Mini-lesson for Mama<br />Tennessee Education Technology Conference<br />Anna C. Clifford, Ed. D.<br />Union University<br...
“I want to help him with his school work, but I don’t know how!”  <br />…explained Mama. <br />
Why Homework? <br />Review and practice<br />Next day’s class<br />Learn to use resources<br />Explore subjects more fully...
Homework!<br />“Knock—and the door may open, …”<br />
Parents are the Key<br />Provide models, instill values, and establish expectations<br />Source of motivation<br />Schedul...
Parent VolunteersSupported Activities<br />Teachers should:<br />give concise, well-written materials describing the activ...
Parent’s Cry<br />“I want to help him with his school work, but I don’t know how!”  <br />…explained Mama. <br />
Creative Help<br />brief videotaped demonstrations  <br />Ganske, K., Monroe, J. K., & Strickland, D. S. (2003). Questions...
VoiceThread<br />http://voicethread.com<br />Free Web 2.0 tool<br />Collaborative, multimedia slide show<br /> Upload imag...
Mini-Lessons<br /> Mini-lessons/VoiceThread<br />Standards<br />Teach concept or skill <br />Enhanced second language<br /...
Student Samples<br />Blending a Word<br />http://voicethread.com/share/638649/<br />Communities http://voicethread.com/sha...
Basic Words http://voicethread.com/share/849600/<br />Persuasive Essay<br />	http://voicethread.com/share/645000/<br />Met...
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  1. 1. Mini-lesson for Mama<br />Tennessee Education Technology Conference<br />Anna C. Clifford, Ed. D.<br />Union University<br />Jackson, TN<br />December 3, 2010<br />
  2. 2. “I want to help him with his school work, but I don’t know how!” <br />…explained Mama. <br />
  3. 3. Why Homework? <br />Review and practice<br />Next day’s class<br />Learn to use resources<br />Explore subjects more fully<br />Apply skills they already have to new situations<br /> Integrate learning by applying many different skills to a single task<br />U.S. Department of Education. (2002). Helping Your Child with Homework<br />
  4. 4. Homework!<br />“Knock—and the door may open, …”<br />
  5. 5. Parents are the Key<br />Provide models, instill values, and establish expectations<br />Source of motivation<br />Schedule regular time<br />Choose a place<br />Remove distractions<br />Supply resources <br />Monitor assignments<br />Provide guidance and +R<br />Baker, 2003; Bryan et al., 2001; Callahan, Rademacher, & Hildreth, 1998; Christenson, 2002; Patton, 1994.<br />
  6. 6. Parent VolunteersSupported Activities<br />Teachers should:<br />give concise, well-written materials describing the activity demonstrate the activity, and be available to meet again or talk by phone to answer questions<br />help parents maintain motivation, alleviate uncertainty, and feel self-efficacious, teachers might conduct several training sessions on homework or related topics throughout the yea<br />help parents form small support groups<br />trust and help parents correctly understand and implement activities  <br />Allington R. L, & Cunningham, P. M. (2002). Schools that work: Where all children read and write (2nd ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.<br />
  7. 7. Parent’s Cry<br />“I want to help him with his school work, but I don’t know how!” <br />…explained Mama. <br />
  8. 8. Creative Help<br />brief videotaped demonstrations  <br />Ganske, K., Monroe, J. K., & Strickland, D. S. (2003). Questions teachers ask about struggling readers and writers. The Reading Teacher, 57, 118-128.<br />
  9. 9. VoiceThread<br />http://voicethread.com<br />Free Web 2.0 tool<br />Collaborative, multimedia slide show<br /> Upload images, documents, and videos<br />Comments in 5 ways – voice, text, audio file, or video + doodle<br />Share <br />
  10. 10. Mini-Lessons<br /> Mini-lessons/VoiceThread<br />Standards<br />Teach concept or skill <br />Enhanced second language<br />Original Photos <br />Write script<br />Title slide, standards, …and more<br />doodle feature for highlighting<br />Collaboration, as needed<br />
  11. 11. Student Samples<br />Blending a Word<br />http://voicethread.com/share/638649/<br />Communities http://voicethread.com/share/635911/<br />Phases of Moon http://voicethread.com/share/849613/<br />
  12. 12. Basic Words http://voicethread.com/share/849600/<br />Persuasive Essay<br /> http://voicethread.com/share/645000/<br />Metric Measurement http://voicethread.com/share/858404/<br />
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