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This is a collaborative presentation with Christina Nosek regarding 24 Students Capturing Alcatraz in an iBook. We share our process and hope to inspire others to create student publishing projects ...

This is a collaborative presentation with Christina Nosek regarding 24 Students Capturing Alcatraz in an iBook. We share our process and hope to inspire others to create student publishing projects too!

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    24 Students Capture Alcatraz in an iBook_PublicVersionPresentation 24 Students Capture Alcatraz in an iBook_PublicVersionPresentation Presentation Transcript

    • Christina Nosek Ellen Kraska 24 STUDENTS CAPTURE ALCATRAZ IN AN IBOOK The Power of Student Authoring and Publishing
    • INTRODUCTIONS 2 Christina Nosek @christinanosek 5th Grade Teacher Palo Alto Unified School District Ellen Kraska @kraskae Instructional Coach Palo Alto Unified School District
    • IBOOKS AUTHOR RESOURCES http://goo.gl/DFJe4V 3
    • 4 PALO ALTO K-12 Public School District 12 Elementary Schools 3 Middle Schools 2 High Schools Birthplace of Silicon Valley
    • PALO ALTO UNIFIED 5 3%9% 33% 11% 45% 45 % White/Caucasian 33% Asian 11% Hispanic 9% Other 3% African American About 12,000 students and 700 teachers
    • TELL US ABOUT YOU! 6 How much experience do you have using iBooks Author? • None • A little • Some • A lot
    • TELL US ABOUT YOU! 7 What is your role? • Classroom teacher • Instructional Coach/Technology Specialist/Specialist • Administrator • IT • Other
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    • VISION & INSPIRATION • Bring literature and history to life. • Continue the experience through a collaborative research and writing. • Solidify the experience with a student-driven iBooks Author collective project. 9
    • A FIELD TRIP TO ALCATRAZ 10
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    • TEACHER COLLABORATION & PROJECT PLANNING • Post-Field Trip, we sat down to plan. • Discussed where students were first. • Then, discussed where they need to go. • Planned a few mini-lessons to start. 15
    • UNIT OVERVIEW • Part 1: Thinking back to the field trip: Gathering Ideas, getting into groups, determining chapters. • Part 2: Research & Writing • Part 3: Digital Citizenship, Creative Credit and Copyright • Part 4: iBooks Author features and widgets • Part 5: Graphic design • Many work sessions in between! 16
    • 17 From our SmartNotebook lesson Teaching Artifact
    • 18 Teaching Artifact
    • WRITING WORKSHOP • Idea Generation, Research • Organization • Drafting in Google Drive • Revising/Conferring • Sometimes Publishing 19
    • DETERMINING CHAPTERS • Teacher determined groups of two to three students. • We all brainstormed chapter topics. • Students selected which chapters they wanted to write. 20
    • 21 Teaching Artifact
    • 22 Teaching Artifact
    • PART TWO: STUDENT RESEARCH & WRITING • Primary Sources • Alcatraz guides • Online articles & sites • Own experience 23
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    • PART THREE: DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP Creative Credit and Copyright lessons from Common Sense Media 25 “Whose is it, Anyway?”
    • CREATIVE COMMONS 26 search.creativecommons.org
    • GOOGLE SEARCH 27
    • PART FOUR: IBOOKS AUTHOR AND WIDGETS 28
    • WIDGETS 29
    • BOOK DESIGN 30 • Customized the template • Font discussions and agreements • Uniformity
    • WORK FLOW • Cutting and pasting from Google Drive. • Students needed explicit procedure. • Copy Google doc. • Double click and highlight iBook Author text. • Paste. 31
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    • 33 DETAILS, DETAILS
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    • COPYING CHAPTERS 36
    • TITLE & TABLE OF CONTENTS • Students determined sequence • Challenging format • Section titles & pictures 37
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    • REFLECTIONS • Challenges • Ah-ha's! • Be Preventative • Teaching Tips 39
    • THANK YOU! 40 Christina Nosek @christinanosek 5th Grade Teacher Palo Alto Unified School District Ellen Kraska @kraskae Instructional Coach Palo Alto Unified School District