A Time to Plan, Play & Produce


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An introduction to the HASL Spring 2012 Conference that outlines what tools are available for participants, how they might be used, and how participants can access these tools & ideas via the Conference Wiki & the Edmodo group 24/7.

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  • If you want to follow along, you can view this same slide show on the wiki. You can find it on the “conference overview” page.
  • As some of you know and many of you can imagine, putting on a conference takes months of planning, research and discussions. These folks have worked hard to secure the site, coordinate vendors and provide nourishment for your tummies.
  • We are also thankful to have librarians and teachers who have already planned, played and produced with these tools so that they can now provide tips and strategies for you.
  • We want to acknowledge the vendors who are keeping us up to date on the best print and electronic resources for our students and of course, we appreciate YOU being here today.
  • As we read the conference evaluations, we noticed a pattern. You folks wanted more time to expand what you had learned that day and you wanted hands on sessions.
  • We selected some of the tools shared that day—Weebly, Storybird and Glogster—because each tool gives students the opportunity to synthesize their learning, create something new and share it with others. ----- Meeting Notes (3/24/12 00:12) -----We are also introducing 3 new tools--EBSCO & Thinkfinity are quality resources for teachers to locate information. Live Binders is a tool to help you keep track of & store that information.----- Meeting Notes (3/24/12 00:15) -----Some of you had asked, how do these tools relate to the standards?
  • Many of us are familiar with the integration of technology in the American Association of School Librarians 21st Century Learner Standards and the International Society for Technology in Education standards for students. Both documents emphasize the need for students to have opportunities to access, analyze, synthesize, create, produce and share information in a variety of formats, with specific purposes and for a targeted audience.
  • And now, we are finding that the Common Core has incorporated these same standards. There is an emphasis on information and media literacies and the expectations that students have the opportunity to access a variety of resources, create in multiple media to publish in new waysThe PDF is available on the wiki
  • Hilary Goldman is senior ISTE government affairs officer at ISTE and published an article in the March/April ISTE magazine Learning and Leading outlining the relevance of technology as students prepare for online assessments.
  • To try to gauge your interest, experience with the tools and plans for today ,we created a google survey Thank you also to the other 47 of you who responded. Google Forms was another presentation at the fall conference and today, while we don’t have a session on it, you will see a few examples of why you might like to intregrate Google Forms into your instruction.
  • Mahalo to Roxanne Campbell & Faye Yamasaki & Liz Heue for being the first responders to our survey. For being the first 3 who responded, I have a copy of Get Down to Earth! What You Can Do to Stop Global Warming. They might like to display this book in their library or classroom if they choose to participate in Reading for the Earth. Remember to look at the wiki for ways to integrate Reading for the Earth into your instruction.
  • I want to share an idea with you--I decided to collect my school community’s reading pledges via a google form for 3 reasons—to save paper, to save time and to expose students to a simple type of technology that gathers their ideas. I have embedded it into my Weebly website and shown grade 1 how to access it. One first grader returned to the site on her own and submitted this.
  • Besides giving students the chance to share their opinion, it would b valuable to have them analyze the results of the data. The next slides quickly show you our responses to the conference survey. The majority of us today do NOT have experience with these tools—SO with that in mind, we embedded “how to” videos & documents on the wiki that you can use to walk you through the process step by step. You can download or print these documents at a later time. They will always be available to you on the conference wiki. Stored in the cloud, accessible from any internet connected device, available 24/7. The “experts” at each session will answer your questions and provide quick tips they learned through THEIR experience working with the tool.
  • Realizing that the majority of you weren’t quite sure what projects you would create today, I embedded many samples into each page of the wiki. To those of you aren’t quite sure HOW you might use the tool, I want to encourage you to talk story with the other participants in the session and gain some ideas from them. To those of you who HAVE ideas, please share them. Face to face OR on Edmodo. By posting ideas on Edmodo, ALL of us can learn great ideas even though we aren’t sitting in the session with you.
  • You folks are interested in attending a range of sessions, I want to encourage you to try something new…
  • Today, we are giving you hands on time to plan, play and produce SO THAT, you can find some new tools to integrate into your instruction. Library Ninja and Teacher Ninja are going to help you brainstorm –which tool best suits your needs today?
  • We will divide the time into 2 work sessions. You may decide to spend the entire time at one tool or to visit more than one tool. Experts at each work session will begin this morning with a brief introduction, but they will mostly be there to answer your questions and help you work with this tool. Remember, less is more—focus on creating one product today. You can return to the wiki 24/7 to access the how to videos, hand outs and samples for each of the other tools. AND you can read the posts on Edmodo to find out how others are using these tools. to
  • Announce where things will be.
  • Today you had a chance to “Play with media” You created something, collaborated with others, and tried new tools. I hope you will continue to make time for play. This is an eBook by Wes Fryer. He outlines what we should do, why and how to get started.
  • In 2009, librarian gurus Joyce Valenza and Doug Johnson wrote an article alled “Things that keep us up at night” They described all the things we should be doing as librarians (educators) to keep up with technology—how, when and why we use these new technology tools so we KEEP ourselves relevant, so we provide instruction our students need. They emphasize the need to adapt to new tools. One of my new favorite tools is Pinterest. Think of pinterest like electronic bulletin boards—you find something you like and you pin it its image. The pin is linked to the website where you found it. This would be a powerful tool for visual learners and a way for them to categorize and organize their information—at home, blocked by DOE
  • With that in mind, please consider using Edmodo as a Personal Learning Network.Join the HASL group. Read what others post. Reply to their questions. Post a link. Jump in or wade in slowly & get used to the water.
  • One quote from the article “Things that keep us up at night” took a bold step. In 2009, I couldn’t wrap my brain around Twitter. Now, however, I check my twitter feed daily. I tweet. I connect with educators around the world and it has boosted my knowledge of technology, re-invigorated my instruction and exposed me to projects and ideas I would have never known about.
  • I want to thank… and before you leave, I want to give you one of these nifty little fuzzy fingers to clean your keyboard, monitor, or phone screen.
  • Looking ahead, HASL is already planning the next two conferences. Doorprizes, turn in your evaluations and collect the certificate of attendance for your portfolio. Thank you for coming!
  • A Time to Plan, Play & Produce

