Bringing Math & Science to       Life With Online Discussion             Colt Briner                      Catlin Tucker   ...
Session Breakdown: Why Online Discussions Work What You Will Need Usable Examples 5 key elements of great discussions...
Why Online Discussions Work More time & flexibility More meaningful exchanges 21st century skills Broader spectrum of ...
What You Need Online forum or discussion platform Clear expectations and guidelines Basic facilitation skills Strong t...
Example Discussion Topics Improved Learning Increased Interest Creating relevance     tiesmathandscience.collaborizecla...
Creating Strong Discussions5 Key Elements:   Compelling title   Layers   Clear description/expectation   Supporting ma...
Resources for SuccessCollaborize Classroom Resources:  •Dos and Donts of Online Student Engagement  •Art of Asking Questio...
Resources for MultimediaMath:   • Vi Hart   • Singing Bananas   • Khan AcademyScience:   • Dr James Tanton   •Brainiac   •...
When all Else Fails      Be Honest
Aligning With Common CoreOnline Discussions =   • Online publishing &                       collaboration                 ...
From Thought to Action1. Fear Factors?2. Remaining Challenges?3. What’s missing?4. Ready to try it?
Q&A
Stay in Touch         Colt Briner                  Catlin Tucker       Former Teacher            Honors English Teacher   ...
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  • Improved Learning – Newton’s second law, Correlation vs. Causation, How Would You Explain it?Increased Interest – Unconventional Textbook, Atomic Personality, School BusCreating relevancy – Chemistry for real life, Travel Time, Mythbusters
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  • ColtDirect them to the Wall Wisher site where we have posted URLs to these resources. Encourage them to add to it as well.
  • ColtImaginary numbersDon’t say “you never know, you might use this someday”
  • CatlinCommon Core State Standards: [Cat] Touch on the organization and points of emphasis for science and math. Then use this to segue into an interactive activity. Notes: Place poster paper (folded up) in different areas around the room then design a question using what they learned in art of asking questions segment to design a question. Posters will be split between science and math to allow for choice. Then attendees can do a gallery walk of questions if time is short. If time is left over, we can discuss one.
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    1. 1. Bringing Math & Science to Life With Online Discussion Colt Briner Catlin Tucker Former Teacher Honors English Teacher Math & Science lover Blended Learning Specialist Ed Tech Instructor Ed Tech InstructorCollaborative Technologies Specialist Curriculum DesignerCo-Creator of Collaborize Classroom Author – The Perfect Blend @Wisdomofwe @Catlintucker
    2. 2. Session Breakdown: Why Online Discussions Work What You Will Need Usable Examples 5 key elements of great discussions Getting Support Resources Aligning with Common Core From Thought to Action
    3. 3. Why Online Discussions Work More time & flexibility More meaningful exchanges 21st century skills Broader spectrum of perspectives Leverage the collective intelligence of group Students create relevance for themselves Shifts students from consumers to producers
    4. 4. What You Need Online forum or discussion platform Clear expectations and guidelines Basic facilitation skills Strong topics / discussion prompts
    5. 5. Example Discussion Topics Improved Learning Increased Interest Creating relevance tiesmathandscience.collaborizeclassroom.com Email: TIES11 Password: TIES11
    6. 6. Creating Strong Discussions5 Key Elements:  Compelling title  Layers  Clear description/expectation  Supporting material/multimedia  Interaction requirements
    7. 7. Resources for SuccessCollaborize Classroom Resources: •Dos and Donts of Online Student Engagement •Art of Asking Questions •Get Students to Say Something Substantial •8 Strategies to Continue DiscussionOther Resources: •Catlintucker.com •mrmeyer.com •freetech4teachers.com • Collaborize Classroom.com/resources
    8. 8. Resources for MultimediaMath: • Vi Hart • Singing Bananas • Khan AcademyScience: • Dr James Tanton •Brainiac •MythBusters • Walter Lewin wallwisher.com/wall/TIES1213
    9. 9. When all Else Fails Be Honest
    10. 10. Aligning With Common CoreOnline Discussions = • Online publishing & collaboration • Prioritizes writing across the curriculum • Teaches media literacy • Requires higher order thinking skills • Makes real world connections
    11. 11. From Thought to Action1. Fear Factors?2. Remaining Challenges?3. What’s missing?4. Ready to try it?
    12. 12. Q&A
    13. 13. Stay in Touch Colt Briner Catlin Tucker Former Teacher Honors English Teacher Ed Tech Instructor Blended Learning Specialist Collaborative Technologies Ed Tech Instructor Specialist Curriculum Designer Co-Creator of Collaborize Author – The Perfect Blend Classroom @CTuckerEnglish @Wisdomofwe Catlintucker.comcollaborizeclassroom.com/blog
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