Making Time for Change in the Classroom
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Making Time for Change in the Classroom



An overview of tools that you can use to increase productivity and save you TIME in the classroom! Lots of tips from experienced teachers are shared. ...

An overview of tools that you can use to increase productivity and save you TIME in the classroom! Lots of tips from experienced teachers are shared.
Presentation for the eVisionary 2013 conference in Valparaiso, IN.



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  • Anastasia Trekles, Ph.D. Purdue University Calumet Stefanie Ford Valparaiso Community Schools
  •  How do you find time?  Get EXCITED  Be organized  Look at new technology in chunks – Do not get overwhelmed  Do not bet afraid to learn WITH your students.  Listen up; Kids are talking
  •   Technology can save you TIME!  Upload created assignments and quizzes  Automatic grading  Easy viewing of student progress  More engaging atmosphere for students  Engaged class = fewer discipline issues = more complete during a class period  Learn one tool, you have learned many What’s in it for me?
  •   LiveBinders  Teachers are always bombarded with a plethora of links to check out, but how do they remember what they are when they actually need them?  Examples  Teacher Blogs - http://hoosier- book-club.html  Pinterest - rescue/  Twitter - vNe-XgzC0nVT813YUrwRniGM2-94/edit?pli=1 Technology to the rescue
  •  Technology to the rescue
  •   Promotes teacher-student and student-student collaboration and communication in and outside the classsroom  Interface similar to Facebook  Teacher creates different “groups” for different classes (access code protected)  Ability to create “small groups” within your Edmodo classrooms for peer discussions  Students can take quizzes and submit assignments EdModo
  •  EdModo
  •   Presentation, Forms, Spreadsheets, Drawing, Docum ents  Organization – i.e. Folders  Work off-line by downloading Google Drive for PC  Strong collaboration  Teachers can view what students are working on and offer comments along the way  What do teachers and principals have to say about using GoogleDocs? - Google Drive
  •   Online poster that can be interactive  Video  Photos  Text  Audio  Graphics  Links  Example (Math) - project/?=glogpedia-source Glogster
  •   Create short-animated films that can be used in cross-curricular lessons  Multiple languages for foreign language practice  Eliminates the need for grading papers  Watch video – Use rubric  Students can create films with the free version, although schools can buy a site license geared toward educators (i.e. education content, blocks and filters, private from outside Go!Animate users Go!Animate
  •   Ideal for grades 4-8, but can be adapted for younger children  User-friendly and fun way to promote creativity and writing  Teacher created accounts  Add multiple classes and assignments  Promotes collaboration between students  Accessible from home computers (even if working with a partner)  Tutorial for Teachers and Students Storybird
  •  Storybird
  •  What other ideas do you have for finding time in your classroom and in your day? Share with us! Staci: Stefanie: Download these slides: Other ideas?
  •   Learning Forward/NSDC has produced two excellent resources on making time for professional learning and lesson development:  Establishing Time for Professional Learning (with a focus on Common Core preparation): source/commoncore/establishing-time-for- professional-learning.pdf  Finding Time for Professional Learning: _time-final-110807.pdf Resources