1. Why do you think it is important to tie the technology
to the objective?
-Students need to understand that technology is an invaluable tool to help them learn as well as produce products. Their options are limitless if they are willing to put forth the effort to explore (or if the teacher points them in right direction).
2. Why should we hold students accountable for the
-Students need to be held accountable so we can prolong the shelf life of tech resources. Also, If we hold them accountable students can see tech resources as tools for learning, not just tools for entertainment.
3.Visit 2 of the applicable links to interactive websites
for your content/grade level. Which sites did you like. How could you use them
as stations? How can you hold the students accountable for their time in these
- Snappy Words and Glogster (students would have specific parameters depending on the assignment)
4. List two to three apps you found for the iPod
Touch/iPad that you can use in your classroom. What do you see that station
looking like? How can you hold the students accountable for their time in these
-Freebooks is good one- kids can do group annotation on selected text excerpts. Choose shorter excerpts at first and build up to longer excerpts.
5.What about other ways to use the iPod Touch/iPad? Share
another way you can see your students using the device as a
-research, create imovies, write group narratives