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  • 1. Using Technology to Enhance Classroom Learning Facilitated by Dr. Sophia Scott

2. Agenda

  • Understanding our students
  • Technology & Learning
  • Tips & Techniques for using PowerPoint technology to enhance learning in the classroom
  • Tips & Techniques for using Website technology to enhance learning in the classroom

3. Understanding Our Students 4. Pop Quiz

  • What does this mean?ROTFL
  • Pneumonic for remembering the 5 plant cell types
  • Reserve Officers Training Florida
  • Record of True Foreign Languages
  • Rolling On The Floor Laughing

5. Pop Quiz

  • What do these chat acronyms stand for?
  • LOL
  • POS
  • GNSTDLTBBB
  • CUL8R

6. Pop Quiz

  • What do these emoticons mean?
  • ;-)
  • >:-(
  • ^5
  • (((((name))))
  • (::()::)
  • @[_]~~

7. Pop Quiz

  • Web site comparisons
    • Which of each pair of Web sites is designed for younger learners, which is designed for us?

8. Website comparisons

  • OURS
  • http://www.sciencemag.org
  • http://www.yahoo.com
  • http://www.ask.com
  • http://www.hgtv.com
  • http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com
  • THEIRS
  • http://www.brainpop.com
  • http://yahooligans.yahoo.com
  • http://www.ajkids.com
  • http://www.nick.com
  • http://www.sikids.com

9. Who are our Students?

  • Baby Boomers
  • TV generation
  • Typewriters
  • Memos
  • Gen X
  • Video games
  • Computers
  • E-mail
  • Net Gen
  • The Web
  • Mobile devices
  • Instant messenger
  • Online communities

10. By age 21,

  • The average person will have spent.
  • 10,000 hours video games
  • 20,000 emails
  • 20,000 hours TV
  • 10,000 hours on a cell phone
  • Under 5,000 hours reading

Prensky, 2003 11. Children are exposed to technology for play and learning at a very young age 12. Neuroplasticity

  • The brain reorganizes itself through life
    • Stimulation
    • Developmental experiences
  • Their brains are really wired differently

13. The Net Generation

  • Born in or after 1982
  • Gravitate toward group activity
  • 8 out of 10 say its cool to be smart
  • Focused on grades and performance
  • Busy with extracurricular activities
  • Identify with parents values; feel close to parents
  • Respectful of social conventions and institutions
  • Fascination for new technologies
  • Racially and ethnically diverse

Howe & Strauss, 2003 14. Teen use of Web

  • 100% use it to search for information on colleges, careers & jobs
  • 74% use instant messaging as a major communication vehicle
  • 54% of students (7-12 grade) know more IM screen names than home phone numbers

15. Teen use of Web for Communication

  • 81% e-mail friends & relatives
  • 70% instant message
  • 56% prefer the Internet over the telephone

16. Why do teens go the Web?

  • Find new & exciting information
  • Learn more/better
  • For community
  • Show others what they can do
  • Be heard

17. The Net Gen is Self-teaching What does that mean for the classroom? 18. Teens & Multi-tasking Online 19. Technology & Learning 20. Todays Learners

  • Digitally literate
  • Mobile
  • Always on
  • Experiential
  • Social (stay connected)

Oblinger, 2004 21. Hypertext minds: Qualities

  • Crave interactivity
  • Read visual images
  • Visual-spatial skills
  • Parallel processing
  • Inductive discovery
  • Fast response time

Prensky, 2001 22. Concerns

  • Short attention span
  • Choose NOT to pay attention
  • Lack reflection
  • Lack text literacy
  • Lack identification of source quality

23. NetGen learning preferences

  • Teams, peer-to-peer
  • Structure
  • Engagement & experience
  • Visual & kinesthetic
  • Things that matter

Oblinger, 2004 24. Students vs. Faculty Students Faculty Pictures, sound, video Text Random access Linear, logical, sequential Interactive & networked Independent & individual Multitasking Single or limited tasks Spontaneous Deliberate Engaging Disciplined 25. Generational Comparisons

  • Ctrl+Alt+Del is as basic as ABC
  • They dont understand the return key
  • Computers fit into backpacks
  • They have always had a personal identification number
  • Photos are processed in under an hour
  • Gas has always been unleaded
  • Rogaine is available for the follicularly challenged

26. Multiple Media Literacy

  • 2 million children have a personal website (ages 6-17)
  • 6 million will have one by the end of the year

27. It is not about AGE We live in a technologically enriched environment 28. Compare yourself

  • Are you comfortable composing documents longhand?
  • Have you turned remembering over to a technology?
  • Are you connected? (Internet, cell phone)
  • Do you engage in more than one activity at a time?
  • Do you play computer or video games?

