21st Century in a Lower School Classroom


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21st Century in a Lower School Classroom

  1. 1. 21st Century Skills in aLower School Classroom by Laurie S. Vennes The Lexington School
  2. 2. What is 21st CenturyLearning?
  3. 3. P21.org
  4. 4. 21st Century Learning
  5. 5. 21st Century Learning
  6. 6. Google ImagesResults for Google Images: 21st Century Skills This updates daily...
  7. 7. Wikipdia 21st Century Skills
  8. 8. Wikipedia
  9. 9. Buzz Word or Lifestyle?• Hybrid Cars• Recycling• Handheld Devices• Food• Clothing• Culture• Climate Change• National Security• Overseas Military Engagments• Facebook, Twitter, Google, Wiki- Everything, Intagram, Virtual Chat Rooms
  10. 10. 21st Century CafeteriaTLS Chef Ryan Blog "I-yam-what-I-yam"
  11. 11. Brainstorming ActionResearch
  12. 12. Why Me?Action ResearchFor my class I am researching: Does activating prior knowledge through discussion boards improve student comprehension?
  13. 13. Who Are Your Clients?• Xbox Live• 4G• Internet Sensations: o Call Me Maybe o Justin Bieber• eHarmony• Craigslist• Ordering Pizza/Wingzone• 2nd Life [virtual relationships]
  14. 14. e-education
  15. 15. Who Are Your Clients?• CA High School: Hack-A-Thon• GoToMeeting.com• k12.com• Carpe Diem Schools
  16. 16. Carpe Diem Longboards
  17. 17. Carpe Diem Longboards
  18. 18. Dempster 12ft Windmill
  19. 19. In his pocket is an iPhone4S
  20. 20. How do kids get information?iPhone TV tuned to Walking Dead
  21. 21. Minecraft
  22. 22. Hands-On Technology• As soon as they can hold it, children have access to iPhones, iPads, and Laptops.
  23. 23. 21st Century school wide
  24. 24. Rubicon Atlas• Online Curriculum• Essential Questions
  25. 25. iPads
  26. 26. 18 educational uses foriPadsHow Classrooms are Benefitting from iPads
  27. 27. Open Court Resources
  28. 28. Confer App
  29. 29. Laptops
  30. 30. Laptops
  31. 31. Smart Board
  32. 32. Smart Board vs. WhiteBoard
  33. 33. Google Apps Accounts
  34. 34. Mission Skills Assessment
  35. 35. Mission Skills Assessment
  36. 36. NingTLS Ning• A great way to stretch PD dollars• Reduce personal and irrelevant emails from large distribution lists• Sense of community
  37. 37. Twitter
  38. 38. Lower School Meeting Show & Tell
  39. 39. 1st Grade BATS
  40. 40. Book Boxes
  41. 41. 21st Century Readers
  42. 42. 2nd GradeSIP=Self-Initiated ProjectsMSA tracking
  43. 43. 3rd GradeScholastic News e-copy
  44. 44. PBL: Covered WagonsProject Based Learning• collaboration• time managment• problems solving• creativity• learn as you go
  45. 45. Jimmy Harold Ching, Jr.
  46. 46. 3rd Grade
  47. 47. 3rd Grade
  48. 48. 3rd Grade: Parent Night Slide The Lexington School 21st Century Skills· Discussion Boards· iPads· Laptops· Student Computer & Listening Stations· Smart Board· Problem Solving· Green Communication· Online Access to Homework· Lexia & Student Data Analysis· Imagine This!
  49. 49. Discussion BoardsMrs. Venness Discussion BoardsTry a new twist on journaling and focus questions.Students post replies to teacher-led discussions.
  50. 50. TXTNG LNGSet expectations for Discussion Boards--what works best for you?
  51. 51. 3rd Grade Team Challenges: 170+ Group Activities to Build Cooperation, Communication, & Creativity by Kris Bordessa
  52. 52. 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.
  53. 53. 5th Grade• Designing Science Lessons as a Group and Presenting to the Entire Class• Science Concepts put to Adele song• Flipped Math [next slide]
  54. 54. 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.
  55. 55. The Flip SideStanding Behind the Camera/Phone
  56. 56. Spanish 1st-5th• Calendars• Students develop lessons for preschoolers
  57. 57. Fine Arts• Choreograph Dances• Improv on Keyboards• Set Design• Gallery Hop downtown Lexington
  58. 58. Lower School Meeting Show and Tell Your Ideas?
  59. 59. New Ideas for the 21st Century Classroom
  60. 60. Smartphone Reader• Teacher contact information:• QR code maker website:Go QR
  61. 61. Smartphone ReaderHigh School: Differentiate on math paper
  62. 62. simplek12Hidden Web Tools eBook• I get emails daily regarding web tools, iPad uses, and online PD.• Once you are hooked into a company like this one, you are overloaded with ideas and resources.
  63. 63. Skype
  64. 64. Social Media
  65. 65. Google SitesGoogle SitesLike the idea of interacting with your students online?Do Discussion Boards sound interesting?Google Sites is friendly and FREE!8 Google Tricks for your Classroom
  66. 66. Evernote
  67. 67. Endnote Teach Citations?
  68. 68. Twitter
  69. 69. Instagram Sometimes its easier to take a picture:)
  70. 70. Instagram
  71. 71. mindmeister https://www.mindmeister.com/159522011
  72. 72. PinterestPinterest
  73. 73. iJackSchool Outfitters
  74. 74. Blogging
  75. 75. My BlogLaurie Vs Blog
  76. 76. Great Ideas links provided
  77. 77. Tech-Literacy Centers WebQuests http://webquest.sdsu.edu/&gtDesigned 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.
  78. 78. 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>.
  79. 79. 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!
  80. 80. 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.
  81. 81. Tech-Literacy Centers Candlelight Stories <http://www.candlelightstories.com/HclpOFoodMem.htm&gt>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.
  82. 82. Tech-Literacy Center TV, Radio, & CommercialsHave a Flip Camera? Put a 21st Century twist on book reports, prewriting, and research.
  83. 83. Assessment Rubrics
  84. 84. How do I assess? Teach-nology <http://teachers.tcach-nology.com/&gt;Teach-nology is a Web portal with rubrics, worksheet generators, lesson plans, and classroom materials.
  85. 85. How do I assess? Suggested Site: RubiStar http://rubistar.4teachers.org/&gtRubiStar 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
  86. 86. 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.
  87. 87. Start Smallbecause you are already in the 21st Century
  88. 88. In-"VEST" Some Time toGet to Know Us
  89. 89. Publishing Space
  90. 90. Schoolhouse Rock onYoutubeSchoolhouse Rock
  91. 91. 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
  92. 92. 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
  93. 93. Who Will Your Clients Be?
  94. 94. "...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)
  95. 95. Share Ideas
  96. 96. 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