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Sunday, January 6

  1. page Assistive Technology edited ... Sensory Disabilities Desktop Video Magnifier Students who have vision disabilities will benef…
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    Desktop Video Magnifier Students who have vision disabilities will benefit from this device. It acts as a document camera, but can magnify print or anything on the student’s desk so a student can see it more clearly. This tool will definitely help during hands-on science labs we encounter in our 4th grade, as well as everyday tasks such as reading, note taking, and researching.
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    Brain Pop This online program offers a variety of fun, educational topics for students and teachers to explore. The tutorials and quizzes are motivational, colorful, and memorable. They also provide immediate feedback to ensure students’ understanding. Brain Pop topics that I have already used in my 4th grade class are Nutrition, Human Body, Electricity and Magnetism, Rocks and Minerals, Digital Citizenship, and Map Skills.
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  2. page AECT Standards edited ... Standard 2: DEVELOPMENT Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to dev…
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    Standard 2: DEVELOPMENT
    Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to develop instructional materials and experiences using print, audiovisual, computer-based, and integrated technologies.
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    instructional materials incorporating all of
    Standard 3: UTILIZATION
    Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to use processes and resources for learning by applying principles and theories of media utilization, diffusion, implementation, and policy-making.
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Sunday, December 9

  1. page Resources edited ... Noodle Tools - Aids students in keeping track of sources they use for research and generating …
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    Noodle Tools - Aids students in keeping track of sources they use for research and generating reference pages for papers.
    Big 6 research model helps students get started and stay organized as they conduct their own research.
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    and stay organizeorganized as they
    Creative productivity
    Glogster – an engaging way to present a project. Video, images, audio, and a lot of student choice go into students’ presentations on Glogster.
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Wednesday, December 5

  1. page AECT Standards edited Boise State University’s EDTECH M.E.T Program believes in support and growth of today’s educators …
    Boise State University’s EDTECH M.E.T Program believes in support and growth of today’s educators who are facilitators of learning and who are interested in continuing their education to benefit today’s learners. In EDTECH 541 I was introduced to and actively used many instructional tools and I also developed several lessons and activities utilizing technology as a tool to help me in the classroom. The Boise State University College of Education’s Conceptual Framework states, “Educators serve learners as reflective practitioners, scholars and artists, problem solvers, and partners.” In order to serve today’s students, teachers must first become what they are trying to cultivate.
    In each of the projects I created for EDTECH 541 the AECT standards of DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, and UTILIZATION were addressed.
    Standard1:DESIGN
    Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to design conditions for learning by applying principles of instructional systems design, message design, instructional strategies, and learner characteristics.
    The Design standard was addressed through the creation of my Wiki for the class final project, and also the creation of my blog. In addition, every weekly project (found in the menu to the right) addresses this first standard of Design. Instructional strategies were chosen and implemented in lessons I created in The Arts and Internet Integration. Relative Advantage Chart also shows instructional strategies that can work for challenges students and teachers may face. In Hypermedia Integration, special care is taken in the lesson to make sure ELL learners are taken into consideration. Assistive Technology shows that students with special needs can be serviced in better ways with tools and programs that are just for them.
    Standard 2: DEVELOPMENT
    Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to develop instructional materials and experiences using print, audiovisual, computer-based, and integrated technologies.
    I developed instructional materials all of the above mentioned methods in the following projects to address the Development standard: Presentation Applications, Spreadsheets and Databases, Hypermedia Integration, Social Networking, Internet Integration, Math, Mobile Learning, and The Arts.
    Standard 3: UTILIZATION
    Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to use processes and resources for learning by applying principles and theories of media utilization, diffusion, implementation, and policy-making.
    The following projects addressed the Utilization standard: Relative Advantage Chart, Network Project, Instructional Software Project, Internet Integration, Hypermedia Integration, Social Networking, Math, Mobile Learning, and The Arts.

