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Strategies for the
                           Classroom Generalist
                                Plotting a course
     ...
Alternate Title:


                     • If it feels like work, you’re doing it wrong....



Friday, October 23, 2009
Or for people who just
          want to know some more
            about technology and
           Web2.0 tools and other...
Anyone, really




Friday, October 23, 2009
Tell your friends....




Friday, October 23, 2009
OK, I’m ready

                     • Why do I make such a big deal about the
                           digital culture
 ...
Why is this a complicated
             issue? Answer: IRP-less in BC

             • Well, there is no IRP for Middle Scho...
Come to that, what is
                              Technology?
             • Strong Bad knows....




Friday, October 23...
Anyway....back to the
                                  topic

                     • Incidentally, PowerPoint presentatio...
Friday, October 23, 2009
This is OK


                     • It’s KeyNote.



Friday, October 23, 2009
What do we need?

                     • Consider a plan for a Grade 7 Information
                           Technology c...
And now, an excerpt
                     •     It is expected that the student shall:
                     •     identify ...
Which boils down to:

                     • Foundations
                     • Processes
                     • Presentat...
Presentation

                     •     DOES NOT JUST
                           MEAN POWER
                           PO...
Ask yourself...what
                                 would Lisa do?
               • There are as many course designs are ...
How to begin

                     • Let’s talk licensed software for a minute.
                     • Imagine you are des...
Software I must have:

                     • Apple iLife suite
                     • Adobe CS3 (or, of course, CS4)
    ...
Software I could run a
                        program without:

                     • Apple iLife
                     •...
The “Typical” Teacher




Friday, October 23, 2009
The “Typical” Teacher




Friday, October 23, 2009
The Networked
                              Teacher




Friday, October 23, 2009
The Networked
                              Teacher




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As long as there is a Web, there is a Way


         A plethora of Web 2.0 tools at your Finger Tips




Friday, October 2...
The Evolution of the
                                  Web




Friday, October 23, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
This is where it gets
                                 really fun
                     • In this section, look for sites a...
Maybe you want to focus
              on word processing and
                   Keyboarding
                       Keyboar...
Behold the
                           Awesomeness




Friday, October 23, 2009
Race against others, or
                         just practice:




Friday, October 23, 2009
TypeRacer telling me I
                           made a typo:




Friday, October 23, 2009
When I’m done, I get my score, other’s
                  scores, and I can see where my text came
                   from....
And now something for
                      the font geeks


                     • Suppose you really wanted to study fon...
“What does Font
                              mean?”



               • Here is a site that tells you more about
        ...
Create your own font

               • FontCapture: neat little application
               • Allows you to capture your ow...
They aren’t really that
                         into your fonts...
                     • So here is a really nice way to...
Wordle




Friday, October 23, 2009
Want more? You could
                   do a workshop just on
                          Wordle
                     • Here...
What about Text and
                     Graphics? Try Glogster




Friday, October 23, 2009
Student Example - Kali,
                         in Grade 8:




Friday, October 23, 2009
What was the
                             Assignment?


                     • There wasn’t one. Kali just took a notion.
...
Don’t have an advanced
                     Draw program?


                     • Try Tiny Designer



Friday, October 23...
Images from
        Flickr: Tell a story
            in 5 photos




Friday, October 23, 2009
BeFunky




Friday, October 23, 2009
A Whole Collection of
                        Good Things


               • Techy Tips for Non Techies



Friday, October...
Want a simpler photo-
                            editor?

                     • Try “Tuxpi”. All you need is one good
  ...
This is my one good
                                   photo:




Friday, October 23, 2009
And this is how I
                              Tuxpi’d it:




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Feeling narcissistic and
                          Time-Travelly?




                           • Try Yearbook Yourself
F...
A neat Morphing tool


                     • A little clunky to use, but very cool
                           technology
...
Start with a “normal” picture

                                          Use the app to zoom in, set
                     ...
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Child




Friday, October 23, 2009
Child
                           Caribbean




Friday, October 23, 2009
Child
                                           Caribbean




                           Elderly Adult

Friday, October 2...
Child
                                           Caribbean




                           Elderly Adult
                  ...
Use Face of the Future to become a Masterpiece




Friday, October 23, 2009
Use Face of the Future to become a Masterpiece




             Modigliani



Friday, October 23, 2009
Use Face of the Future to become a Masterpiece




             Modigliani            Botticelli



Friday, October 23, 20...
Use Face of the Future to become a Masterpiece




             Modigliani            Botticelli        Manga



Friday, O...
Or a different animal
                               altogether:




Friday, October 23, 2009
Or a different animal
                                   altogether:




                       Chimpanzee
Friday, October...
Or a different animal
                                   altogether:




                       Chimpanzee                ...
Many more Mashables
                              here:


                     • 13 Fantastic and Fun Image Generators



...
But first, it’s time for An
                         Activity
                     • OMG PWNIES!!!!
                     • ...
What else should I know about
                  the Culture of the Internets?




