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General Technology Integration Ideas

Graphic Organizers

Use Inspiration, Kidspiration, or an online graphic organizer like bubbl.us or Graphic Map from ReadWriteThink to help brainstorm or think through ideas.

Digital Cameras

Use digital cameras to take photos of:

  • Things around school that start with the letter a, b, c…
  • Nouns, verbs, adjectives, rhyming words
  • Angles, patterns, parallel lines
  • Types of clouds, types of trees
  • Concepts such as citizenship, solution/mixture
  • How to perform a skill (use a piece of equipment, kick, throw, cook)
  • Sequence of events, cooking, completing a task

Put the photos into a PowerPoint presentation, Word document or other tool to elaborate on the concept learned.

Research

Conduct research using the Internet as a resource.  Check to see what  databases your school has access to.  Ask your mentor teacher or media specialist how to access these sites.  SCETV also has excellent web resources available at http://www.knowitall.org.   Don’t forget to remind students about citing sources and avoiding plagiarism.

Digital Videos

Have students create a digital video such as:

  • Documentary
  • Interview
  • Public service announcement
  • Play
  • Performing a skill (kicking, throwing, playing an instrument)
  • Teaching how to make something
  • S

Audio Recordings

Have students produce an audio recording such as:

  • Newscast
  • Documentary
  • Interview
  • Public service announcement

Graphing

Have students graph:

  • Weather patterns (temperature, etc.)
  • Compare forecasts with the actual weather
  • Resting and active heart rate
  • Election results
  • Temperatures in different cities
 

Multimedia

Have students present:

  • Ted Talk
  • Illustrating setting, character, plot from a book
  • Using a document camera or microscope connected to a whiteboard

Thinking Globally

Introduce students to:

  • Electronic pen pal
  • Another classroom through Skype
  • An author
  • A subject matter expert
  • Working on projects with students from other areas of the world
  • International problems
  • Current events in newspapers around the globe
  • Perspectives of people by looking at newspaper headlines around the globe