Ideas for integrating Technology into Language Arts and Math Sample Writing Goals 1.

Students will be able to revise/edit a passage (story, composition, etc…) using the spelling and grammar check editing tools in Microsoft Word. One way to do this: Create a Word template with an easy to read passage with errors. Have students open the document and using direct instruction, as a class, go through the editing tools (red and green underlines, using the spelling and grammar check) 2. Students will be able to revise a passage (story, composition, etc…) using the Dictionary and Thesaurus tools in Microsoft Word. 3. Students will be able to use spelling or vocabulary words to practice formatting tools – Bold, Font (size, color, style, type), alignment, bullets/numbering system. (You could use subject specific vocabulary words and definitions, listed facts learned about a topic, list of favorite things, math facts….) 4. Using a word-processed passage from a science or social studies text book, students will be able to take notes by copying and pasting the main idea and supporting details and the keywords. (Could also do this by having students highlight each one in a different color) 5. Students will be able to accurately word process a composition for sharing with an audience. (or for publishing, posting, etc…) 6. Students will be able to accurately word process, revise, and edit a poem or short story using Microsoft Word. 7. Students will be able to create a digital poetry PowerPoint presentation. 8. Students will be able to publish a word-processed self-selected piece of writing using a Microsoft booklet template. 9. Students will be able to create a brochure using Microsoft Publisher. (could be an advertising brochure for a product on the market, an invented product, a state, a country, a place of recreation, etc…) 10. Students will post to a topic in a teacher specific blog to generate ideas and discussion on a theme. 11. Students will use classroom blog discussion to create an electronic graphic organizer to use in composing a writing sample. 12. Using a Kidspiration template for brainstorming and Word for publishing, students will create an autobiographical poem. 13. Using Word, students will compose a friendly letter inviting their parents/family to a special school event. 14. Using Word, students will compose a business letter to a company about a product they like or do not like. 15. Using Publisher, students will create a class newsletter informing family, friends, school members, and the community about classroom academics and events. 16. Using KidPix, students will create a digital storybook to share with an audience, using a self-selected story. 17. Students will write a script sharing classroom events to create a podcast using Audacity (program on PC computer) or GarageBand (program on Mac). 18. Using Inspiration, students will create a flow map showing the sequence of events in history to use in composition writing. (other ideas: in their life, steps to making or doing something)

Sample Reading Goals 1. Using articles found in timeforkids.com, locate critical facts and details in narrative (stories) or expository (informational) literature to share in a class discussion. (other ideas: small group discussion, classroom blog, short summary, reflective response) 2. Given a passage (could be an on-line article, another student’s writing, a poem), students will answer 4 questions based on the QAR Reading Strategy (QuestionAnswer Relationship – 1 Right There Question, 1 Think and Search Question, 1 Author and You, and 1 On Your Own). 3. Given a passage (could be an on-line article, another student’s writing, a poem), student partners will create 4 questions based on the QAR Reading Strategy (Question-Answer Relationship – 1 Right There Question, 1 Think and Search Question, 1 Author and You, and 1 On Your Own). 4. Using a story from http://www.childrenslibrary.org/index.shtml, students will answer higher level thinking comprehension questions (Daniel’s Ride has QAR questions @ http://readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=232). 5. After reading a tale from http://www.storybookcastle.com/tales, students will compose an electronic fairytale slideshow on KidPix from a different perspective. 6. Using Audacity (program on PC computer) or GarageBand (program on Mac), students will read a passage from a favorite story to create an audio file. (Prior to reading this, discuss fluency and have students practice with partners.) Students can read a self-written story or poem, tape a response to an article, and make up questions to go along with their audio file.) 7. Students will read an article at http://www.lvrj.com/, then write a response as a letter to the editor regarding an issue in paper 8. Pre-select a topic from http://www.eduhound.com/site_sets.cfm, review and select an article. 9. Using StarFall (or Ticket to Read), students will practice reading stories with high frequency words (insert skill: words with short a, etc…) and answer comprehension questions at 100% accuracy level. Sample Math Goals 1. Using electronic flashcards from http://www.aplusmath.com/Flashcards/index.html or http://www.dep.anl.gov/aattack.htm, students will practice computation (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) facts for 100% accuracy. 2. Using FASTT Math, students will practice computation (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) facts for 100% accuracy. 3. Using PowerPoint, students will create a slideshow to teach the skills of addition with regrouping. 4. Using PowerPoint, students will create 3 slides to demonstrate fractions with various geometric shapes. 5. Students will use digital photography and PowerPoint to create a slideshow on symmetry. 6. Students will create a 100s chart in Excel, then use the tools to color code various skip counting number patterns found in the 100s chart. 7. Using Excel, students will compile data from a class survey to create a

spreadsheet and chart illustrating survey data. (Students can create their own questions for the survey prior to collecting the data.) 8. Using Inspiration/Kidspiration, students will create a graphic organizer showing all they know about addition (geometry, any math concept…) 9. Students will use KidPix to illustrate and identify patterns. 10. Students will create an electronic math dictionary using PowerPoint, including definitions. 11. Students will use http://www.edbydesign.com/btcount.html to explore place value, then write an explanation of their explorations on their classroom blog. 12. Students will create a graph and 2 questions regarding the data on their graph using the http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx site to create the graph, then adding it to a class PowerPoint with their questions. 13. Students will create a math story problem podcast using scanned pictures and Audacity for the audio files.

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