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  • Literacies in the K-6 Classroom
    Summer Teacher Institute
    June 23, 2009
    Kevin Jarrett
    Technology Facilitator, K-4
    Northfield Elementary School
  • X
  • http://classic.go2web20.net/
    X
  • http://bit.ly/gONdr
  • …are you sure?
  • Either the Winter Olympics unit or the FIFA World Cup Unit.
    Some type of global interaction. Possibly working on a problem solving project with students abroad.
    Units that will fit into homeroom curriculum, especially in jk-1 grades.
    Also am curious about how to collaborate
    with other classes to collect and analyze data.
    Developing a unit for boys on the book The Aurora County All-Stars by Deborah Wiles.
    Any Algebra 1 or Algebra 2 Concept.
    Collect and post 1-minute presentations of student learning projects.
    …collaborative aspects of tech in the classroom.
    use technology to enhance their social studies (history and/or culture study) or science instruction.
    A unit relating to reading, writing, math or social studies curriculum.
    produce a Professional Development module for facilitating the value of using Videoconferencing or web2.0 in the classroom.
    I would like to learn more about how to use technology with the language arts.
    …technology as tool for differentiated learning.
    Character education and/or social skills development for first or third grades.
    Connecting with Spanish-speaking students.
  • Requirements to Teach with Tech
    Teaching successfully with emerging technologies requires:
    • A spirit of experimentation
    • Willingness to engage learners in the creation of learning resources (co-creation of content)
    • Willingness to “let go” of control and content presentation approaches to teaching
    • Tolerance of failure
    From Handbook or Emerging Technologies for Learning- Siemens and Tittenberger
    Teaching successfully with emerging technologies requires:
    Teaching successfully with emerging technologies requires:
    Teaching successfully with emerging technologies requires:
    • A spirit of experimentation
    • A spirit of experimentation
    • A spirit of experimentation
    • Willingness to engage learners in the creation of learning resources (co-creation of content)
    • Willingness to engage learners in the creation of learning resources (co-creation of content)
    • Willingness to engage learners in the creation of learning resources (co-creation of content)
    • Willingness to “let go” of control and content presentation approaches to teaching
    • Willingness to “let go” of control and content presentation approaches to teaching
    • Willingness to “let go” of control and content presentation approaches to teaching
    • Tolerance of failur
    • Tolerance of failur
    • Tolerance of failur
  • What if I told you …
    A single Web 2.0 application can address nearly ALL those wants?
    Collaborations are easy to find (if you know where to look)
    Fitting a collaborative project into your day is easier than you think?
  • Voicethread
    Intuitive, flexible
    Collaborative by design
    Multimedia (images, text, audio, video, telephone)
    Web-based
    Cross-platform
    Asynchronous
    Free
  • Voicethread
    +
    +
    =

  • Voicethread Tips
    Plan ahead
    Storyboard
    Use “Save to .JPG” option to create images
    Use Keynote or PowerPoint for “heavy lifting” (organizing content)
    Import images & record audio
    Loud speaking can make audio recording cut out
    Be prepared to re-record until satisfied
    Have students choose icons for their accounts
    Use ‘Doodle’ feature sparingly
  • A Colleague’s Voicethread Project
  • Voicethread
    Let’s explore…
    In your groups, review examples
    Discuss strengths, weaknesses
    Share out
  • - discussion time -
  • Voicethread
    Now it’s your turn!
    We will create our own Voicethreads
    First, we need:
    A planning sheet (actually…)
    Images (existing or take your own today)
    Headset microphones
    Voicethread usernames & passwords
  • - creation time -
  • Voicethread
    What Went Well?
    ?
    What Could Have Been Better?
    ?
    - discuss curricular applications -
  • Voicethread
    Path Forward
    Project Identification
    Lesson/Unit Design
    Logistics
    Your Role
    Available Support
    On to … collaborations!
  • Leveraging Online Communities
    Find & evaluate
    Sign up
    Build profile
    Lurk (read)
    Contribute
    Add friends
    Request help
    Promote the community
  • Leveraging Online Communities
    Building Your Profile
    Ning (overall)
    Networks you’re in
    Network Pages
    Theme
    Content
    Messaging
  • Image Credits (Creative Commons)
    photo credit: YellowDog
    photo credit: Dawn Endico
    photo credit: Editor B
    photo credit: jared
    photo credit: Julie Lindsay
    photo credit: Wesley Fryer
    http://www.tpck.org/tpck/
    http://classic.go2web20.net/
    photo credit: Theresa Thompson
    photo credit: Fuschia Foot
    photo credit: kokeshi
    photo credit: Tracy O
    photo credit: bradleygee
    photo credit: Ned Raggett
    photo credit: NoWin
    photo credit: Matter = Energy
    photo credit: basykes
    photo credit: ogimogi
    photo credit: etohaholic
    photo credit: Wesley Fryer
    photocredt: bobsd46
    photo credit: Kecko
    photo credit: danesparza