Teaching in a Technology-Enhanced Classroom


Teachers will learn how to effectively organize their laptop for instruction using best practices in file management, email and calendaring features and then use technology tools such as online resources, video, digital images and more to create peer-reviewed minilessons using PowerPoint. Finally teachers will explore best practices, policies and procedures that lead to teaching successfully in a technology-rich environment. This professional development is designed to enable a teacher who has access to a laptop and projector to enhance teaching and learning using 21st Century tools. This professional development was created by New York City instructional specialists. This class consists of sixteen 45- to 60-minute sessions structured around the workshop model. This professional development is aligned to the National Educational Technology standards, and the National Staff Development Council standards.


Standards Alignment



Evaluation Goals



Content Outline




Class Components


1-Getting Started with iTeach

Authors: Frances Gunther and Kim Adams
NYC Department of Education and Teaching Matters

  • Content Teaching Points: Participants will learn how to access the 21st Century Professional Development (21CPD) digital resources that will enrich the teaching of content areas.
  • Technology Teaching Points: Participants will learn to access the 21st Century Professional Development (21CPD) digital resources to enrich their teaching and enrich their digital communication within the NYCDOE school system.





2-Organizing Your Computer for iTeach

Authors: Frances Gunther and Kim Adams
NYC Department of Education and Teaching Matters

  • Content Teaching Points: Participants will create a system to organize their teaching materials.
  • Technology Teaching Points: Participants will learn how to organize the files and folders on their computer.




Resources:




3-Communicating and Collaborating with NYC DOE E-mail

Authors: Frances Gunther and Kim Adams
NYC Department of Education and Teaching Matters

  • Content Teaching Points: Participants will learn how they can communicate and collaborate with other educators via e-mail to support teaching.
  • Technology Teaching Points: Participants will learn how to use many of the e-mail features in Microsoft Outlook.





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4-Communicating and Collaborating with Outlook Calendar

Authors: Frances Gunther and Kim Adams
NYC Department of Education and Teaching Matters

  • Content Teaching Points: Participants will learn how to use Outlook Calendar to organize their meetings and scheduling for school business.
  • Technology Teaching Points: Participants will learn how to use Outlook Calendar.





Resources
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Outlook Step by Step
Outlook E-mail


5-Planning a Technology-Enhanced Minilesson

Authors: Frances Gunther and Kim Adams
NYC Department of Education and Teaching Matters

  • Content Teaching Points: Participants will learn how a technology minilesson can enrich instruction.
  • Technology Teaching Points: Participants will learn how to use planning sheets and templates to help develop a PowerPoint minilesson presentation.




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6-Enhancing a Minilesson with the Internet

Authors: Frances Gunther and Kim Adams
NYC Department of Education and Teaching Matters

  • Content Teaching Points: Participants will learn how to use the Internet for finding materials in their content areas.
  • Technology Teaching Points: Participants will learn how to use the Internet for finding materials in their content areas.




Resources
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Google
KidsClick!
Answers.com
Time for Kids
Gateway to 21rst Century Skills
NYLearns.org

7-Enhancing a Minilesson with Digital Images

Authors: Frances Gunther and Kim Adams
NYC Department of Education and Teaching Matters

  • Content Teaching Points: Participants will learn how digital images can support learning.
  • Technology Teaching Points: Participants will learn how to locate and use digital images from the Internet.




Resources
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Google Images
Pic4Learning
Flikr

Clip art


8-Enhancing a Minilesson with Digital Video

Authors: Frances Gunther and Kim Adams
NYC Department of Education and Teaching Matters

  • Content Teaching Points: Participants will learn how to locate digital video to enhance their content area.
  • Technology Teaching Points: Participants will learn how to infuse digital video into a minilesson.





Resources:

Google Video
PowerMediaPlus (available to teachers)
TeachingBooks (subscription required)
Teacher’s Domain (subscription required)

9-Enhancing a Minilesson with PowerPoint

Authors: Frances Gunther and Kim Adams
NYC Department of Education and Teaching Matters

  • Content Teaching Points: Participants will learn how PowerPoint can enhance teaching.
  • Technology Teaching Points: Participants will learn how to insert resources into a PowerPoint presentation.

Facilitation Documents




Resources
PowerPoint: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly



10-Developing a Technology-Enhanced Minilesson

Authors: Frances Gunther and Kim Adams
NYC Department of Education and Teaching Matters

  • Content Teaching Points: Participants will learn to insert their resources collected into their minilesson.
  • Technology Teaching Points: Participants will learn how to insert their resources into their PowerPoint presentations.




Resources
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11-Revising a Technology-Enhanced Minilesson

Authors: Frances Gunther and Kim Adams
NYC Department of Education and Teaching Matters

  • Content Teaching Points: Participants will learn how to enhance PowerPoint to provide a more effective lesson.
  • Technology Teaching Points: Participants will learn additional tools for PowerPoint and how to present the slideshow.




12-Presenting a Technology-Ehanced Minilesson

Authors: Frances Gunther and Kim Adams
NYC Department of Education and Teaching Matters

  • Content Teaching Points: Participants will present their PowerPoint presentations in content areas to the class.
  • Technology Teaching Points: Participants will present their work to the class using technology.




Resources:


13-Managing Students Online with TrackStar

Authors: Frances Gunther and Kim Adams
NYC Department of Education and Teaching Matters

  • Content Teaching Points: Participants will learn to use TrackStar online Web site to manage student research in all content areas.
  • Technology Teaching Points: Participants will learn to use TrackStar to manage access to and research on Web sites.
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Resources:


TrackStar
PageKeeper
Portaportall


14-Finding Resources for Self-Instruction

Authors: Frances Gunther and Kim Adams
NYC Department of Education and Teaching Matters

  • Content Teaching Points: Participants will locate resources that can be used in their content area.
  • Technology Teaching Points: Participants will locate resources online that will guide them in self instruction.




Resources:

Microsoft Office Training
Sample Microsoft Office Tutorial: PowerPoint Animations
Atomic Learning (subscription required)
Sample Atomic Learning Tutorial: iMovie 3 and 4 Capturing Video from a Camcorder
Annenberg Media
SMART Training Center

15-Reviewing Best Practices in One-to-One Management

Authors: Frances Gunther and Kim Adams
NYC Department of Education and Teaching Matters

  • Content Teaching Points: Participants will learn the benefits and challenges of a one-to-one learning environment.
  • Technology Teaching Points: Participants will learn best practices with a successful one-to-one laptop programs.




Resources:

Edutopia: Laptops for All
Classroom Management: Irving High School
The Great Maine Laptop Experiment
A Product for Learning
Apple One-to-One Learning Initiatives


16-Developing Policies and Procedures

Authors: Frances Gunther and Kim Adams
NYC Department of Education and Teaching Matters

  • Content Teaching Points: Participants will develop policies and procedures for managing technology in their content areas.
  • Technology Teaching Points: Participants will develop policies and procedures for managing technology in their environments.




Resources:

Planning for Management
Developing Policies and Procedures
Classroom Management: Irving High School
The Great Maine Laptop Experiment
Apple One-to-One Learning Initiatives: Schaumburg

Sample Welcoming Email to Participants:



Facilitator Notes:
You are encouraged to customize the materials to your teaching style.
Please add your own contact information in the last slide of your PowerPoints before presenting.