Technology can be used as tools to construct knowledge to think and learn with and support personal and social meaning. Technology has a use in education and there are many classroom activities that can be technology driven. We as educators should strive to use those technological advantages in order to help students become independent, critical thinking individuals. In this lesson, you will learn about the usefulness and tools of technology. You will read about technology driven learning activities in many of the subject content areas. After visiting the resource links below, you should be able to develop learning activities using technology for your subject content area. 

You will view a PowerPoint presentation to learn what types of technology and activities are being used today in education. You will create one lesson plan which must contain the subject area, grade level, lesson purpose, lesson objectives, necessary materials and activity instructions in a Word document. You must include one activity using three different types of technology to teach this activity. The lesson can be taught three different times using the activity with a different technology each time. When designing the activity and technologies consider Gardner's Multiple Intelligences theory. Review Thomas Armstrong's website on Multiple Intelligences. You will e-mail the Word document to Dr. Maushak. You will make a one paragraph posting to the MSN Group Bulletin Board. In your posting, briefly explain your lesson plan, the activity and the three technologies. You will make a brief reply to three students' original postings. 

1. View the PowerPoint presentation. If you have a Pop Up program running, you may not be able to view the slide show, therefore, turn the Pop Up program off. Once you have opened the presentation, click on the slide show icon in the bottom right hand corner. Advance through the slide show by clicking the left mouse button. Note: A pop-up is an unsolicited window popping up on your screen. If you get tired of closing unsolicited windows, go to and search using the words "pop-up". You can download a Pop Up program for free.
2. Create one lesson plan with one activity being taught with three different technologies.
3. Visit the resource links below, or your own.
3. Make one paragraph posting with the lesson plan, activity and three technologies to the MSN Group
4. Post a brief reply to three students' original postings.

5 points for the activities
Evaluated on content:
Must include the subject area, the grade level, the lesson purpose, the lesson objectives, the necessary materials, the activity instructions and the three different technologies. 
5 points for original posting and three replies

Multiple Intelligences
Thomas Amstrong
LD Pride

Smart Draw
Microsoft FrontPage
Macromedia Dreamweaver
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Computing Technology for Math Excellence

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