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1
Using Technology as an embedded learning tool a
wall-less brick mortar classroom
  • Sandy Anaka
  • Jill French
  • Nechako Lakes SD91
  • Oct. 22-24, 2008

2
Our task. how to use technology ..as an
embedded instructional tool .. a blended
learning environment
  • face-to-face classroom setting
  • computer mediated learning

3
Our Goals for this Presentation.
  • why using technology gives added value
  • how you can shift towards using technology more
    often
  • to provide support links and examples to help you
  • You are welcome to revisit this presentation
    online at
  • http//www.sd91.bc.ca/frenchj/Educators/Rural_S
    chools_2008.ppt

4
Why
  • societal changes
  • driving changes in learning
  • impacting teaching
  • technology
  • supports many of these changes

5
What.
  • Technology enables you to
  • anytime access
  • student feedback
  • collaborative learning
  • layered lessons
  • opportunities to develop independent learning
    skills
  • support teaching and learning

6
Benefits
  • increased engagement
  • access to materials
  • transparency of learning
  • new ways to teach
  • provides diverse types of reading
  • practice from concrete mid abstract
  • safe storage
  • disseminated information

7
Challenges
  • time
  • classroom
  • personal learning
  • sufficient, reliable equipment
  • displacement of other resources
  • using computers in diverse ways

8
Technology used to support activities
  • Hardware
  • SMART Board or white screen
  • digital projector
  • computers
  • digital camera
  • Software
  • All The Right Type
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Elluminate (free access online)
  • Office - PowerPoint (OpenOffice), Excel,
    Publisher
  • Internet Firefox
  • web space

9
Value of classroom online support
Process of embedded technology for instruction
  • own class website e.g. Mrs. Frenchs
    http//www.sd91.bc.ca/frenchj

10
Process of embedded technology for instruction
  • Value of real time involvement
  • CBC News at http//www.cbc.ca/news/
  • Value of curricular importance
  • Ancient Egypt Project at http//www.sd91.bc.ca/we
    bquests/egypt/
  • First Nations at http//www.sd91.bc.ca/webquests/
    firstnations/

11
Value of critical thinking . using socially
constructed knowledge
Process of embedded technology for instruction
  • Webquests
  • Water ........ what is all the fuss about?
  • You will be...... a Canadian politician who must
    make a recommendation about whether or not Canada
    should sell or export water to the State of
    California.
  • at http//www.sd91.bc.ca/webquests/water/

12
Value of socially constructed knowledge
Process of embedded technology for instruction
Examples from the classroom
  • SS
  • History
  • WWll, A Deadly Time and Place
  • Natural history
  • Cheetahs

13
Language Arts
  • instruction
  • novel study - mini-lessons
  • vocabulary - literature
  • show what you know

14
Examples from the classroom
Language Arts
  • personal learning process
  • e-journals
  • socially constructed knowledge
  • wiki comesee
  • reflective writing
  • blog Northern Muses
  • story writing
  • RamboTrent! story writing

15
French
Examples from the classroom
  • Interactive sites
  • support teaching (resources, lesson plans)
  • support learning (resources)
  • online pronunciation (essential phrases)
  • online translation tool (paralink)

16
Social Studies
Examples from the classroom
French Canadian Culture Webquest .... for the
development of students' understanding of
Canadian provincial culture.
  • This Webquest learning system asks that you
  • ... act as a travel agent and create a travel
    brochure that recommends from 2 to 3 travel
    destinations within the province of Quebec.

www.sd91.bc.ca/webquests/Quebec
17
Science
Examples from the classroom
  • Sturgeon Recovery Project
  • Benefits
  • current, relevant text can provide the
    information
  • Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative
    Sturgeon Unit
  • connections to local field trip opportunity
  • review material e.g. Jeopardy

18
Science
Examples from the classroom
  • Salmonid Program
  • Protecting our Salmon at http//www.bced.gov.bc.
    ca/technology/sampunits/salmon.pdf
  • Salmon Resource Page for Schools at
    http//www.sd91.bc.ca/webquests/salmon/index.html
  • Other (couldnt find)
  • Its a Jungle Out there! at http//faculty.tamucom
    merce.edu/espinoza/s/ellis-blp1.html

19
Math
Examples from the classroom
  • Supporting students learning in math
  • math term definitions
  • post lessons and quizzes online
  • menu for concept practice online
  • see the story in data weekly graph
  • pie charts
  • pie charts compared to other graphs
  • visualization tools (addition with regrouping)

20
Examples from the classroom
Math
- graphing
Usual Day Working 5.8
Playing 6.5
School 5
Eating 0.8
Sleeping 8.8
Other 1
21
Math
Examples from the classroom
  • critical thinking
  • home page for teaching tessellations at
    http//www.sd91.bc.ca/webquests/tessellations/
  • problem solving

Paint and tessellations
22
Fine Arts
  • Supporting Fine Arts content
  • music (theory, how to play)
  • drama (Readers Theater)
  • math/art symmetry
  • colour lessons

23
Fine Arts
Examples from the classroom
24
Visual arts
Examples from the classroom
  • novel writing/scanners
  • problem solving
  • critical thinking

25
Making the shift..
Traditional delivery Technology Format Instructional benefits
daybook daily schedule synchronous or asynchronous learning
LA worksheets grammar independent practice
math textbooks and worksheets math lesson interactive practice visualization high engagement problem solving activities
science textbooks and worksheets science themes real time issues
ss Jeopardy social learning
French scenario 1 problem-based learning
fine arts software activities critical thinking
for a few more see handout Slowly Shifting
26
Further Resources (each of these links takes you
to a list of many)
  • Learning Theories
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Social Networking Tools
  • Global Learning Communities
  • Blended Learning Environment
  • More Professional Development Links
  • SMART Technologies (lesson activities) or
    (edweb)
  • word document containing these links

27
Happy trails..
Jill
  • If you are interested in anything you have seen
    or would like support from a peer ..
  • email us at frenchj_at_mail.sd91.bc.ca or
    sanaka_at_mail.sd91.bc.ca we will try to provide it
    for you.

Sandy
28
take heart
  • we leave you with this thought .
  • if it seems that everything is a struggle ..
  • and you feel as those you are working way harder
    than you think you should be then take heart .
  • others take on challenges as well.

Herding cats
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