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ABC Community School

Azsa Osborne
During this time in the 21st century technology now has expanded in so many ways. We
now robots that can vacuum for you and even do your laundry. Technology is all around us. In
our schools and homes. We shouldn’t take away technology here at ABC Community School.
Technology has a big impact in our kids lives. Whether they are at home or school. Technology
can be used for educationally purposes in school by having our students connect more and be
more active with what they are interested in now. Technology can be used as an effective way to
connect with students and it helps students stay engaged in the classroom. Computer
technologies have become one of the most influential pedagogical tools in the classroom
(Oblinger & Rush, 1997) and its impact on learning has been profound (Mitra, et al., 2000).
By being paperless and using Edmodo or ClassDojo we can communicate with
our parent and keeping them up to date with all assignments, behaviors in class, and homework.
It is easier since everyone now has smartphones. Parents will be able to communicate more with
their child’s teacher without having to use notes. Taking away Technology by communicating
with our parents we will not be able to save the paper and it would be more convenient in instant
communication and having our parents communicate together on one site based. Using
Smartboards and tablets in an interactive way to help students learn, and or review for test is
great. By using technology something that can engage kids in what they are already interested in
can have more interactive classroom.
Taking away technology in our school would give our students who need assistive
technology what they need and have learned to communicate. We would lose technologies like
Proloquo2go and the Eyegazes. These are communication tools that our kids with special needs
use to communicate. Imagine losing your words and people around you don’t understand you so
you become frustrated by being aggressive because you can’t communicate your wants, needs, or
if you’re in pain. Assistive technology is one of the best technologies to help students with
special needs. We must think about everyone when it comes to taking away our technology from
our school. We would lose so much by it.
Technology helps make teaching more fun and meaningful. By using their brains to
create apps and or games. Like code.org. This time all kids loves technology. Using technology
in the classroom something that they already know to feel more successful in learning. There is
numerous websites such has Storybird where students can create their own stories and have them
printed out so that they can purchase. Other websites to prepare for a test could be kahoot or
quizlet. There are many applications that helps us with our learning and can help with the
different types of learners.
Technology is expanding constantly. Taking it away from the classrooms would have a
negative impact on our students. The technology in the classroom can be used solely to help with
the standardized multiple choice exams by making learning fun and have a collaborative
classroom preparing our students for the future.
Luan W.S., Teo T. (2011) Student Teachers’ Acceptance of Computer Technology. In: Teo T.
(eds) Technology Acceptance in Education. SensePublishers
The difference between the Nevada Computer and Technology Standards and the
International Society for Technology in Education are each standard by grade. The Nevada
Computer and Technology Standards has standards per grade level. The students should know
each standard when they reach that grade. For example, 1.A.2.1 Use digital tools to brainstorm
and organize new ideas. The first number is the national indicator in this example it is Creativity
and Innovation. The first letter is the first National Indicator the 2 is for the grade. The Nevada
Computer and Technology standards has six sections 1st Creativity and Innovations, 2nd
Communication and Collaboration, 3rd Research and Information fluency, 4th Critical thinking,
Problem Solving, and Decision Making, 5th Digital Citizenship, and 6th Technology Operations
and concepts. Each standard in each section has its own Nevada state and National indicator for
grades. Whereas International Society for Technology in Education or ISTE doesn’t have
specific standards per grade level. ISTE also has seven main standards with four indicators in
each. The seven standards for ISTE are 1st Empowered Learner, 2nd Digital Citizen, 3rd
Knowledge Constructor, 4th Innovative Designer, 5th Computational Thinker, 6th Creative
Communicator and 7th Global Collaborator. ISTE standards are to empower student voice and to
ensure that learning is a student-driven learning process.
Similarities between the two where that some of the standards were the same. Such as
standard four in ISTE Innovative Designer and Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Decision
Making both using appropriate tools to solve problems. Although the standards are different they
both tie in with the same skills needed to be learned.
• Name of lesson: Kahoot Beginning Letter Sounds
• Grade Level Appropriateness: Kindergarten
• Technology Content Standard Addressed: 5.B.2.1 Use technologies in learning activities.
• Other Content Standard Addressed: recognize and name all upper and lower case letters of
the alphabet and know their corresponding sounds
• Objective: Students will use technology for learning activities and practice beginning letter
sounds by shown an image of all letters and matching the correct letter using Kahoot in an
interactive review.
• Materials needed to facilitate the lesson: Tablets or Laptop. Smartboard projector.
• Suggested group size: Whole Group Review
• Procedures:
 First Open Up the bookmark under Kahoot Beginning Letter Sounds make sure projector
is on and the smartboard. Link for Kahoot https://play.kahoot.it/#/?quizId=e9fab1c1-
 Students are able to see the questions. During review for beginning letter sounds. Student
must first grab their IPADS from the cart. Each student will then open the Kahoot App
and insert the current Pin provided for the Beginning Letter Sounds Review. Students
will insert the PIN that is shown once you click the bookmark for the letter sounds a PIN
will pop up. Have students insert the pin. Students will be able to match the correct
numbers for the pin. Once the students insert the correct PIN students will then insert
their name all using their IPADs

 This is how you will grade who is answering what. Once you have all students logged in
you will be able to see the students names. Once everyone is in you may hit start quiz for
the review. Each Question will show for 5 seconds “Beginning letter sounds” The
Students are then to Look at the image shown and match the beginning letter according
to the image. This is a multiple choice review of 4 multiple choice answers. Students can
identify each letter. We are reviewing the letter sounds. Once the Image is shown You
will say the animal shown and each student must match that Letter Sound. EXAMPLE.
Q: What is the beginning letter sound? (Turtle pronounce Turtle from the picture that is

 Students will then choose the correct shape/color the correct answer is at. You will see
who has answered the question and how many have not. Students will have 20 seconds to
answer the question. Once all students have answered you will then hit “Next” and repeat
until the quiz is completed with 12 questions.

 At the end of the review save the results from the review and students can have a Round
of Applause. (Clap hands in a circular motion) Then put IPADs back into cart and draw a
picture of their favorite animal from the quiz.
Kahoot was played by myself and sibilings