Electronic Chalkboard is running with Welcome Message. Read “First Thing…” assignment sheet on your table and take care of those things. Complete the “Genius Test” in your pocket folder while you are waiting to get started. TangiTech Institute Info:
Phones, bathroom breaks and location, parking, lunch at 11:30 – 12:30, dismissal
Dress, room temperature
What is TangiTech Institute?
Project overview and requirements for participation Explain materials Daily components:
Checklist for completed work
Technology-Connected Lesson Plans Supplies
Routines and Procedures:
Daily Journal writing and Blackboard posting E-mail assignments React to professional readings by e-mail.
Graphs for Day One:
How many vowels are in your name? How many letters are in your name? How do you like your crawfish? Access Tangischools E-mail accounts using INTERNET EXPLORER or GOOGLE CHROME at www.tangischools.org.
Learn URL and parts of an E-mail address. Today you will create a signature for your email and set spell check options.
Use this E-mail address during TangiTech... firstname.lastname@example.org
11 Handy Tips for Windows 7
Create a Folder in My Documents for you to save work into. Open My Documents > Right click inside of My Documents > New > Folder and type your name
Introduce MICROSOFT WORD 2013 concepts: Entering text; don’t press “Enter” unless you want a new line; one space between words and sentences; editing by clicking in text to insert and pressing backspace or delete to erase; spelling and grammar checking; selecting and formatting text.
Skill of the Day - Formatting Bullets
Steps for Formattting Bullets in Microsoft Word 2013
One of the most common questions we get is.."How do you make those cute computer bullets that are on our lesson plan template?" Formatting Bullets. (pdf)
Day One Journal Writing Prompts:
- “What are my reasons for being here?”
- “What do I hope to gain from this experience?”
- “How do I envision my classroom changing with the use of technology?”
Journal Writing in MICROSOFT WORD. “Thoughts from Louisiana”. Click Journal Template(word) button at the top left. Blackboard Basic Tips - You will attach your journal in the Discussion Board section for Day 1 Journal forum.
Name Plate We continue our discovery of Louisiana, its geography, traditions, inhabitants, and resources. We begin with the consideration of naming traditions, especially names in Louisiana. Discuss these. Techie Time – Create nameplates in MICROSOFT POWERPOINT using theName Plate Template (ppt) on the TangiTech CD. Demonstrate procedures. Students create nameplates and print two copies, one for the top of their computer monitor.
Discover Louisiana Unit Introduction:
Today we begin a unit of discovery, “Discover Louisiana” and discovery about technology, curriculum,
and the integration of the two. As this journey of discovery begins we invite you to think about….
KNOWLEDGE BUILDING: Gather as many Louisiana facts as you can about Louisiana by completing a QR Code Scavenger Hunt. We are starting a unit of discovery about our state. Let’s build our knowledge base by gathering more information.
Use "Fact Gathering Sheet" (Word) to record information and facts from QR Code Scavenger Hunt.
INSPIRATION or KIDSPIRATION:
Use INSPIRATION or KIDSPIRATION to brainstorm with the whole group recording facts about Louisiana. Refer to TangiTech Tips for KIDSPIRATION (word) and INSPIRATION (HTML) Techie Time with INSPIRATION/ KIDSPIRATION – Include Main Idea, changing font size, alignment of whole graphic, adding pictures, correcting, rapid fire. INSPIRATION/KIDSPIRATION Exploration Time - Using INSPIRATION TangiTech Tips (HTML)or Kidspiration TangiTech Tips (word) create a Concept Map using facts gathered from QR code scavenger hunt. Don't forget to save your finished product! Print a copy of your Kidspiration activity to save. Project requirements – Main Idea and at least four major categories… at least three graphics and your name.
Watch the Discovery Education video, “The Tortoise and the Hare”. Discuss moral and cultural traditions revealed in this video.
Techie Time – make a Venn Diagram in using the PowerPoint template on your TangiTech CD comparing the two versions of the fable.
This can also be created using Smart Notebook software by the selecting the Venn Diagram template from the Gallery . Here is an example of the Venn Diagram Activity in Notebook.
Name Poem Activity Espresso is for students in K-5.... 18 schools in TPSS have subscriptions....
Lagniappe Activities and Information:
Use Digital Cameras to take pictures of each other to insert into Name Poems.
Brain Check and Homework:
1. For homework tonight think about about a unit of work you will be teaching, and how you will develop that into a Technology-Connected Lesson Plan before the end of the TangiTech Institute. Read the article listed below and be ready to discuss it for your Journal for Day 2. Housekeeping
Make sure one copy of all printed work is filed in folder box and you have checked off completed activities on the clipboard by the file box. Collect supplies, and bring computers back to desktops.
Just in case that Genius Test is driving you crazy..Genius Test Answers. (word)