Work with what you have! (1)


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Work with what you have! (1)

  1. 1. Work With What You Have! Using your classroom technology to its fullest potential Louise Morgan Crowley ISD, Fort Worth, Texas
  2. 2. The Eagle Cam inspired me!
  3. 3. A computer lab ronovation...
  4. 4. helped equip my room!
  5. 5. The Tools: 2-3 Desktop computers 2-3 Laptops 1-2 weekly visits to the computer lab 1 Web Cam 1 USB Microphone 1 Projector 1 Camera
  6. 6. Questions to Ask: ● Is it relevant? ● Is it standards based? ● Is it an extra or add-on? ● Is it part of the daily lesson plan?
  7. 7. Setting Goals Excerpt from The Frugal Teacher “Becoming a Connected Educator”page. This page is a journal that I kept during the summer of 2011 when I first joined Twitter and started learning how to be a connected educator. My Goals: ● Implement all 5 components of the Daily 5 ● Integrate student blogging into "Work on Writing" ● Skype with other classrooms around the world There! 3 goals. I never set goals before. My only goal was to make it to the last day of school! I think 2011-12 is going to be the best one yet!
  8. 8. The First Leap...Blogging Blogging 101 Using Blogging with the Daily 5
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  10. 10. Voicethread
  11. 11. Global Classroom Project 2011-12 Seasons Around the World Debra Rosenquist - New York, USA
  12. 12. Global Classroom Project 2012-13 Christmas Around the World Lee Parkinson - UK Louise Morgan - Texas, USA
  13. 13. Edmodo Edmodo Pen Pal Project Global Read Aloud 2012 #2ndchat Read Aloud
  14. 14. Cinco de Mayo Project - Ustream Louise Morgan/Gabriel Verrone -Texas, USA Ustream Frugal Teacher Post cinco-de-mayo.html
  15. 15. Skype! Paula Naugle - New Orleans, LA Photo: Ginny Limer Steve Sherman, Cape Town, S.A. Cree Nation - Chief Poundmaker School, Saskatchewan, Canada
  16. 16. It Never Hurts to Ask! Students Skype with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and former astronaut Dr. Donald Thomas. Students asked Dr. Tyson why Pluto was no longer a planet and if his friend, Bill Nye, would skype with them! Students asked Dr. Thomas questions about 0 gravity and how he became an astronaut. Visit the websites of scientists, doctors, educators, authors, and other experts. Contact them and ask if they Skype with classrooms. This may lead you to some memorable skype sessions! Louise Morgan, Ft. Worth, TX
  17. 17. Mystery Skype provides an engaging way for classrooms to introduce themselves to each other. Mystery Skype Mrs. Morgan's 2nd grade class uses clues, maps, and their communication skills to find mystery locations of other classrooms. http: // Louise Morgan, Fort Worth, Texas
  18. 18. Mystery Number Skype - A fun way to work on math skills! Students use their math skills to guess the mystery number that the other class has selected ahead of time.
  19. 19. Google Docs In February 2013, Five #2ndchat classrooms created a progressive story called “What Stuffed Animals Do at Night” inspired by Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner. Each class took turns adding to a story where they imagined what their stuffed animals did at night while they were sleeping. We also created a Voicethread using pictures and narration. #2ndchat Snowmen at Night Project +2013+Writing+Connection #2ndchat Stuffed Animals at Night Voicethread
  20. 20. Google+ Hangouts Google+ Hangouts allowed 4th graders to interact with graphic novelist Dave Roman The Frugal Teacher - Author Visits http://www. visits.html
  21. 21. Where Did I Learn All of This? ● Twitter / Twitter Chats ● The Global Classroom Project ● Hello Little World Skypers ● Live Classroom 2.0 ● Blogs ● Edcamps ● TCEA/Tots and Tech Conference ● ISTE/annual convention ● Did I mention Twitter?
  22. 22. Looking Ahead - Goals for 2013-14 ● Projects are more collaborative in nature ● On-going relationships with other classrooms ● Project-based learning ● Inquiry-based learning ● Creation - Finding our passion
  23. 23. Louise Morgan Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0