Induction Day, August 30, 2010

"It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change" – Charles Darwin
"The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." -- Alvin Toffler

Introduction and Roles
K-5 Technology Teachers
  • Ann Landis - Franconia
  • Anthony Molettiere - EMC/West Broad
  • Darren Smith - West Broad/Lower Salford
  • Jen Kling - Vernfield/Lower Salford
  • Rachel Irvin - Oak Ridge
  • Brad Wenger - Salford Hills/Vernfield
Technology in Our Schools

What is this world coming to?

Initial Thoughts on Technology Integration
  • An interesting article about the merits of technology in our schools.
  • Technology integration is simply using technology tools to help promote the learning process for students
  • Integration should promote higher level thinking
  • Needs to take place outside of the 40 minute tech period
  • Integrating technology is not just doing one project
  • We need to teach kids about being good users of the technology that's out there...character counts on the web too!

What are the Standards?

Where have you gone, Bloom?

What do we have already to help me get started?
  • Microsoft Office suite
    • Word
    • PowerPoint
    • Excel
    • Publisher
  • Google Earth
  • Timeliner
  • Inspiration
  • Adobe PhotoShop Elements
  • Tessellation Exploration
  • Movie Maker (Pinnacle)
  • PhotoStory
  • SMART Notebook 10

Resources that you may not know about
  • Discovery Education Streaming - formerly United Streaming, this site has thousands of educational videos at your finger tips
  • Brainpop - Brainpop is a resource that has short video clips for students.
  • Brainpop Jr. - A primary version of Brainpop
  • Google Educators - Resources and ideas from Google
  • YouTube - Despite the amount of questionable content on YouTube, you can still find many resources to fit into your own teaching. (Zamzar will help you accomplish this in a safe way)
  • TeacherTube is a "safer YouTube" that you can actually view from computers at school. Many of the best educational videos on YouTube will be available in TeacherTube too. (Note: The site is relatively slow, so it will take time to view the clips)
  • Diigo - A social bookmarking tool used to save valuable links for students.
  • Web 2.0 -

Teacher Tools
  • Blogger - Create your own teacher blog at Blogger
  • Wikispaces - Create a wiki to communicate with parents, or have students collaborate on projects
  • Moodle - A classroom management software provided by the MCIU...more to come on this resource!

Technology Integration in your classroom - Keep it Simple!!

  • Pick one curriculum idea
  • Pick one tech medium
  • Collaborate with your tech teacher and your grade level...share your ideas!
  • Be as consistant as possible

New Ideas?