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  • We are so honored to be here with you today. We are not only representing our school district in Western Pennsylvania, Penn-Trafford School District, but we are here as digital immigrants sharing ideas with other digital immigrants on how to speak the native tongue of our digital native students.
  • We like to often show our students the “end point” or our desired end destination prior to beginning a lesson. Ideally, we will end up ultimately sharing with everyone in this room in an online, collaborative classroom for an undetermined time AFTER we leave this conference. That is our goal– continued collaboration. But during our presentation, we will focus our discussion on 7 specific points. We will attempt to share information and open up for a question and answer session after each discussion point. All resources for this presentation will be available in an Edmodo classroom for which we will provide a join code as well as information on how to join the free educational social networking site for future collaboration.
  • Typically, we would share this information with students in a very different format; perhaps we would upload this power point on a wiki, a social networking site, or blog. We would allow students to preview some parts of this information prior to coming to class, and we would then do both guided and independent practice of specific skill sets taught in a “flipped” teaching experience. This activity is a typical “before” activity, designed to allow you to engage your previous knowledge before we dive right into the first discussion point. Word Splash Words– digital native, digital immigrant, instruction, classroom, website, web 2.0 tools, guided practice, Smart board, I-movie, I-photo, Inspiration (with a capital I), collaboration, Edmodo, graphic organizer, Google Docs, Prezi, rubric, assess(ment)How many of the words did you circle? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or more? Of those words, how many are TOTALLY unfamiliar to you?
  • How many of these words and phrases are reflected in what you wrote (even if you did not use the same exact terms?) What words or phrases could you use to describe your students? What type of learners are in your classrooms? How many of you are in full inclusion setting? Do you have students that are at a varying ability level? How about a varying socio-economic level? Do you have any gifted learners in your classroom?
  • In the words of the children we educate, we will hear the importance of using a language to communicate (and an instructional repertoire to instruct) the students we have in our classrooms.
  • This information is from an article written by Marc Prensky in 2001. You can access the entire PDF file at the following link:http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/prensky%20-%20digital%20natives,%20digital%20immigrants%20-%20part1.pdf.This article, among other resources, is available in our collaborative classroom.
  • How many of you have ever asked your child/grandchild/student to explain an electronic device to you? We cannot be afraid to use technology simply because we do not fully understand it. If we will put ourselves out there and simply introduce a tool for a student to use, he or she will embrace it and will figure it out 10X faster than we can even teach him or her to use it. Besides– Youtube has great tutorials on EVERY single topic out there!
  • How many Mac users are here today? How many PC users? We will be sharing ideas and projects created with tools that range from Web 2.0 tools to purchased software. The nice thing about Web 2.0 tools is that they work with any platform. The software-based projects that we are sharing have been created on Mac software, but for many of these tools, there is a PC version of the software as well as a web-based tool that works similarly. We will try to share a PC/Web-based tool for each project so you are not left out if you are not a Mac user. Remember-- These are only a few of the wonderful tools that can be used for both teacher and student presentations.
  • This is a software tool that is a purchased product. There is a free version for download at the following website http://www.inspiration.com/, but is only available for 30 days. Once the period expires, any files not converted to PDF files will be lost, unless the full version is purchased.
  • Inspiration 8 and 9 provide pre-made templates in a variety of content areas. Students can also opt to create a graphic organizer from scratch.
  • This is a sample of a web-based graphic organizer to be used for presentation that was very quickly created on bubbl.us. It has some of the same capabilities as Inspiration, but you are not able to create an outline from your information.
  • Teachers and students can create online multimedia posters to share information in an exciting way with Glogster. Teachers have yet another presentation tool to share information live or to use as a “flipped learning” experience for students to access on their own before, during or after a lesson in the classroom.
  • This graphic organizer was created in response to a task asking students to analyze a scene of “The Diary of Ann Frank”. Eighth graders read this story in a drama format as part of the curriculum each year.
  • While it is hard to see the exact words, it is easy to see the linear design of this student-created graphic organizer. Students were guided and directed to complete an analysis of an act of a play. This graphic organizer provided the first step to the creation of a paragraph and was turned into an outline with a single click of a button.
  • An alternative to Power Point. Web-based presentation software
  • An alternative to Power Point. Web-based presentation software
  • An alternative to Power Point. Web-based presentation software
  • Students created original stories from the oral tradition. After creating story boards and scripts, they used flip cameras and digital cameras to take short videos and still shots to use in creating a series of shots that were placed into I-movie.
  • Movies allow students to showcase knowledge of literary terms by creating a “new product”– demonstrating analysis, synthesis and other “higher order” thinking skills. Movies can be made in other software based platforms as well as with web-based platforms. PCs come with “movie maker” installed while Macs come with iMovie and other Apple products.
  • Simplified digital storytelling in 3 panels or less! Free & easy to use… stored on the web & printable! Kids LOVE to use this resource.
  • Another web-based tool.
  • Another web-based tool.
  • You probably have thought of a million ways you could use each of these tools. Use your imagination and jot down some projects you already do and think of how to tweak these projects to incorporate some technology-based tools.
  • It is always a chore to create a rubric that is clear and concise. Rubistar has many teacher-created rubrics available to look at before making your own, as well as templates for many of the projects you use in your classroom.
  • Final ncte

    1. 1. Technology-Based Teachingand AssessmentNCTE--Las Vegas, NV November 2012 Presenters: Kathy Kelly-Garris& Brandy Lockwood Teachers of Middle Grades ELAPenn-Trafford School District Harrison City, PA
    2. 2. End Goal– ongoing collaboration with all educators following this conference.
