Unit III Lesson I -- Integrating GoAnimate in the classroom
In order to integrate technology into our lessons we need to consider the NYS learning standards for technology. Although many of our students have exposure to computer systems at home, many do not and the only experience they have may be in school. The more opportunities we provide the more computer literate our students will become.
Read the article "Why Integrate Technology into the Curriculum?: The Reasons Are Many" One important point it states is that "Effective tech integration must happen across the curriculum in ways that research shows deepen and enhance the learning process." GoAnimate as we have learned is one of many tools available to make learning more interesting and engaging. There is a video link as well outlining a High School in Mississippi that is worth looking at but not a requirement for this lesson. When you finish reading the article, click the back button in your browser to return to this page.
New York State Learning Standards
- Students will apply technological knowledge and skills to design, construct, use, and evaluate products and systems to satisfy human and environmental needs.
- Key Idea: Computers, as tools for design, modeling, information processing, communication, and system control, have greatly increased human productivity and knowledge.