Technically Invisible: Media Cart Ideas

Meet Louise – She lives in our classroom and teaches a WHOLE BUNCH!  Here is her list of ideas for putting all of her technology to use!

Meet Louise, everyone!!

Projector Ideas:

Display QR Codes for fast student access:

Created using http://qr.snipp.com

Created using http://qr.snipp.com

Post Morning Message

Problem of the Day

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Slideshows

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Transitions

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Jeopardy

Google Earth

Virtual Field Trips  Article: HERE

Daily Fix-ups (write on white board)

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DVD & VCR Videos

Share photos

Upload photos to a private photo-hosting site, and then share them throughout the year.

Upload photos to a private photo-hosting site, and then share them throughout the year.

Poll the class (write on white board)

Set up polls on your SmartBoard that students can interact with as they come in the room. The SMARTExchange has lots of ideas!

Set up polls on your SmartBoard that students can interact with as they come in the room. The SMARTExchange has lots of ideas!

ANSWER Response – writing process:

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iTunes Visualizer

Offline, On-screen timer

Silent teaching – “talk” to the kids on the screen

Show & Solve PDF files (write on white board)

Have students take turns solving problems, or have a Student Problem Solver of the day, or use this as a center.

Have students take turns solving problems, or have a Student Problem Solver of the day, or use this as a center.

Build background

Online manipulatives

Post blog entries

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Writing Workshop Reference Materials:

On SMARTBoard during Writing Workshop — Timer to build stamina, Said is Dead to aid in dialogue writing, “Let Your Pencil Talk” as a reminder to turn voices off.

Interactive websites

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Visit media literacy sites

ie:  (http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus)

Virtual Museums

Share newsletter & homework for week

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Firestorm ideas in outlines or webs

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Show Powerpoint presentations

“Spin” the classroom with screen-cast lessons:

Document Cameras Ideas

ARTICLE: http://www.edtechnetwork.com/document_cameras.html

Display read-aloud

Math manipulatives

Zoom in on small objects (like a microscope)

Display something so the whole class can see:

Doc Cam – tuned into our terrarium as we prepare it for our impending anoles

Students can see the terrarium on the Big Screen better than they would if crowded around the counter.

Science demonstrations

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Show student work

Show magazine and newspaper articles

Maps

Solve math problems

Review rubrics

Model assignments or activities

Student presentations

Our Book Talks on VoiceThread

Demonstrate art, writing, math, cursive strategies

Show & Tell

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Letter & word manipulatives (be careful if these are magnetic)

Flash cards

Show live animals (worms, insects) that can’t be passed around

Our Ladibug zoooooooomed in for a closer look at the scampery little creature.

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Display fragile artifacts

Teach sign language or finger-counting strategies

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Model note-taking strategies

With Image and/or Video Capture:

Use image/video on an assessment

Post on blog

Add to Powerpoint

Add to sideshows

Print as a study guide

Save for future planning

Save for unit review

Turn camera towards presenter to see them on screen

Photograph student projects (dioramas) to grade at home

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