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Tuesday, December 4

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    I wonder what it would be like to breathe under water
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    I'm Tracey Gieson, a 4th grade teacher in Saudi Aramco Schools. This Wiki was created as the final project for my EDTECH 541 class at Boise State University. My hope is you, as an educator, will be able to use any of the lesson idea or tools discussed in my Wiki. Feel free to use and pass on anything that may be helpful to your students! Thanks for visiting.
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    I wonder what it would be like to breathe under water
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    Roblyer, M. D., & Doering, A. H. (2010). Integrating educational technology into teaching (5th ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
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    Instructional Software Evaluation Checklist provides educators a quick way to evaluate software.
    On-Line Educational Software Evaluation Form is a web-based form that teachers can fill out and immediately see if the software is valuable and useful.
    Instructional ToolsMath and Science
    My Personal Symbaloo Startpage has over 20 resources for math (for teachers and students alike.)

    Fact Monster – Students can quiz themselves with online flashcards in +.-,x, and /.
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    grades 3-6
    Brain POP (digital citizenship) - This video series on Brain POP is essential

    Gizmos has a plethora of simulations
    for digital citizenship. Complete with online quiz.
    Noodle Tools - Aids
    students to explore. Many concepts are covered in keeping track of sources they use for research and generating reference pages for papers.
    Glogster – an
    fun, colorful, engaging way to present a project. Video, images, audio,ways.
    Spreadsheets
    and a lot of student choice go into students’ presentations on Glogster.
    ToonDoo – Students create their own cartoon form the ground up.
    databases
    Integrating Google Tools 4 Teachers --A wonderful resource list of ideas on the use of forms and spreadsheets in the classroom (and for administrators, too!)
    LT Technologies, Inc - Spreadsheet Resources – This resource list on spreadsheets includes lesson ideas, standards, and tutorials.
    Spreadsheet Activities – This is a resource list of many elementary level spreadsheet lesson ideas.
    Database for Activities – This is a database from Australia of many primary level lessons, activities, and tutorials. I could definitely use this quick reference site to help me plan my lessons fast.
    All disciplines
    Brain POP (digital citizenship) - This video series on Brain POP is essential for digital citizenship. Complete with online quiz.
    Wallwisher – Social networking meets sticky note brainstorming.
    Bubbl.us This creative social networking tool can get students collaborating in a brainstorming type session, or organizing thoughts with color, or comparing and contrasting events.
    Research help for students
    Noodle Tools - Aids students in keeping track of sources they use for research and generating reference pages for papers.
    Big 6 research model helps students get started and stay organized as they conduct their own research.
    Zoho Notebook helps students get started and stay organize as they conduct their own research.
    Creative productivity
    Glogster – an engaging way to present a project. Video, images, audio, and a lot of student choice go into students’ presentations on Glogster.
    VoiceThread Students create their own slideshows with audio. Others can comment orally or written.
    ToonDoo – Students create their own cartoon form the ground up.
    WPP Erb’s writing practice program. Tutorials and instant grading of writing keeps students engaged and learning.
    Web Poster Wizard Students create their own projects and submit them online to their teachers. Teachers can archive projects in one place for students to view. Gifted and talented students can really let their creativity flow here and the fact that students can share each other’s posters is an added bonus!
    Slide Rocket Not just your average PowerPoint!
    AudioBoo – Students can record themselves and easily embed the audio into their own blogs or webpages.

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    Dem Bones Song- ...Yes, the age old song! A fun activity would be to try to sing the song using the real names for the bones.
    Muscular System
    This video could be a great introduction to the muscular system. Explains the 3 types of muscles and uses humor with a big “muscle man!”

    Muscular System
    This very basic video explains three types of muscles and the functions of each. This may be a good choice for ELL students as the speaker speaks slowly and the vocabulary explanations are excellent.
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Thursday, November 29

  1. page Assistive Technology edited These assistive/adaptive technologies are all tools, products, or resources that could benefit s…

    These assistive/adaptive technologies are all tools, products, or resources that could benefit students with disabilities or special needs in my 4th grade class.

