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Tech Savvy

Page history last edited by KATE! Binns 10 years, 9 months ago

 

 

 

 

 

"They keep telling me to integrate technology into my lesson plans... but what do I do? What technology do I have? How do I maximize each technology?"

 

 

Stress no more! LeNoir Elementary has many options! Check them out!

 

 

SMARTBoards
Document Cameras
Digital Cameras
Flip Cameras
  Computer Lab Web 2.0

 

 

 

SMARTboards 

What is it used for: SMARTboards turn your desktop into an interactive whiteboard. Students can draw on it with specialized markers, use their hands as the mouse, and much more.

 

Creative Ideas:

 

Where to get it: All 3rd - 5th grade classrooms should have a SMARTboard either mounted onto the wall or free standing.

 

Resources for Use:

 

Document Cameras 

 

What is it used for: Document Cameras (most commonly ELMOs on this campus) use a camera to project an image of anything under the camera.

 

Creative Ideas:

  • Revise writing samples as a class.
  • Demonstrate how to take notes
  • Magnify small objects-- great for science class!
  • Use the microscope attachment. 
  • Project books as they are read.
  • Complete graphic organizers and foldables
  • Use it as a camera to project images of students as they present. 

 

Where to get it: All 3rd-5th grade classrooms should have a Document Camera (ELMO).

 

Resources for Use:

 

 

Digital Cameras 

 

What is it used for: Taking pictures of the wonderful things occurring in your classroom! The pictures are instantly available and students love taking pictures and seeing their work displayed.

 

Creative Ideas:

  • Digital scavenger hunts: angles, letters, and more. 
  • Show students part of the community they may not have visited before: city hall, parks, police station, and more.
  • Display science experiments. 
  • Show growth over time-- plants, animals, even your students! 

 

Where to get it:  They can be checked out from the library.

 

Resources for Use:

 

 

Flip Cameras 

 

What is it used for: Flip cameras are simple video recorders. They're easy to use and its easy to download your videos for editing.

 

Creative Ideas:

  • Record your students giving a meteorology report
  • Have students create tutorials on math, reading, science, or social studies.
  • Record science experiments in action to allow students time to analyze them.
  • Record lessons for students out of class
  • Students can create video "bookcasts"

 

Where to get it: One Flip Camera is available for checkout in our library.

 

Resources for Use:


 

 

Computer Lab

 

What is it used for: The computer lab offers enough computers to allow each student to work on individual projects. It can be used as a place to teach students how to use specific computer technologies.

 

Where to get it: Each classroom has a specific time assigned, but there are a free blocks you can sign up for.

 

Resources for Use:

 

Web 2.0 

What is it used for: There is a Web 2.0 tool for everything! Web 2.0 tools are online based programs used to create a variety of projects from videos, to presentations, to posters.

 

Creative Ideas:

  • Create a classroom wiki to share websites, projects, and other communication with students and parents.
  • Create a "facebook" like website through Edmodo for your class
  • Create posters to demonstrate knowledge at Glogster
  • Create "word cloud" images at Wordle
  • Create blogs with your students
  • Have students make presentations using Prezi.

 

Where to get it: The internet!  

 

Resources for Use:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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