Melisa Rutherford, LMS Blytheville Intermediate School [email protected] Dr. Ray Clifford, 1983 So Now That I’ve Got It, What Do I Do? Whenever we something new we should think in terms of what it is going to replace and how that will improve our delivery. Don’t let new technology overwhelm you. Note Taking Delivery Old School New School Black Board White Board Chalk Board Smart Board/ Air Liner What are some ways you can use technology to improve note taking? 1. Create notes on the Smart Board, save them and then post on classroom web page. No more excuses about not having the material. 2. Using Power Point to create lessons- handouts can be printed; power point can be put on classroom web page… 3. Create links to resources on internet for use during lesson. Students can access those sites at a later time from any computer. Modeling/ Demonstration Old School New Opaque Projector Document Camera Overhead Projector Flip Camera Smart Board Test Taking/ Progress Monitoring Old School New Oral exam Bubble Sheet/ Scantron Paper/pencil Student Response System Grade book Web based grade maintance Hand scoring systems Computer scoring/analysis Communication to Parents Old School New Hand written letters Email Mimeograph Cell Phone Copy Machine Website What are some ways you can use technology to improve communications? 1. Email 2. Create newsletters with publishing program such as Publisher. Looks professional and can include graphics. 3. Classroom Web page- School based or create on own through Scholastic or other resource. 4. Record those magic moments to share with parents on YouTube- just remember to have secured permission before hand. Lessons/Delivery Old School New Lecture Web casting/pod casting Movies/ Educational Media Web based video access via Repeative Youtube, Teacher Tube, United Streaming…. Pre recorded demonstrations/ digital models via live recording, educational websites, Smart Technologies demonstrations/models What are some ways you can use technology to improve lesson delivery? 1. Use Flip Camera or Document Camera to record a class demonstration and then play back. (This can be an economical method for science.) 2. Access video clips for internet resources such as Teacher Tube; Discovery Streaming, History Channel; Britannica Online, etc. 3. Model using the document camera for up close real time instruction. 4. Allow students to model instruction using document camera. 5. Video Class projects What you did before you can still do but now with faster delivery and less preparation. The benefits of today’s technology include: the ease of retrieval for reteach/reinforcement; currency of information. Remember that the concepts we teach are the same as they always have been but technology will continue to change to make our delivery better.