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INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY INTO THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM

WHY TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOLS?


Improves student achievement in reading, writing and mathematics. Improves school efficiency, productivity and decision-making. Helps teachers meet professional requirements. Improves learning skills. Can help schools meet the needs of all students. Promotes equity and access to education. Improves workforce skills
http://www.edtechactionnetwork.org/why-technology-in-schools

WHAT ARE SOME WAYS TECHNOLOGY CAN BE USED IN THE CLASSROOM?


Digital Camera/Video- Field Trips, Projects, slide presentations Internet- Research (webquests , research pathfinders), Online assessment, wikis, blogs Word processing (using graphics and drawing tools) Interactive Whiteboard

WEB 2.0 TOOLS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING


A webquest is an inquiry based, scaffolding approach Examples of a webquest (http://zunal.com/webquest.php?w=97048) A research pathfinder outlines basic steps to locate information. Examples of Research Pathfinders
2nd Grade Reference Skills Georgia Habitats Reading and Language Arts

SITES FOR CREATING WORD CLOUDS


Word clouds are good for spelling and vocabulary practice
wordle.net worditout.com tagxedo.com abcya.com

APPLICATIONS TO CREATE VIDEOS FROM PHOTOS


http://www.animoto.com http://www.goanimate.com http://www.kizoa.com http://www.slideshare.com http://www.photopeach.com blabberize.com (makes photos talk by animating mouth)

TEACHER RESOURCES
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ Math Interactive resources http://www.physics4kids.com/ This site explains basic physics concepts in a fun and interactive way. http://writingfix.com/index.htm The writing fix has hundreds of writing lessons, journal prompts, picture book lessons and more. http://www.mathgametime.com/ Math Game Time offers interactive games, worksheets, and online tutorials with math homework help for pre-k through 7th grade. http://www.teachersdomain.org/ Teachersdomain is a free database of support materials, lesson plans, and professional development. An added bonus is that you can search by subject and state standard.

MORE TEACHER RESOURCES


http://www.todayinsci.com/ Science and chemistry quotes. Chose your day and date to find specific information. http://www.dailygrammar.com/archive.html Free grammar lessons and quizzes. http://www.ipl.org/ Newspapers and Magazine resources from around the world. http://whyfiles.org/ Science classroom activities http://www.loc.gov/teachers/ Primary resources, lesson plans, and classroom materials for teachers. Search by grade and state standards. http://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/ Lesson plans, rubrics, printables, and other teacher resources by subject.

EVEN MORE TEACHER RESOURCES


http://dynamo.dictionary.com/elementary-school Word Dynamo by dictionary.com create games out of your weekly word lists, create study guides, study parts of speech and choose by grade level. http://www.spellingcity.com/literature-based-word-lists.html Spelling City has teacher resources, spelling lists for k through upper grades, dolch-sight words, math and science vocabulary, etc. You can also create class lists and assignments. http://illuminations.nctm.org/ Illuminations provides math activities, lessons, standards and a link to other resources to engage students in math activities.

IPOD/IPAD APPLICATIONS
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/mindblowing/id369070873?mt=8 MindBlowing App is a multimedia mobile mind map and is designed for elementary through college age students. This application allows students to record voice, video, audio and images. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/basic-fraction/id460652734?mt=8 Basic Fractions- Free app for kids studying fractions. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/basic-math/id291808633?mt=8 Basic Math- Based on drill and practice instructional practice. TapQuiz Maps World Edition Easy and quick way to learn the countries and master geography. Bluster! Word matching game Rocket Math! Fun Math Missions!

RESOURCES
http://www.classroomtech.org/
www.CoolToolsForTeaching.pdf http://webquest.sdsu.edu/necc98.htm http://www.edtechactionnetwork.org/why-technology-in-schools