Teaching Elementary School Students Graphing and Data Analysis Presentation
This math lesson integrates technology in order to teach Elementary Math students classifying, organizing, counting and graphing data. With the use of age appropriate graphing software, students use their existing knowledge in collaboration with a partner to create their own interpretations and understanding of how to analyze data and apply it in order to solve problems. This lesson supports both Math and ELA Common Core Standards.
Teaching Students About the United States and its Five Regions Presentation
Teaching and learning about geography can sometimes be extremely bland. To motivate students to want to learn facts about United States, I had students create a Glogster and a presentation using Photostory, so that students were able to incorporate their newly gained knowledge from their research in a fun, engaging and interesting way. This lesson supports many ELA Common Core Standards within the Social Studies curriculum.
Fifty Nifty United States Photostory
How to Evaluate a Website Presentation
The first time I saw the new State Farm Insurance Commercial I realized how important it was for young people to know that not everything they see and read on the Internet is accurate or reliable. I created this lesson with that purpose in mind. This lesson incorporates many ELA Common Core Standards as students are required to create their own original hoax website using what they have learned from this lesson.
What impact does technology-supported instruction have on English language learners’ reading, writing, speaking and listening skills?
I designed this multimedia production based upon the culmination of research I conducted on the movie career of one of the greatest directors of the 20th Century -- Alfred Hitchcock
Every child is entitled to the best education he or she could possibly acquire because with a great education, every child can make a strong contribution to their future. All schools should provide every student with a feeling that they are in a caring, creative and nurturing environment where all children are accepted. Although children learn at different rates and may need different approaches, all children can learn.
The key to effective teaching is engaging students in active learning where students are able to draw connections between prior knowledge and newly gained knowledge. When teachers provide clear standards, constant feedback and assessment, students can learn to evaluate and guide their own learning. It is the role of all educators to support students to reach their greatest potential. I strongly believe that integrating technology supports student learning, inquiry and problem solving skills.
Technology should be ubiquitous in every classroom and available to all students. In this way, students become architects of their own learning while teachers become the facilitators. When teachers provide directions and guidance rather than lectures, students become active, rather than passive learners, and in the process more engaged in their education. Students construct their own knowledge by researching, investigating, using creativity, and using their prior knowledge. They develop critical thinking skills and higher order knowledge which is relevant to real world situations. When students use rich technology in meaningful ways in their educational career, they are developing skills necessary for their 21st century professional careers. Therefore, I strongly believe that when educators and educational leaders do not support the integration of technology into our classrooms, students are being deprived of reaching their greatest potential.
Multimedia software has become an essential part of today’s teaching and learning process. While many interactive multimedia software programs certainly exist, Microsoft PowerPoint is one the most widely available and used programs today. I created a mini-course in THE KNOWLEDGE NETWORK FOR INNOVATIONS IN LEARNING AND TEACHING for educators who would like to learn the many features of PowerPoint to engage their students in creating classroom presentations.
Taught graduate students to use SMART board Interactive Whiteboard and Notebook Software, and how to integrate it into their instruction.
Plainview-Old Bethpage School District
Conducted ongoing staff development with Elementary School teachers on Scholastic Reading Intervention Programs and Pearson SuccessNet. Trained and supported teachers and staff members in applications such as SMART Notebook, Microsoft Power Point, Excel, Word, Publisher, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Windows Movie Maker, Inspiration, Kidspiration and Internet Explorer in order to integrate technology into their classroom curriculum
4th R Program
Taught Elementary School students in an after-school program how to use computer programs and Web 2.-0 tools to enhance technology skills and creativity.