    3. 3. Technology-Based Teaching and AssessmentDiscussion Point 1: Describe Your StudentsDiscussion Point 2: Teaching Digital NativesDiscussion Point 3: Teacher Presentation ToolsDiscussion Point 4: Collaborative Tools for StudentsDiscussion Point 5: Digital Storytelling and Writing ToolsDiscussion Point 6: Teacher Assessment ToolsDiscussion Point 7: Other Tools We Love to Use
    4. 4. Discussion Point 1 ―Do Now‖—Describe yourstudents…Write down the words dictated to you.Circle any ―unfamiliar‖ or ―new‖ words. Use asmany as you can to describe your typical day inthe classroom. You may add endings to words ifneeded.Turn and Talk–Share what you wrote with someone right next toyou.
    5. 5. What words or descriptions didDiscussion Point 1: YOU come up with? Describe Your Students Ms. Kelly’s students ―taking notes‖ on iPads
    6. 6. ―Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants‖ --Marc Prensky 2001They… Are born in the digital era (1990’s and We…beyond) Were born before the digital era andHave been surrounded by technology all were educated in ―traditional‖ waystheir lives Graduated prior to 1990’sHave a brain structure that is different from Are trying to adapt to technology.the previous generations http://roarprawn.blogspot.com/2011/06/digital-immigrants.html
    7. 7. Here is a ―clearer‖ picture for you!http://ece2006technology.blogspot.com/2008/03/digital-natives-digital-immigrants-by.html
    8. 8. And… Another!
    9. 9. DiscussionPoint 3:Teacher Presentation Tools Inspiration, Prezi, Glogster, Bubbl.us
    10. 10. Discussion Point 3:Teacher Presentation Tools Inspiration
    11. 11. Teacher Presentation Tools: Inspiration
    12. 12. Samples of TeacherPresentations--Inspirationhttp://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/inspirationprojects.cfm
    13. 13. Sample of TeacherPresentation– bubbl.us
    14. 14. Discussion Point 3:Presentation Tools Glogster
    15. 15. Sample of Teacher-Created Glog on Glogster My first attempt on Glogster– this is one I created when trying out the site to share with students.
    16. 16. Sample of Teacher-Created Glog on Glogster This Glogster was created by an Edmodo colleague– Karen Finkelstein. She has kindly given permission to share it in this presentation.
    17. 17. Sample of Teacher-Created Glog on Glogster These Glogsters were created by an Edmodo colleague– Kris Campea. She has kindly given permission to share it in this presentation.
    18. 18. Beyond the presentation…Many tools can be used forstudent assessment as well asfor teacher presentation.Inspiration is one of thosetools.
    19. 19. Student-Created Graphic Organizer
    20. 20. Inspiration: Student Sample of a Graphic Organizer
    21. 21. Student-Created GraphicOrganizer– Advanced Level
    22. 22. Student-Created Outline Inspiration
    23. 23. Discussion Point 3:Presentation Tools Prezi ―Prezi is helping reinvent the art of presentation. Farewell, one- dimensional thinking. Welcome instead the power of inter-connection, flexibility, and the unexpected Aha!‖ — Chris Anderson, TED Curator
    24. 24. Discussion Point 3:Presentation Tools Prezi Rubrics
    25. 25. Discussion Point 3:Presentation Tools
    26. 26. Discussion Point 4--Collaborative Tools for Students Google Docs & Edmodo
    27. 27. Discussion Point 4: Collaborative Tools for StudentsCreating and Sharing Collaborative Documents… Students sign up for G-Mail or other email accounts then are able to create and share collaborative documents. Edmodo allows students to connect and share documents using Google Docs as part of their supported systems.
    28. 28. Discussion Point 4:Collaborative Tools for Students
    29. 29. Discussion Point 4:Collaborative Tools for Students
    30. 30. Discussion Point 4:Collaborative Tools for Students
    31. 31. Discussion Point 4:Collaborative Tools for Students
    32. 32. Discussion Point 4:Collaborative Tools ―Do Now‖How would you use these and other toolsin your classroom? Write down 3possible ways to use these tools anddiscuss them with someone behind/infront of you.
    33. 33. Discussion Point 5: Digital Story Telling & Writing ToolsGraphic by Helen C. Barrett―Researching and Evaluating Digital Storytelling as a Deep Learning Tool‖
    34. 34. Discussion Point 5: Digital Storytelling and Writing Tools (I-Movie)
    35. 35. Discussion Point 5: DigitalStorytelling and Writing Tools Using iMovie for Stop Action Video Production
    36. 36. Sample Student iMovie— Poetry Analysis
    37. 37. Discussion Point 5: DigitalStorytelling and Writing Tools Students used Go Animate as a platform for book talks on their independent novels. They chose avatars to have authentic conversations about novels. www.goanimate.com
    38. 38. Discussion Point 5: DigitalStorytelling and Writing Tools Comic strips and Online Story Creators Word Clouds Comic Creator Pixton Toon Do Story Bird
    39. 39. Discussion Point 5: Digital Storytelling and Writing ToolsStudents can create digital stories on xtranormal using a variety of characters.
    40. 40. Discussion Point 5:Digital Storytelling and Writing Tools How would you use these tools and others in your classroom? Turn and talk to someone you HAVE NOT talked to yet. What are some projects in which you could use these tools?
    41. 41. Discussion Point 6: Teacher Assessment Tools
    42. 42. Discussion Point 6: Teacher Assessment Tools
    43. 43. Discussion Point 6: Teacher Assessment Tools
    44. 44. Discussion Point 6: Teacher Assessment Tools
    45. 45. Discussion Point 7– Other Favorites
    46. 46. Any questions?The presentation will be available as a library resource in acollaborative Edmodo online classroom. Use the followingcode to join after the conference: d1cre0You will have the option to interact with colleagues fromall over the country (and even the world) within thisclassroom.

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