    Mild to Severe Cognitive Disabilities
    Read Out Loud is a reading program that will read books aloud for students who have difficulty in reading. Tools like highlighters, outlines, and notes help to improve reading comprehension while modeling good reading. I can see using this program in my 4th grade classroom every year since about 20% of my class reads below grade level. This program is sold by site license so it is affordable when you can think about how many students can be serviced by this one program purchase.
    Write Out Loud Students who have great difficulty with spelling and grammar will benefit from this text-to-speech program. It is more than a talking word processor. It has built in writing tools like talking spell checker, dictionary, and, homophone checker. Any student participating in any writing activity can utilize this useful program in my 4th grade class.
    Dragon Talk Naturally Speaking is speech recognition software that can aid students who have disabilities getting thoughts on paper. Students can use their voices to launch programs, edit text and open files. This program seems even more versatile that Write Out Loud, and I can visualize students in my class using it in computer class and beyond to aid in utilizing the many technologies I want to incorporate in my 4th grade class.
    Physical Disabilities
    Intellikeys Students with physical disabilities that prevent them from using a standard keyboard will befit from Intellikeys. Intellikeys has a touch sensitive surface and configurations of the keys can be changed with different overlays. Since the use of a computer is essential in my 4th grade class, students with physical disabilities will be able to participate readily with this specialized keyboard.
    Adjustable Touchscreen Stylus This tool can allow students to use a touch screen like an iPod or iTouch without the use of an index finger. The stylus can be fitted to any hand at any position. I am very interested in mobile learning and possibly bringin iPods into my classroom, therefore the use of this stylus will really benefit the physically challenged student.
    Sensory Disabilities
    Desktop Video Magnifier Students who have vision disabilities will benefit from this device. It acts as a document camera, but can magnify print or anything on the student’s desk so a student can see it more clearly. This tool will definitely help during hands-on science labs we encounter in our 4th grade, as well as everyday tasks such as reading, note taking, and researching.
    Portable audio equipment for teachers Students who are hearing impaired will benefit from audio enhancement products. Teachers can wear a microphone around her neck in order for the microphone to magnify her voice through a speaker that is either mounted near the student in need, or even in an ear piece the student wears.
    At-Risk
    Brain Pop This online program offers a variety of fun, educational topics for students and teachers to explore. The tutorials and quizzes are motivational, colorful, and memorable. They also provide immediate feedback to ensure students’ understanding. Brain Pop topics that I have already used in my 4th grade class are Nutrition, Human Body, Electricity and Magnetism, Rocks and Minerals, Digital Citizenship, and Map Skills.
    Scholastic Keys This program offers elementary students a kid-friendly introduction to Microsoft Office and everything it has to offer. The easy-to-use- interface allows students to use creative productivity tools so students can see immediate results of their work. This low-frustration program will help at-risk students utilize great tools and get great projects as a result. I can see using this program in my class for students who are having trouble with traditional Microsoft Office programs, since there are so many tools elementary students do not need on the regular version! Since we use Excel, PowerPoint, and Word almost everyday, I know my 4th graders could benefit.
    Gifts and Talents
    Create your own web page Gifted students can really explore a topic on their own and show off their learning by creating their own web pages. This site gives a step-by-step guide from start to finish how the process works, including teaching a bit of HTML. In my 4th grade class high-level students will benefit from making their own web pages in a variety of disciplines. And once they have that knowledge, they can create more web pages to teach others as well.
    Independent Learning Developing critical thinking skills is the goal of Duke’s TIP program. Students who are gifted can explore and learn on their own through inquiry-based projects and creative productivity. Students work with local mentors face-to-face or virtually as well. I think this project sounds very feasible since we have many local people in my area such as engineers, geologists, doctors, and IT personnel, who are very willing to help out in our schools.
    Web Poster Wizard Students create their own projects and submit them online to their teachers. Teachers can archive projects in one place for students to view. Gifted and talented students can really let their creativity flow here and the fact that students can share each others’ posters is an added bonus!

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Sunday, November 25

  1. page Assistive Technology edited Mild to Severe Cognitive Disabilities
    Mild to Severe Cognitive Disabilities
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