Media Application Scenarios
This storyboard identifies applications that might help the teacher to address the learning needs of a diverse classroom. As educators, we must all work together to give our students the best education by meeting the needs of all students. The impact on student learning through technology engages students who in turn learn more and in-depth regardless of their cultural differences, special needs, ethnic backgrounds, and different ability levels.
Mr. B is introducting his 4th grade students to fractions, and his curriculum requires students to solve word problems using fraction skills. His students are struggling, and he is not certain whether it is because the lack the basic fraction skills or whether they are struggling with comprehending what the problem requires them to do. He is looking for technology resources to assist his students. Diversity of the students: • Students with specific learning disabilities in reading and math • English language learners • Students with varied ability levels • Multicultural students • Students with limited access to technology in the home
Mrs. C is a 7th-grade science teacher with a diverse group of students. She is creating a lesson plan around habitat loss in local environments and wants to use technology to help support her diverse students. She is struggling, and as a teacher leader, you are mentoring her through using technology to help meet their needs. • Students with specific learning disabilities in reading and math • English language learners • Students with varied ability levels • Multicultural students • Students with limited access to technology in the home
Ms. R is a high school English teacher who is preparing students for a state-mandated test with a heavy reading and literature focus. Because this test is a graduation requirement, she wants to ensure her students will perform well and pass the test. She has come to you looking for help on using technology to help students prepare for this test. Diversity of students: • Students with specific learning disabilities in reading and or math • English language learners • Students with varied ability levels • Multicultural students • Students with limited access to technology in the home
Suggestions for Mr. B Pre-Assess Students to determine where students are in their knowledge of fractions. Show students a visual of fractions such as a video. Use hands-on manipulatives as well as virtual manipulatives. Technology/Website Interactive white board and iPads Online Math games www.mathplayground.com https://www.khanacademy.org https:www.brainpop.com
Suggestions for Mrs. C Introduce habitats with online videos or PowerPoint presentation. Research different habitats using the internet. Have students work with partners or small groups to create a habitat. Technology/Websites www.discoveryeducation.com/ www.earth.google.com/ www.pbs.org www.panda.org/habitats
Suggestions for Mrs. R Prepare students by teaching standards all year. Use practice test provided by state department. Practice Test taking strategies and model them. Websites for Test Prep: Study Island - http://www.studyisland.com Edcite - http://www.studyisland.com PARRC Assessment - http://www.parcconline.org/parcc-assessment https://www.usatestprep.com/
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