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With info about requirements for this assignment<br />Eileen O’Connor<br />All about me & my summer vacation<br />With tip...
What YOU will need to create<br />Brief pre-MAT background<br />Info about your teaching, if you are doing so now:<br />Wh...
Loved ones<br />Daughters & sons<br />Son-in-law<br />Skinny hubbie<br />Grandchildren <br />Me<br />
My background highlights<br />Education <br />B.A. – biology w/ chemistry minor, College of New Rochelle, 1969 <br />Maste...
My educational philosophies<br />
What follows: <br />My work with the STEP program <br />Fun with a microorganism study and with date probes <br />Neat way...
Working with STEP<br />Every summer I work with the Science Technology Entry Program at U-Albany<br />This summer we worke...
Worked w/ urban middle school students on a Second Life project<br />
Students select the available “shapes” for a 3-dimensional game<br />
Then they use the 2-dimensional shapes in Microsoft’s drawing program to further develop their games<br />
They had their first introduction to the virtual location<br />
They tested avatar appearance and clothing <br />
Now, students were really adventuresome<br />
Creativity and boldness were evident<br />
Texting on the computer; talking in real time – learning new techniques<br />
They adjusted avatars’ appearances, and moved the camera angles<br />
They interpreted menus & made complex shapes <br />
Some shapes became vehicles, with scripts that made them move<br />
STEP students made real advances<br />
“Kitchen” science <br />Can always be a good way to have students see science in the world around them <br />. . . thus, I...
Prepping for the virus/bacteria unit<br />A wonderfully gross bread study to bring a kitchen science focus to a virus/bact...
Some startup work with data probes<br />But I erased some video by mistake, oops<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAwqE...
I took temperature curves of heated water for different solutions – and then brought them into Excel & had fun with the gr...
Making planning & sharing even easier <br />Mindmeister – lets you work collaboratively (you can be editing from different...
Using mapping to show concepts AND to save links and materials <br />The visual layout of the materials can help you keep ...
E-bookmarking – saving resources is easy & sharing is easy too <br />I saved a lot to share with you on microorganism<br />
Of course, we will need a website<br />You will need your own website too – so easy with Google Sites & other vendors<br /...
Summer science projects<br />Wonderful work – students selected, studied, and developed science projects to engage student...
Sharing & learning <br />The next 8 slides highlight the projects & the tech used to display them (see notes at the bottom...
A great summer – great enzyme/disease study & good links to free technologies (www.glogster.com) <br />
A great summer – one of the presenters had his class study the Bronx River<br />
A great summer – a useful project, with how-to info & YouTubes<br />
A great summer – learning from students & their science projects <br />A visit to a fishery engages many different skills<...
A great summer – ocean issues too? and excellent info on using e-tools in the classroom <br />This group made YouTubes too...
A great summer – learning about science & literacy from parks & backyards<br />This is blank until the speaker clicked on ...
A great summer – learning from students & their science projects <br />This is a website that is linked into Second Life<b...
A great summer – solar cars can integrate many different areas in physics instruction<br />
Thinking ahead <br />Soon, you will be developing understandings, ideas, and materials for your classrooms <br />And, you ...
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  • Image with callouts (a type of Shape) &amp; arrows. (Insert &gt; Shapes &gt; pick callouts &amp; arrows; many shapes can have text added to them)
  • Schematics and Word Art are useful ways communicate concepts and ideas
  • Texting and talking
  • YouTubes are easy to make &amp; upload – you’ll have basic instructions in the course if you haven’t done this already; we will be sharing resources &amp; teaching-microlessons with YouTube – you can make them private too
  • Data from the LabQuest by www.vernier.com was brought into an Excel spreadsheet and then graphed. The dips came from my stirring the heated solutions with the temperature probe. You would be asking students to make predictions and to consider what experimental conditions they might change. I put multiple runs onto the same spreadsheet by copy-pasting them in from the Vernier data collection softward.
