Teachers and Computer Lab

Posted by Stacy Pattenaude at 8/30/2012 1:00:00 PM

Welcome to the Instructional Technology blog. I want this to be a place where we can exchange ideas about technology integration in the classroom and computer lab.
When planning for technology integration in the lab and classroom, be sure you refer to the revised Elementary Technology Application TEKS.
Since the Technology Application TEKS were revised, the district benchmarks you were accustomed to having your students do are no longer aligned to the TEKS.
You will soon have access to www.learning.com, an online curriculum for technology, that is aligned to the current TEKS. Many of you are familiar with this product. However, I have heard that it has changed. Within the curriculum system are embedded student products and STAAR items. Once it is available, you can use it in your classroom in centers or in the computer lab.  I am hoping we can select some products from this system in lieu of the district benchmarks we once used.
Until www.learning.com becomes available, I would suggest creating technology based lessons for the computer lab that satisfy performance indicators for units you are studying in CSCOPE. I would be more than happy to share with you ways to take performance indicators and turn them into a technology assignment or product. 
My job is to empower you to create technology rich lessons on your own. Please let me know how I can support you in the classroom and/or lab.