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Using Technology in the FCS Classroom to Maintain Meaningful Learning Experiences

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Christina DeSimone

on 22 August 2010

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Transcript of Using Technology in the FCS Classroom to Maintain Meaningful Learning Experiences

Current problems with technology:
Irrelevant to our field
Way too time consuming
Introduction of Speakers:
Why Handouts: Comprehensive wikis vs. Interactive wikis

Interactive Wikis
What can they do?
Example of Comprehensive Wiki: http://desimonesclass.pbworks.com/

Where can you create wikis online?

Comprehensive wikis
What can they do? The possibilities are endless! Interactive wikies and lesson sharing sites:
http://www.FACSbook.org/ FACSbook is an online community where Family and Consumer Science Teachers can share information, ideas, lessons and best practices. FACSbook.org is divided into different sections describing the separate content areas of FACS.
Websites: How can YOU use FACSbook?
It’s Community Driven
Upload lessons
Read others’ ideas
Download lessons and worksheets

Useful free tools online http://www.facsbook.org/ http://www.google.com/educators/tools.html http://classtools.net/ http://www.freetech4teachers.com/ http://www.teachertube.com/ Using Technology in the FCS Classroom to
Maintain Meaningful Learning Experiences As an educator it is important to stay current on trends in technology. In this session we will explore some of the most amazing FREE online tools available today. Topics will include blogs, wikis, and FACSbook. We will examine how to access and use these resources to make your classes more rigorous and relevant. Introduction: Myths
Technology is hard to use.
I don’t need technology.
Technology is just the latest fad in education.
Students already use enough technology.
Technology is just one more thing I have to learn.

Example of Interactive Wiki:
How can wikis enhance lessons?
Questioning strategies, journaling, etc. How to use wikis to enhance lessons.
hold Editing and Adding http://www.fefe.arizona.edu/ http://educators.pbworks.com/ Presenter:
Christina DeSimone

http://classtools.net/ http://educators.pbworks.com/ http://humanservicesonline.pbworks.com
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