Six Ways to Integrate Technology with Instruction
Compiled by Sherah B. Carr, Ph.D. ©2010
#1 - Performance Tasks, Problem Solving, Simulations
How can technology provide critical thinking, problem solving, real life performance tasks and simulations?
The Web Quest Page - http://webquest.sdsu.edu/
GOES Project Science - weather simulation maps
Virtual Roller Coaster - http://www.funderstanding.com/k12/coaster/
Use of Spreadsheets to Support Instruction - http://www.amphi.com/~psteffen/excel.html
#2 - Pictorial Representation, Graphic Organizers
Wordle.net - http://www.wordle.net create word clouds for vocabulary work
Eduplace Graphic Organizers - http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/
The Graphic Organizer - http://www.graphic.org
Imagination Cubed - Free Online Painting Tool
Inspiration/Kidspiration - http://www.inspiration.com/resources/index.cfm
Integrating KidPix into Curriculum http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jmresources/kidpix/kidpix.html
Kid Pix Studio Lesson Ideas
Classroom Game Templates - Wide variety of choices!http://www.murray.k12.ga.us/teacher/kara leonard/MiniT/Games/Games.htm
Pete's PowerPoint Station - wide variety of subject area presentations
PowerPoint Instructional Ideas from Vicki Blackwell
PowerPoint Presentations for K-5 - All subjects
PowerPoint Games - Recommended by Sue Carden
PowerPoint Instructional Games -
http://teach.fcps.net/trt14/Power Point Games/power_point_games.htm
Middle School PowerPoint Games -
#3 - Feedback, Information Literacy, Beyond the Classroom
Immediate feedback with basic math skills practice: http://www.aaamath.com/
Check out e-pals: http://www.epals.com/
This site connects over 4.6 million students and educators in 191 countries for classroom-to-classroom projects and cross-cultural learning in the world's largest online classroom community.
#4 - Tactile learning, Interactivity, Animations
Wikis - Great for collaborative input!
See neat intro to Wikis - Wikis in Plain English
Teaching with Purpose Wiki - https://teachingwithpurpose.wikispaces.com/
EdHeads - great animations and activities for topics such as simple machines, weather and even virtual knee surgery!
BrainPOP is an online educational program, providing content spanning 7 main subjects including: Science, Math, English, Social Studies, Health, Arts and Music, and Technology. Some activities are free some you need to purchase.
Creating or listening to podcasts...listen to Willow Elementary students
#5 - Writing/Word Processing & Project Presentations
Ideas for integrating word processing into curriculum
Student project based computer presentations
Be sure to see Tammy's All About Me Scavenger Hunt!
See Tammy’s Technology Tips for Teachers http://www.tammyworcester.com
#6 - Real Life Connections, Visual Tools, Photos
Visual Learning Through Technology
50 Ideas for Digital Camera Use in the Classroom
PowerPoint by Lynn Trudeau and Heidi Miron
Escanaba Area Public Schools, Escanaba, MI
Going Digital in the Classroom - Digital Camera Ideas
Library of Congress American Memory http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ammemhome.html
Primary source documents including photographs, audio recordings, letters, and statistics.