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  • Take a 5 minute break to allow those who do not have a twitter account sign up for one.
  • Phones are becoming the tool of choice.
  • How important to teens is being connected?
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  • MAS Presentation: Using Digital Tools to Engage Learners

    1. 1. Connecting with our Students <br />Using Digital Tools to Engage Learners<br />
    2. 2. Connect With Me!<br />Dean Phillips<br /><br />Text: Caddiscaster<br />To: 50500<br />I have traditional business cards at the front, too!<br />
    3. 3. Digital<br />SAFETY<br />
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    5. 5. PLAN<br />Pro-Active<br />Reactive<br />React<br />Anticipate<br />Disengage<br />Relevant<br />Communicate<br />Disconnect<br />Opportunity to Learn<br />Punish<br />Open Content<br />Block<br />Teach Acceptable Use<br />Expect<br />Update School Policy PRIOR to Implementation!<br />
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    7. 7. Today’s Hashtag: #mas11<br /><br />
    8. 8. Cell Phones<br />
    9. 9. Cell Phones<br />75% of All American Teens have Cell Phones<br />12-13 66%<br />14-17 80%<br />
    10. 10. Cell Phones<br />Quarter 4 2010: Smart Phone sales top Computer sales.<br />100.9 Million Smart Phones<br />92.1 Million Personal Computers<br />
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    16. 16. What Does This Mean?<br />As an Educator, what implications does the increase in cell phone use, type of use, and ownership have for us or our Schools?<br />Please post your groups response on Twitter!<br />Remember to use the hashtag: #mas11<br />
    17. 17. Using Cell Phones in School<br />Answer this question using only your cell phone:<br />How many home runs did Babe Ruth hit?<br />
    18. 18. 714<br />
    19. 19. Finding Answers on Your Phone<br />Google Search<br />Text any query to 466453 “GOOGLE”<br />CHA CHA<br />Text any query to 242242 “CHACHA”<br />
    20. 20. Try These Questions<br />What is the weather in Boston?<br />How many pints are in one US liter?<br />
    21. 21. Real Time Updates<br />Wiffiti<br />Wiffiti Cloud<br />Twitter<br />Tweetdeck<br />Twitterfall<br />Twitterfeed<br />
    22. 22. Ways to Use Polls<br />Attendance Record for this Workshop<br />Check for understanding<br />Students Asking Questions<br />
    23. 23. Google Tools To Support Texting<br />Google Voice<br />Allows SMS from your computer!<br />GMail<br />Allows SMS from inside Gmail, with calling! (Must have a Google Voice account,)<br />
    24. 24. Photos and Video<br />Document Anything, Anywhere!<br />Twitter<br />Upload to Youtube<br />Facebook<br />Qik Video<br />Livestream<br />Send to contacts.<br />Upload to Picasa<br />
    25. 25. Google Docs<br />An Overview for Educators<br />
    26. 26. Google Docs<br />Google Docs is a free, web-based word processor, spreadsheet and presentation tool that allows you to create and edit documents from anywhere and collaborate with multiple people at the same time.<br />
    27. 27. Anywhere access & collaboration<br />Google Docs is different:<br /><ul><li>Documents are saved online and can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection
    28. 28. Collaboration: Multiple people can work together on the same document. No need to email documents back and forth</li></li></ul><li>How Google Docs helps educators and students<br />
    29. 29. Access documents from anywhere<br /><ul><li>Students can work from both school and home since documents are stored securely online
    30. 30. All you need is browser and internet connection, no software version requirements
    31. 31. No more “I forgot my work” excuses</li></li></ul><li>Saves changes automatically<br />Google Docs saves automatically, on a regular basis. Each change is tracked as a new revision. You can see exactly what’s been revised, by whom, and when.<br /><ul><li>“Teachers are able to individually assess student participation and content using the revision tab on Google Docs to see how editing is proceeding and to encourage students as they work.”         - Technology coordinator, Lafayette, CA</li></li></ul><li>Collaboration gets students excited and engaged<br />“Students love it, no more coaxing kids to do their writing assignments. They beg to go to the computer lab to work on a collaborative assignment with their partner.”<br /><ul><li>- High School Journalism teacher, Palo Alto, CA</li></li></ul><li>Add collaborators to documents<br />After students invite you to their documents:<br /><ul><li>you can review, comment, and grade their work at any time
    32. 32. it's hard for students to tell fibs when you can see their work at all times</li></ul>Also, students can work together on projects and get peer feedback<br />
    33. 33. Folders organize your students’ work<br /><ul><li>Folders keep student work organized
    34. 34. Standard naming schemes allow you to sort by “Name” to easily find a class period</li></li></ul><li>Writing for an authentic audience<br /><ul><li>Publish a document to make it visible to an authentic audience: parents, peers, and friends
    35. 35. You can even publish directly to your blog.</li></li></ul><li>Not just documents…Spreadsheets and presentations,too.<br />
    36. 36. Online spreadsheets<br />
    37. 37. Spreadsheet forms simplify data collection<br /><ul><li>Create a survey or poll in a few easy steps
    38. 38. Your respondents’ data appears in your spreadsheet as they fill it out</li></li></ul><li>Online presentations<br /><ul><li>You can import existing PowerPoint presentations or create new ones from scratch
    39. 39. Insert images and videos, and format your slides to fit your preferences.
    40. 40. Publish and embed your presentations in a website, allowing access to a wide audience.</li></li></ul><li>Students can chat while others are presenting<br />“One student talked aloud while everyone listened and chatted about the presentation… For the first time I can EVER remember as a teacher - 100% of the students were engaged in the presentation and participated in the chat. The students were enthusiastic and offered insightful and appropriate comments.“<br />        - Computer Applications teacher, Beaverton, OR<br />
    41. 41. Example Exercises<br />Documents<br /><ul><li>Journaling
    42. 42. Essays (individual or co-edited)
    43. 43. Collaborative research papers (history, geography, science)
    44. 44. Collaborative book reports
    45. 45. Creative writing (script writing, poetry)
    46. 46. Writing portfolios</li></ul>Spreadsheets<br /><ul><li>Stock portfolio (live data)
    47. 47. Graphs, charts, and data presentation techniques</li></ul>Presentations<br /><ul><li>Presenting group research
    48. 48. Active student participation during a presentation</li></li></ul><li>Makes planning and admin tasks easier<br />Teachers create and share lesson plans, meeting notes, and contact information in Google Docs<br />
    49. 49. Visit the Google Docs page<br />on the Google for Educators site<br />to get other Google Docs resources.<br /><br />
    50. 50. Fun Stuff!<br />WeDraw<br />WeTeli<br />
    51. 51. Challenge!<br />Document in some way what you are about to see!<br />Cell Phone<br />Camera<br />Video<br />Audio<br />Social Tools<br />Twitter<br />Google Tools<br />Documents<br />Drawing<br />