ESU #9 iTi Conference Presentation


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This presentation was given at the ESU#9 iTi Conference in Hastings, NE on October 17, 2011.

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ESU #9 iTi Conference Presentation

  1. 1. Create EngagingTechnology Projects<br />Jeremy Borer- Sandy Creek Public Schools <br />Social Science Teacher<br /><br /><br />
  2. 2. View the presentation online at:<br />Mr. Borer's Blog<br /><br />
  3. 3. Topics<br />iMovie<br />Google Maps<br />QR Code Scavenger Hunts<br />Current Events Blog<br />Rubrics<br />Twitter<br />Evernote<br />
  4. 4. Integrating Technology<br />Allow for student input<br />Try new things – stick with what works<br />Be ready for set backs – have a plan<br />Teach the technology and the content<br />Show off the results<br />
  5. 5. iMovie<br />Use as an alternative to PowerPoint<br />Great to use in all subject areas<br />Your students can be as creative as they want<br />Don’t be afraid to allow several days of work time<br />The projects take time – but they are worth it<br />Give time to plan before creating the iMovie<br />
  6. 6. iMovie<br />Project ideas – be creative<br />Commercials – describe any concept in 1 minute or less<br />Infomercials – describe any concept in a longer format<br />Movie Trailers – easy to use in iMovie ‘11<br />Highlight Videos – of a person’s accomplishments<br />News Programs – use the green screen to film your news “on location” <br />
  7. 7. iMovie<br />High School Government<br />Students worked in groups to create a short commercial for a Political Action Committee<br />
  8. 8. iMovie<br />High School Biology<br />Students worked in groups to create a movie comparing the parts of cell to a business<br />
  9. 9. iMovie<br />High School Psychology<br />Students worked in groups to create infomercials about a gender stereotype<br />
  10. 10. Google Maps<br />Students must have Google accounts<br />Incorporate pictures, video and text into your map<br />Great for geography and history classes<br />Battlefields<br />Describe a vacation to a foreign country<br />Biographies – explorers and generals<br />Washington DC – Close Up Trip<br />Civil War Battles<br />
  11. 11. QR Code Scavenger Hunts<br />QR Code Creator<br />Create your own QR codes to print and post in class<br />QR Code Scavenger Hunt Generator<br />Create easy to implement scavenger hunts<br />QR Code Reader apps<br />Search the App Store on your smartphone or iPod Touch for free reader apps<br />
  12. 12. QR Code Scavenger Hunts<br />Great to use as a review activity – alone or in teams<br />Link the code to a website <br />Students find important information about a topic<br />Post the codes in your classroom or around the school<br />Great educational use of smartphones and iPods<br />Make sure this fits within your school’s policy on using phones/iPods<br />ESU #9 iTi Conference Scavenger Hunt<br />
  13. 13. Current Events Blog<br />I use Blogger – there are many sites that you could use<br />I will post articles that pertain to my subject area<br />Students comment on the article – inside or outside of class<br />We use the comments to start in-class discussions<br />This is not up and running yet – email issues<br />Mr. Borer's Blog<br />
  14. 14. Rubrics<br />Not much fun to create<br />Use a free website to do this work for you<br />Customizable rubrics that are easy to create<br />Rubistar<br />iRubric<br />
  15. 15. Twitter<br />Great source of information on almost any topic<br />Hashtags – used to tag a tweet with certain information<br />#sschat<br />#edtech<br />#cw150<br />Educational hashtags<br />More educational hashtags<br />
  16. 16. Evernote<br />Free app from the App Store<br />Information (pictures, links, documents) is synced between your computer and your mobile devices<br />Allow important information to be accessed on multiple devices<br />Capture ideas and events as they happen<br />
  17. 17. View the presentation online at:<br />Mr. Borer's Blog<br /><br />
  18. 18. Thank You!<br />Jeremy Borer - Sandy Creek Public Schools <br />Social Science Teacher<br /><br /><br />