Friday, October 23, 2009
Yo, Dramatic
            Hamster, I’mma let you
            finish, but “Charlie Bit
           Me” is the greatest meme
  ...
Cross Curricular




Friday, October 23, 2009
Cross Curricular
                     • Design class pages (in Moodle, or Blogs, or
                           Wikis)




...
Cross Curricular
                     • Design class pages (in Moodle, or Blogs, or
                           Wikis)
    ...
Cross Curricular
                     • Design class pages (in Moodle, or Blogs, or
                           Wikis)
    ...
Cross Curricular
                     • Design class pages (in Moodle, or Blogs, or
                           Wikis)
    ...
Cross Curricular
                     • Design class pages (in Moodle, or Blogs, or
                           Wikis)
    ...
Speaking of Kerpoof

                     • Nice little movie making application.
                     • Kids can easily c...
Kerpoof Ideas


                           • Use the Van Gogh or Escher
                             backgrounds as part o...
Kerpoof Ideas


                           • Use the Van Gogh or Escher
                             backgrounds as part o...
Kerpoof Ideas


                           • Use the Van Gogh or Escher
                             backgrounds as part o...
The Teaching Lab
               • It is a TEACHING Lab
               • Lock it down-- this is a TEACHING LAB
            ...
Teaching Lab Wish List

                     • Remote Desk Top
                     • Projector and Screen or white board
...
Oodles of Moodle

               • Example: Grade 9
               • Grade 8
               • Grade 7
               • Mat...
Model Edmodo


                     • Edmodo is an easy to use basic CMS



Friday, October 23, 2009
Play Time or Talk Time?


                     • Flip a coin?



Friday, October 23, 2009
Play Time or Talk Time?


                     • Flip a coin?



Friday, October 23, 2009
Play Time or Talk Time?


                     • Flip a coin?



Friday, October 23, 2009
The Slide before the
                                   Last
               •       A few more resources, more for theory ...
Check out Louis CK....
                           “Technology is wasted on a generation
                                  ...
Thank you!




Friday, October 23, 2009
Thank you!