    1. 1. A Time toPlan, Play &ProduceHawaii Association ofSchool LibrariansSpring ConferenceMarch 24, 2012
    2. 2. Conference Wiki & Edmodo http://haslspring2012.wikispaces.com/ Join our Edmodo group: 1jnf8h
    3. 3. Mahalo! Conference Team  Roxanne Campbell  Michelle Colte  Jarri Kagawa  Lynette Kam  Sandra Kugisaki-Ongie  Jill Kusumoto  Jan Lee Site Coordinators  Dori Seatriz, Librarian  Mike Fricano, Technology Coordinator
    4. 4. Mahalo! Experts at work sessions  Imelda Corpuz-Amano  Phyllis Durante  Rebecca Linford  Patricia Louis  Diane Mokuau  Audrey Okemura  Denise Sumida  Sandra Yamamoto
    5. 5. MahaloVendorsConference attendees!
    6. 6. Fall ConferenceEvaluations Hands-on sessions based on tools presented today The focus on technology & Web 2.0 is excellent! Glogster & Go Animate! More...  Digital presentation tools  21st Century Learning—hands on!  Technology: more, more, more!
    7. 7. A Time to Plan, Play & Produce
    8. 8. AASL & ISTE Standards
    9. 9. Common Core Standards There is an emphasis on information and media literacies and the expectation that students have the opportunity to access a variety of resources, create in multiple media and publish in new ways.
    10. 10. Online Assessments Read Complex Texts  (EBSCO) Complete Research Projects  Weebly, Glogster, Storybird, EBSCO, LiveBinders, Thinkfinity Opportunities for classroom speaking & listening  Glogster Work with digital media  Weebly, Glogster, Storybird, EBSCO  Goldman, Get Ready for Online Assessments.
    11. 11. Google SurveyThank you to those of you who responded to the survey!A Google form gives you a chance to gauge your students’prior knowledge/experience, gain an understanding of theirexpectations, and ultimately, direct your instruction to meettheir needs.
    12. 12. First Responders! Roxanne Campbell Faye Yamasaki Liz Heue
    13. 13. Electronic Pledge Sheet for“Reading for the Earth” Instead of xeroxing pledge forms for Reading for the Earth, create a google form! You will save paper & see the results with a click of a button.
    14. 14. Experience with tools When I realized the majority of you had no prior experience, I uploaded step-by-step hand-outs and “how to videos” to the wiki.
    15. 15. Ideas for projectsBecause so many of you did not have a planned project prior to the conference, Iincluded a number of samples on the wiki pages for each tool. You can find MOREgreat ideas from conference attendees in the edmodo group hasl spring 2012.
    16. 16. Work sessions you will attend
    17. 17. 21st Century Tools, for 21st Century LearningWatch this GoAnimate video to gain some ideas of howeach tool featured at the conference might be integratedinto your instruction: http://goo.gl/vil31
    18. 18. Schedule & Location Work session 1: 9:45-10:30 Work session 2: 10:35-11:25  EBSCO=Tech lab in the library  Thinkfinity=library tables  _________=library Easy/Enjoyable section  Glogster, LiveBinders Storybird & Weebly=Cafeteria Evaluation, next steps & door prizes: 11:30
    19. 19. Work Session(s)Work session 1: 9:45-10:30Work session 2: 10:35-11:20Or focus on one tool from 9:45-11:20
    20. 20. Playing with Mediaby Wesley Fryer  Make time for play  Engage with a new tool (or 2 new tools)  Think multimedia  Print, audio & visual  Use the wiki as a resource  Share your creations & ideas!  Visit http://goo.gl/zrDlz to see this eBook
    21. 21. Adapting to new tools:Pinterest Read Joyce Valenza’s & Doug Johnson’s article “Things that keep us up at night” via my Web 2.0 Pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/mcolte/web- 2-0/
    22. 22.  Safe social networking for students and teachers Join our HASL group: 1jnf8h Postquestions or ideas Upload lessons or handouts Share links to your creations or great resources
    23. 23. Why Edmodo?“Librarians [educators] cannot adequatelyretool if they do not develop personallearning networks.Those who don’t drag us all down.” Valenza/Johnson
    24. 24. First to Join theHASL Edmodo Group! Dr.Michelle Igarashi Doreen Tabe Christina Waugh
    25. 25. Save the dates! Digital Reading  September 22, 2012  Sacred Hearts Academy Collaboration?Technology Integration? with an AMAZING mainland librarian  February 2, 2013  Joint conference with HCTE
    26. 26. Works Cited Fryer, Wesley. Playing with Media: Simple Ideas for Powerful Sharing. PDF. Goldman, Hilary. "Get Ready For Online Assessments." Learning & Leading with Technology 39.6 (2012): 40. Print. Valenza, Joyce Kasman, Doug Johnson -- School Library Journal, and 10/01/2009. " Things That Keep Us Up at Night." School LIbrary Journal. Media Source Publication, n.d. Web. 22 Mar. 2012. <http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA669935 7.html>.