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Technology Integration

Workshop
STEPHANIE WALTERS
ETEC 424

DR. STRASSBERG

MAY 2, 2015

5. WHATS YOUR TECH-PACK?: SELF-REFLECTION (PG. 233)

Part A

I would have to choose History as my topic. I have always loved our


history and how our country came about to be a better place for my
family. A good technology I believe to be most effective in teaching
History is using search engines. Google for example, can be an
awesome tool to teach my students how to navigate and find the
proper information when preparing for research papers. Some of the
most important assignments utilized in a History class are the research
papers. Using search engines will help the student to find information,
gather their findings, look up pictures and diagrams to use in their
paper, and to learn how to properly cite their information. Search
engines can help find a list of topics, which will fit the individual interest
of the student in our History.

Part B
Tech-PACK
Components
Technology

What is known

What must be learned

I already know how to work the google site to


create a lesson and to engage students
interests in using technology.

Implementing the bookmark websites like


http://del.icio.us so that we can backtrack anytime to
use the websites we find for further research. This is
also a good tool for students to learn to use their
resources and how to save work so they can find it
again.

Pedagogy

There is a lot of reading in History and


students can get easily distracted and bored.

I have to learn how to create a lesson that is so


inviting the students will want to learn more and look
at History as a fun and appealing class.

Content

The content is extremely overwhelming when


it comes to preparing for a research paper.

The lesson plan will have to be tweaked in a trial and


error basis to create fun and exciting projects to
engage the students to want to stay on task.

Part C

Technology

Pedagogy

Content

I would prepare my lesson


by first looking up the
bookmarking website listed
above and finding out how
to use it. Then I would create
a step-by-step process for
student use.

Giving the students an


opportunity to be a part of
the project by putting
together a list of items to find
and placing goals and prizes
for each one that is found.
While placing this lesson in
action, I will find ways to
keep the projects fun, but
safe as well by monitoring
their interactions online.

I will need time to prepare


for the lessons, by spending
a summer exploring the
internet and making sure I
know what I am looking for
prior to student exposure.
Once I feel confident in my
research of how the search
engines work, I can then
introduce the lesson plan at
the beginning of the school
year. There will be trial and
error till I can create the final
lesson plan.

Part D
I would want my ideal classroom to have the following:

Desktop Computers for each student to access, including one for myself.

Internet access for the students and myself with the proper software installed to keep
the students safe as per the school policy.

Bookshelves provided that supplied Encyclopedias for reading and referencing.

Storage areas to keep school supplies that we would use for project making.

A group area set up for students to work as teams.

The students would need to bring a folder so that they can keep their research located
in one place.

Cellphones may be permitted to allow students to use during group work with parent
release form for permission of use.

Texas Technology Standards

Standard I. All teachers use technology-related terms, concepts, data input strategies, and ethical practices to make informed decisions about current
technologies and their applications.

Competencies:

1.1s demonstrate knowledge and appropriate use of operating systems, software applications, and communication and networking components;

1.2s compare, contrast, and appropriately use various input, processing, output, and primary/secondary storage devices;

1.3s select and use software for a defined task according to quality, appropriateness, effectiveness, and efficiency;

1.6s perform basic software application functions, including, but not limited to, opening an application program and creating, modifying, printing, and
saving documents;

1.8s use appropriate terminology related to the Internet, including, but not limited to, electronic mail (e-mail), uniform resource locators (URLs),
electronic bookmarks, local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), World Wide Web (WWW) pages, and Hypertext Markup Language
(HTML);

Standard II. All teachers identify task requirements, apply search strategies, and use current technology to efficiently acquire, analyze, and evaluate a
variety of electronic information.

Competencies:

2.2s apply appropriate electronic search strategies in the acquisition of information, including keyword and Boolean search strategies;

2.5s use on-line help and other documentation;

2.6s determine and employ methods to evaluate electronic information for accuracy and validity;

2.8s identify the source, location, media type, relevancy, and content validity of available information.