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Using Technology in Teaching and Learning to Engage Students

Using Technology in Teaching and Learning to Engage StudentsUsing Technology in Teaching and Learning to Engage Students

1Effects of Technology on Classrooms and Students Change in Student and Teacher RolesIncreased Motivation and Self EsteemIncreased Learning and Technical SkillsAccomplishment of More Complex TasksMore collaboration with PeersIncreased Use of Outside ResourcesImproved Design Skills/Attention to Audience

2How Does Technology Increase Learning?Teachers who implement technology into their content areas report encouraging results. As students are busy manipulating data and learning by doing, involvement in their own learning increases along with enthusiasm. Students are no longer passive recipients of knowledge; they become active participants in the learning process. The learning environment is positively affected by the use of technology-based instructional strategies. Students persist longer in their studies and learning tasks when the learning environment is a positive and happy one.

3The Networked Teacher will use:BlogsWikisInternet ActivitiesFree Online Software (i.e., podcasts and movies)Virtual Field Trips Simulated ExperimentsE-ReadersSmartPens

Word Processing SoftwarePresentation SoftwareSpreadsheet SoftwareArtistic/Creative SoftwareInteractive WhiteboardsImaging HardwareTablets and Smartphones


Student-friendly DesignBuilt-in dictionaryAbility to make notes in marginsIntegrated search toolsCan be reimaged annually for redistributionEconomicalCustomize and download fresh, up-to-date content inexpensivelyE-Readers lasts longer than textbooks


Record AudioPlayback AudioBuilt-in SpeakerAudio JackSave, Search, and Share PencastsApp IntegrationBacklit OLED DisplayInternal Memory Storage

6Imaging HardwareTake Pictures and Video with AudioLiterally, offers the subject a viewers perspectiveVideo ConferencingInteractive FeedbackVideo PodcastsInstantly increases engagement

7Tablets & Smartphones

HTML BrowserThin & LightweightWork from anywhereAccess to multimediaVariety of AppsEducationCommunicationProductivityRecreation

8Introducing Scholastic Keys for Early Learning of MS Office SkillsMaxWrite has easy-to-use icons and special tools that make it fun and easy for students to express themselves on the printed page. MaxWrite also includes easy-to-use templates for invitations, cards, and letters.

MaxShow encourages children to create fun, powerful presentations with their own sounds and pictures.

MaxCount gives young students an easy, attractive way to learn about numbers, charts, and graphs.

Scholastic Keys 2007 contains creativity and management tools not available in Microsoft Office. MaxPaint is a fun and engaging drawing program that works easily with all three programs. MaxRecorder is a customized audio recording and creativity tool built into MaxShow. Scholastic Keys 2007 includes Management Tools that allow teachers to customize features and content for the needs of each student.


Using technology (such as the Scholastic Keys Suite of programs) in her classroom, this teacher is able to engage her students, build self esteem, promote and enhance learning and creative abilities as well as technical skills.Learning with Technology

10Scholastic Keys Suite and the Interactive WhiteboardWhen using Scholastic Keys with an interactive whiteboard, you can:Promote learning with an age-appropriate interface projected in a large format Collaborate as a class during activities that involve writing, communication, and publishingCreate and customize documents, graphs, and presentationsImplement a variety of cross-curricular activities in math, science, language arts, social studies, and technologyPresent information in a dynamic manner and showcase student workThese boards are colorful, motivating, and can accommodate different age groups and motor skills while providing support for all learning styles.

11MaxWrite for WordCreate stories, letters, invitations, and Microsoft Word documentsIcons and tools, including a doodling pad

Easy to useicons and tools, including a doodle pad

Fun templates forinvitations, flyers, letters, and cards that spark students creativity.

12 MaxShow for PowerPointStudents and teachers can:Create excitingMS PowerPoint presentationsUsing pictures,animations, andmovies.Children can record their own sounds and voices to insert in presentations.The text-to-speech function allows children to present to non-reading friends.Share work present to friends, family, and classmates

13MaxCount for ExcelMaxCount gives students a fun way to learn many of the basic skills associated with Microsoft ExcelLearn about numbers, graphing,counting,sorting, grouping, and matchingCreatetables,spreadsheets, and charts Easy and fun

14Scholastic Keys Features Intuitive, kid-friendly interface Easy to create and customize documents, spreadsheets, and presentations A variety of pre-designed document layouts.MaxPaint a robust doodle-pad drawing toolText-to-speech reader

Clip art library with over 800 images Import your own pictures, sounds, and movies Dozens of pre-recorded sound files Voice and sound recorder Math activities for counting, matching, and grouping Large toolbar icons

Computers and software with special features (such as voice recognition) are especially important in allowing many students with a range of disabilities to participate in normal classroom activities that would otherwise be impossible.

