Culminating Literacy and Technology Integration Plan
This final project is modeled after the "sample brainstorm" school-year planning form as described below. This project should be specific to literacy/technology plans. You can (and should) use resources you have developed in this course (lesson plan, on-line resources you have found, etc). Use the table feature in Word and submit your work that way … or put each month on a separate PPT frame … or put your plan on a webpage and submit the URL to me. If you develop a Word document (or Publisher file) upload your assignment submit to Dr. Petty in the Assignments section of Blackboard (please note that you must SEND me the file as opposed to clicking ADD when you upload the file).
This is an example of what I did to plan the WebQuests that I would use during the monthly themes I taught in my second grade classroom: http://www.pampetty.com/webquests/planning.htm. What you are going to be designing is SIMILAR to that in some respects. Your table will include cross threads, special projects and showcase events that SPECIFICALLY FEATURE technology applications in LITERACY.
"long term initiatives that you'd like to launch in the fall that you can build on throughout the school year" (p. 140)
"map onto your overarching literacy goals for the year" (p. 141)
This integration plan is an opportunity for you to really show that you not only GET IT, but you REALLY GET IT and plan to USE it. Use the proper terminology - make sure you are STRETCHING what you have done in the past - make sure you have DEPTH in the DIVERSE ways you incorporate technology (in other words, do NOT give me a whole page of WebQuests you plan to use).
Start with thinking about themes, special events, and your curriculum. Where are natural "fits" in those structures for literacy and technology integration? Something like ... A science project that features one of Robert Ballard's book about the Titanic and matches that with a webcam of the ship on the ocean floor (I have no idea if that actually exists) as part of a "Science and the Real World" series you are planning for the month of October. This might culminate in a Showcase Event at which students set up kiosks and invite parents or other classes to visit them as they explain disasters - both natural and man-made - from around the world. Students might utilize PPT, graphics displays, streaming video, and the use of the Internet.
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