Technology in the Classroom
- A technology knowledge assessment is given to each teacher to better understand their proficiency level.
- A brief overview of common technical terms for teachers to know and understand.
- A presentation with power point and videos discussing all the technology available to the teacher for their subject. Examples are the use of videos for mini-lessons. How to coordinate live video from other teachers with expertise on the subject matter. Playing podcasts relevant to the subject as a supplement to engage auditory learners and as a supplement to instruction.
- Teachers are shown and participate in creating an effective presentation using images, graphs, sound clips, and video clips.
- Teachers are shown how to create and send adaptive content and also create and share an Online Class Calendar for their classes.
- Introduce project-based learning and show how to implement it to their students. Beginning with a driving Question. Inquiry process using search engines and database libraries. Find a solution to the problem. Model for Teacher on how students will present their findings in a fun and meaningful way.
- Teachers learn to create and run learning stations.
- All Teachers participate and engage in using smartboard to create interactive lessons and quizzes that can be graded and analyzed by class.
- Use different applications that are created by teachers like quizzes and tests that students can use their phones or school provided tablets or computers to answer. Teachers will have the ability to analyze, collect and manage data and be able to link the grade to an electronic grade book.