K-8 teachers looking for ways to integrate instructional technology into the curriculum
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Started by Meg King-Abraham Aug 19, 2011.
My new Mac Lab doesn't have iWork: Pages, Keynote, Numbers. It thas Office: Word, Excel, Power Point. Am I okay without iWork?
My district has finally moved technology class into the elementary level! I am one of two teachers that will be teaching K-4 computer skills. I would appreciate any and all suggestions, ideas, or lessons for this new adventure.
I am a doctoral student researching collaboration in online teacher certification programs.
If you got your certification online, please get in touch:)
I really, really need your help.
I am a kindergarten teacher and I am looking for ways to make technology more interactive in my classroom. I am working with very little resources (no SMARTboard yet). I am looking for some things that is beyond just signing them all to do interactive games. I know resources are out there, any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
The Kindergarten students I teach really love Little Bird Tales. We did one as a class and then I set them up to make their own. They need a lot of guidance, so getting a volunteer to come in would be a good idea. Little Bird Tales is a site that allows students to create artwork and write and/or tell about it as a story.
My next project with them is to use Lego Designer, a free download. They can create Lego structures using a template or starting with a blank page.
Andrea, Both 'Little Bird Tales' and 'Lego Designer' were new for me. Thanks for sharing.
Maria, I like Pixie 2 for Kindergarten. We used to have Kidpix until last year, but we don't any more. Pixie 2 is probably slightly harder for them to grasp in the beginning, but once they get it, they flow really well with it. They can draw and do voice-overs to narrate what they have drawn. They can create more than one picture (for instance, one for every season of the year), record their voices behind each and then either view it as a slideshow or convert it into a movie.
Hi all, Glad to find you. While August is still a bit distant I really want to begin discussions that will help me process all of what I am going to need to know etc. In August I will move from being a classroom teacher with 37 years experience to being an Integrating Technology Specialist Grades 2-5 with no experience. I am a bit overwhelmed and my mind is spinning. Anyone got any suggestions on how to make this jump especially psychologically?
I realize how different it is going to be to not have my own class anymore and basically not teach but be a consultant. Where do I start to make the transition.
Just to add to the overall challenges I am moving from China where I have taught for eight years to Guatemala.
Would appreciate any ideas or words of wisdom. :)
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