Integrating technology. Update: 6th edition coming this summer (2016)!
The [updated] 261-page 6th Grade Technology Curriculum is the seventh in a series designed to teach technology by integrating it into classroom inquiry. The choice of hundreds of school districts, private schools and homeschoolers around the world, this nine-volume suite is the all-in-one solution to running an effective, efficient, and fun technology program for kindergarten-eighth grade (each grade level textbook sold separately) whether you’re the lab specialist, IT coordinator, or classroom teacher. The 32-week 6th grade tech curriculum is designed with the unique needs of middle school technology IT classes in mind. Each lesson is now aligned with both Common Core State Standards and National Educational Technology Standards, including Scope and Sequence. step-by-step weekly lessons, articles on tech pedagogy, emphasis on comprehension/problem-solving/critical thinking/preparing students for career and college.
12 Emerging Educational Uses of Technology That are the Most Exciting Right Now. Well, it's that time of year again … the start of a new school year.
With it often comes the irresistible urge to make another list, or even better … many lists! Lists help us to plan, and they can also help us reflect and assess. One list I really enjoy putting together as we head into a new academic year is an updated look at which educational uses of technology have shown the most promise over the last year. Which tools and techniques most excite me as I look forward to another year of striving for continuous improvement as a teacher, technologist, and #edtech advocate? And as different technology uses take the spotlight, which of them are standing out a little less? So, looking back and thinking forward, here are a dozen instructional uses of technology that are the most compelling right now. Top 22 Ways To Use Technology in the Classroom. If your state adopted the Common Core State Standards, 75% of you will administer yearly assessments online.
If students haven't used online tools or software for classwork, this can be a daunting task. How to Integrate Technology into your Classroom - Kognity. For this week’s blog post, we have a guest writer with years of experience in edTech – both teaching himself as well as training teachers on how to incorporate tech into their classrooms.
Justin Degonda grabbed his M.Ed. from the University of Minnesota, has seven years in educational technology as an Associate Director of IT and Applications for 42 schools on the east coast of the United States and as an IT Director for a bilingual school in Central America. It does not matter if the classroom is online or in a physical space, studies show student engagement is key to great learning results! Why? Because interaction with learning material engages more than just listening or reading. 12 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom, Even for Technophobic Teachers. Everyone wants teachers to use technology in the classroom. But you're busy -- meeting standards, prepping students for tests -- and maybe you’re not too fond of computers, anyway. K12 educational transformation through technology.
13 Simple Ways to Integrate Technology into any Lesson Plan – PowToon Blog. The pressure is on, and educators are feeling it more and more.
Principals and school boards everywhere are requiring teachers to integrate technology into the classroom. Sometimes, the change is as simple as adding a computer class to the curriculum, other times it requires teachers to literally flip their entire lesson plan into a hi-tech beast! Although these flipped classrooms give students an edge, they may also give their teachers a headache! Don’t worry, I’m here to show you that whether you teach 2nd-grade math or high school biology there is a simple way to ‘techify’ your existing lesson plans. Sit back and check out these 13 ways to integrate technology into any lesson!
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.Lyric Video/Music Video – All students can relate to music. 13. There you have it! Have you used any of these techniques for flipping the classroom? The following two tabs change content below. What Is Successful Technology Integration? Technology integration is the use of technology resources -- computers, mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, digital cameras, social media platforms and networks, software applications, the Internet, etc. -- in daily classroom practices, and in the management of a school. How to Integrate Technology. Below you will find a quick overview with suggestions of what kinds of tools and activities are best matched with various levels of technology access.
All of the resources linked to are either free or offer free versions. If your class has an interactive whiteboard and projector: Try interactive websites such as BrainPOP. Dig in to Scholastic's whiteboard activities page. Show online videos related to the lessons. If there is only one computer in your room: All of the above, plus… Assign one student to be the class scribe and take notes. Start small when integrating ed tech. Nettb2 excerpt. Tech integration tips for every type of learner and teacher. Lesson Planning: 5E Model + Technology - TechNotes Blog - TCEA.
Lesson planning remains a tool for teachers to use to make sure they are covering the required material.
If you follow the 5E Model for planning and add technology to it, you end up with a very powerful way to bring the curriculum to life for all students. While lesson plans may have fallen out of favor in some districts, replaced by online curriculum management systems, the lesson planning process is still an excellent opportunity for collaborative planning and development. When co-planning, it’s important to have a common framework for lessons that enlists the expertise of classroom teachers and campus curriculum guides. One popular approach to lesson planning is the 5E Model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate). Let’s explore 5E and how it might look when enhanced with technology. Join the TCEA MIE Skype Conversation via your mobile device or online. The 5E+T Model Sample Lesson Plan But wait, there’s more! Learning Objectives: TEKS Connection: A Beginner's Guide to Integrating Technology. Are you feeling pressured to integrate technology into your K-12 curriculum?
Do you feel overwhelmed and under-prepared for the information age? Whether you are a student teacher, first-year teacher, or veteran teacher new to technology, this article provides ideas you can use to assess where you are and to plan for the future. Included: Six steps for integrating technology painlessly plus Web sites and tips to motivate reluctant or fearful educators. Are you tired of unused computers taking up space in your room? Technology Integration.