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This presentation is the first time I've publicly shared my ClickSmart(TM pending) model of teaching technology in the classroom.

This presentation is the first time I've publicly shared my ClickSmart(TM pending) model of teaching technology in the classroom.

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  • Click Smart Vicki Davis http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com Backchannel http://tinyurl.com/cct-backchannel Password: coolcat
  • Pen & Publish Press 978-0-9817264-4-1 Vicki Davis http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com http://coolcatteacher.wikispaces.com 06/07/09 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
  • 06/07/09 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com What is WRONG with software education?
  • 06/07/09 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com DEPENDENCY Model
  • Why Current Software Education Doesn’t Work
    • Platform Dependent (Prescriptive)
    • Teacher Dependent (Point & Click)
    • Script Dependent (Click this… do that…)
    • Does not require problem solving
    • Creates software users who REMAIN dependant
  • Categories of Instruction
    • Word Processing
    • Spreadsheets
    • Presentation Creation
    • Multimedia Artifact Creation
    • Online Publishing
      • Hyperlinking
      • Embedding & publishing “widgets”
    • RSS Reader (building a PLN)
    • Interactive / 3 D Environment*
      • Digital Citizenship ( http://www.digiteen.net )
  • Types of Software Apps = Applications
  • Primary Application Characteristics “Primary App”
    • Feature-rich
    • Good help files
    • The “de facto” standard (if possible)
      • Or common characteristics w/ de facto standard
    • A textbook using the Primary App
  • Step 1
    • Select the category of instruction: eg. Word Processing
    • Select the Primary App eg. Microsoft Word
    • Use it to teach ClickSmart™ Steps
  • Step 2 – Teach Click Smart™
    • Menus
    • Toolbars
    • Drop Down Arrows
    • Help
    • Panes
    • Dialog Boxes
  • 2A – Model it on one toolbar
    • Microsoft Word – look at an example
  • 2B - Teams
    • Assign toolbars to be explored by teams
    • Teams share what they learned
  • Step 3 - Production
    • Back to the basics textbook
    • STILL have the students do a few exercises
  • Step 4 – Assessment
    • Give an “application” test
      • Creation of an artifact using the skills
      • Some skills that WERE NOT taught (make sure that you can look it up easily in help the way you write the terms)
  • Step 5 - Visual Workshops in Secondary Apps & Comparisons
    • 5A - Visual Artifact Creation
      • A final artifact (polished, finished work)
      • Select a secondary app
      • Ask students to go in the app and create a product that looks like the visual example without coaching from you (can help each other)
    • 5B – Comparison
      • Reflective blog post comparing the two applications
  • Step 6 – Documentation Creation
    • Screen Shots
    • Screen Casting
    • Using Wikis
    • “ Teach” an assigned topic using a variety of media
  • Final Step - End of Year efolio
    • http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Annabelle%27s+eFolio
  • ClickSmart™ Cycle Overview
  • Word Processing Applications http://simplespark.com/catalog/word-processor/
  • Spreadsheet Applications http://simplespark.com/catalog/word-processor/
  • Presentation Applications http://simplespark.com/catalog/word-processor/
  • MultiMedia Artifact Applications http://mashable.com/2008/02/16/forget-powerpoint-online-presentations/
  • Online Publishing http://simplespark.com/catalog/word-processor/
  • Building a PLN
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  • Interactive / 3 D Environment Apps
    • Teach students to learn how to learn!!!
    • Coach them to be independent, self-directed learners
    • Never Outdated
    • Never Obsolete!
  • The power of Three! Pick three
  • All of my presos
      • http://coolcatteacher.wikispaces.com
    • My blog
      • http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com
  • Pen & Publish Press 978-0-9817264-4-1 Vicki Davis http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com http://coolcatteacher.wikispaces.com 06/07/09 Vicki A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher - http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com