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Please take a moment to reply to the following questions about your experience with technology:


Prior to Cyberbridge, what ways have you incorporated technology with your students?


How do you think technology helps us better teach our students?


What technological skills would you like to learn?


What technology do you feel comfortable teaching to your students (i.e. Email, word processing, computer programming, advanced graphics editing)?


This message was edited Jun 19, 2009 by mrmackay.
 
 

Prior to Cyberbridge, what ways have you incorporated technology with your students?

-I have tried to integrate technology whenever possible with the little free time we have for it in math. My successful integrations are geometer’s sketchpad, graphing calculators, document cameras and PowerPoint.


How do you think technology helps us better teach our students?

-This is a 21st century world, and we still teach our students as if it is the 19th century. Once they leave the walls of our school, technology is everywhere. Therefore, we should be preparing them for this increasingly technological world in our classroom. Also, there are many things that can be done on a technological medium that cannot be done otherwise (on geometer’s sketchpad I can make a construction that can then be moved, where this can’t be done on person).


What technological skills would you like to learn?

-website making in a practical way (not html or anything like that, but a good classroom website program). More advanced use of excel


What technology do you feel comfortable teaching to your students (i.e. Email, word processing, computer programming, advanced graphics editing)?

-Any basic operation with stock software on a mac (imovie, iphoto, word processing, PowerPoint, etc.). Geometer’s sketchpad and graphing claculator.


 
 

I believe technology needs to be an integral part of the modern classroom. In the past I use a document camera, data director, PowerPoint, united streaming and moodle. Today’s students are heavily technologically oriented (we all know this). The more we can customize our lessons to their technology desires (internet, wikis, blogging, social networking, etc.) the more engaged they will be in the material. For this project I will also be using Scivee and Movie maker. Both of these technologies I hope to teach my students either directly or through another class.


 
 

I am very intimidated by technology. I'm very easily frustrated when I run into problems. Because of this, I struggle to include technology into my classroom. Currently, I use Powerpoint, Moodle, on-line grading programs, and United Streaming to help my students access my curriculum. The students LOVE technology, and so I am trying to become more tech-savvy.

I am not comfortable teaching technology to my students. However, I think that's one of the great benefits of middle school and interdisciplinary teams--my weakness is another teacher's strength. The other teachers on my team are very tech-savvy. They have always been willing to teach me "new" technology, and take the lead in teaching students technology.

I'm excited because I have just learned to upload pictures to my computer. I'm also anxious to learn how to create and edit movies.


 
 

Prior to Cyberbridge, I have incorporated technology with my students mainly by use of Moodle. I have also created organized lists of links for math games, lectures and alternative explanations.


I think technology allows us to engage our students interests and intertwine our content. Because technology, especially the Internet, is a big part of their lives, using it to convey content, assess learning, and provide/recieve feedback only makes sense.


I am very interested in honing my skills in terms of recording and editing video. I would like to be able to create interactive lessons that I could upload for distance learing purposes. I would also like to learn how to record "video" of work using an optical pen and overlaying my or a students voice to explain what is happening.


I am comfortable teaching my students how to use most office applications. I plan to teach them how to use Excel to create graphs and analyze data. I am also comfortable explaining the use of Moodle.


 
 

Prior to Cyberbridge, what ways have you incorporated technology with your students?


--I'm Multimedia Productions ROP so everything. I use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Video, Web design, and the internet.


How do you think technology helps us better teach our students?


--Technology is essential for surviving in the real world and anything that can be taught utilizing technology will help students learn.


What technological skills would you like to learn?


--Maybe podcasts (ways to bring it into the classroom to make it effective and fun for the students) and just hearing different ways other teachers have used technology in their lessons to help me improve and/or change my lessons.


What technology do you feel comfortable teaching to your students (i.e. Email, word processing, computer programming, advanced graphics editing)?


--Word processing, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Video, Web design, Internet, and Email.


 
 

My students use technology every day, for most of my class period. Each student sits in front of a computer. They start the class and are expected to login to the computer and connect to the daily agenda page on my class website. (Every day I update the daily agenda page to include info on that day-then each week is archived at the end of the week). My students use a variety of software:



  • Graphics including vector-based and bitmap. This year we will have access to Illustrator and Photoshop (CS4).

  • Audio, including recording and song creation. SW-Audacity GarageBand

  • Animation and Interactivity. SW-Flash(CS4)

  • Video. SW-iMovie or Final Cut Express

  • We may also use Office Programs (Word, PPT, Excel)

  • Technology is often fun for students to use. It can be used to increase the motivation factor.

    I would like to learn basic Final Cut skills. Also how to use Geometers Sketch Pad.

    I feel comfortable teaching any technology. Even if I don't know how to use it myself.


 
 

Prior to Cyberbridge, I've worked with my students using graphing calculators, basic internet searches, checking their online grades, and academic support software (yourteacher.com). All of these have been effective, but I'd like to dive in more deeply, and use this technology more frequently. I'd like to learn to edit videos, and use them in scivee.tv. Also, I'd like to learn moodle and video conferencing (skype). Additionally, I'd like to continue using Power Point to teach my content.


Technology helps to engage our students and helps them to be lifelong learners.


I currently feel comfortable teaching students how to navigate the Internet. I have a lot of experience helping/encouraging the use of mygradebook.com and yourteacher.com.


 
 

Prior to Cyberbridge, what ways have you incorporated technology with your students?


Starting with filmstrips and 16 mm movies, visual technology has always been part of my classroom. I added computers as a learning tool in 1979. Now, I use pod casts - the learning process is the same but the ease is now phenomenal.


How do you think technology helps us better teach our students?


Realistically, the printing press was the original technology for the classroom - it is merely inherent.


What technological skills would you like to learn?


The latest - I have just learned blogging and I want to twitter.


What technology do you feel comfortable teaching to your students (i.e. Email, word processing, computer programming, advanced graphics editing)?


All of it - and learn from them. Technology is the greatest of interactive learning and teaching tools.


 
 

Prior to Cyberbridge, what ways have you incorporated technology with your students?

The technology that I have incorporated with my students has mostly been teacher-driven, utilizing PowerPoint presentation, LCD projector, document cameras, digital camera, animations and videos, interactive animations and media review games. This past year, however, I did engage my students in a webquest. But that was the extent of computer technology implementation for learning. Regarding tecnologically-based scientific tools, the students were exposed to lab experiments that utilized microscopes, gel electrophoresis, and probes from David Buse's Respiration Lab. (Thanks, Dave!) However, through field trips, student leaders were exposed to a multitude of technology at BioAtla technologies, Burnham Institute, and NuVasive.


How do you think technology helps us better teach our students?

Technology is a tool that gives the students an additional mode of learning. It provides images and simulations that help abstract concepts come alive making them more comprehensible.


What technological skills would you like to learn?

I would like to practice more video-making and editing techniques to make learning and concepts fast-paced and exciting. Additionally, I would like to incorporate more technologically-based scientific tools like Vernier probes to accurately represent experimental results.


What technology do you feel comfortable teaching to your students (i.e. Email, word processing, computer programming, advanced graphics editing)?


I am comfortable teaching my students basic technology skills: Word processing, keyword searches on the Internet, email, uploading, excel, and Powerpoint.


This message was edited Jun 20, 2009 by ddkimball.
 
 
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