“Our children are living in the most intenselystimulating period in the history of the earth.They are being besieged with information andparse their attention from every platform,computers, from iPhones, from advertising holdingsfrom hundreds of television channels.And we are penalizing them for getting distracted.From what? Boring stuff. At school for the most part...” - Sir Ken Robinson Changing Educational Paradigms http://bit.ly/Ws618G
Digital tools in my class... One thing that is going amazingly? One thing that is not going so well?
Term 4 ( 11-12.5 years)Everyone in Room 7 • Attend 2 Teacher workshops EVERY week • Conference with Teacher 4 times a term on your own (you need to book this in with T) • Complete/ publish 2 book reviews by the end of the term on a chosen bookGroup Reading TasksMust do - • Silent read for 30 minutes twice a week ADD to your reading log • Read through part or all of the story with the teacher • Read through the story in your mind on your own • Read through your story with a buddy • Read your story onto Photobooth at least 2 times (save to the server) • Listen to you Photobooth to check your reading strategies • Attend 2 teacher workshops per week - (Learning Reading Strategies) • Complete 5 Bloom’s Activities per story(Complete at least - 1 low level, 1 medium level, 1 high level activity • Complete 1 reading skills cards per weekCan do - • Publish 1 medium or high level activity. • Inference Reading Cards • Study Ladder - Reading tasks • Summerland Blog Reading • Silent Reading • Vocabulary games • Reading
Moving to Stage 6 To get to stage 6 I need to show...! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! PROOF!! ! GLOSS I am learning to work out my 6, 7, & 8 times table from my 5 times table.! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! PROOF!! ! GLOSS I am learning to multiply by tens.! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! PROOF!! ! GLOSS I am learning to multiply by hundreds.! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! PROOF!! ! GLOSS I am learning to multiply by thousands.
Get students to teach students - set up experts!
Room 7 Personal Device ContractI will use my ipad/ipod in the classroom to• assist me with my learning• explain and share the process of my learning• research and investigate areas for learningSome examples of how I can use it in the classroom are• Showme - To demonstrate, explain and share the process of how I worked something out in any learning area.• Fotobabble - For explaining my learning and reading aloud• Notes - For recording my ideas. Planning my learning to do list. Draft writing.• Whiteboard - To show my learning in numeracy. To join with others to see how they have solved problems. Brainstorming ideas.• Internet/ Google - Google Calendar to plan my learning. Google Docs to access numeracy teacher workshop notes and spelling. Internet searching• Camera/Video - To capture important learning and to record my reading and reﬂections Contract ConditionsI will access the Internet under my teacherʼs supervision and only for information to support mylearning.I understand that my mobile device is for classroom use only and is not to be used at morning tea/lunch times when my teacher is not present in the classroom.It is my responsibility to make sure my device is locked away in the cabinet at break times andwhen Room 7 are not in the classroom.I _______________________________________agree to the terms of this contract. I understandthat if I do not follow the contract I may not be able to bring my portable device to school in thefuture.Signed: (Student) ______________________________________Signed: (Parent) _______________________________________Signed: (Teacher) ______________________________________ Please have the following free applications on your device Popplet (Lite version is free) Showme (Ipads only) Whiteboard (Lite version is free) FotobabbleThere is NO expectation for your child to have the following applications as they are not free, however they are often used in the classroom should you choose to purchase them Pages $13.99 Keynote $13.99
Students Online * Be safeWork Agreement * Be mindful of what you say * Be respectful to others * Be informative * Be interesting When we write on the web the whole world can see it. What we say, the pictures we post, or the videos we share give anyone who reads it a good or bad view of me. Anything we share can besaved and viewed by others forever. Because of all of this, we need to make sure that the impression we give to others who read our work is a good one, and we promise that: * Our writing will be a true description of places, events, people, or our thoughts or feelings. * We will treat people who read and reply to our work kindly, even if we disagree with what they write. * We will never share personal information about ourselves, such as our name, photo, age, address, my parents’ names, etc. *We will not use bad language, pictures, or videos. We know that we are the only people who is responsible for the things written or included in our online work. We will do our best to make sure it is all correct and appropriate, including keeping track of the comments we receive. If anything is posted that is inappropriate, offensive, or dangerous, we will notify our teacher as quickly as possible. We will also take full responsibility for any good or bad consequences.