21st Century Schools & Integrating Technology

Carroll CSD - August 13, 2009

Keynote Presentation


PowerPoint download of the presentation (will have fonts/transitions)

Project-Based Learning

Objectives:
• Look at an overview of the Iowa Core's 5 Characteristics of Effective Instruction
• Understand the components of Project-Based Learning
• Explore age-appropriate examples of project-based learning
• Analyze the use of webquests as project-based learning
• Analyze the use of digital storytelling as project-based learning


Blogs & Google Docs
Objectives:
• Look at an overview of the two tools, blogs & Google Docs
• Explore example lessons
• Practice using the technology

Getting Started:
1. Set up a Google Docs account (click here for a tutorial)
2. Set up an edublogs account (click here for a tutorial)
OR a blogger account (click here for a tutorial) Blogger.com has no ads on its page.

Other Links

An overview site for different web 2.0 tools
Heartland 21st Century Skills--Technology Wiki
Iowa Core Curriculum
Evan's Blog