NEW TECHNOLOGIES… Catherine Ritz MaFLA YOUR CLASSROOM… Summer Institute, LET’S GO! 08/2012
LEARNING OBJECTIVES / AGENDA To understand what resources are available to you and understand how to use them in a way that meets state and national standards and communicative objectives. AGENDA: Background Student Performance Resources Break & Mini-Group Project Resources to Make Your Life Easier Some Techie Talk: the Embed Code Open Sharing of Resources You Love Questions/Feedback
MY PERSONAL BIASES :) I love technology. I just think it’s fun. I could spend all day playing with stuff online. I have to stop myself from using technology. I tend to use technology for speaking activities. It just seems incomplete without it. You should do what you know is right for your students. You should take away from this presentation what you need. You should forget about the rest! But… you should think about your students’ interests!
TECH LET’S GO…AUDIENCE QUESTIONS W/GOOGLE VOICE What burning questions do you have about using technology in your classroom? Please call me @ 617-651-0483 and leave me a message with your question. I will do my best to answer! On the count of three… please dial! For those of you with SmartPhones, please download the following app: Socrative Student We will try to use it later!
THOUGHTS ON CELL PHONES How many of you have discreetly checked your cell phone since I began my presentation? Don’t let this happen in your classroom…
KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE http://www.marketingcharts.com/interactive/cell-phones-Nearly half (47%) of US teens say key-to-teens-social-lives-47-can-text-with-eyes-closed-6126/their social life would end or beworsened without their cell phone, Best Enemies Education inand nearly six in 10 (57%) credit Australia reveals 80% oftheir mobile device with improving teen girls actually sleep withtheir life. (2008) their cell phones, and 50% tuck their phones under their pillows and set them to vibrate. On average, teens send or receive 3,339 texts per month: that’s more than 6 texts per hour they are awake. http://www.ministrybestpractices.com/2011/09/would-you-be-lost-without-your-phone.html
FRAMING THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY (OR ANY THING REALLY) WHY?? should I use this? HOW?? does it meet my learning objectives? WHAT?? are my learning objectives? WHAT?? should my students be able to do through the use of this activity? WHO?? can I rely on for help?
STATE STANDARDS C o m m un i c a t io n Students use the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. C u l t ur e s Students gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures. C o m p a r is o n s Students develop insight into the nature of language and culture by comparing their own language and culture with another. C o n n e c t io n s Students make connections with other subject areas and acquire information. C o m m un i t i e s Students participate in com-munities at home and around the world in other languages.
STATE STANDARDS Communication Students use the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. PreK–12 STANDARD 1 Interpersonal Communication: Students of modern languages will converse in a language other than English to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions. PreK–12 STANDARD 2 Interpretive Communication: Students will understand and interpret ideas and information written or spoken in a language other than English. PreK–12 STANDARD 3 Presentational Communication: Students of modern languages will write and speak in a language other than English to present information, concepts, and ideas on a variety of topics.http://www.doe.mass.edu/frameworks/foreign/1999.pdf
TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS• Creativity and Innovation • Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.• Communication and Collaboration • Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.• Research and Information Fluency • Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. http://www.iste.org/standards/nets-for-students.aspx
TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS• Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making • Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.• Digital Citizenship • Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.• Technology Operations and Concepts • Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. http://www.iste.org/standards/nets-for-students.aspx
MY TOP 10 (FOR STUDENT PERFORMANCE) 1 . Straight Voice Recording: Google Voice Set up free account with gmail. Choose phone number and link to your phone, then select “Do Not Disturb.” All calls go to your inbox and can be “embedded” or played online. App available. *You can also create groups and text your students! Vocaroo Free basic voice recording site. No registration. Students either email, Tweet, copy link or get “embed code.” No app. *New feature: “Embed” vocaroo in your site o students can record without leaving your page. Questions from Google Voice!
MY TOP 10 (FOR STUDENT PERFORMANCE) 2. Voice Recording w/Benefits SoundCloud Free recording site designed for musicians. Create free account. App available. Can post sound to Twitter, Facebook, email it or get “embed” code. Can leave comments at timed intervals on recording. ThingLink Take any image and make it interactive. With the use of SoundCloud, you can add audio (and with YouTube, you can add video)! Can “embed” on other sites. No app.
MY TOP 10 (FOR STUDENT PERFORMANCE) 3. Kooky Voice Recording Blabberize Free site where you can upload a digital photo and make it talk. Very fun! Students email “embed” code or post on their own blog. App equivalent: Babblizer Voki Free site where you make an Avatar talk. Can record voice or type text and set accent. Students email “embed” code or post on their own blog. No app.
MY TOP 10 (FOR STUDENT PERFORMANCE) 4. Digital Storytelling w/voice recording VoiceThread Free site with restrictions (or $1 per registration for department). Students create digital narrations with text or audio. Teachers and others can comment. Students email “embed” code or post on their own blog. App available.
