Changing the Learning Landscape


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  • Landscape design is purposeful. It usually ADDS  or SUBTRACTS. Google Apps for your Domain gives you the possibily to do "both"  ("Add"  AND "Subtract" elements to your learning environment. If you are like most schools, your learning landscape probably includes one or more of the following    
  • It would be my wish that most people came to me with a "landscape design" goal.  Often people come to me with more of "?Do we have or Can we get this technology tool? "   Whenever people come to me to either advocate for a new technology tool, I always start by asking "What problem are you trying to solve".   I belive that one of the reasons Google Apps has been such a successful tool in my school is that it entered the landscape trying to solve specific problems and that those problems related to STUDENT NEEDS (not teacher needs or administrative needs)      
  • Great Landscape Design means addressing the WEEDS.
  • Digital Lockers to 7th and 8th graders   Started with a project "purpose" in mind to use the tools.   The project leant itself to using several tools.   Consumer Product Testing Project   Student make a hypothese Collect Data Analyze Data Present Data   Sometimes teachers ask me to come in and and introduce the Gogle Apps Tools to them and their class.   The first thing I ask them is "what are you teaching now".     Let's design an activity related to what your are teaching where one of these tools becomes useful in completing that activity and intregal to the instructional design that supports your learning goals.
  • Student Motivational   Authentic Audience Community Service
  • Changing the Learning Landscape

    1. 1. Using Technology to change Your Learning Landscape
    2. 2. Designing your Learning Landscape <ul><li>Landscape (verb) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  to improve the appearance of (an area of land, a highway, etc.), as by planting trees, shrubs, or grass, or altering the contours of the ground </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>What tools do educators and students use to landscape in your school community? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>What drives your landscaping objectives? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Your Learning Landscape <ul><li>1. Write down 5 different elements of your learning landscape from the next few slides. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>2. Add 2-3 additional elements of your learning landscape to the list. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>3. Add a tally mark  next to each element when you see evidence of it </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    4. 4. Bloom's Taxonomy <ul><li>  </li></ul>
    5. 5. Differentiated Instruction <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul> 
    6. 6. Student Centered Learning <ul><ul><li>Make student more active in acquiring knowledge and skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make the student more aware of what they are doing and why they are doing it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on interaction during the learning process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on transferable skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on problem solving (problem based learning) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create opportunities for collaborative learning </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. National Education Technology Standards <ul><li>  </li></ul>
    8. 8. Marzano's Strategies: Classroom Instruction That Works   <ul><li>  </li></ul>
    9. 9. 21st Century Skills <ul><li> </li></ul> 
    10. 10. Your Learning Landscape <ul><li>1. Write down 5 different elements of your learning landscape from the slides you just saw. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>2. Add 2-3 additional elements of your learning landscape to the list. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>3. Add a tally mark  next to each element when you see evidence of it </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>4. Note additional elements that you might want to add to your learning landscape list. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    11. 11. Eisenhower Middle School Kids <ul><li>  </li></ul>
    12. 12. Teachers and Student Voices <ul><li>  </li></ul>
    13. 13. Live from St. Albans City School <ul><li>Inclusion in ways I could not have imagined! </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Students participating in class even when they can't come to school in Mr. Allen's 6th grade class. </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson using Google Doc +  Google Audio Chat  (or Skype) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  -  </li></ul>
    14. 14. &quot;What problem are you trying to solve?&quot;
    15. 15. Pesky weeds in your learning landscape? <ul><li>  </li></ul>
    16. 16. Google Apps as a Digital Lockers <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add 24/7 access to the contents of your locker. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make the learning tools we use at school available to you outside of school. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engage more students in group projects. Allow group collaboration anytime, anywhere. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce students to &quot;life long&quot;  learning and collaboration tools. </li></ul></ul>Learning Purpose Name: Global Collaboration Center   Address CIPPA & FERPA User ID:   Locker Number Rights and Responsibility Safety & Ethics Lesson   Agreement of Responsibility  
    17. 17. Supporting Learning in Science   <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Redesign Part 1:  Laying the Foundation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning To Conduct a Scientific Survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning to Use Google Forms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Redesign Part 2 - Practice Collecting Data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using the Forms Feature to Collect the Surveys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taking the Surveys: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Redesign Part 3 -  Turning Data Into Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumer Product Testing &quot;Weighted Results&quot;   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection: Lessons Learned </li></ul>
