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  • Integrating Technologies in Instructional Environments

    Lauren Cifuentes

  • deskbookcasetolibrarytableA possible floor-plan for a collaborative instructional environment.

  • Shakespeares Life and Times-- CD-Rom by Intellimation: Students Roleorchestrate your own scene placing actors and props on virtual stage and directing characters movements;write essay describing influences of personal/historical events on W.S.s writing; create multimedia presentation describing defining characteristics of Elizabethan lit., art, architecture, & music.One workstation in a unit on Romeo and Juliet might include the above packaged instruction with instructions to choose from one of the activities described.

  • Teachers Roledesign and or install multiple activities;assure that all students are challenged, none lost;provide content mentorship;coach students (management);evaluate students.

  • RestructuringDepartures from conventional practice that fundamentally change the roles of teachers, administrators, students, and parents working with schools





    are activateda variety of

    methodsa variety of


  • Effective StrategiesTime on taskindividualized pacingindividualized feedbackperformance based instructioncooperative learningpeer tutoring

  • TechnologyThe replicable means, forms or vehicles by which instruction is formatted, stored, and delivered to the learner.

  • MethodsAny way to shape information that activates, supplants or compensates for the cognitive processes necessary for achievement or motivation

  • TEACHING METHODS SURVEYRank the methods below: 1= most used, 2= second most used, etc.Lecture




    Student performance

    Self-directed study


    Other; please describeSuccessful teachers use student performance as their primary method.

  • Technology Frees Teachers to--motivate students to spend more time on task interacting with content;implement student centered, individualized activities;spend more time with students one-on-one and in small groups;support performance based instruction, cooperative learning, and peer tutoring

  • Your Assignment is to Create a Classroom of WorkstationsWork areas where students conduct activities independently or cooperatively. Remember learning centers?

  • Rationale for WorkstationsStudent-centered;cooperative learning, full participation;multi-delivery systems;individual responsibility;motivation of technology and interactivity.

  • During Design Phase Describe Each Workstation --Desired outcomesTechnology resourcesProcesses students will go through (methods)Guidance you will provideProduct(s) requiredEvaluation procedures

  • Romeo and Juliet/West Side Story--Videodisc by SunburstRemember the unit on Romeo and Juliet? A second workstation in that unit might include a videodisc. During creation of your media resource list find resources to support your instructional environment.

  • Shakespeare & the Varieties of Human Experience-- Audiotape lecture by Americas Superstar Teachers.A third workstation in the Romeo and Juliet unit.

  • Shakespeare for Students: Critical Interpretations for High Schoolers-- BookA fourth workstation in the Romeo and Juliet unit.

  • Shakespeare and the Globe--Videocassette by Films for the Humanities and SciencesA fifth workstation in the Romeo and Juliet unit.

  • Student Made Video of Play--Video CameraA sixth workstation in the Romeo and Juliet unit.

  • Research Paper-- InternetA seventh workstation in the Romeo and Juliet unit.

  • Classroom ManagementNo one workstation can have another workstation as its prerequisite; students need to be able to rotate through the workstations in any sequence.Each workstation should require students to work the same amount of time.

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    libraryCD-RomVideodiscinAudiotapeBookVideoCameraVideoCassetteInternetThe Romeo and Juliet unit.

  • If you were to implement your unit you would assess students using portfolio assessment methods by keeping a folder to document each students



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    Another floor-plan.