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Engaging All Students with Technology. Cara Whitehead, NBCT Instructional Partner John S. Jones Elementary, Rainbow City, AL http:// www.symbaloo.com/mix/technologyeducationjsj. Todays Objectives. Review the AL Course of Study for Technology. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Engaging All Students with TechnologyEngaging All Students with TechnologyCara Whitehead, NBCTInstructional PartnerJohn S. Jones Elementary, Rainbow City, ALhttp://www.symbaloo.com/mix/technologyeducationjsj QR code is for Symbaloo.1Todays ObjectivesReview the AL Course of Study for Technology.Familiarize ourselves with the Effective Learning Environments Observation Tool (ELEOT)Create a list of appropriate webtools based on the six technology content standards in order to engage students in their learning.Why must students use technology?There can be infinite uses of the computer and of new age technology, but if teachers themselves are not able to bring it into the classroom and make it work, then it fails. -Nancy KassebaumTeaching in the Internet age means we must teach tomorrows skills today. Jennifer FlemingTeachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewingit as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event. Heidi-Hayes JacobsWe need technology in every classroom and in every student and teachers hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world. David WarlickEducation is evolving due to the impact of the Internet. We cannot teach our students in the same manner in which we were taught. Change is necessary to engage students not in the curriculum we are responsible for teaching, but in school. Period. April Chamberlainhttp://teachbytes.com/2012/03/01/10-educational-technology-quotes/AL Course of Study: TechnologyThe Alabama Course of Study: Technology Education defines the minimum required content that students should know and be able to do to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly digital world.The technology content standards are organized into six distinct strandsTechnology Operations and Concepts; Digital Citizenship; Research and Information Fluency; Communication and Collaboration; Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making; and Creativity and Innovation.Content standards build on each succeeding grade level, eliminating repetition from one grade or course to another.The standards address each level of instruction with an increase in depth and rigor from the primary grades through high school. This curriculum, when combined with effective instruction, enables students to achieve the overall goal for technology education in Alabama, technology fluency. https://docs.alsde.edu/documents/54/2008%20Technology%20Education%20Course%20of%20Study.pdfLook at the grade specific AL Course of Study. Highlight the objectives you know you have met this year. The COS will be used throughout this session to make notes of tools to use to meet objectives.5Effective Learning Environments Observation Tool (ELEOT)Our system will go through Federal Monitoring in the Spring of 2015.Rather than speaking with teachers, parents, and students, the monitors will be visiting classrooms.This tool will be their observation checklist.BEGIN EACH OBSERVATION STATEMENT WITH THE STUDENTSThe ELEOT tool is on yellow in sheet protectors. Review each component. Focus on Digital Learning Environment.6Basic operations and concepts(BLUE Tiles on Symbaloo)Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems. Students are proficient in the use of technology.Technology Word Wall Document in Technology Education Dropbox folderDance Mat Typing http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/ Keyboarding Games for Kids http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/keyboarding_games.html Digital Citizenship (Purple Tiles)Students understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology. Students practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and software. Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.Professor Garfield http://www.professorgarfield.org/pgf_home.html NetSmartz http://www.netsmartzkids.org/ Research and information fluency (Red Tiles)Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources. Student use technology tools to process data and report results. Students evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness for specific tasks.List of Credible Sources (In Technology Education Dropbox folder and peach handout)Communication and collaboration (Yellow Tiles)Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences. Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.Edmodo https://www.edmodo.com/ Google Drive https://drive.google.com Padlet http://padlet.com/ Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making (Green Tiles)Students use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions. Students employ technology in the development of strategies for solving problems in the real world.Spell CheckMake Sense Strategies (In Make Sense Strategies Dropbox folder)Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers http://my.hrw.com/nsmedia/intgos/html/igo.htm Draw Island http://drawisland.com/ Colar Mix http://colarapp.com/# Creativity and Innovation (Orange Tiles)Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity. Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works.Integrating Technology into the Language Arts Classroom Livebinder http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?present=true&id=115700 Examples of Student Projects http://www.ecboe.org/Page/15027 Integrating Technology Into Your Classroom (peach handout)Exit SlipWhat is one take away you have from this meeting? Use the following link to enter your answer.http://padlet.com/wall/JSJCSI