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Drs. Angela and Brian Housand

Drs. Angela and Brian Housand
NC Gifted Conference
March 28, 2011
ahousand@gmail.com
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  • Groups of NINE with a PC. Three on a Mac.
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  • Ease and efficiency in collaboration
  • 80% five year access the internet at least once a week
  • 80% five year access the internet at least once a week

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  • 1. Technology Tools to Access Shared Thinking and Strengthen Collaborations
    Dr. Angela Housand & Dr. Brian Housand
    NCAGT 2011 – Winston-Salem, NC
    http://bit.ly/NCAGT-MOTM
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    • More than 500 million active users
    • 12. 50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day
    • 13. Average user has 130 friends
    • 14. People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook
    • Average user is connected to 80 community pages, groups and events.
    • 15. Average user creates 90 pieces of content each month.
    • 16. More than 30 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) shared each month.
  • 1. Don't be afraid to fall in love with something and pursue it with intensity.
    2. Know, understand, take pride in, practice, develop, exploit and enjoy your greatest strengths.
    3. Learn to free yourself from the expectations of others and to walk away from the games they impose on you.
    Free yourself to play your own game.
    4. Find a great teacher or mentor who will help you.
    5. Don't waste energy trying to be well rounded.
    6. Do what you love and can do well.
    7. Learn the skills of interdependence.
  • 17. New Skills For A New Age
    What students must master to succeed.
  • 18. LEARN
    Access, evaluate, and use different forms of information.
    Exercise critical thinking.
    Exhibit fluency with tech tools.
  • 19. CREATE
    Use various forms of media when presenting ideas.
    Display originality.
    Employ problem solving skills.
  • 20. COLLABORATE
    Work successfully as a team.
    Demonstrate cross-cultural awareness.
    Communicate complex ideas effectively.
  • 21. www.p21.org
    Collaborate with Others
    Demonstrate ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams
    Exercise flexibility and willingness to be helpful in making necessary compromises to accomplish a common goal
    Assume shared responsibility for collaborative work, and value the individual contributions made by each team member
  • 22. http://www.iste.org/nets
    http://nets-implementation.
    iste.wikispaces.net/
  • 23. Communication
    and Collaboration
    Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
  • 24. Communication
    and Collaboration
    Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
    Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
    Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.
    Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.
  • 25. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
    - Helen Keller
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  • 29. 19%
    Percentage of Americans who have tried a video call.
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  • 33. More Than Just A Video Phone!
    Screen Sharing
    Group Video Calling
    Send Files
  • 34. Ideas for Using Skype
    • Skype an Expert
    • 35. Classroom Exchange
    • 36. Virtual Field Trips
    • 37. Social Network Building for G/T
    • 38. Face to Face Interactions
  • Avoiding Potential Pitfalls
    • Plan ahead!
    • 39. Schedule a TEST RUN.
    • 40. Prepare questions ahead of time.
    • 41. Expect the unexpected.
    • 42. Have a Plan B, C, D, and possibly E.
  • 43. http://www.diigo.com
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  • 49. Google Docs
    • No software to purchase or install!
    • 50. LIVES in the CLOUD! Work is automatically saved.
    • 51. Allows access to files from any computer that connects to the Internet.
    • 52. Collaborate on documents in REAL TIME. Instantly see what your collaborators are typing.
    • 53. FORM function allows you to create and deploy web-based surveys with results that are automatically compiled in a spreadsheet.
    • 54. FOLDER function allows you to store ANY file online. You can access from anywhere and share with anyone.
    http://docs.google.com
  • 55. Ideas for Using Google Docs
    • Collaborative writing projects
    • 56. Peer editing
    • 57. Project planning
    • 58. Brainstorming
    • 59. Group presentation creation
    • 60. Data gathering and analysis
    • 61. Survey creation
    • 62. Mind mapping
  • 63. Dropbox is software that syncs your files online and across your computers.
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  • 66. How Much Space?
    2GB FREE
    Install on another computer.
    Share
    a
    folder.
    Invite
    a friend or colleague.
    Install
    on your
    phone.
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  • 70. Ideas for Calendar
    • Group task monitoring
    • 71. Creating a class / group calendar
    • 72. Assignment Due Dates
    • 73. Project Timelines
    • 74. Parent Communication
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  • 85. Observations From the Field
  • 86. The Program
    Elementary – 5th Grade
    Enrichment pull-out program
    Environmental science focus
    Coastal region
    Nearby lake and stream
  • 87. 10 Fifth Grade Students
    • Gender
    • 88. 6 female
    • 89. 4 male
    • 90. Identified
    • 91. 7 formal district procedures
    • 92. 3 teacher recommendation
    • 93. Ethnic Diversity
    • 94. 6 European-white
    • 95. 2 Latino
    • 96. 2 African American
  • Complete Autonomy to:
    • Engage in high-level content
    • 97. Authentic learning focused on local, regional, and global contexts
    • 98. Research and critically examine the impacts of regional growth on complex ecosystems
  • Complete Autonomy to:
    • Apply skills of leadership, responsibility, productivity, and self-direction to achieve self-determined goals
    • 99. Communicate and collaborate via the Internet with students from Norway
  • The Instructor
    PhD in Gifted Education
    In depth knowledge of:
    Dynamic learning communities
    Curriculum for gifted and talented
    Environmental science
  • 100. Connection to Norway
    Gifted students
    Advanced contact and planning between instructors
    Surrounded by similar water bodies
    Different climate
  • 101. The Researcher
    27 visits
    February through June 2009
    Exploratory study looking for emerging themes
    Non-participatory
    Non-instructional
  • 102. What happened?
  • 103. #1 Major Finding
    Difficulty accessing technology
    Insufficient access to the internet
    Too few computers in classroom
    Inadequate computer hardware and software
    iPhone used to circumvent school firewall
  • 104. Inadequate technology may have contributed to the failure of effectively creating a dynamic learning community with students’ in Norway.
  • 105. Technology Should...
    Enable NOT Disable
  • 106. Think Mobility
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  • 108. One
    Laptop per
    Child
  • 109. (Eduventures)
  • 110. 80%
    (NPR March 16, 2011)
  • 111. How many times were gifted students allowed to access the internet in school this week?
  • 112. If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple.
    But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
    -George Bernard Shaw
  • 113. Technology Tools to Access Shared Thinking and Strengthen Collaborations
    Dr. Angela Housand & Dr. Brian Housand
    NCAGT 2011 – Winston-Salem, NC
    http://bit.ly/NCAGT-MOTM