Thanks to Lisa Hollenbach (Palmayra School District), Lori Ceremuga (IU27) and Stevie Kline (IU1) for sharing their resources.
"Digital Tools and the Common Core: The Strategic Use of Technology"
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Using the Promethean Board for Math (this would apply to any brand of IWB)

AEIOU Activity

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Peoplegraph Activity
On a scale of 1-10 (1 = Strongly Disagree and 10 = Strongly Agree) that the video shows a strategic use of technology that engages students in higher order thinking. Please place yourself along the wall in the appropriate spot and discuss with your colleagues the reasons for your position. We will then share your thoughts with the whole group. Do you want to change your position?

Why Use Technology?

“Students employ technology thoughtfully to enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use. They tailor their searches online to acquire useful information efficiently, and they integrate what they learn using technology with what they learn offline. They are familiar with the strengths and limitations of various technological tools and mediums and can select and use those best suited to their communication goals.”

~Common Core State Standards Initiative

Benefits of Using Technology In the Classroom
  1. Common Core State Standards call for all students to learn skills through technology and media
  2. Assignments are student-centered and engaging
  3. Instructional technology offers teachers a way to customize and personalize learning to student interests
  4. Instructional technology is exciting, interesting and intrinsically motivating to students
  5. Instructional technology aids the teacher in diagnosing and accommodating individual student strengths, needs and interests
  6. Instructional technology allows students to demonstrate critical and creative thinking
  7. Instructional technology enables students to develop innovative products that provide a means of ongoing, high-quality feedback from both peers and teachers
  8. Experience with instructional technology, as well as the Internet, equips students with skills necessary for college, work and life in the 21st Century
    • Produce and Publish Writing
    • Research
    • Analysis
    • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    • Critical Media Literacy
    • Creativity
    • Interaction and Collaboration
    • Production and Presentation with Digital Media
    • Data Management
    • Communication

Instructional Technology that Mirrors the Workplace

"When technology mirrors how professionals use it in the workplace it can enhance academic achievement, civic engagement, acquisition of leadership skills, and personal/social development."

~The Nellie Mae Education Foundation, 2011

Engagement Strategies
Reading Strategies
Writing Strategies
Listening and Speaking Strategies

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