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Presentation for the PLTW Conference, Houston TX January 2010

Presentation for the PLTW Conference, Houston TX January 2010

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  • 1. TEXAS
    Facilitating a Virtual Project in the PLTW Classroom
    Carol Teitelman
    Coordinator-Distance Learning
    Region 13 Education Service Center
    Austin, TX
    Carol.Teitelman@esc13.txed.net
    Jana Schmidt
    IED Teacher
    Lyndon B. Johnson High School
    Johnson City, TX
    jschmidt@johnsoncity.txed.net
  • 2. Session Objectives:
    Facilitating Virtual Projects in the PLTW Classroom
    overview: 4.2.1 virtual design challenge
    barriers : teacher survey results
    collaboration : synchronous-vs-asynchronous
    tools: online collaboration
    questions and answers
    milk and cookies
  • 3. Facilitating Virtual Projects in the PLTW Classroom
    IED Unit 4-Lesson 2Virtual Design Project & Team Norms
    1.  Why are teams of people used to solve problems?
    2.  What are group norms?
    3.  What does consensus mean, and how do teams use it to make decisions?
    What types of communication methods do virtual teams rely on in the absence of face-to-face contact?
    6.  How do teams deal with individual team members’ weaknesses? 
    7.  What methods do teams use to formally address conflict between team members?
  • 4. Unit 4.2.1-Virtual Design Challenge:
    Facilitating Virtual Projects in the PLTW Classroom
    students select a design problem:
    Modular Coffee Shop Table
    Speaker Support System
    Manufacturing Fixture
    Bicycle Storage System
    Holiday Ornament
    Dog Supply Organizer
    Locker Organizer
    teacher groups students according to interests
    teacher selects method of virtual collaboration
  • 5. Unit 4.2.1-Virtual Design Challenge:
    Facilitating Virtual Projects in the PLTW Classroom
    teacher introduces project and method(s) of communication.
    time estimate for project: 25 days
    project assessment is based on teacher, student and peer evaluation
    deliverables: engineering notebook, gantt chart, performance evaluations, drawings and a 5 minute summary presentation
  • 6. BARRIERS
  • 7. Facilitating Virtual Projects in the PLTW Classroom
    Mapping out the Issues
  • 8. Texas Teacher Survey Results (49 responses):
    Facilitating Virtual Projects in the PLTW Classroom
    My gut was right.
  • 9. Facilitating Virtual Projects in the PLTW Classroom
  • 10. Facilitating Virtual Projects in the PLTW Classroom
  • 11. "There can be infinite uses of the computer and of new age technology, but if the teachers themselves are not able to bring it into the classroom and make it work, then it fails.“--Nancy Kassebaum, U.S. Senator
  • 12. TOOLS
  • 13. Facilitating Virtual Projects in the PLTW Classroom
    “Usually it's the time crunch that makes me not want to participate but also finding the virtual partner and figuring out the times and schedules for the students to "meet" just really kills it for me”.
    Synchronous -vs- Asynchronous Collaboration
  • 14. Synchronous
    Can you hear me now?”
  • 15. Asynchronous
  • 16. Facilitating Virtual Projects in the PLTW Classroom
    “With all the extra activities that are assigned from the district that we are required to do during our class, it is very difficult to get through the entire curriculum (activities for TAKS, journaling, etc..). The technology department is very restrictive in what we can do with our computers. We also do not have the web-cams.”
  • 17. What needs to be shared?What format works best?How many people are involved?
  • 18.
  • 19. Sharing Multimedia
  • 20. Sharing Multimedia
    WIKI
  • 21.
  • 22. Q & A
  • 23. Links used in the presentation:
    Sharing documents:
    mashable.com/2008/05/02/sites-to-share-documents-online/
    Sharing multimedia:
    www.flickr.comwww.youtube.comwww.shutterfly.com
    www.teachertube.com
    Podcasting: www.learninginhand.com
    Blogs: http://www.21classes.com/
    Wikis: try www.pbworks.com
    Video conferences: www.vidyo.com
    Other sites: www.cilc.com for tips on videoconferences
    Photos used are copyright, royalty free from Microsoft Gallery or www.sxc.hu as well as taken by the presenter.
  • 24. TEXAS
    Facilitating a Virtual Project in the PLTW Classroom
    Carol Teitelman
    Coordinator-Distance Learning
    Region 13 Education Service Center
    Austin, TX
    Carol.Teitelman@esc13.txed.net
    Jana Schmidt
    IED Teacher
    Lyndon B. Johnson High School
    Johnson City, TX
    jschmidt@johnsoncity.txed.net