Monday, August 27, 2012

TOOL NINE: Incorporating Classroom-Based Devices as Tools for Learning

Why do you think it is important to tie the technology to the objective?

Because technology should be in service to a greater learning goal, not the goal in itself.

Why should we hold students accountable for the stations/centers?

So they can be responsible for how to use technology and show they have mastered the objective.

Visit 2 of the applicable links to interactive websites for your content/grade level. Which sites did you like. How could you use them as stations? How can you hold the students accountable for their time in these stations?

I could use studyladder to help individual students work on grammar or comprehension. I can have them print out the results of quizzes.

List two to three apps you found for the iPod Touch/iPad that you can use in your classroom. What do you see that station looking like? How can you hold the students accountable for their time in these stations?

Animoto: students can create and then present videos based on their own creative narratives -- pulling out images in order to focus on how imagery impacts the storytelling.
Brainpop: students can individually get quizzed on personalized topics they need improving on.

What about other ways to use the iPod Touch/iPad? Share another way you can see your students using the device as a station.

Create their own graphic organizer to show terms and evidence for how they found the theme for the story.

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