EIFFEL CLUSTER TWO
WORKSHOP AGENDA: 9/28/99
BEACON HIGH SCHOOL
We'll be hosted for our second meeting by our colleagues at Beacon High
School. We'll take some time to get to know one another a bit better and
to revisit the goals and objectives for our Eiffel Cluster Workshops. We'll
go on to explore some potential strategies for integrating technology into
our classroom environments while considering our obligation to produce
a project of our own.
Tasks and Process
4:00: Log on to the Eiffel Website and locate your Power Point Slide
4:30: Demonstration and Exploration of Resources and General Teaching Strategies
Use your slide to introduce yourself and raise any questions
or concerns that have occurred to you since our last meeting
Discuss the possible uses of Power Point in classroom
5:45: Journal Write/ Evaluate Yourself and Your Progress
As you watch and listen to a demonstration of how teachers
have been using technology in their practice, consider your own work and
which of the strategies might make sense for further exploration
Use the Resources section of this agenda to locate
and more carefully examine some of the strategies mentioned in the demo
6:00 pm Adjourn
What are you thinking? Remember that you will be asked
to commit yourself to a project by the 4th meeting.
What will be the thematic or subject-matter content of that project?
What tasks will you assign to your students?
What process will you employ?
How will technology support your effort?
Click your mouse on the blue highlighted underlined "links" to explore
different strategies for incorporating technology into your lesson planning.
Remember, if you don't have quite enough time today, you can access this
There are many websites that offer various kinds of assistance to secondary
teachers in each of the disciplines. You might want to check some of the
sites under your discipline to see the breadth and range of content possibilities.
General Teaching Resources
Guide for Educators
Web'n Knowledge Network Explorer
Curriculum Resources that Integrate
There are many ways to integrate technology into the curriculum. What follows
are a few examples. They have been chosen because they represent categories
or models for potential teaching strategies
Models and Examples
A Guided Tour of Globalearn
On your own:
Take a look at some other "Expedition" type options to see if any of
them offer opportunities that might benefit your students.
I* Earn Global
The Webquest Strategy requires students to investigate multiple sources
of information, gather appropriate data, and synthesize the information
in a way that demonstrates their understanding of the topic under consideration.
Guided Investigation into Webquests that follows will allow you
to assess some sample Webquest and make judgments about the characteristics
that may make some lessons stronger than others.
On Your Own:
Check out the Matrix
of Webquest Examples and consider a theme, topic, unit, or lesson
for which you are responsible and how it might lend itself to a Webquest
approach. We'll investigate the strategy more intensively next time.