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  • 1. to Engage Learners and Differentiate Instruction
    Andrew Halter
    Instructional Technology Coach
    Hampton Twp School District
    Tech Based Strategies
  • 2.
    Click on the
    Differentiation with Tech
    on the left
  • 3.
  • 4. I am the tech leery monk
    I am the tech savvy monk
    I am somewhere in between
    How do you relate?
  • 5. Student Needs—The BIG picture:
    We are "moving from the Information Age
    to the Conceptual Age."
    Schools must prepare students for a different workplace--one that values
    innovation, imagination, creativity, communication, and emotional intelligence.
    ~ Daniel Pink, A Whole New Mind 2005
  • 6. Today’s students demand…
    "Engage me or enrage me."
    ~Mark Prensky
    Educational software designer/author
    Student Needs—The Reality
  • 7. i.e. the “digital natives” are restless (or resting)!
  • 8. Formative Assessment
    Dynamic Classroom Resources with Wikis and Blogs
    Digital Storytelling Tools
    Many other web 2.0 tools along the way
    We will cover:
  • 9. Bag
  • 10. Technology Engages
    Content--by giving teachers and students instant, anywhere anytime access to present and consume information in practically infinite, ever expanding forms.
    Process--by providing tools to vary instructional practice , engage learners, and provide opportunities for collaboration and authentic audience.
    Product --by providing tools to CREATE dynamic, authentic products t0 show understanding and explore relevance.
  • 11. Click on the TASK #1 link and share a successful experience you have had with students and technology.
    “I have used ____________ to ________________.”
    Your Turn…
  • 12. Click on the Tech Check Survey link on the wiki and check all boxes that apply.
    Your Turn (again)
  • 13. Formative Assessment
  • 14. Formative Assessment Tools
    Response devices
  • 15. ex 2
    ex 2
    Survey and quiz creation tools
  • 16. Chatrooms
    Discussion Boards
    ex 2
  • 17. The Web 2.0 Classroom
    Online Learning Centers
  • 18. Classroom Resource Center
    Discussion Platform
    Individual Web Portfolio
    Flexible Grouping
    Project Based Learning
    Ways to Wiki
  • 19.
    Wikis as a Classroom Website and Resource
  • 20.
    Individual and Class Portfolios
  • 21.
    Wikis for Collaboration
  • 22.
    Wikis for Project Based Assessment
  • 23.
    Wiki-based Webquests
  • 24. Independent Reading Reflections
    Reader Response Journal
    Relevance and Connections
    Creative Voice Blogs
    KWL logs
  • 25.
    Blog Examples
  • 26. Animoto
    Photo Story
    Duck Project
    Movie Maker
    Power Point
    Se Vende project
    Digital Storytelling
  • 27.
    Cultural Geography Example
  • 28.
  • 29.
  • 30. CONTENT-Audio and video support , presentation tools, class web resources, web based games, simulations and interactives, etc.
    PROCESS –Formative assessment tools, flexible
    grouping and collaboration, discussion boards, webquests, etc.
    PRODUCT – alternative assessments, project based learning, authentic audience, collaborative projects, presentation tools, etc.
    Differentiating with Technology
  • 31. More Teacher Tools
    Jing—record screencasts of lessons (also can be done on SMART or Promethean board)
    Gliffy/Webspiration--create collaborative concept maps and graphic organizers
    Inspiration/kidspiration--Multimedia graphic organizer software
    Example 1Example 2
    Delicious and Diigo-Social bookmarking tools that allow you to tag, organize and share web resources. Browse my resources at:
  • 32. More Tools
    Wix--create flash-based websites
    Scriblink—Online, collaborative whiteboards
    Read the Words–will instantly read back any text that can be copied and pasted.
    Jog the Web-Create an annotated tour of websites
    Quizlet–create flashcards and online quizzes
  • 33. Toon Doo—Create comics and graphic novels
    Timeglider/Dipity/Xtimeline—create a web hosted multimedia timeline.
    Glogster—Create digital posters see example
    Geogebra—Create and manipulate geometric objects
    Google Sketch Up—Create 3-D Drawings and objects
    Google Earth-Take students on a virtual field trip anywhere in the world or have them create their own.
    Open Culture—one of the most comprehensive educational media sites on the web.
    More Teacher Tools
  • 34. We covered:
    Formative Assessment
    Dynamic Classroom Resources with Wikis and Blogs
    Digital Storytelling Tools
    Many other web 2.0 tools along the way
    My Goal…
    to inspire you, not overwhelm you!
  • 35. Find one tool and run with it
    YOU don’t have to be the expert
    Share student work
    Monitor and adjust
    Share the wealth with colleagues
    Tips For Trying
  • 36. Design a lesson that integrates one of the tools mentioned in today’s workshop.
    Begin a class resource wiki or a project wiki--start simple and expand throughout the year
    Plan a lesson that offers a technology based assessment option (Animoto, Photostory, Glogster, Toon Doo, Wix, Wiki design, etc.)
    Some Suggestions…