleshare.com/help/ 10. RSS (Rich Site Summary/Really Simple Syndication) You subscribe to an RSS feed to be notified of and receive the latest content posted on someones blog, website, news site, etc. When you use or access an RSS feed, you are requesting and pulling information from somewhere on the Internet to your computer. RSS means pulling rather than pushing to your computer. Pushing example is spam and junk e-mail. an aggregator aka News Reader or feed collector (software that interprets the RSS code (reads the feeds) and pulls it into the web browser in a readable format). RSS feed for each source. Where Can I Sign Up with a News Reader: http://www.google.com/reader/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_(file_format) 5 Feed Icon http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/help/3223484.stm 11. http://www.google.com/intl/en/options/ 6 12. 13. Google Earth Google Earth puts a planet's worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop. A globe that sits inside your PC. Point and zoom to anyplace on the planet that you would like to explore. Satellite images and local facts zoom into view. View exotic locations as well as points of interest such as local restaurants, hospitals, schools, and more. Where Can I Get Google Earth: http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html http://earth.google.com/ (Google Earth Home Page) http://www.google.com/educators/p_earth.html 7 http://www.google.com/educators/index.html 14. iPod Portable digital audio/video player. Engages individual learners. Photos for class Experiments Connect a Voice Recorder and make podcasts I think we all know the answer to this one! 8 http://www.apple.com/education/products/ipod/ 15. Digital Camera Class Newsletter Illustrations Photo Journal of Field Trips Bulletin Board Photo Journal Scrapbook of Students Year Concept Illustrations for Math Science and Weather Journals 9 Photos for your Blog or Wiki 16. Video Camera Video of Class Field Trips 10 Video of Class Activities 17. COW Computers on Wheels 20-25 Laptops stored in a cart Cart goes into the classroom for use 11 Wireless Network goes with the cart 18. SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard 12 Interactive Whiteboard, Projector, and Laptop go into the classroom for whole-class instruction 19. SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard Resources SMART Board Main Product Support Page http://www.smarttech.com/support/product/sb/index.asp SMART Board Training http://www.smarttech.com/trainingcenter/online/sbBasics.asp SMART Board Training Educator Resources http://www.education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/ Online Community for Educators using SMART Board Technology (contains lesson activities to download) http://www.education.smarttech.com SMART Board Training Materials http://www.smarttech.com/trainingcenter/windows/trainingmaterials.asp 20. AlphaSmarts Can go anywhere because it runs on AA batteries. "It's really easy," said Anna, a seventh-grader, "and I can get more done than regular writing because I can type faster. It's more fun than writing." Where Can I Get an AlphaSmart? http://www.alphasmart.com/ 13 http://www.alphasmart.com/k12/solutions/index.html 21. Mouse Brigade Teacher-selected students in a classroom Responsible for technology duties 14 Trained by Technology Specialist 22. Yahoo Maps Yahoo Maps allows you to enter a specific address and generate a map Where Can I Get Yahoo Maps: http://www.mapquest.com (another map program) Can right-click on map/Copy/Paste into Word document Use Auto Shapes to put in the star 15 http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/maps/ 23. Digital Microscope Microscope which connects to your PC or Mac via a USB cable. Image is generated on your computer and you can create digital images of your shots. Magnification of 50X, 100X, 200X, and now 400X. 50X costs approximately $210. Where Can I Get a Microscope: 16 http://www.proscopehr.com/ 24. iMovie Macintosh MovieMaker PC Photo Story 3 PC 17 25. iMovie Macintosh iMovie (Macintosh Platform) Part of iLife (software on Apple Computers) Saves movie in QuickTime format on older Macs; on newer Macs, save on DVD and can be viewed on any computer or TV Tutorial: http://www.apple.com/support/imovie/tutorial/ 26. MovieMaker PC Part of Windows XP software. Movie is saved and viewed on a PC. Media Player used to view the movie. Tutorial: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/moviemaker/getstarted/default.mspx 27. Photo Story 3 PC Photo Story 3 (PC Platform) Free download from Microsoft Can record audio and import music. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default.mspx http://www.windowsphotostory.com/ 28. Kidspiration Visual Learning Tool for K-5 learners.