Just in Time Technology Nebraska Educational Media Association July 27, 2012Image: https://homes.bio.psu.edu/people/faculty/bshapiro/research.html
Laura Warren-Gross, LibrarianMaple Street Magnet SchoolKalamazoo, Michigan
Agenda:Through this session we will:Learn some “just in time” ideas for technology use that you can implementwith your students and staff when school begins.Link current technology trends to the American Association of SchoolLibrarians’ Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.Discover the American Association of School Librarians’ technology initiatives.Image: http://hobrosolutions.com/tips-for-choosing-a-light-bulb/
Socrative creates a student response system using students’ own devices ora computer.AASL Standards:1.1.2 Use prior and background knowledge as context for new learning.2.1.3 Use strategies to draw conclusions from information and applyknowledge to curricular areas, real-world situations, and further investigations3.1.2 Participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectualnetwork of learners.
The teacher screen on my iPhone allows me tocontrol the functions of Socrative without beingin front of my computer or having anotherdevice available.Students can use their phones (and share themwith other students), a computer, or aniPad/tablet to respond to your questions andquizzes.A student data report can be opened in Excel orGoogle Docs.
Just in Time Ideas:• Use as a method to “take the temperature” of the room and find out if the students are understanding a concept.• Allow students to predict what it going to happen in a science experiment or story.• Have students complete an “exit ticket” so that you know what they learned and/or what questions they still have.
Educreations allows you to turn any iPad or browser into an interactivewhiteboard to record video lessons.AASL Standards:3.1.2 Participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectualnetwork of learners.3.2.1 Demonstrate leadership and confidence by presenting ideas to othersin both formal and informal situations.3.3.4 Create products that apply to authentic real-world contexts.3.3.5 Contribute to the exchange of ideas within and beyond the learningcommunity.
Just in Time Ideas:• Teachers can use to demonstrate concepts for students who are absent or who need additional instruction/differentiation.• Students can create videos as a learning product (makerspace concept).• Use to extend concepts that students are currently learning about.
Popplet is a way to gather ideas, thoughts, and resources, as well as collaboratein real-time with others.AASL Standards:1.2.3 Demonstrate creativity by using multiple resources and formats.1.3.4 Contribute to the exchange of iedas within the learning community.2.1.2 Organize knowledge so it is useful.2.1.5 Collaborate with others to exchange ideas, develop new understandings,make decisions, and solve problems.3.1.2 Participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectual networkof learners.4.3.1 Participate in the social exchange of ideas, both electronicall and inperson.
Just in Time Ideas:• Use for brainstorming (access prior knowledge).• Have students comment on one another’s Popplets to create a collaborative (100% engagement) culture.• Have students collect their inquiry resources on a Popplet (including links, pictures, etc).
Khan Academy includes video lessons in math, science, finance and economics,humanities, and test prep.AASL Standards:4.1.1 Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.4.2.1 Display curiosity by pursuing interests through multiple resources.4.2.2 Demonstrate motivation by seeking information to answer personalquestions and interests, trying a variety of formats and genres, and displayingwillingness to go beyond academic requirements.4.3.2 Recognize that resources are created for a variety of purposes.4.4.3 Recognize how to focus efforts in personal learning.
Just in Time Ideas:• Allow kids to practice concepts.• Differentiate instruction for kids who are ahead or kids who need further instruction.• Use as a way to reinforce at home if students do not have homework for that evening (my district requires a certain amount of homework each night, so this allows for some flexibility).
ScratchScratch from MIT allows students to create interactive stories, games, music, andart.AASL Standards:1.2.3 Demonstrate creativity by using multiple resources and formats.2.1.5 Collaborate with others to exchange ideas, develop new understandings,make decisions, and solve problems.2.2.4 Demonstrate personal productivity by completing products to expresslearning.4.3.3 Seek opportunities for pursuing personal and aesthetic growth.4.4.1 Identify own areas of interest.4.4.3 Recognize how to focus efforts in personal learning.
Just in Time Ideas:• Use for an after school video game creation club.• Turn your library into a makerspace and allow students to follow their personal learning interests (write stories, create music, make video games).• Create products/projects that demonstrate critical thinking and mathematical concepts.
International Children’s Digital LibraryThe International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL) is an online library of 4,643children’s books in 61 languages.AASL Standards:4.1.1 Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.4.1.2 Read widely and fluently to make connection with self, the world, and previousreading.4.2.4 Show an appreciation for literature by electing to read for pleasure andexpressing an interest in various literary genres.
Just in Time Ideas:• Use with students who are learning a second language so they can see authentic texts.• Use with students who are learning English as a resource in their native language.• Use to help students understand diverse cultures.
Dipity allows users to create interactive, digital timelines.AASL Standards:1.2.3 Demonstrate creativity by using multiple resources and formats.1.3.1 Respect copyright/intellectual property rights of creators and producers.1.3.3 Follow ethical and legal guidelines in gathering and using information.2.1.2 Organize knowledge so that it is useful.2.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to analyze and organizeinformation.3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledgeand understanding in ways that others can view, use, and assess.
Just in Time Ideas:• Create timelines to introduce a topic/access background knowledge.• Help students understand the context of their learning by placing them in the larger history of the time.• Have students make timelines of their lives to demonstrate their place in history.
Gapminder can help students gain a view of the world through statistics.AASL Standards:1.1.2 Use prior and background knowledge as context for new learning.1.1.5 Evaluate information found in selected sources on the basis of accuracy,validity, appropriateness for needs, importance, and social and cultural context.1.1.6 Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g., textual,visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning.2.2.3 Employ a critical stance in drawing conclusions by demonstrating that thepattern of evidence leads to a decision or conculsion.2.3.1 Connect understanding to the real world.2.3.2 Consider diverse and global perspectives in drawing conclusions.3.3.3 Use knowledge and information skills and dispositions to engage in publicconversation and debate around issues of common concern.
Just in Time Ideas:• Use as a visual format to help students understand larger world issues.• This is a goldmine for discussion of how some countries are thriving and others are not—use as a jumping off point when studying economics and/or politics of regions of the world.
QR codes are everywhere . . . how do I make them? What do I do with them?Creating QR codes is simple:1. Choose a QR code generator. Examples include: http://www.qrstuff.co m/ or http://www.qr- code-maker.com/ (there are many— most all are free)2. Enter the web address that you want the code to access3. Create the QR code and print it for use
Just in Time Ideas:• Create QR codes to:Link to author blogs and/or websitesLink to your library online catalogLink to your local public library websiteLink to student book reviews on book displaysCreate scavenger hunts
Technology Resources American Association of School Librarians Best Websites for Teaching and Learning http://www.ala.org/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/bestlist/bestwebs American Association of School Librarians Best Apps for Curriculum http://www.ala.org/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/bestapp/bestapps Image: forkshoalsreads.blog.greenville.k12.sc.us International Society for Technology in Education http://www.iste.org/welcome.aspx
Contact me: @readernirvana My blogs: Bedtime Booktalks Librarian Running Email: crzy4bookslaura AT gmail.com
Bonus:• ClassConnect (classconnect.com)A website that allows you to store your lessons and link them to standards. Launches at the end of July (currently in Beta).