an integral part of my teaching curriculum. I feel that technology can
enhance what I am teaching in my fifth grade classroom. I truly
believe that by teaching my students technology skills, that
they will be better prepared in the future to learn more complex
technology skills. Some of the skills that I will be working on this
year are opening and saving a document, logging onto and off of the
computers using passwords, entering an address on the Internet (with
supervision), enhancing typing skills, and using different programs.
ActivInspire, Kidspiration, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint
are the main programs that I will be using and teaching the students how to use
in my classroom. The students will also be able to access kid friendly
sites during computer time. The sites that the students will be
allowed to access are located in Tadpole Central.
Our classroom is lucky to have a
Promethean Board! The Promethean Board will be used on a daily basis.
Students will be assigned an ActivExpression. The ActivExpression is
an interactive handheld device. The students will be using the
ActivExpressions on daily assignments and to take quizzes. Along with
the ActivExpressions, we have an ActiView. This is a document camera
that will allow demonstrates during lessons.
classroom has other forms of technology available! We have three
digital cameras that the students will be allowed to use. We also have
two student computers located in our classroom. Students will be able
to take Accelerated Reader quizzes anytime during the day as long as
we aren't in the middle of lessons. For our science unit, we will be
using microscopes. The microscopes were donated to our classroom
through Donors Choose about 4 years ago.
As you can
tell, technology will be used in our classroom on a daily basis.
It is very important that your child has a technology agreement
with the Logansport Community School Corporation. If they do not have
this agreement stating that they may use the Internet, they will not
be allowed to access any programs on the Internet. Please talk to me
as soon as possible about any concerns that you may have about your
child using the Internet in my classroom. Please be aware that your
child WILL NOT be allowed to "surf" the net on their own. All websites
will be accessed and approved by me before the students will be
allowed to use the site.
Teachers: I have added sections dealing with how I use different
programs in my classroom. I have added links to other websites that
can help you even further in implementing technology in your
classroom. I will be adding work examples from the students that we do
in our classroom. If you should ever have any questions about any of
the projects that we are doing, please feel free to e-mail at
I will be happy to assist anyway that I can.
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