                                         Lisa Read
                                     lread@sd79.bc.ca

    ...
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  1. 1. Strategies for the Classroom Generalist Plotting a course Lisa Read October 2009 Friday, October 23, 2009
  2. 2. Alternate Title: • If it feels like work, you’re doing it wrong.... Friday, October 23, 2009
  3. 3. Or for people who just want to know some more about technology and Web2.0 tools and other stuff. Friday, October 23, 2009
  4. 4. Anyone, really Friday, October 23, 2009
  5. 5. Tell your friends.... Friday, October 23, 2009
  6. 6. OK, I’m ready • Why do I make such a big deal about the digital culture • Suggestions for running a middle school lab • Integrating InfoTech to other subjects • Trying to sort the meaningful from the fluff Friday, October 23, 2009
  7. 7. Why is this a complicated issue? Answer: IRP-less in BC • Well, there is no IRP for Middle School IT, AFAIK • Unless you count the Grade 8-10 (1996) and/or the Grade 11-12 (2003) • Seems to me that Technology has undergone a lot of change since 1996... Friday, October 23, 2009
  8. 8. Come to that, what is Technology? • Strong Bad knows.... Friday, October 23, 2009
  9. 9. Anyway....back to the topic • Incidentally, PowerPoint presentation should NOT make up the majority of your IT program Friday, October 23, 2009
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  11. 11. This is OK • It’s KeyNote. Friday, October 23, 2009
  12. 12. What do we need? • Consider a plan for a Grade 7 Information Technology course. • Working backwards from the Grade 8 IRP Learning Objectives (er.....from 1996) Friday, October 23, 2009
  13. 13. And now, an excerpt • It is expected that the student shall: • identify information technology tools used to access information • protect information using information technology tools • enter information accurately using appropriate keyboarding techniques and software that allows for the storage, retrieval, and editing of material • demonstrate the ability to formulate questions and to use a variety of sources and tools to access, capture, and store information • use appropriate information technology terminology • evaluate a variety of input and output device • demonstrate the ability to install software • describe and practise appropriate safety procedures when working with information technology tools Friday, October 23, 2009
  14. 14. Which boils down to: • Foundations • Processes • Presentation Friday, October 23, 2009
  15. 15. Presentation • DOES NOT JUST MEAN POWER POINT!!! Friday, October 23, 2009
  16. 16. Ask yourself...what would Lisa do? • There are as many course designs are there are students, but here is what I do: • What is Technology? • Ergonomics • Ethics • Graphic Design • Language/Code • Efficient Internet/Keyboard short cuts • Presentation-names/collages/Fireworks/Flash • Media Literacy Friday, October 23, 2009
  17. 17. How to begin • Let’s talk licensed software for a minute. • Imagine you are designing a lab and have unlimited funds to set it up • Stop laughing. Friday, October 23, 2009
  18. 18. Software I must have: • Apple iLife suite • Adobe CS3 (or, of course, CS4) • Comic Life Friday, October 23, 2009
  19. 19. Software I could run a program without: • Apple iLife • Adobe CS3 (or 4) • Comic Life Friday, October 23, 2009
  20. 20. The “Typical” Teacher Friday, October 23, 2009
  21. 21. The “Typical” Teacher Friday, October 23, 2009
  22. 22. The Networked Teacher Friday, October 23, 2009
  23. 23. The Networked Teacher Friday, October 23, 2009
  24. 24. As long as there is a Web, there is a Way A plethora of Web 2.0 tools at your Finger Tips Friday, October 23, 2009
  25. 25. The Evolution of the Web Friday, October 23, 2009
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  27. 27. This is where it gets really fun • In this section, look for sites and tools to complement what you already do. • Think about your program and consider any unanswered questions. • Be open to sharing. Friday, October 23, 2009
  28. 28. Maybe you want to focus on word processing and Keyboarding Keyboarding does not have to be: fff ggg jjj hhh Check out TypeRacer http://play.typeracer.com/ Friday, October 23, 2009
  29. 29. Behold the Awesomeness Friday, October 23, 2009
  30. 30. Race against others, or just practice: Friday, October 23, 2009
  31. 31. TypeRacer telling me I made a typo: Friday, October 23, 2009
  32. 32. When I’m done, I get my score, other’s scores, and I can see where my text came from. There is even a link for more info. Friday, October 23, 2009
  33. 33. And now something for the font geeks • Suppose you really wanted to study fonts: All you every wanted to know about Sans Serif is right here... Friday, October 23, 2009
  34. 34. “What does Font mean?” • Here is a site that tells you more about baselines, descenders and serifs than you ever thought possible. • The basics of Typography Friday, October 23, 2009
  35. 35. Create your own font • FontCapture: neat little application • Allows you to capture your own handwriting and convert it to a digital font • You just need a printer and a scanner Friday, October 23, 2009
  36. 36. They aren’t really that into your fonts... • So here is a really nice way to bring meaning to “Word Art” • A great scaffolder • Good introduction to “Tagging” (you better explain that one) Friday, October 23, 2009
  37. 37. Wordle Friday, October 23, 2009
  38. 38. Want more? You could do a workshop just on Wordle • Here are 38 more ways to use it Friday, October 23, 2009
  39. 39. What about Text and Graphics? Try Glogster Friday, October 23, 2009
  40. 40. Student Example - Kali, in Grade 8: Friday, October 23, 2009
  41. 41. What was the Assignment? • There wasn’t one. Kali just took a notion. Friday, October 23, 2009
  42. 42. Don’t have an advanced Draw program? • Try Tiny Designer Friday, October 23, 2009
  43. 43. Images from Flickr: Tell a story in 5 photos Friday, October 23, 2009
