Integrating Educational Technologies into Your Classrooms
Utilizing the power of educational technologies has become more vital with each passing year. One of the leaders in the field of integrating technology into education is Dr. Cristiana Assumpção, co-founder of the online Earth2Class Workshops for Teachers, and Educational Technology Coordinator at COLÉGIO BANDEIRANTES in São Paulo, Brasil. Dr. Assumpção earned her doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University, in Instructional Technology and Media (2002.) Below on this page, she shares some of the information she uses in her teacher enhancement programs offered through her school and elsewhere in Brasil.
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Each E2C session provides an opportunity for teachers to explore different aspects of educational technology, and then share what they do with others. Here are links to samples:
Suggestions for using Google Earth — Steve Kluge
“Useful Apps and Technology for the Classroom” from Techahead (suggested by Madison Loomis)
Using Online Models and Data
Suggestions from Cristiana Assumpção:
NMC (New Media Consortium) Emerging Leaders
Austin, TX (2013) Conference YouTube presentation
See also Cristiana’s presentation in the E2C em Brasil section (in Portuguese).
Electronic Teacher-Student Communication Strategies
Reducing Image Sizes
Locating Third-Party PowerPoints
Creating Animations and Instructional Games for Students
Suggestions from Charles Burrows (Spring Valley H.S.)
Using “Course Kicker” (activities by Christopher Sipe)
Using ES Podcasts
Using ES Songs
A Complete Guide to Creating Web Quests (suggested by Anne Hughes, Monument Charter School)
Turning Students into Strategic Researchers: Web Scavenger Hunts (Suggested by Ruth Clark)
“Inside the Earth: Plate Tectonics Website” by Adrien Deshaies
Education Multimedia Visualization Center (Suggested by Ijaz Akhtar, Science Teacher Theater Arts Production Company School):
SERC (Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College):
“On the Cutting Edge: Professional Development for Geoscience Faculty.”
Of particular interest:
Teaching Geoscience with Visualizations
Developing Effective Online Educational Resources in the Geosciences
Teachers’ Domain Multimedia resources for the Classroom and professional Development:
TERC HANDS-ON: A publication for mathematics and science educators (Fall/Winter 2003, v. 26, no. 2)
“Teachers as Educational Designers” http://esbd.terc.edu/homepage/esbd_article.pdf
“Seven Deadly Sins of Power Point Presentations” from Dr. Joseph Sommerville
“ES Videos” by Rod Benson, Helena (MT) High School have recently posted several Earth Science-related videos on the Teacher Tube web site. The videos, which show demonstrations and activities, are each about 3 minutes long. The titles are listed below.
To view the videos, go to www.teachertube.com and then enter “Rod Benson” into the search box. You will also find information about how to access student handouts, answer keys, etc.
SOFTWARE BASICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS (suggested by Lisa Richards)