Download the packet below for Hi-Tech Fall Party Ideas that you can integrate in your classroom.
Watch the short video below to see an introduction of each Chrome Extension and how these simple yet powerful tools can quickly become their new best friend. ;)
Classrooms are transitioning quickly to digital learning environments. Teachers spend hours scouring the web to locate digital resources to use within their lessons. And with the integration of technology, student engagement no doubt increases.
However, the key to a high-quality lesson is not simply “adding technology.” It’s about what the technology adds to the delivery and overall understanding of the content. This is the notion of being a content curator.
Integrating technology still requires the lesson plan follows best practices. This means it should include introduction, instruction, interaction, assessment, and extension components. Below you will find a variety of sites and resources tied to each lesson-plan component.
INTRODUCTION: Engage and excite the learner with a lesson hook. Help students understand the focus of the lesson and/or connect new content to known content. This may include sharing a video clip, digital image, or a parody of a popular song rewritten about a standard.
INSTRUCTION: This is the I-do portion of the gradual release model. The teacher should provide direct and explicit instruction and model thinking/activities. The following sites provide powerful digital curriculum that include relevant text, images, videos, links and/or directions for various concepts of study.
INTERACTION/ACTIVITY: A portion of the lesson must include students interact and engaging with the content. They cannot just read or watch the teacher. This is the student-centered We-do portion of the lesson. Include at least one of the following types:
ASSESSMENT: Evaluate the Learner and drive future instruction with formative and/or summative assessments. These can include a variety of options, depending on the devices available in your classroom.
EXTENSIONS: Provide support for both struggling and advanced learners. Look within the sites that were mentioned within the Introduction and Instruction components for additional resources to utilize.
Ready to get started? Utilize this High Quality Digital Lesson Plan template created with Blendspace. Simply drag and drop digital resources into the headings.
Also, follow my Pinterest Boards on FT Tech Tips for Additional Resources for Curating Content.
Technology Integration Specialist for FTCSC