    18. 18. Supporting Learning in SocialStudies <ul><li>Mock Debate </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collecting and Analyzing Authentic Data to Structure the Mock Debate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Mock Election </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Infinite Thinking Machine Blog Post Featuring Election Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mock Election Results   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    19. 19. Supporting Learners with Special Needs <ul><ul><li>Students inviting their Special Education Case Workers for anywhere/anytime support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting students organizational needs calendars, folders, documents in one place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily Progress Logs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Reading Logs  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Writing Fluency Progress </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Built in Tools in Google Docs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dictionary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Word Count </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Readability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thesaurus </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Translator </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>    </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    20. 20. Supporting Learning in Mathematics <ul><ul><li>Math Portfolio Problems Using Box Plot  Grade 7 - 8 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphing Exercise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jumping Jacks - Data Over Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patterns and Algebraic Equations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson Plan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Template </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Movie </li></ul></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Supporting Learning in Literacy <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry Unit </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Math Videos </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Google Books </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Content Process Product
    22. 22. Supporting Learning in Literacy <ul><li>Supporting the Writing Process </li></ul><ul><li>    </li></ul><ul><li>     Peer Editing </li></ul><ul><li>     Revision History </li></ul><ul><li>     Collaborative Writing (now Synchronous) </li></ul><ul><li>    Blogging (Authentic Audience) </li></ul><ul><li>    Marzano Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>    </li></ul><ul><li>Scaffolding Research </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Food Additive Research </li></ul><ul><li>Skim, Scan & Scroll   (Teacher View) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    23. 23. Our Research Papers <ul><li>  </li></ul>A different way to look at our research
    24. 24. Supporting Learning in Literacy <ul><li>  Creating safe private communities   </li></ul><ul><li>     Readers Theater (2nd grade) </li></ul><ul><li>     Use Google Video to offer private viewing of video </li></ul><ul><li>     Create parent viewing account for viewing and comments </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing for Authentic Audience </li></ul><ul><li>     Book Publishing Buddies (1st grade & 8th grade)       Using Google Presentation as Book Publishing Tool </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>     Student Published Newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>     Student or Class Multimedia Projects (Differentiated Product) </li></ul><ul><li>          From Other Tools (Animito,  Glogster,  Photostory, Voice Thread) </li></ul><ul><li>    </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling   (Multiple Learning Styles) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    25. 25. Engaging Students, Parents, & Community <ul><li>Google Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Team USA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team Triumph </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Blogging from Within Google Sites  (Cats in Motion) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  USA Announcements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Homework Pages (Dynamic Design) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger:  </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Allen's Class Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Unified Arts Blog </li></ul><ul><li>PE Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Smith's Blog    </li></ul><ul><li>(Math blog ) </li></ul><ul><li>SACS Daily Announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Notes from Administration </li></ul>
    26. 26. Supporting Project Based Learning <ul><li>Vermont Bike Trip Project </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Sample Student Page </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Team USA Bank </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Student Committee Work </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    27. 27. Supporting Instructional Shifts <ul><li>Learning Communities Using Video to Make Learning Visible </li></ul><ul><li>     Leadership Symposium </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Government Committees </li></ul><ul><li>     examples - Spirit Committee </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Who's Updating our Site </li></ul><ul><li>     -note student names </li></ul><ul><li>     -frequency of post by students </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    28. 28. Instructional Shifts <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Necap Videos Motivational Speeches </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    29. 29. Resources <ul><li>Google Teachers Academy Resources </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Google Education Community </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Google for Educators </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom 2.0 Group on Google Apps </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Google Teacher Group </li></ul><ul><li>33 Page Guide for using Google in Education </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
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