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