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How to differentiate instruction using Web 2.0 Tools, and how do develop digital portfolios using Blogs and Google Drive

How to differentiate instruction using Web 2.0 Tools, and how do develop digital portfolios using Blogs and Google Drive

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  • Differentiation and Web 2.0 Tools Presented by Bianca Becker Summer 2014
  •  What methods do you currently use to deliver and differentiate instruction, and assess student learning?  What digital tools could you use to accomplish these tasks?
  • iDifferentiate Tools for lesson differentiation, content creation and presentation
  • What is ? ThingLink offers a web platform and iOS mobile app for creating and sharing interactive images. This allows teachers or students to add content inside any image- including photos, videos and audio players, web links and more- that appear in the image when shared and viewed. You can also install a simple piece of code to a blog or webpage in order to display the image.
  • Create Interactive Reports and Book Talks  Ask students to locate and download an image that best illustrates the general topic of the report.  Then add information as appropriate:  Short audio clips  Primary source documents  Podcasts or speeches  Videos about the topic  Google Docs or presentations  Link a map or slideshow of captioned pictures  Photograph a book cover  Students add links to of their recorded book talk  Students can add video or audio trailer for the book
  • Differentiated Instruction or Lesson Tutorials
  • Educreations & Explain Everything  Both Educreations and Explain Everything allow you to use an iPad as a recordable whiteboard that captures audio and annotations.  Students can use these apps to create videos that showcase their work and explain their thinking. The videos can then be shared onto different web platforms.
  • Haiku Deck  Haiku Deck is a presentation tool similar to PowerPoint. You are able to create a slideshow that can be shared online and embedded in several sites.  Students can create presentations that highlight important facts and details about a topic.
  • Popplet and Padlet  Popplet is a mind mapping tool that can be used by students to generate and organize ideas, or explain a topic.  Padlet can be an independent or collaborative workspace that allows students to upload images, audio, and video. Students can also make annotations on the wall they create.
  • Museum Box  Museum Box provides users with the tools to build up an argument or description of an event, person, or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. Users can display anything from a text file to a movie. They can also view and comment on the museum boxes submitted by others.  Students can place items to describe the life of a book character, historical figure, or current event.
  • Blendspace  Blendspace allows you to create a learning pathway for students. You can collect web resources in one place and share the link with your students.  Teachers can measure student understanding with built-in quizzes, monitor progress, and adapt instruction to meet student needs in real-time.
  • Writing & Storytelling Tools for developing writing and creating stories digitally
  • Boomwriter  Process:  Teacher creates an account and signs up students.  Select a story start and have students create and submit the next chapter.  Students vote on which chapter wins and are able to edit the chapter as needed.  Continue for as many chapters as you want and when you are ready you can publish.  Stories can be bound and available for purchase.
  • Storybird “Takes the writing process and reverses it by starting with the image and “unlocking” the story inside.” -storybird.com  Easily manage and even grade stories in app  Easy to share and embed stories on blogs or wikis  Unlimited PDF downloads  Not just for picture books but chapter books, essays, poetry and longform books  Free for up to 35 students- small cost for more students
  • Digital Storytelling Tools & Apps iMovie MovieMaker LegoMovieMaker Toontastic Animoto
  • ePortfolios Tools for creating digital portfolios that highlight student work
  • There are 3 types of portfolios
  • Google Apps for Education • Start Small: • Gather everything you can into Google Drive • Then make a goal to do 1 project per grading period • Have students reflect using Google forms • Have students publish using Google sites and save their data on their Google Drives
  • Blogs in the classroom Blogging gives students an authentic audience.  “Research has long shown that students write more, write in greater detail, and take greater care with spelling, grammar and punctuation, when they are writing to an authentic audience over the internet.” - Lorrie Jackson, Education World Blog entries can be read and responded to by classmates, teachers, and parents (collaboration & feedback).
  • Benefits of Blogging  Students develop technological literacy  Students learn to be ethical digital citizens  Students develop writing skills and voice  Students are engaged  Students can make global connections  Students practice typing skills.  Promotes creative thinking and self-expression “Blogs provide a communication space that teachers can utilize with students whenever there is a curriculum need to develop writing, share ideas and reflect on work being undertaken in the classroom.” -Blogs in Education Image from: http://langwitches.org/blog/2008/12/25/creating- an-outline-for-blogging-unit-plan/
  • How can I use blogging in my classroom?  Journaling  Writer’s Workshop  Writing Genres  Sharing writing and other works  Peer Revising/Editing  Projects- all subject areas  iPad or digital creations  Reading discussions  Book Reviews  e-Portfolios  Goal Setting  Document Growth  Self Evaluation
  • Blogging Tips  Establish Rules/Procedures for posting and commenting to posts  What is your learning goal?  Create your account  Become familiar with your blog service  Create student accounts  Review what blogging is with parents and students  Set and share guidelines for parents and students  Model how to write a blog post or show students examples of student blogs  Model how to comment on posts  Make blogging a part of your regular schedule (rotations, centers, morning work).
  • Resources  Free Technology for Teachers- “ 65+ Ways to Use ThingLink in Your Classroom  What ThingLink Can do for Education  ThingLink How to Video  How to Create a ThingLink  ABCya Animate
  • Kidblog Resources & Examples  How to set up a class on Kidblog  Commenting Guidelines 1  Commenting Guidelines 2  Sample Blog Rubric 1  Sample Blog Rubric 2  Sample Blog Rubric 3  Blogging in the Classroom  Assessment 2.0 Way  Tutorials  Examples  Rubrics  Videos-  Learn KidBlog in 5 minutes or less  Kidblog  How to Write a Quality Comment  Examples  Kidblog- 2nd Grade  Kidblog- 4th Grade
  • Google Apps for Education Resources • Intro to Google Apps for Education • Google Forms in the ELA Classroom • Google Docs for Learning • Grade and Annotate Students Work from Google Drive • Using Google Docs in the Classroom • Differentiation with Google Forms • 80 Interesting Ways to Use Google Forms in Your Classroom • Chrome Store Crash Course • Google Drive: Organizing Student Folders • How to Manage Digital Portfolios Using Page-level Permissions in Google Sites • Google Forms: How to create a quiz that automatically grades itself on Google Docs • Google Docs Tips for Teachers