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Technology Exploration Template

Your name: Kalie Holdren

Grade Level that you intend to teach for this activity: 3rd grade
Content Area: Visual Arts
Technology Tool(s): Padlet
Summary of your technology project (What is your overall intent with this
lesson/activity? Describe how you will use technology in this lesson/activity?)
My intent for the lesson is for students to continue their thinking on self-portraits. The
students will use Padlet in order to define what a self-portrait is and identify the key
elements in a self-portrait. When as student has both defined and identified these things,
they will write them and include a picture to represent their definition on the Padlet in
order for the entire class to read through each persons definition. After everyone has
contributed, we will use philosophical chairs in order to talk about self-portraits. The
questions for philosophical chairs are: Does a self-portrait have to be realistic? Does a
self-portrait have to be objective? Are self-portraits limited to certain media? Students
will be able to explain their positions and change as the lesson progresses. We will come
up with a class definition of self-portrait and will add it to the padlet.
6 points
Standard/Indicators (Which standards/indicators are addressed in my lesson? Use at
least one Indiana Standard/Indicator and one ISTE standard/indicator)
Indiana Standards--
ISTE technology standards for students--
Visual Arts 3.5.1: Discover personal meaning in works of art and recognize alternative
responses of peers in determining personal significance.
ISTE standard 2d: Contribute to team projects to produce original works or solve
4 points
Learning Targets (What will your students be able to do when they have finished this
lesson? What idea, topic, or subject is important for your students to learn and
understand so that they can do this? How will your students show that they can do this,
and how well they can do this?)
The student will be able to define the term self-portrait and identify the key elements in a
self-portrait. The student will be able to discuss their own opinion about art and evaluate
others opinions to create a class definition of self-portrait for future reference.
4 points
Artifact (Show us how you would use selected technology tool(s) in this lesson? This

could be something you would use as an instructor or a mock student project to

demonstrate how they may use selected technology tool(s) to in their learning. Include a
URL link of the artifact or attach the artifact in ACE forums). 6 points
Students will double click on the padlet wall and will write their definitions and attach
one example of a self-portrait that goes along with their definition. I will guide students
to write their name in the title so that I can identify who participated. Once all students
have written their answers, they will be asked to read a few posts in order to get the gist
of what their classmates wrote. After we have participated in philosophical chairs which
is similar to an agree-disagree activity, the students will come up with a class definition
of self-portrait and one student will post it to the padlet. We will go back to this definition
as we work on our own self portraits.
One difficulty for students might be realizing that there is a title section and a body
section to their comments on padlet. I will make sure that students understand the
difference and guide them to write their name in the titles of the padlet. I have included
what I might use as a guideline for the students. I have also included the direction to
include their name directly under the title of the padlet.
Mentions at least 2 specific points from exploring and using the tool. (2 points)
8 points
TPACK Connections (How does the use of technology in this lesson fit the TPACK
framework? How do I know that technology is not an add-on, instead demonstrates
effective integration of knowledge? If you think your Content, instructional strategies and
technology fit together strongly within the instructional plan, explain it!)
This lesson fits within the TPACK framework by utilizing technology to help teach the
content and further the pedagogy. I use technology to for the students to define the term
and to present their final definition to the class. By allowing students to use the
technology themselves they are practicing the knowledge they have gained about selfportraits. The content itself is the idea of a self-portrait and what needs to be included.
The pedagogy is the discussion of the self-portrait as art and how self-portraits can vary
depending on the artists intent. Technology replaces the need to go to a museum to look
at artwork, making the art more accessible to students.
4 points
26 points total