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 Who Is My Tech Coach?

My name is Renee Keeler.  I have 14 years of experience in education: teaching in both classroom and special education settings and most recently as a library media specialist.

 What Is Your Tech Coach?

Have you ever thought about how to approach Schelty's design qualities in your classroom? Effective use of technology in your lessons is a great way to "work on the work".

Marc Prensky, a leader of technology use in schools, states that "Our students have changed radically" and that in order for teachers to reach their students they must also change (2001). A technology coach is there to guide you in your endeavor to transform student learning by providing teachers and schools with customized instructional support and best practices technology instructional practices.

The technology coach is an effective strategy for focusing on technology integration as a way of meeting the No Child Left Behind goal to "improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools" (United States Department of Education, 2001).

 

 How Can A Tech Coach Help Me?

The purpose of a technology coach is to assist teachers with effective use of technology in their classroom in order to improve student learning. In order to accomplish this, a technology coach is responsible for the following:

  • Conducting individual or small group teacher conferences on appropriate use of instructional technology in all content areas.
  • Modeling appropriate teaching strategies infusing technology in classrooms.
  • Demonstrating and promoting appropriate and ethichal use of technology with regard to privacy and copyright issues.
  • Providing up-to-date training on the technology tools in your school and their most effective use in the curriculum in order to meet district initiatives.

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 Information Literacy Resources

 Summarizing Table - GAFE login required
 KWHL Chart - GAFE login required
 Elementary: Information Literacy for Today's Learner

 Google Apps for Education Resources

 Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners
 How to Create Google Groups
 81 Ways teachers can use Google Forms
 Google Apps Lesson Plan Library
 Google Search Strategies
 GAFE - Self-Graded Quizzes with Flubaroo!
 Get More out of Google
 Advanced Level: Google Apps in the Elementary Classroom
 6 tips for Google Docs

 Get Connected: Blogging in the Elementary Classroom

 Revised Bloom's Taxonomy Question Stems
 How to Compose a Quality Comment (video)
 Blog Post ideas from Linda Yolllis
 Benefits of Blogging Part 1
 Benefits of Blogging Part 2

 Bloom's Taxonomy

 Educational Origami - Bloom's Digital Taxonomy
 Using Bloom's Revised Cognitive Domain to Improve Instructional Practice
 Blooming Orange: Bloom's Taxonomy Helpful Verbs
 Blooming Butterfly Bloom's Taxonomy

 WCS District Resources

 Discovery Education (United Streaming)
 NetTrekker
 Grolier Online
 Thinkfinity

 Instructional Technology Links

 ISTE Technology Standards for Students
 ISTE Technology Standards for Teachers
 TN Curriculum Standards
 Profiles for Technology Literate Students (ISTE)
 Dr. Cavanaugh