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Delivery of Instruction, Content and Resources

Instructional best practices will be blended with effective technology tools to personalize learning. Learning opportunities outside of the classroom as well as innovative experiences within the classroom are used to increase student understanding.

Reflection Question

What can I do to develop knowledge and skills to facilitate instructional best practices?

Look Fors

1. The use of a variety of tools re-defines traditional tasks and promotes the creation of new products, thoughts, ideas, and artifacts.

2. Teachers and students consistently draw on the expertise of others inside and outside the classroom to provide a deeper learning through authentic experiences.

3. The flexible instructional plan is designed so that students choose their path to mastery and demonstration of learning.

Details

  • Blend a variety of instructional models

  • Flexibility of time

  • Flexibility of student grouping

  • Content Available 24/7/365

  • Differentiation promotes personalization

  • Blogs and forums

  • Video conferencing to connect with outside experts

  • Short screen recordings to teach discrete skills and processes
  • Simulations in class that help students understand how things work

  • Learning targets are clearly communicated to students

  • Standards based learning

  • Student ownership of the learning experience

  • Project Based Learning framework is visible

  • Encourages scientific inquiry process

  • Apps are used as a teaching and learning tools

  • Learning that includes the use of digital resources to use less paper

  • Teacher can now create the content using interactive and multimodal resources

  • Digital textbooks and content are relevant and everchanging

  • Strategies for engaging all students

  • Concept exploration

  • Access to quality productivity software cloud based, could have a personal account

  • Work flow organization and management of files, content and resources.

  • Teachers and students work collaboratively in the learning process

Recommended Apps and Examples

canvas

Canvas

Hilliard City Schools’ e-learning platform, also known as a Learning Management System. Canvas contains over 2,000 online courses designed specifically for delivering content to students and professional development to staff.

Grades:

Elementary
Secondary

googleDrive

Google Drive

Mobile app for accessing a Google Apps account. Features are limited compare to the full desktop/laptop web version, but most standard tasks can be accomplished.

Grades:

Elementary
Secondary

gafe

Google Docs, Sheets, Slides

An online productivity suite from Google including word processing, spreadsheet, drawing, slide presentation, and survey tools in a real time collaborative environment. Full features available on desktop and laptops with modern web browsers, limited features on mobile devices.

Grades:

Elementary
Secondary

ibooksauthor

iBooks Author (Mac Software)

Allows anyone to create beautiful iBooks textbooks — and just about any other kind of book — for iPad and Mac.

Grades:

Elementary
Secondary

pages

Pages

Pages is a word processor for the iPad and Mac desktop/laptop. Pages is the Apple version of Word. This word processor helps you create a variety of documents; either from a blank page or by using templates. Pages app has been designed exclusively for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

Grades:

Elementary
Secondary

numbers

Numbers

Numbers is the most innovative spreadsheet app ever designed for a mobile device. Similar to Excel.

Grades:

Elementary
Secondary

keynote

Keynote

Keynote is Apple’s version of Powerpoint. This free app can be accessed via iPad, Mac Desktop, or online at the iCloud website. Use Keynote to create slideshows that can be shared via the free iCloud account

Grades:

Elementary
Secondary

imovie

 iMovie

Is a video editing app where the user can create videos, slideshows and presentations.

Grades:

Elementary
Secondary

garageBand

 Garage Band

GarageBand turns your iPad into a collection of  instruments and a full-featured recording studio allowing you to create music.

Grades:

Elementary
Secondary

noteability

Notability

Notability is a powerful note-taking app for the iPad; sketch ideas, annotate documents, sign contracts, complete worksheets, keep a journal, record a lecture, jot travel notes, or teach a class. With iCloud support, your notes always travel with you! Students can easily open PDFs supplied by their teacher and takes individual notes througout the lesson.

Grades:

Elementary
Secondary

explainEverything

Explain Everything

Explain Everything is an easy-to-use screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere.

Grades:

Elementary
Secondary

iPads in Algebra

Brent Bower has been using his iPad to help students in Algebra for the past couple of years.  Using Educreations, he records problem-solving techniques and sends them to the students to refer to later when they are trying to do their homework.

iPads in First Grade

Mrs. Frazier is using iPads in her first grade classroom daily as another tool for her student’s learning. They use a variety of apps and websites to support their learning such as Educreation, Pixie and Kidblog. They frequently use it for writing and math workshops.

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