2016-17 Professional Practice Technology SMART Goal
By June 2017, further integrate technology into teaching and learning through the use of instruction and assessment strategies that use technology as a means to communicate, collaborate, and/or innovate. A different technology-supported strategy will be used each month (October - May), allowing the integration of eight technology enhanced strategies over the course of the 2016-17 school year.
- By October 31, 2016
- By November 30, 2016
- By December 31, 2016
- By January 31, 2017
- By February 28, 2017
- By March 31, 2017
- By April 30, 2017
- By May 31, 2017
Select one item below for each month. Choose the date by which you would like to implement the strategy. Click on the links provided to view a tutorial on each topic. Feel free to suggest other ways to integrate technology beyond the list below. Remember - You have the freedom to be creative. You are not limited to the items on this list. You may also decide that some of these action steps will take multiple months. Feel free to customize your goal!
- Use AirPlay/Apple TV as a way for students to share their work (individual or collaborative) with the class.
- Establish a student-completed classroom blog in which each student is asked to write a single blog post as part of their classroom/homework assignment for the month.
- Implement Google Classroom as a way of assigning work, collecting work, communicating with students, and providing feedback on student learning.
- Use a digital tool such as Goobric/Doctopus, Kaizena, or comments in a Google Doc to provide timely and meaningful feedback to students on their learning.
- Create an iMovie or videocast as a way of sharing key information about your class or assignments.
- Post digital copies of student work on your classroom website as a way of sharing classroom activities and exemplars with parents.
- Create quarterly videocasts, digital newsletters, blogs or presentations as a way of communicating with parents.
- Contribute as a guest blogger on The Principal’s Blog, sharing your thoughts about technology integration.
- Share a lesson/class activity through the use of Periscope, allowing parents/community members a real-time view into teaching and learning in your classroom.
- Integrate/Embed your calendar from Google Classroom into your class website, making your website an up-to-date resource for students and parents.
- Participate in professional development (departmental/small group/one-to-one) with the director of educational technology to obtain training on how to implement technology into teaching and learning.
- Start a Twitter account, follow ten educators, retweet or post on a weekly (or more! basis.
- Participate in an edchat through Twitter by answering questions, following other educators, and identifying a resource/strategy to use in your professional work.
- Participate in #ThinkTankED by answering questions, following other educators, and identifying a resource/strategy to use in your professional work.
- Conduct collaborative notetaking through Google Docs or Padlet in which one (or several) students are assigned to take notes for the entire class. As part of the collaborative note taking, students who are assigned this task will share their work through use of AirPlay/Apple TV and the class will collaboratively review/revise the work.
- Assign students a collaborative paper/presentation/activity in which they use Google Docs, Google Slides, Prezi, or other tools that allows students to collaborate digitally in real time.
- Assign students a peer editing assignment in which they use “Comments” in Google Docs to provide feedback to their peers.
- Engage in a formal, professional conversation with a colleague in which you collaboratively review an assignment using the SAMR model as a means of integrating technology.
- Collaborate with Mr. Quinn in order to meaningfully integrate technology into teaching and learning (lesson design, co-teaching, professional development, etc).
- Share a technology best practice at a faculty meeting.
- Participate in the Community iFair sharing one of the ways that you integrate technology in your classroom.
- Present your use of technology in teaching and learning as a panel presenter during a 1:1 technology open house.
- Use Prism Scholars Lab (demonstrated by Alan November) as a way to conduct a collaborative review of text, document, or idea.
- Develop and implement an interdisciplinary lesson plan, using digital tools like Google Docs or Google Slides as a way to collaborate with your colleagues.
- Replace a face-to-face meeting for your department, common planning time, or other professional work with a “digital meeting”. You can “move your meeting to the cloud” through the use of tools such as Google Docs, Today’s Meet, or VersoApp.
- Flip the classroom by providing students with an instructional/informational video that they watch at home as a substitute for in-class instruction. The class time that is gained from flipping the classroom will be used to provide personalized support or application of learning.
- Use a formative assessment tool such as Socrative, PollEverywhere.com, Google Forms, Plickers, Kahoot, Quizlet Live, NearPod or GoFormative to gain feedback on student understanding and use this information to adjust your teaching of a concept or topic.
- Revise an already existing assignment by asking students to show their learning through the use of Explain Everything. Explain Everything will be used as a way to substitute, augment, modify, or redefine an already existing assignment.
- Revise an already existing assignment by asking students to show their learning through the use of iMovie. iMovie will be used as a way to substitute, augment, modify, or redefine an already existing assignment.
- Revise an already existing assignment by asking students to show their learning through the use of Book Creator. Explain Everything will be used as a means of substitution, augmentation, modification, or redefinition in teaching and learning.
- Provide students with a digital resource (app, website, game, etc.) that supplements the curriculum and is used as a tool in teaching and learning.
- Create a lesson plan that uses a digital textbook as a means of substitution, augmentation, modification, or redefinition in teaching and learning.
- Invite a guest speaker to join your class virtually through tools such as FaceTime or Skype.
- Use iBooks Author to create an interactive e-textbook with materials for your course. (could be implemented over multiple months)