K-5 Tech Centers

Independent Learning Centers are a great way to have true technology integration (teaching through technology) in the classroom.  Plus, they allow students to engage discovery and creative learning for an effective 21st Century Classroom.

Here are several resources that you may use as templates to get started:

Voice Recording Centers:
Get Started: Voice Recording Center Podcast
Voice Recording Center Directions: K-2
Voice Recording Center Directions: 3-5
List of Student Voice Recording Applications by Device
Try Web 2.0 App: Vocaroo
Try free download: Audacity

Blogging Center:
Get Started: Kid Blog General Center Directions
Blogging Center Directions: K-2
Blogging Center Directions: 3-5
List of Student Blogging Applications by Device
Sample Class Blog: MEA Alpha Blog
Sample Blog Post/Comment Rubric: Student-Created Rubric

Desktop Publishing Center:
Get Started: Desktop Publishing Center Brochure Intro
Desktop Publisher Center Directions: K-2
Desktop Publisher Center Directions: 3-5
List of Student Desktop Publishing Applications by Device

Digital Storytelling Center:
Get Started: Digital Storytelling Intro Book
Digital Storytelling Center Directions: K-2
Digital Storytelling Center Directions: 3-5
List of Student Digital Storytelling Applications by Device

Movie Making Center:
Get Started: Movie Making Center Overview
Movies Center Directions: K-2
Movies Center Directions: 3-5
List of Student Movie-Making Applications by Device
Explore Student Samples Here

Presentation Making Center:
Get Started: Presentation Center Overview
Presentation Center Directions: K-2
Presentation Center Directions: 3-5
List of Student Presentation Applications by Device

Additional Resources:
Sample Save Directions K-2
Link to Additional Digital Media Ideas

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