  44. 44. BeFunky Friday, October 23, 2009
  45. 45. A Whole Collection of Good Things • Techy Tips for Non Techies Friday, October 23, 2009
  46. 46. Want a simpler photo- editor? • Try “Tuxpi”. All you need is one good photo: Friday, October 23, 2009
  47. 47. This is my one good photo: Friday, October 23, 2009
  48. 48. And this is how I Tuxpi’d it: Friday, October 23, 2009
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  62. 62. Feeling narcissistic and Time-Travelly? • Try Yearbook Yourself Friday, October 23, 2009
  63. 63. A neat Morphing tool • A little clunky to use, but very cool technology • Face of the Future Friday, October 23, 2009
  64. 64. Start with a “normal” picture Use the app to zoom in, set the eye and mouth markers....and transform! Different ages, ethnicities or genders Friday, October 23, 2009
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  66. 66. Child Friday, October 23, 2009
  67. 67. Child Caribbean Friday, October 23, 2009
  68. 68. Child Caribbean Elderly Adult Friday, October 23, 2009
  69. 69. Child Caribbean Elderly Adult Masculinize Friday, October 23, 2009
  70. 70. Use Face of the Future to become a Masterpiece Friday, October 23, 2009
  71. 71. Use Face of the Future to become a Masterpiece Modigliani Friday, October 23, 2009
  72. 72. Use Face of the Future to become a Masterpiece Modigliani Botticelli Friday, October 23, 2009
  73. 73. Use Face of the Future to become a Masterpiece Modigliani Botticelli Manga Friday, October 23, 2009
  74. 74. Or a different animal altogether: Friday, October 23, 2009
  75. 75. Or a different animal altogether: Chimpanzee Friday, October 23, 2009
  76. 76. Or a different animal altogether: Chimpanzee Drunk Friday, October 23, 2009
  77. 77. Many more Mashables here: • 13 Fantastic and Fun Image Generators Friday, October 23, 2009
  78. 78. But first, it’s time for An Activity • OMG PWNIES!!!! • You will see a collection of Acronyms around the room. How many can you decode? • What about the L33t phrases? • Why is this important? Well, it’s not, especially, unless you want to understand Friday, October 23, 2009
  79. 79. What else should I know about the Culture of the Internets? Friday, October 23, 2009
  80. 80. Yo, Dramatic Hamster, I’mma let you finish, but “Charlie Bit Me” is the greatest meme of all time Friday, October 23, 2009
  81. 81. Cross Curricular Friday, October 23, 2009
  82. 82. Cross Curricular • Design class pages (in Moodle, or Blogs, or Wikis) Friday, October 23, 2009
  83. 83. Cross Curricular • Design class pages (in Moodle, or Blogs, or Wikis) • SMARTboard/Notepad projects Friday, October 23, 2009
  84. 84. Cross Curricular • Design class pages (in Moodle, or Blogs, or Wikis) • SMARTboard/Notepad projects • Character Blogs or Discussion groups Friday, October 23, 2009
  85. 85. Cross Curricular • Design class pages (in Moodle, or Blogs, or Wikis) • SMARTboard/Notepad projects • Character Blogs or Discussion groups • Illustrations (Fireworks/Kerpoof) Friday, October 23, 2009
  86. 86. Cross Curricular • Design class pages (in Moodle, or Blogs, or Wikis) • SMARTboard/Notepad projects • Character Blogs or Discussion groups • Illustrations (Fireworks/Kerpoof) • Retellings: Pod casting, Flash, Comic Life Friday, October 23, 2009
  87. 87. Speaking of Kerpoof • Nice little movie making application. • Kids can easily create their own stories, or retell stories • Limited editing=limited time-loss • Kerpoof Friday, October 23, 2009
  88. 88. Kerpoof Ideas • Use the Van Gogh or Escher backgrounds as part of an artist study • Use the Movie making function for retelling stories, or as an introduction to movie-making. Friday, October 23, 2009
  89. 89. Kerpoof Ideas • Use the Van Gogh or Escher backgrounds as part of an artist study • Use the Movie making function for retelling stories, or as an introduction to movie-making. Friday, October 23, 2009
  90. 90. Kerpoof Ideas • Use the Van Gogh or Escher backgrounds as part of an artist study • Use the Movie making function for retelling stories, or as an introduction to movie-making. Friday, October 23, 2009
  91. 91. The Teaching Lab • It is a TEACHING Lab • Lock it down-- this is a TEACHING LAB • Do you have a bookable lab, roving carts, or stations in the Library? If so, then the TEACHING lab is for TEACHING • Same deal for SMARTboards. They should not be used as a Projector Screen for Movie Day. • Assign chairs to stations, set the rules in force Day 1. Friday, October 23, 2009
  92. 92. Teaching Lab Wish List • Remote Desk Top • Projector and Screen or white board • Groups Folders-- hand in/hand out • A Management Plan--seating? lighting? Free Time?? Friday, October 23, 2009
  93. 93. Oodles of Moodle • Example: Grade 9 • Grade 8 • Grade 7 • Math 8 Friday, October 23, 2009
  94. 94. Model Edmodo • Edmodo is an easy to use basic CMS Friday, October 23, 2009
  95. 95. Play Time or Talk Time? • Flip a coin? Friday, October 23, 2009
  96. 96. Play Time or Talk Time? • Flip a coin? Friday, October 23, 2009
  97. 97. Play Time or Talk Time? • Flip a coin? Friday, October 23, 2009
  98. 98. The Slide before the Last • A few more resources, more for theory and philosophy. Ponder at your leisure....(or is that pwnder?) • Top 11 things to know about technology • Collection of Canadian education blogs • Interesting collection of “Social Media” contests • Good article on a “hacker”. Scary. • A sobering article about a cyber bully/hacker • Ten Photoshop disasters. This would be great for a Media Literacy assignment • Probably the most important site on this page. 100 things you should have already seen on the Internet... Friday, October 23, 2009
  99. 99. Check out Louis CK.... “Technology is wasted on a generation of spoiled idiots.” Friday, October 23, 2009
  100. 100. Thank you! Friday, October 23, 2009
  101. 101. Thank you! Lisa Read lread@sd79.bc.ca Twitter: LisaRead Blog: http://readlisaread.edublogs.org/ Friday, October 23, 2009
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