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Technology Integration

This site is under construction.

The goal of this website is to help teachers effectively integrate technology into the curriculum by:

  • Learning the basics of using technology.

  • Using technology to support instruction.

  • Integrating new technology into classroom practice.

  • Discovering new uses for technology tools or designing projects that combine multiple technologies.

  • Focusing on cooperative, project-based and interdisciplinary work with technology being just one of many tools that students use.

    What does research say about using Technology effectively?

  • Students should be motivated, engaged and learning actively.

  • Learning should be authentic.

  • Learning should be collaborative.

  • Students should be the explorers and producers of knowledge.

  • Instruction and learning should be integrated across curriculum.

  • Students should be proficient in digital age literacy skills.

  • Assessments should be performance based.

The mission of the Technology Integrationalist is to prepare instructional staff to integrate technology into the curriculum and promote a student-learning environment that assists and encourages technological skills.


Web Bits
A Web-Bit is a short, learning-based activity that uses the World Wide Web as the resource for gaining information.
101 Ways to Use a Digital Camera 101 Ways to Use a Digital Camera in the Classroom
Technology Integration Made Easy TIME Lessons were created to provide teachers with an easy method of integrating computer skills into subject area content from the classroom.
Educational Uses for Digital Storytelling
Digital Storytelling is a fantastic way to engage students, teachers and just about anyone else who has ever wanted to be the next Ken Burns or Steven Spielberg. There are many different definitions of "digital storytelling," but in general, all of them revolve around the idea of combining the longstanding art of telling stories with any of a variety of available multimedia tools, including graphics, audio, video animation, and Web publishing.

PhotoStory3 Photo Story 3 is a free download from Microsoft and is already downloaded on all the high school students' Tablets. It can be used in all subject areas and all grade levels. Basically, the student inserts pictures into Photo Story, creates background music in Photo Story to go with their story, and records a narration.  There are many great educational uses of digital storytelling on the above link.

The Futures Channel
This site contains free short movies that connect academic coursework (mostly Science and Math) to the real world. There are also a few that have to do with Music, Art, and History. The movies are usually about 3 to 5 minutes in length. There are lesson plans to go along with the movies listed by grade level from 2nd grade to 12th grade. To find them, click on "Activities by Grade" in the Teaching and Learning section. This is a great resource to help you integrate technology.

Technology Standards

South Dakota Technology Standards

National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers


Web-based Teaching Tools  
Class Timer
Web Worksheet Wizard
Worksheet Generator
Bingo Card Maker
Survey Maker
File Conversion
Google Docs
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Unit Converter
Units of Measurement

Searches and Reference Sites
SIRS Discover (K-9)
SIRS Research (6-12)
SD EdWeb Lesson Ideas
CIA World Factbook
State Facts
KidsClick! Search Engine
Google Earth
National Geographic Map Machine
SD State Library
Course Specific Resources

Thematic Web Pages
Elementary Resources
Elementary Curriculum Resources
Math Tools Topics
English/Language Arts
History/Social Studies
Physical Education/Health
Foreign Language
Interactive Websites for Pre-K-12
Daily Dose of Math
Visit a Website a Day
The Dynamic Curriculum (Integrating Technology)
PowerPoint Collection
Math/Science Technology Integration

Web Based Design Tools
Color Palette Design
Web Graphics for Educators
Creating Classroom Web Pages
E-Coach Citation Builder
Tutorials/Technology Resources
Internet Use
Windows MovieMaker
Smart Board 2 Minute Tutorials