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Jasonville, Indiana
Professional Development

Select the session you are attending: session 1 - session 2

Session 1:

Strengthening the Curriculum Using the Internet
Your workload is already heavy, but you would like to see how you can use the Internet to strengthen your curriculum. In this workshop, you will find out how the World Wide Web can be easy, fun, rewarding, and highly productive for classroom instruction. Discover the many formats you can use to integrate the Internet including collaboration, searching strategies, and research activities. Lots of clear examples and step-by-step strategies make it much easier for teachers to help students quickly and efficiently research topics on the Web, think critically about content, avoid plagiarism, and use their finding to construct presentations on what they have learned.
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Start your workshop!
visit this page to begin your exploration!
NETS for Students
additional resources you can use:
Leu, D.J. & Leu, D.D. (2000). Teaching with the Internet: Lessons from the Classroom. 3rd edition. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon Publishers, Inc.

Harris, J. (1998). Virtual Architecture: Designing and Directing Curriculum-Based Telecomputing. Eugene, OR; International Society for Technology in Education.

Session Two:

Improving Literacy through Technology
During this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore some basic technologies and actively participate in an examination of how these technologies can be utilized to meet the components of Scientifically-Based Reading Research: phonics, phonemic awareness, comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency.
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Download Lesson Plan Template (lesson plan format)

  1. Resources for Students - this website is one that I've created for the Buddy2 technology project
  2. Teaching Students Online Safety - here are tips for teaching students online safety rules
  3. Visit these web pages for help in finding:
    1. Assessment: visit this page
    2. Marco Polo: visit this site
    3. More Lesson Plan Sites
      1. Lesson Plan Resource Page - visit this page
      2. Using Microsoft - Lesson Plans, Tutorials and Online Help
    4. Children's Literature: visit this page
    5. Kid Pix: visit this page
    6. Kidspiration: visit this page
    7. Inspiration: visit this page
  4. Webquests
  5. Share your ideas with your colleagues

Additional Resources to Use

Visit the area called "Student Materials" for lesson plans and applications that are student-interactive.
Go to the "Kidspiration" section then explore suggested classroom applications.
Tompkins, G.E.
(2004). 50 literacy strategies: step by step (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.
Gura, M. & R. Reissman (ed.).
(2001). Making literacy magic happen. Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education.