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Discussion BoardsMrs. Venness Discussion BoardsTry a new twist on journaling and focus questions.Students post replies to teacher-led discussions.
TXTNG LNGSet expectations for Discussion Boards--what works best for you?
3rd Grade Team Challenges: 170+ Group Activities to Build Cooperation, Communication, & Creativity by Kris Bordessa
4th Grade• Record students reading on iPad for conferences.• Mini-teach=students teach small groups lessons they have mastered.• A picture is worth a 1,000 words--great resource for writing report cards.
5th Grade• Designing Science Lessons as a Group and Presenting to the Entire Class• Science Concepts put to Adele song• Flipped Math [next slide]
Flipped Classroom• Use Jing or Camtasia to record a lesson.• Upload and have students watch the lesson the night before.• Class time is now free to discuss, work on projects, and tutor.
Tech-Literacy Centers WebQuests http://webquest.sdsu.edu/>Designed by Bernie Dodge at San Diego State University, WebQuests begin with a well-designed task that is engaging and achievable for students. WebQuests will generate thinking and other skills that go beyond rote comprehension.The WebQuest matrix at this site contains frequently asked questions and templates, and describes various tasks that can be designed as WebQuests.
Tech-Literacy Centers Author StudiesStudents can choose a favorite author to research and even e-mail through the Internet.Many childrens and young adult authors have Web sites to reach their readers.Dont miss sites by Jan Brett <http://www.janbrett.com>, PatriciaPolacco <http://www.patricia-polacco.com>,and Dav Pilkey, <http://www.pilkey.com>.
Tech-Literacy Centers Progressive StoriesStudents can design and write their own stories as a group. Each group in a center may add to the beginning, middle, or end of the story.With Kid Fix, HyperStudio, or PowerPoint, the first group can construct a title slide and first slide to begin the story. As students rotate, the story builds, with the final group designing an ending.These are great for collaboration and not to mention, fun!
Tech-Literacy Centers BrainPop http://www.BrainPop.comLet Tim and Moby introduce your students to all that is amazing about our world. Topics include physical sciences, health, math, technology, and language arts. This site is fantastic for thematic units and integrated lessons.
Tech-Literacy Centers Candlelight Stories <http://www.candlelightstories.com/HclpOFoodMem.htm>>Candlelight Stories are enchanting ebooks students can read independently or enjoy as a listening center. Macromedias Shockwave is used to bring the stories to life.
Tech-Literacy Center TV, Radio, & CommercialsHave a Flip Camera? Put a 21st Century twist on book reports, prewriting, and research.
How do I assess? Teach-nology <http://teachers.tcach-nology.com/>Teach-nology is a Web portal with rubrics, worksheet generators, lesson plans, and classroom materials.
How do I assess? Suggested Site: RubiStar http://rubistar.4teachers.org/>RubiStar lets teachers customize online rubrics and save or print them. For a paperless assessment, teachers can provide a link directly to the rubric at the end of an assignment.Show Discussion Board Rubric
How do I assess? Kathy Schrocks Guide for Educators <://school.discovery.com/ schrockguide/>Kathy has compiled an amazing library of information and tools for teachers. You will find everything from lesson plans and Web sites to teacher helpers, such as the lesson planner, Quiz Center, and Puzzlemaker.
Start Smallbecause you are already in the 21st Century
What Will it be Like in 10 Years?• Playstation 2 was released in 2000• iPod was released October 2001• X-box came out November 2001• 5th Graders were born that year• Most popular gifts and presents in 2001: o iPod o Harry Potter book 1 o Razor Scooters o Bob the Builder
Who Are Your Clients?"These tech-savvy, multi-media, multi-taskingdigital natives navigate everyday life far differentlythan many of their digital immigrant teachers." • Teaching in the 21st Century: A Review of the Issues and Changing Models in the Teaching Profession--Blackboard
"...the 21st-century learner,the millennial, whose orientation to technology is innate and who views technology not as a way to do something better or more efficiently than it was done before, but as the only way to do it."-St. Lifer, E. (2005)
ResourcesWe often hear that 21st century skills are NOT just about technology, but in case you were curious, what exactly ARE 21st century skills, here are some great articles to take a look at:What are 21st century skills? http://atc21s.org/index.php/about/what-are-21st-century-skills/Partnership for 21st century skills: an overview: http://www.p21.org/Video (examples) of 21st century skills in the classroom: http://www.secctv.org/video/?p=1306The Connected Classroom (what are 21st century skills, and at the bottom are links to how other teachers have incorporated these skills): http://theconnectedclassroom.wikispaces.com/ClassroomASCD video of applying 21st skills in the classroom with real examples: http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol5/507-video.aspxSix Steps for Implementing 21st Century Skills: http://www.ocmboces.org/tfiles/folder1041/6_Steps_to_Implement_21st_Century_Skills.pdf21st century skills, where do we start?: http://www.creativelearningsystems.com/files/21st-Century-Skills-Where-Do-We-Start.pdf