How to use the Ohio Treasure Chest of Technology Resources
Now that you have found great tech resources, what do you do with them? Below are some ideas for using the Ohio Treasure Chest to help your students learn:
If you have access to a data projector, many of the sites in the Ohio Treasure Chest can be used for whole class instruction. By projecting on your overhead screen, you can use web sites to introduce material or complete an interactive online activity with the input of all the students.
Popular in Elementaries, centers are themed activities that children work through, often physically located at different places in the classroom. You could have a computer center that the children have to complete during the week. At that center you could have one or more web sites from the Treasure Chest for their activity.
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If you have a study hall or academic assist in your classroom, and at least one computer, you could have students get extra practice by visiting appropriate sites in the Treasure Chest.
If you have a computer lab available in your school, you can take your entire class to work on activities from the Treasure Chest.
Because the Treasure Chest has all grades levels K-12, if a student needs remediation with skills, they can find resources from earlier grade levels that could help catch them up.
Also, the Treasure Chest can be used to find enrichment activities for students who have already mastered the current content of your course. By moving ahead to a higher grade level in the Treasure Chest you can find resources that extend what you are teaching or introduce new concepts.
If you want to make specific sites readily available to your students, you can add them to the "Favorites" or "Bookmarks" list on your browsers. That way they can get right to the sites in your classroom or lab without having to type in the address.
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Better yet, if you have your own class web site, you can add links to the selected resources right on your web page. That way students can get to these great sites from anywhere, such as school, home, a public library, and more.
Finally a great idea is to inform parents about the Ohio Treasure Chest. Many parents are looking for ways to assist their children at home. They may not know where to begin, but with the Treasure Chest parents can easily find grade-appropriate interactive resources. Also, it is a great way for their children to maintain their skills over the long summer break.