Tech lesson with little Technology!

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  1. ETeach78

    ETeach78 New Member

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    I teach half day preK and I am the new kid on the block at my school. The school received a technology grant where all the teachers got new computers and computers for their students. Since I am only half day and only have a small class, I was not part of the grant. My room has an old PC that does not connect to the internet and has one game the children can play. I have a laptop for my own personal use, but the internet connection is very sporadic and if it does connect, it is very slow.

    So, we are required to do a lesson incorporating technology for observation. I could borrow a smart board, but I don't know if I will have internet connection or not! I could use my ipad from home, but that is only one ipad!

    I really want to have a great observation, but I really don't know where to even begin! Any advice will be appreciated!
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    I'd go to admin and ask what their expectations are given tat you have limited tech availability.
     
  4. Miss J. Pre-K

    Miss J. Pre-K Comrade

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    I would use the ipad or the old computer and a powerpoint program. Set up a short powerpoint about your theme/topic and then have students help come up with questions to find out together or write in the answers to a specific question. Like you would chart using chart paper or by using a KWL chart.

    Another idea is to pre-record a story onto a cassette tape and then do a read-aloud with the tape and the book. I've made a few such tapes for my listening center and the kids love them--I think they get a kick out of hearing my voice.

    I've also heard that there's loads of activities you can do with an overhead projector, if you have one. I personally never have, so I don't know about that.

    I would think outside the computer/internet box for this.
     
  5. jbrinkm

    jbrinkm Companion

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    You could download a SmartBoard activity ahead of time from here, the Smart Exchange. They have some really great ones created by teachers.
     
  6. Pisces_Fish

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    If you can borrow a SmartBoard (but that's strange....I thought most were bolted to the wall) you won't need Internet access for most Smart Exchange lessons. Just be sure the lesson doesn't have a clickable link to a game or whatever on the Net. You will need to have SB software on the computer you hook up the Board to.
     

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