MY TOP 10 (FOR STUDENT PERFORMANCE) 5. Digital Storytelling (w/out voice recording) StoryBird Free. Beautiful art to inspire writing! Can create class and add assignments. Can “embed” or share. StoryJumper Free. Register, then create digital books that can be purchased, or can just share the link! Add art from online, or select images from their databank.
MY TOP 10 (FOR STUDENT PERFORMANCE) 6. Animations & Comic Strips GoAnimate Animations with voice recording StripGenerator & ToonDoo Free comic strip creation
MY TOP 10 (FOR STUDENT PERFORMANCE) 7. Essays & Blogging Blogger or WordPress Free. Create easy -to-make websites/blogs for student essays and publishing of work created online. Students can follow each other and post comments on each other’s work. (Comments can be moderated.) Evernote Free. Students can use for writing or attaching audio or images, and can email to you. App available (with direct voice recording).
MY TOP 10 (FOR STUDENT PERFORMANCE) 8. History, TimeLines HistoryPin Create tours/stories linked to maps with images, text, video/audio (from YouTube). TimeToast Create free timelines with text, images, and links. Can embed on websites or share link.
MY TOP 10 (FOR STUDENT PERFORMANCE) 9. Discussing Videos Vialogues Add any online video (or upload your own) and have students comment online. Ask questions (multiple choice or check all that apply or open) at certain intervals of the video.
MY TOP 10 (FOR STUDENT PERFORMANCE) 10. Video Cameras on Student Cell Phones! SmartPhone = built-in camera and video camera Use the “Splice” app (free) to link multiple scenes together. Email video (if small enough) or upload to class YouTube Channel (you can set the videos to private, so only you can see)
BREAK-OUT TIME Your mission: to develop at least three project/homework/classwork ideas that… 1. use a new technology we’ve just discussed 2. address a mode of communication (i.e., in the TL!) 3. address both a state FL standard and a national tech standard Please work in groups of three! And enjoy a little break while you’re at it!
Questions from Google Voice! TOP 10 (TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER) 1 . Make a Website Blogger or WordPress Rethink your class website Create a department website and PUBLICIZE your department!!
TOP 10 (TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER) 2. Flashcards Quizlet Make (or find already) free flashcards with audio. Include games and can embed flashcards on a website. Can also make class accounts and track how students are using.
TOP 10 (TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER) 3. Class Groups Wiggio Like a class FB page w/out the worry. Students join your group and can post audio/video/ text/questions/polls, etc. You can send reminders to students on assignments (includes calendar) and can facilitate group work.
TOP 10 (TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER) 4. Online grading Engrade Free and very easy to use if your school doesn’t have an online grading platform.
TOP 10 (TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER) 5. Personal Learning Networks Twitter The best online professional development! Please follow me @ritzforeignlang, then see who I follow, then look for other teachers. This is not personal, it’s 100% professional resources sharing, asking/answering https://docs.google.com/a/arlington.k12.ma.us/present/view?id=0AS questions, helping other npJkDhdWidZGY1M3BuZ2RfMzFkaHA3aDlobQ&hl=en_US&authkey=CN bdw7ID teachers and getting help from them!
TOP 10 (TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER) 6. Keeping Track of Resources Pinterest “Pin” websites you like and categorize on “boards” Delicious Like a “Favorites” menu online
TOP 10 (TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER) 7. Working on dif ferent computers/sharing files DropBox Download to every computer you use and it looks just like a regular folder! You can share files/folders easily.
TOP 10 (TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER) 8. Keeping up with your students ClassParrot (no phone #) or GoogleVoice (know phone #) Free to text your students (as a group or individually) to remind them of assignments, missing work, etc. Obviously, you should check with your school’s policy on this and inform parents and students that you will be doing it! (CYA!)
TOP 10 (TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER) 9. Helping students with writing BonPatron For French or Spanish Helps students understand the type of error they made, doesn’t just give them the right answer. App available.
TOP 10 (TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER) 10. Explaining content to students ShowMe Record presentations with text and audio, then share link with students or embed on your website/blog.
TECH LET’S GO…AUDIENCE FEEDBACK W/TEXT THE MOB
TECHIE TALK: THE EMBED CODE Essentially, something interactive that is posted on another website. Like a YouTube video you see on any website. All you need to know… Copy & Paste (don’t mess with anything inside the brackets) Use the “HTML” editor on Blogger
TECH LET’S GO… AUDIENCE FEEDBACK W/SOCRATIVE For those of you with SmartPhones who downloaded the Socrative Student app, please go to the following room and complete the questionnaire: 8323 For everyone else, please complete the questionnaire on paper. Questions from Google Voice!Please keep in email@example.comQuestions? Comments?