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  • 1. Strategies for the Classroom Generalist Plotting a course Lisa Read October 2009 Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 2. Alternate Title: • If it feels like work, you’re doing it wrong.... Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 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. Anyone, really Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 5. Tell your friends.... Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 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. 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. Come to that, what is Technology? • Strong Bad knows.... Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 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. This is OK • It’s KeyNote. Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 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. 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. Which boils down to: • Foundations • Processes • Presentation Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 15. Presentation • DOES NOT JUST MEAN POWER POINT!!! Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 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. 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. Software I must have: • Apple iLife suite • Adobe CS3 (or, of course, CS4) • Comic Life Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 19. Software I could run a program without: • Apple iLife • Adobe CS3 (or 4) • Comic Life Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 20. The “Typical” Teacher Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 21. The “Typical” Teacher Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 22. The Networked Teacher Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 23. The Networked Teacher Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 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. The Evolution of the Web Friday, October 23, 2009
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  • 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. 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. Behold the Awesomeness Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 30. Race against others, or just practice: Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 31. TypeRacer telling me I made a typo: Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 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. 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. “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. 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. 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. Wordle Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 38. Want more? You could do a workshop just on Wordle • Here are 38 more ways to use it Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 39. What about Text and Graphics? Try Glogster Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 40. Student Example - Kali, in Grade 8: Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 41. What was the Assignment? • There wasn’t one. Kali just took a notion. Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 42. Don’t have an advanced Draw program? • Try Tiny Designer Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 43. Images from Flickr: Tell a story in 5 photos Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 44. BeFunky Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 45. A Whole Collection of Good Things • Techy Tips for Non Techies Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 46. Want a simpler photo- editor? • Try “Tuxpi”. All you need is one good photo: Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 47. This is my one good photo: Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 48. And this is how I Tuxpi’d it: Friday, October 23, 2009
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  • 62. Feeling narcissistic and Time-Travelly? • Try Yearbook Yourself Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 63. A neat Morphing tool • A little clunky to use, but very cool technology • Face of the Future Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 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. Child Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 67. Child Caribbean Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 68. Child Caribbean Elderly Adult Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 69. Child Caribbean Elderly Adult Masculinize Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 70. Use Face of the Future to become a Masterpiece Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 71. Use Face of the Future to become a Masterpiece Modigliani Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 72. Use Face of the Future to become a Masterpiece Modigliani Botticelli Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 73. Use Face of the Future to become a Masterpiece Modigliani Botticelli Manga Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 74. Or a different animal altogether: Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 75. Or a different animal altogether: Chimpanzee Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 76. Or a different animal altogether: Chimpanzee Drunk Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 77. Many more Mashables here: • 13 Fantastic and Fun Image Generators Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 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. What else should I know about the Culture of the Internets? Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 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. Cross Curricular Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 82. Cross Curricular • Design class pages (in Moodle, or Blogs, or Wikis) Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 83. Cross Curricular • Design class pages (in Moodle, or Blogs, or Wikis) • SMARTboard/Notepad projects Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Oodles of Moodle • Example: Grade 9 • Grade 8 • Grade 7 • Math 8 Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 94. Model Edmodo • Edmodo is an easy to use basic CMS Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 95. Play Time or Talk Time? • Flip a coin? Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 96. Play Time or Talk Time? • Flip a coin? Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 97. Play Time or Talk Time? • Flip a coin? Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 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. Check out Louis CK.... “Technology is wasted on a generation of spoiled idiots.” Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 100. Thank you! Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 101. Thank you! Lisa Read lread@sd79.bc.ca Twitter: LisaRead Blog: http://readlisaread.edublogs.org/ Friday, October 23, 2009