Technology in the Classroom


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problem solving and inquiry learning
activities in which students ask questions, make predictions, test theories and revise ideas based on data and evidence
basic machinery and circuitry of a computer
web browser
software that allows computer users to visit favorite websites or search for new information online
Bloom's taxonomy
the system for classifying different forms of thinking along a scale from basic recall and interpretation of information to comparison and evaluation of theories and perspectives
digital writing
expressing ideas in writing using computers, websites, blogs, and other electronic communication formats
characteristics of all computer games
rules, goals and objectives, outcomes and feedback, conflict and challenge, interaction, and representation or story
learning without the realization that learning is occurring because academic information and skills are embedded within the activities of a learning game
a major goal of intelligent tutoring systems
to provide students with structured practice to become better learners by adjusting questions to the needs of the learner
synchronous communications
communication that occurs in real time between two or more persons
the collection of abbreviated letters and symbols used by many cell phone and computer users to communicate information quickly while online
sending short messages to friends and colleagues
official face blog
a blog that serves as a formal information resource center for a school
purpose of digital image scanners
to allow teachers and students to transfer handwritten or paper-based materials to computers for editing and posting online
collaborative learning
happens when students work together on different parts of a problem and discover key concepts and information for themselves
Produces the highest learning gains
simulations, modeling, and student-to-student interactions
Things teachers should consider when creating power point slides
who is the audience and what do I want them to leave knowing?
NOT a recommended strategy for creating engaging and memorable Power Point presentations
having students copy the information on slides to reinforce learning
Streaming video
the simultaneous transfer of voice, video, and data from one computer to another
a good strategy for teachers to use when using videos and DVD's in the classroom
to pause the video or film regularly to engage students in talking and writing about the material
Personal alphabet book
teacher- and student-made books designed to teach spelling patterns and letter sounds
digital storytelling
refers to the ways that written text, audio, and video imagery can be combined to make unique story presentations
T/F Differentiated instruction and universal design for learning are intended for students with special education designations rather than students designated as gifted or talented learners
What is NOT a characteristic of acceptable use of differentiated instruction and universal design for learning in schools?
Teaching students in a curriculum that emphasizes a one-size-fits-all model rather than attempting to address the needs of different students within the same class
Universal design
a concept from the field of architecture that is focused on providing equal access to facilities and public places
the Center for Applied Special Technology defines universal design for learning in schools as providing students with multiple means of _____, ______, and _____.
representation, expression, and engagement
Strategy special education advocates urge educators to emphasize when using technology to respond to the needs of students
T/F to improve education for all students, teachers should think in terms of changing the classroom layout and structure and changing how the curriculum is delivered
Low tech
Changes made easily, inexpensively, and without using digital or electronic tools
mid tech
changes involving shifts in the organization and delivery of curriculum, including the use of electronic materials
high tech
changes associated with the integration of computers and other specialized technologies
an example of a device that does NOT need a computer to make it an assistive technology
handheld speller and dictionary
speech reading software
acts as a translator of the visual page, reading the text and notifying the user of frames and boundaries located on the screen
optical character recognition and reading software
enables the text to be read and translated into multiple modes, including text from a book that is scanned into the software and then displayed on screen
prediction software
serves as spelling and writing coach, predicting the words a writer may be intending to write and offering multiple suggestions for spelling
This is referred to as the neglected "R" in schools today
Kinds of tech tools that can be used in the writing process of brainstorming/openers
interactive storybooks, author websites, and sound systems for read-alouds of published stories
kinds of tech tools that can be used in the writing process of drafting/facilitators
computer word processing and drawing programs, text-to-speech software, and tape recorders
Kinds of tech tools that can be used in the writing process of revising and editing/editors
Track changes on word processing programs, handheld spellers and dictionaries, and grammar and spell-check programs
kinds of tech tools that can be used in the writing process of publishing/publishers
PowerPoint, digital portfolios, and teacher and classroom websites
digital portfolio
a collection of educational materials stored in an electronic format by teachers or students
why is it recommended that new teachers build a professional portfolio?
in order to create meaningful opportunities for self-reflection about one's professional learning
T/F Mandated tests for beginning teachers are considered a controversial policy because most evaluators prefer to use papers, projects, and presentations to evaluate beginning teacher performance
Online assessment system
uses preselected pieces of work in a commercially designed template
print-loaded portfolio
uses paper text and displays it electronically
web-sensible portfolio
uses text boxes, hyper-linking, visuals, , audio texts, and design elements to convey a teacher's materials
standards-based digital portfolio
a type of digital portfolio designed to show the relationship between educational standards and a teacher's goals, artifacts, and reflections
new teacher assessment
how supervisors assess teacher
student assessment
how teachers assess students
student involvement in learning and assessment
how students participate in the assessment
This is NOT a form of assessment generally used to evaluate the performance of new teachers
Student evaluations and feedback about the performance of new teacher candidates
This is what the role of reflection in digital portfolio building is primarily intended to do
guide teachers and students in thinking critically about their learning
when displaying materials in a digital portfolio, teachers and students are best advised to...
display only specific, well-chosen projects, initiatives, accomplishments, and activities
democratic schools and classrooms
educational places where teachers and students together make substantive decisions about such matters as the academic curriculum and school rules
prior knowledge-based learning
the idea that when teaching new concepts, teachers need to connect their lessons to what students already know or have been taught about a topic
examples of online surveys
Zoomerang, Survey Monkey, and Poll Builder
Question-driven instruction
An instructional approach in which students are given a challenging question that they area asked to consider and answer either individually or in small groups
This most accurately describes the student roles or how students participate in democratic schools and classrooms
express ideas on decisions and policies related to school rules and academic lessons
Teachers are advised to do this when designing questions for a student participation system
ask questions to reveal potential misconceptions as a way to clarify key ideas
This is NOT considered to be a type of performance assessment of students or teachers
Mandated statewide exams
Applying Bloom's taxonomy to the use of learning games by teachers, an educational software program that allows students different ways to complete a game supports this kind of thinking
higher-order thinking
adware and spyware do this
disregard a user's choice about how a computer will be used
This is a primary goal of the Math Blaster, Treasure MathStorm, Numbers Undercover
To teach mathematical computational skills to students
Digital games for learning are designed in this way
So that students can learn academic skills and content within the activities of the game
These are the uses for teachers and students of Elctronic Mail
Electronic messages exhanged between teachers and students
These are the uses for teachers and students of blogs
online journals written by teachers that can be read by students
These are the uses for teachers and students of online discussions
electronic forums where teachers and students discuss educational topics
These are the uses for teachers and students of teacher websites
websites developed by teachers to share information with students
These are the uses for teachers and students of Wikis
Websites created by teachers and students who revise and edit one another's writing
Educational networking differs from social networking in this way
educational networking involves teachers sharing curriculum and instructional resources with other educators
T/F New technologies such as instant messaging and email have resulted in more writing by students on school assignments
This is NOT a recommended strategy for teachers when using email and instant messaging with students
Requiring students to submit academic assignments by email
This is recommended for a teacher to do when using online discussions with students
raising questions and summarizing what others have said
This is an example of multimedia in education
Teachers asking questions of student swhile presenting information
T/F Teachers tend to emphasize multimodal, interactive learning when using technology in teaching