MBE 641 Field Study

Technology Integration

3rd Grade Country Reports

 

Learning Outcomes

*    Deliver knowledge of specific facts of the countries studied including art, language, and government.

*    Research and copy information from a variety of sources.

*    Organize and present information in a time-line sequence.

*    Create a daily journal and travel brochure on various countries.

*    Create a bibliography for on-line sources.

*    Demonstrate skills with researching information.

 

 

Introduction to Integration Project

Powerpoint Presentation

Step-by-Step Instructions

 

Technology Integrated

Software

Description of Project Procedure

NETS for Teachers

On-line Website Hotlists

Filamentality.com

An Internet Hotlist of websites will be created and organized according to topic categories for countries around the world.

Note: the topic categories used will be from the 3rd grade instructor

2c: identify and locate technology resources and evaluate them for accuracy and suitability.

2d: plan for the management of technology resources within the context of learning activities.

6c: identify and use technology resources that affirm diversity

Graphic organizers

Inspiration 7

A graphic organizer will be created in Inspiration. The organizer will be broken down into topic categories (travel days). Each category has a series of questions. Students will link to the Hotlist and choose a website to read information about a country of their choice. Students will copy/paste the answers and URL address onto a notepad attached to each question. Students will transfer the outline into MS Word.

Note: specific questions will be collaborated with the 3rd grade teacher.

1a: demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding of concepts related to technology

2e: plan strategies to manage student learning in a technology-enhanced environment.

3b: use technology to support learner-centered strategies that address the diverse needs of students.

5c: apply technology to increase productivity.

6d: promote safe and healthy use of technology resources.

6e: facilitate equitable access to technology resources for all students.

Create a 5- day journal

MS Word

Students will add text to the transferred outline to create a personalized daily journal about their country. Students will format the word document into paragraphs (1.5 line spacing, aligned left, 1st line indent) and insert a story title. Students will check for errors and format in a style that is readable.

Note: Writing FCA’s will be provided by the 3rd grade teacher. Specifically students will be learning sequential writing.

1a: demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding of concepts related to technology.

3a: facilitate technology-enhanced experiences that address content standards and student technology standards.

5c: apply technology to increase productivity

Create a brochure

MS Word

Students will format the factual information transferred from Inspiration into a professionally-designed brochure.

1a: demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding of concepts related to technology.

3a: facilitate technology-enhanced experiences that address content standards and student technology standards.

5c: apply technology to increase productivity

Create a multimedia presentation

MS Photo Story

Students will collaborate and create a Photo Story on “Where (in the world) am I?” Students will completed a “Country Libs” in MS Word and print it out. Students will work with partners to practice reading their “Country Libs”. Students will record their “Country Libs” and merge with an image of their country maps. Students will present this project to the entire school during Kimball’s “monthly community meeting”.

1a: demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding of concepts related to technology

3d: manage student learning activities in a technology-enhanced environment

5d: use technology to communicate and collaborate with peers, parents, and the larger community in order to nurture student learning.

Create an electronic grading rubric

MS Excel

 

An electronic rubric will be created in MS Excel for the 3rd grade teacher to use. Based on the student scores of the project averages will be calculated. As an additional option, this rubric maybe transferred onto a PDA for portability if available through the district.

Note: Objectives and assessments for the rubric will be created based on collaboration with the 3rd grade teacher

4a: apply technology in assessing student learning of subject matter using a variety of assessment techniques.

4b: use technology resources to collect and analyze data