Integrating technology into the TCH experience

English department
  • Create units on Blackboard (all handouts, materials, media links, online assessments)
    • Do an assignment page to get started
    • Use digital dropbox for assignments
    • Threaded Discussions
    • Scholar it! as an alternative to del.icio.us
    • Send group emails or selected student emails through the course shell
    • Add external links relevant to their unit
  • Noodle Tools as a teaching resource
  • Del.icio.us (social bookmarking) as personal and teachable tool
  • Speech students use flip cameras to record and upload student speeches
  • Set up and use a gradebook in Excel
  • Set up a wiki with discussion boards
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Cute PDF to make non Word documents open in Word
  • Voicethread.com
  • Photostory
  • Powerpoint pointers – guided to use it as the rhetorical tool it should be
  • In film and oral comm., opportunities to use film and film clips. For example, the development of the concept of the hero using selected clips with voiceover narration as one fast forwards between clips.
  • Use of visuals from YouTube or TeacherTube and clips from films
    Americanrhetoric.com as a critical resource (all speeches in text and with visuals)
  • Take attendance
  • Google docs for collaborative writing
  • Livetext has lesson plan templates
  • Use Jing for brief instructional production bits
  • Promising Practices from the website for range of model lesson plans
  • Spyware used constructively to showcase student work/screens and for classroom management
  • Webquests
Math Department
  • Post in Blackboard
  • Monitoring class through Spyware
  • Use Skyward—grading, attendance
  • Writing Sketchpad files
  • Using Equation Editor
  • Using the online textbook where available
  • Using the TI calculator
  • Disseminate materials through self created website
  • Web searches for course material and resources (Including YouTube, Java Applets, definitions, etc)
Foreign Language Department
  • Blogs
  • Wikis
  • Audacity
  • Photo Story
  • Blackboard
  •   -making tests/quizzes on BB
  •   -putting on info for the class
  • Power Point
  • Video/camera projects
  • Discussion Board/Chatting
  • Utilizing classroom laptops regularly
  • Webquests
  • U-tube clips
Social Science Department
  • using Blackboard as a tool in the classroom for objectives, primary sources, and other information
  • using PowerPoint and slideshows to enhance direct instruction lessons

  • checking in weekly with cooperating teachers either through email, wikis, or a discussion board in Blackboard

  • using the laptops as an information gathering tool and not just for taking notes 5. using technology to come up with alternative/authentic assessments