  • http://www.techsmith.com/jing/free/ - was used to make the screen capture; Insert &gt; WordArt was used for the text at the bottom
  • Formatting the image
  • Screen capture with annotation was done with jing (http://www.techsmith.com/jing/free/); Screen capture with formatting (click on image and then Format (at screen top) &gt; select the desired image formatting); a callout (Insert &gt; Shapes) was added to explain the website
  • Screen capture with formatting ; see earlier notes – the yellow box is a text box (Insert &gt; Textbox)
  • Screen capture with formatting (click on image and then Format (at screen top) &gt; select the desired image formatting); a callout (Insert &gt; Shapes) was added to explain the website
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    1. 1. With info about requirements for this assignment<br />Eileen O’Connor<br />All about me & my summer vacation<br />With tips & links about using features like these in your work<br />
    2. 2. What YOU will need to create<br />Brief pre-MAT background<br />Info about your teaching, if you are doing so now:<br />What school, grade level, classes<br />Are you a TA or the official teacher? <br />Personal background, that you may choose to share (not required) <br />The use of schematics (see my Venn diagram) and images with callouts – to talk about yourself , your present teaching, or your anticipated teaching<br />In the first week you will create an introductory PowerPoint about yourself that you will post in www.slideshare.com and then put the link in your course; details in the course <br />A picture can be worth a thousand words . . . and you can get some ideas from my techniques<br />
    3. 3. Loved ones<br />Daughters & sons<br />Son-in-law<br />Skinny hubbie<br />Grandchildren <br />Me<br />
    4. 4. My background highlights<br />Education <br />B.A. – biology w/ chemistry minor, College of New Rochelle, 1969 <br />Masters of Civil Eng – in Environmental Science & Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of NY, 1981<br />Ph.D. – Science Education & Instructional Technology – University at Albany, 1997<br />Work summary – link to resume: <br />K12 Teaching – 4th grade & science 4th – 8th (1969-70)<br />Chemistry – Dept of Labs & Research & Technicon (1975-1980)<br />IBM (1980-1989)<br />Consulting in K12 – Albany, Troy / science & tech professional development (1998 – 2004) <br />Higher Ed – 1990 – present <br />College of St. Rose – chemistry & computers 1990 – 1996<br />U-Albany – 1998 – 2008 (teacher ed part time faculty) <br />RPI – 1998 – 2001 (summer, teacher ed program) <br />Empire State College – 2004 – present (Master of Arts in Teaching program) <br />
    5. 5. My educational philosophies<br />
    6. 6. What follows: <br />My work with the STEP program <br />Fun with a microorganism study and with date probes <br />Neat ways to save research – MindMeister & Diigo<br />Our course website – you’ll make your own too<br />Super science projects that MAT masters created this summer<br />
    7. 7. Working with STEP<br />Every summer I work with the Science Technology Entry Program at U-Albany<br />This summer we worked in the Second Life virtual island<br />The students planned for a day about a game they could make in this 3-D environment<br />They only got about 1 hr. to make games because of tech issues . . . but they were engaged, learning, and having fun<br />Students are not shown for privacy reasons <br />
    8. 8. Worked w/ urban middle school students on a Second Life project<br />
    9. 9. Students select the available “shapes” for a 3-dimensional game<br />
    10. 10. Then they use the 2-dimensional shapes in Microsoft’s drawing program to further develop their games<br />
    11. 11. They had their first introduction to the virtual location<br />
    12. 12. They tested avatar appearance and clothing <br />
    13. 13. Now, students were really adventuresome<br />
    14. 14. Creativity and boldness were evident<br />
    15. 15. Texting on the computer; talking in real time – learning new techniques<br />
    16. 16. They adjusted avatars’ appearances, and moved the camera angles<br />
    17. 17. They interpreted menus & made complex shapes <br />
    18. 18. Some shapes became vehicles, with scripts that made them move<br />
    19. 19. STEP students made real advances<br />
    20. 20. “Kitchen” science <br />Can always be a good way to have students see science in the world around them <br />. . . thus, I played with some experiments <br />You’ll see more about these in the course, but for now, see the pictures and click-on the videos to see what I was testing <br />
    21. 21. Prepping for the virus/bacteria unit<br />A wonderfully gross bread study to bring a kitchen science focus to a virus/bacteria study with a literacy focus <br />It’s not finished yet; my grandchildren loved the project<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0mYhOZcAJY - first 2 weeks of the study<br />http://www.slideshare.net/eoconnor/home-science-bread-microorganisms - images & details in a PowerPoint presentation that was uploaded to www.slideshare.com<br />
    22. 22. Some startup work with data probes<br />But I erased some video by mistake, oops<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAwqEwmt61E - see equipment used here<br />
    23. 23. I took temperature curves of heated water for different solutions – and then brought them into Excel & had fun with the graph format<br />
    24. 24. Making planning & sharing even easier <br />Mindmeister – lets you work collaboratively (you can be editing from different home computers) through the web on:<br />organizing ideas (the maps help you plan), and <br />saving resources<br />Using e-bookmark<br />Never collect a good resource without having www.diigo.com open; you don’t have the time to waste<br />
    25. 25. Using mapping to show concepts AND to save links and materials <br />The visual layout of the materials can help you keep organized; you can assess students through mapping too<br />Links & info has been attached to many of these branches<br />
    26. 26. E-bookmarking – saving resources is easy & sharing is easy too <br />I saved a lot to share with you on microorganism<br />
    27. 27. Of course, we will need a website<br />You will need your own website too – so easy with Google Sites & other vendors<br />I save my work under SER/VE – the STEM Exploratory Real/Virtual Environment – there will be many tutorials accessible from www.interactivelearningsolutions.net/serve and other sites I will be sending you<br />
    28. 28. Summer science projects<br />Wonderful work – students selected, studied, and developed science projects to engage students in learning science more deeply <br />They created wikis/websites that explained the projects <br />They created pods in Second Life to explain their work <br />In the following you can see an image from the presentation of their science project in Second Life – come and visit these pod in the SER/VE Second Life private island this semester, after the semester begins<br />
    29. 29. Sharing & learning <br />The next 8 slides highlight the projects & the tech used to display them (see notes at the bottom)<br />
    30. 30. A great summer – great enzyme/disease study & good links to free technologies (www.glogster.com) <br />
    31. 31. A great summer – one of the presenters had his class study the Bronx River<br />
    32. 32. A great summer – a useful project, with how-to info & YouTubes<br />
    33. 33. A great summer – learning from students & their science projects <br />A visit to a fishery engages many different skills<br />
    34. 34. A great summer – ocean issues too? and excellent info on using e-tools in the classroom <br />This group made YouTubes too<br />
    35. 35. A great summer – learning about science & literacy from parks & backyards<br />This is blank until the speaker clicked on the embedded website<br />
    36. 36. A great summer – learning from students & their science projects <br />This is a website that is linked into Second Life<br />
    37. 37. A great summer – solar cars can integrate many different areas in physics instruction<br />
    38. 38. Thinking ahead <br />Soon, you will be developing understandings, ideas, and materials for your classrooms <br />And, you will be working with colleagues to learn and share <br />LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU!!! Eileen <br />
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