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  • Workshop Morning 101008

    1. 1. Introductory Workshop Oct. 10, 2008 Morning session Find a seat, but don’t get out your computers yet. We’ll rearrange seating in about a half an hour.
    2. 2. Welcome
    3. 3. Chris Lehman from the Science Leadership Academy
    4. 4. Project Goals <ul><li>Implement strategies in Classroom Instruction That Works </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on curriculum, not technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>21st century skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities with high cognitive level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formative assessment </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Goals for today </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exposure to lots of tools, not detailed training or mastery (will follow-up after today) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking about instructional goals and strategies and how/if various tools support them </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The project wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using tabbed browsing </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Agenda <ul><li>Time keeper </li></ul><ul><li>Morning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Core tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hands-on activities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Afternoon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation details </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More hands-on activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedback and requests from you </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Classroom Instruction That Works <ul><li>Identifying similarities and differences </li></ul><ul><li>Summarizing and note taking </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforcing effort and providing recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Homework and practice </li></ul><ul><li>Nonlinguistic representations </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative learning </li></ul><ul><li>Setting objectives and providing feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Generating and testing hypotheses </li></ul><ul><li>Cues, questions,and advance organizers </li></ul>
    8. 8. Break into two groups Core stays in LGI. Encore goes to library.
    9. 9. Assessing and Activating Prior Knowledge <ul><li>Online polls are one easy way to do this </li></ul><ul><li>Go to “Take this survey” link on the wiki (under Oct. 10 workshop) and answer the questions. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Core Tools <ul><li>Google Apps – customized start page </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs – Word, Excel, and PPT online </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs – web log; online journal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading (Google Reader) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing (WordPress) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wikis – Fast, easy-to-edit web pages </li></ul>
    11. 11. Core Tools (cont.) <ul><li>Moodle – online courses </li></ul><ul><li>Other tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li> – online social bookmarks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Calendar – online group calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember the Milk – online to do list </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online graphic organizers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital storytelling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… .and more </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Blogs <ul><li>Blog = web log Online journal Time sequenced, one primary author </li></ul><ul><li>Main posts and comments </li></ul><ul><li>C3E3 blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will all be on WordPress hosted at Derry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project blog – for teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher blogs – for students and parents; students can comment (moderated) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Safety and security </li></ul>
    13. 13. Examples of Classroom Blogs <ul><li>Parent talk online </li></ul><ul><li>Literature class </li></ul><ul><li>AP Calculus </li></ul>
    14. 14. Posting to a blog <ul><li>Go to (Note: Domain will be changed in a couple weeks.) </li></ul><ul><li>Read the first post and add a comment. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Setting up your start page <ul><li>Go to the Google for Education Derry page </li></ul><ul><li>Sign in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular user name (e.g. sking) and password hershey </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make this your home page </li></ul><ul><li>Click Add stuff and add the following gadget: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember the Milk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rearrange your page </li></ul><ul><li>See Core Tools page for more information </li></ul>
    16. 16. Set up Google Reader and subscribe to some blogs <ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for a user account and log in </li></ul><ul><li>Go to C3E3 project blog and subscribe </li></ul><ul><li>Find some other blogs to subscribe to (see list on wiki under Oct. 10 workshop) </li></ul>
    17. 17. Wikis <ul><li>Web pages that are quick and easy to edit </li></ul><ul><li>Many authors </li></ul><ul><li>Highly collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Organized how you choose </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking and revision control </li></ul>
    18. 18. Examples of Classroom Wikis <ul><li>AP World History Review wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Canterbury Tales (with character MySpace pages) </li></ul><ul><li>E-Portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Study guides </li></ul><ul><li>Project-based learning </li></ul>
    19. 19. Using wikis <ul><li>Go to the wiki. </li></ul><ul><li>If you’re not already a member, click Join (upper right corner) and sign up. </li></ul><ul><li>Click Join this space (on left side). </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Teacher pages and find your page. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click Edit this page. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete the information about yourself. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save. </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Assignments with cognitive challenge give students opportunities to: <ul><li>Apply complex thinking skills – predict, interpret, evaluate, analyze, and synthesize </li></ul><ul><li>Construct and transform knowledge, as opposed to only recalling or comprehending </li></ul><ul><li>Engage with substantive content with appreciation of its significance and nuances </li></ul><ul><li>Write extensively while providing evidence and support </li></ul>Source: CRESST, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing. “CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENT SCORING MANUAL: Middle School”
    21. 21. Election example <ul><li>Objective with low level of cognitive challenge: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Record each candidate’s position on key issues in the debate. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Objective with medium lvl. of cognitive challenge: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summarize each candidate’s main points on three key issues in the debate. Create a PowerPoint summarizing this. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Objective with high level of cognitive challenge: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose one issue from the debate and predict how each candidate’s position might be viewed by different constituencies that you identify. Write a 5-paragraph essay including evidence and support for your points. </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. Setting objectives with appropriate cognitive challenge using Google Docs <ul><li>Go to Derry domain start page (your home page). </li></ul><ul><li>Log into Google Docs. </li></ul><ul><li>Click Google Docs to see it full screen. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a new document (word processing). </li></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>Topic : Lesson objective with low level of cognitive challenge : Lesson objective with high level of cognitive challenge : Ideas for how one or more of the core tools could contribute to this lesson : </li></ul>
    24. 24. Google Docs <ul><li>Lets you create and collaborate on Word, Excel,and PowerPoint docs </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Documents are accessible from anywhere </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires network connection </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sharing means you are working on the same document. (If you want to distribute a template, put it on the network.) </li></ul>
    25. 25. Responsible Use <ul><li>District acceptable use policy applies </li></ul><ul><li>Need to TEACH responsible use to students </li></ul><ul><li>Assume that EVERYTHING you post on any of these sites is PUBLIC. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the teacher’s responsibility to monitor student work online. </li></ul>
    26. 26. Student Email <ul><li>Students are not to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access personal email at school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use anyone else’s email or log-ons </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gmail workaround </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up your own gmail account, for example </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers can use your name + theirs [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All email sent to this address will go to ksmith. </li></ul></ul>
    27. 27. <ul><li>Students should post under first name and last initial only </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On tools other than the blog, watch for user names that appear publicly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suggested format for student user names: 14HSKarenF </li></ul></ul>Graduating class First name Last initial HS (for all)
    28. 28. LUNCH We’ll all reconvene in LGI after lunch at 1:30.