15What is a Blog?

A blog is a Web publishing tool that allows authors to quickly and easily self-publish text, artwork, links to other blogs or Web sites, and a whole array of other content.

16 Using a Blog In the ClassroomClassroom ManagementClass blogs can serve as a portal to foster a community of learners. As they are easy to create and update efficiently, they can be used to inform students of class requirements, post handouts, notices, and homework assignments, or act as a question and answer board.

CollaborationBlogs provide a space where teachers and students can work to further develop writing or other skills with the advantage of an instant audience. Teachers can offer instructional tips, and students can practice and benefit from peer review. They also make online mentoring possible. For example, a class of older students can help a class of younger students develop more confidence in their writing skills. Students can also participate in cooperative learning activities that require them to relay research findings, ideas, or suggestions.

DiscussionsA class blog opens the opportunity for students to discuss topics outside of the classroom. With a blog, every person has an equal opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions. Students have time to react to ideas and reflect on learning. Teachers can also bring together a group of knowledgeable individuals for a given unit of study for students to network and conference with on a blog.

Student PortfoliosBlogs present, organize, and protect student work as digital portfolios. As older entries are archived, developing skills and progress may be analyzed more conveniently. Additionally, as students realize their efforts will be published, they are typically more motivated to produce better writing. Teachers and peers may conference with a student individually on a developing work, and expert or peer mentoring advice can be easily kept for future reference.

17Benefits of BlogsBlogs can be:

motivating to students, especially those who otherwise might not become participants in classrooms excellent opportunities for students to read and write. effective forums for collaboration and discussion. used to keep parents involved by posting pictures of field trips, listen to podcasts and other important events going on in the school.

18What is a Wiki? Wikis are usually very simple interfaces designed for maximum speed on the internet. Just like any Web site, a teacher starts with a home page. Clicking a link allows anyone to create a new page on the Web site. The page is given a name and the contributor is presented with a blank page with basic word processor tools. Photos, clipart, charts, and even video can be added to the page as well as just text.

19 Using a Wiki in a Classroom Classroom ManagementTeachers can use wikis to post assignments, outlines for class lecture and discussion, notes for class assignments, Teachers can lock a wiki to prevent changes to their pages if they choose.

CollaborationPeer editing can be effective with a wiki. Students can work together to produce a document and discuss the organization as they work through the process. Students can also write individual papers and receive help from other students and adults. Producing a piece of writing that can be viewed on the internet gives students a wider audience. When the audience expands beyond the teacher, students feel that their writing is more significant and they will take more ownership for their work.DiscussionsBecause a wiki provides a means for discussion, the constructive criticism received can help students to think through the process of writing. Discussions can also give students positive feedback and stimulate higher-order thinking. Discussion can facilitate healthy exchanges of opinion on controversial topics. Students will motivate each other to think about current issues because they will have the chance for lively interchange of ideas.

Student PortfoliosWikis can be a repository for student projects. Students can keep all their brainstorming ideas, research notes, and links in one place. This can be a hedge against plagiarism, and also help students to stay organized.

20Online Software & Virtual Field TripsTeachers can use online software for independent and collaborative learning on authentic tasksStudents can create and produce independent or group projects with online software programsAudacity and Xtranormal are free, online software programs teachers can use to engage studentsVirtual field trips allow students to visit and interact with various sites

21 Audacity Recording Recording and audio editing softwareRecord live audio, capture streaming audio, or digitize recordings from other mediaEdit soundsRuns on Mac OS X, Windows, GNU LinuxCreate podcastsTeachersInstructionsLecturesListening practice for language learnersStudentsPresentationsSpeechesSpeaking practice when learning languages

22 XtranormalMovie making software Type in dialogue to create scriptSelect from a variety of characters multiethnic, male, female, young, oldvoices male, female, multiethnic accentsgestures and facial expressionslocations classroom, dorm, officemusic and background noises

Teachers can make moviesGiving instructionsIntroducing a course or topicExplaining a topic or conceptStudents can make moviesDemonstrating their knowledge of a topicShowing their creativity on class topics

23Virtual Field TripsAllow students to visit and interact with various sitesIncorporate into scaffolded projects to encourage student autonomyVariety of websites for ideas, museums, zoos, etc., are available on the InternetTry Science . . . science and technology through on and offline interactivity with science and technology centers worldwide.Vatican website virtual tours Chapel create projects that include architecture, paintings, and sculpture

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