29. What does the learning environment look like? 30. 31. 32. 33. Environments for learning

  • Every students learns all the time
    • Learning is in & out of classroom
    • Every setting can be a learning environment
  • Direct experience shapes individual understanding
  • Individuals learn by establishing & reworking patterns, relationships & connections
  • Change is stimulating

34. The Big Question How can teachers enable students to be successful in education? 35. What students want in a learning environment

  • Teacher to have an in-depth knowledge in their field
  • Faculty ability to use technology Effectively
  • Dont overuse the technology

36. Interaction Students learn from thinking thinking is engaged by activity Junassen, 2003 37. Balance Action Reflection Visual Text Social Individual Process Content Speed Deliberation Peer-to-peer Peer Review 38. Engaging Learning Experiences Emotional Engaging Passive Active Case Study Voting Debate Problem Solving Real Project Games Facilitated Discussion Lecture Q & A 39. Tips & Techniques for using PowerPoint technology to enhance learning in the classroom 40. Preparing Presentations

  • Use a design template so you can focus oncontent
  • Use PowerPoint interactively
  • Outline the lecture using PowerPoint
  • Use text sparingly
  • The Joy of Six max of six points & six words per point

41. How to Design Effective PowerPoint Presentations 42. Know Your Audience 43. Organize the Content EffectivePowerPoint PowerPoint inThe Classroom PowerPoint onthe Web PowerPointNuggets 44. Font Styles Garamond Bookman Old Style Comic Sans Ariel Courier New CG Times Times New Roman 45. Present in a Variety of Ways

  • Use:
  • Tables
  • Charts
  • Shapes
  • Graphics
  • Stair steps
  • Dont overuse Bullets

46. Say it With Graphics 47. Which slide communicates theclearest visual message? 48. Your Visual Image 7 Seconds Eye Contact Entry Non-Verbals Attire Organization Movement Demeanor 49. 7 Seconds Eye Contact Entry Attire Organization Non-Verbals Your Visual Image Movement Demeanor 50. Use Animation When Appropriate 51. Editing PowerPoint Presentations

  • Use the tools provided
  • FOCUS on content & not presentation
  • Read & Edit before showing

52. The Purpose of a PowerPoint is to givePowerto aPoint 53. What do you think of the Following Slides? 54. Great Graphics 55. Keep it Real

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56. I like Color

  • Do you like this color?
  • Do you like this color?
  • Do you like this color?
  • Do you like this color?
  • Do you like this color?
  • Do you like this color?
  • Do you like this color?

57. Animation and sound too far

  • This is point one
  • This is point two
  • This is point three
  • This is point four

58. Preparing Materials

  • Use notes
  • Prepare handouts
  • Can use PowerPoint for transparency handouts

59. PowerPoint in the Classroom

  • Make it interactive
  • Use text sparingly
  • Print slides in advance
  • Put on website
  • Use as an outline
  • Leave out information to be filled in class

60. PowerPoint in the Classroom

  • Remember the Joy of Six
  • Minimize animated text, sound and transitions
  • Black out the screen (use B on keyboard)
  • Use three slides per minute
  • Use 24 font or bigger
  • Dont turn your back on your students

61. Avoid PowerPoint Overload 62.

  • Focus on minimizing Distractions!

63. Mix Lecture with Technology 64. PowerPoint on the Web

  • Can enhance learning online
  • Do not overuse
  • Use creative ways to present the information
  • Specify what you want your students to look for (terms, concepts, examples)
  • Narrative the clips for added interactivity
  • View as both PowerPoint & HTML

65. Issues with PowerPoint on the Web

  • Some animations & slide transitions are not supported
  • Some images do not show in certain resolutions
  • Frames could be a problem
  • Sounds do not play

66. PowerPoint Nuggets

  • Use PowerPoint tools
  • Focus on Content not presentation
  • Do not overuse PowerPoint
  • Vary your Presentations
  • Edit
  • Make PowerPoint Interactive

67. What are some tips you can offer using PowerPoint in the classroom & Web? 68. Tips & Techniques for using Website technology to enhance learning in the classroom 69. Assembling web-based materials 70. First Things First!

  • What's thepurposeof your web site? If you can narrow down what you want your viewers to do when they're at your site, you can save yourself a lot of time by focusing your web site content.
  • Who is youraudience ?
  • What kind oftechnologyis your audience using?

71. Tips for Basics of Web Design

  • Identify Purpose
  • Recognize Bandwidth (design to 28.8 modem)
  • Graphics (GIF or JPEG? GIF better for bandwidth
  • Monitor resolution (design to 640X480)
  • Recognize multiple platforms and browsers (MAC or PC and Netscape or Explorer)
  • Navigation should be consistent & easy to use
  • Use common Fonts

72. Notes and hints...

  • To get "headings," use the style drop-down menu. This is the first dropdown menu in your toolbar.
  • Use "bold" and "italics,"but stay away from underlining text. This makes the text look like it's a link , which is confusing to users.
  • To get sub-bullets, click the "indent" toolbar button twice.

73. Maintaining a web site

  • Have a back up copy
  • Update the site
  • Use the navigation and interface tools

74. Delivering

  • Check the content
  • Check links
  • Get feedback from students & others

75. Student Comments

  • Keep the site organized
  • Keep the site updated
  • Have a place for questions
  • Have clear instructions & directions
  • Respond in a timely manner
  • Add additional resources
  • Have a purpose for the content (dont like busy work)

76. In summary.

  • Recognize your students
  • Balance technology & lecture
  • Be active in teaching
  • Use PowerPoint & Websites effectively
  • Engage students in different learning experiences
  • It is NOT about technology it IS about interactivity!

77. Thank you for your Time! Any Questions or Comments