Technology in the Gifted Classrom
A 21st Century Learner who Incorporates Depth and Complexity
SAMR Model + Technology = 21st Century Learning!!!
Connection: SAMR is like Bloom's Taxonomy for technology!!!
Communication: (noun) the imparting or exchanging of information or news.
Technology sites and apps that are great for communication:
Google Classroom - Learning Managment System
*Elementary log in: s(students id#)@student.wacoisd.org : password:12345678
**Does not include parents, but you could give the parents their student's information and they could log in on the students account to see assignments/grades/due dates.
Edmodo - Learning Managment System (Incorporates PARENTS!)
Video Conferencing - With other students/parents locally or world-wide
*Virtual Field Trips (with discussion)
Plickers - Communication between Student and Teacher on immediate comprehesion
Socrative - Real time communication with student on immediate comprehension
Remind 101 - Communication tool among students and family
Class Dojo - Communication tool among students and family including behavior
Collaboration: (noun) the action of working with someone to produce or create something.
Technology sites and apps that are great for collaboration:
TodaysMeet - Similar to a chat room discussion on the topic of teacher/student choice
Twitter - A communication and collaboration tool combined in the classroom!
Critical Thinking: (noun) the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment.
Technology sites and apps that are great for critical thinking:
Wonderopolis - Website to spark critical thinking from others (and their own) "wonder."
Pixelpress - http://www.projectpixelpress.com/education "Design thinking"
Scratch - Coding sites/app
Code - Coding site/apps
Newsela - Current news articles with questions and the ability to choose lexile level.
101questions - Pictures and videos to spark questions.
Creativity: (noun) the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work.
Technology sites and apps that are great for creativity:
Weebly - Website creator
Book Creator - App to create books
iMovie - Book Trailers and video app
Shadow Puppet - Video creator
Adobe Voice - Presentation tool*
Combining Some Depth and Complexity with Technology
Use to take a picture or find an image to illustrate a word.
Use images to narrate different aspects of vocabulary, or the language of the discipline.
Combine multiple videos into one.
Use to take a picture or find an image to illustrate the details.
Add multiple layers to your image including but not limited to videos, comments, and music.
A GREAT RESOURCE FOR EVEN MORE TECH!!!
Explore Sherry McElhannon's smores that have been created to find different techniques to fuse reading, writing, and history with technology.
Visit her and her partner Jessica's website to get app and book reviews.