Start Me Up


Great Technology Projects for Grades 1-5


Presented at the ICE conference
on November 13th and 14th, 1998 in Addison, Illinois.

Plan

What are you going to do? 
What are you going to teach? 
What software will you use? 
How much time will you devote? 
How will you enrich?
Are you starting with some computer skills in mind?

 

Prepare

Prepare yourself as a teacher 
Prepare your students as learners
Prepare activities, materials, computers, delivery

 

Present

Connections between past and new knowledge
curricular objectives
computer objectives
thinking skills
problem solving skills

 

Practice

Practice

Practice

Practice


Meaningful use of computersas a learning tool to support and enhancelearning

 
 

Assess

Why are you assessing?
    To give a grade
    To determine "next step"
    To determine whether building or district goals are being met?
What will you assess?
    process
      newly taught skills
      skills that you think most kids have mastered
    product
When will you assess?
  • on-going while the kids are working
  • at intervals throughout the project

  • when the project is complete

 
 
 

Follow up

What will you do if goals aren't met?
  • allow students to revise
  • base upcoming projects on result
  • continue on, but try to "catch up" kids




Karren Wcisel
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